2019 Fantasy Football Rookie Roundup: Buffalo Bills

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The 2019 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror, and it’s time for the next part of the NFL calendar. That’s right… massive, rampant speculation! They will go through drills in shorts, and we will endlessly project and prognosticate on their fantasy football futures. There are 78 guys who might have fantasy football relevance after their names were called in Nashville. Our goal with our Fantasy Football Rookie Roundup series is to give you a quick hit on every one of these guys. By the end, you’ll know these guys better than their mothers know them. Because it’s not like their mothers are necessarily good at fantasy football. 

The Buffalo Bills, in theory, should produce a ton of fantasy football points this season. They have Josh Allen running and gunning from behind center, and a massive stable of running backs to spread touches through. Unfortunately, it’s a big question mark if any of the players on the Buffalo Bills are actually good, and if they will produce big in fantasy football this season. Josh Allen should, but who does he throw it to, and who gets the lion’s share of the touches this season? Who knows! Here are the three fantasy football eligible rookies that they drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft. You can stop reading after one… maybe two. 

Round 3, Pick 74 overall – Devin Singletary, Running Back, Florida Atlantic 

Devin Singletary landed in the most hilarious possible location, given some of the preseason comparisons of him. Some people said baby LeSean McCoy, and others said a shiftier young Frank Gore (in his ability to disappear into a pile and come flying out of it at 500 miles per hour). In a twist of ironic fate, it appears as though he will have his rookie season fantasy football potential stymied by splitting reps with both of those guys.  

That having been said, I am a fan of Devin Singletary’s potential once he sheds the dead weight of two guys whose ages combine to qualify for 15% off at Carrabba’s, and also T.J. Yeldon. He bounces off of everyone and is nearly impossible to bring down (second-most missed tackles per attempt among the rookie class last year). He’s a little guy—5’8” and 203 pounds—but he runs much bigger than that. He has a great stiff arm, and good vision and contact balance. He’s a home run hitter who runs smart. He’s always looking to get extra yards and can turn something dead into 25 yards. He did not test well at the combine, but his situation is one where the game tape and the combine numbers don’t flesh. I’m going with the game tape on this one. 

For fantasy football, you could do a lot worse than grabbing Devin Singletary with a double-digit round pick to see what happens. Don’t forget a running back who was behind two more established veterans was a league winner two seasons ago. I’m not saying that Singletary is Alvin Kamara, (not even close) but I am saying that the guys ahead of him have almost no tread left on their tires, and it would be him and Yeldon to pick up the pieces. You might just need to be patient with him. 

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Round 3, Pick 96 overall – Dawson Knox, Tight End, Ole Miss 

Dawson Knox had some of the most boring tape to watch while trying to suss out any sort of fantasy football value for the young man. He blocked on nearly every single play, but there were some intriguing things to see on tape. Ole Miss lined Knox up nearly everywhere to block, which shows he has that swiss army knife skillset, something that a lot of TEs entering the NFL lack. That’ll help him stay on the field, which means more targets for him. 

Unfortunately, that target ceiling might be a bit capped with Cole Beasley clogging up the middle for the Bills, and their preferred method of matriculating the ball is 40 yards at a time, to a streaking Robert Foster. There’s nothing that pops off the tape about Knox, and most of his fantasy football potential appeal comes in a dump off role in PPR leagues, should Cole Beasley cease to exist on the roster for whatever reason (alien abduction, becoming an Iron Chef, etc). For now, leave him on the waiver wire in your redraft fantasy football leagues. 

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OPPORTUNITY 

2019 FANTASY FOOTBALL OUTLOOK 

Round 7, Pick 234 overall – Tommy Sweeney, Tight End, Boston College 

He’s a seventh-round blocking tight end, and not even the best blocking tight end the Bills drafted this year. I told you to not even bother reading this one. 

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OPPORTUNITY 

2019 FANTASY FOOTBALL OUTLOOK 

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