It’s that time of year once again! Football Absurdity will bring you a breakdown of every notable fantasy football-relevant player throughout June, July, and August. We continue with the running backs. 2020 Zack Moss couldn’t wrestle control of this backfield away from Devin Singletary. Will 2021 Zack Moss take a better crack at it?
Zack Moss ADP and AAV:
Average Draft Position: RB38, Pick 97
Average Auction Value: $2.2 (RB36)
Zack Moss Statistics:
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2021 Zack Moss Fantasy Football Overview:
Do you know anyone who suffers from anxiety? I suffer from anxiety; clinically. I take brain pills for it and everything. Everyone knows the surface-level symptoms of generalized anxiety, but what people don’t tell you about is how tired you get from all that stuff. Just, general fatigue.
I feel like I need to up my dosage of my anxiety medication when I look at the Buffalo Bills’ backfield; I get irritable, I overthink it, I fear the other back, and then, I am so, so tired. Ultimately, I just can’t find myself wanting to plant a flag in this backfield. But, for the sake of you folks, I am going to take a look at this backfield to figure out if we want Zack Moss or Devin Singletary.
First, I loved Zack Moss last year. He lacks topline speed, but he is a really good football player with the size and athleticism to become a player in the Marshawn Lynch mold. He’s great between the tackles, proficient at catching the ball, and has two inches and 20 pounds on Singletary.
Unfortunately, the goal line back in Buffalo is Josh Allen. He had nine carries inside the five last year, and converted them into seven touchdowns. If it ain’t broke, why fix it? But, if it wasn’t Allen, it was Zack Moss. Unfortunately, he finished the year cashing in just two of his eight carries inside the five-yard line. Moss’s counterpart, Devin Singletary, went just one-for-five.
Unfortunately, Moss ended 2020 with just 18 targets in 15 games. That causes quite a bit of trouble, as it severely caps his upside. Unless you’re J.K Dobbins, not catching the football will only let you get so far in this world.
2021 Zack Moss Fantasy Football Draft Strategy:
I’m getting mighty sleepy again. I just can’t find myself getting excited about having Zack Moss on my roster. If you think about a running back’s responsibilities, they are: running the football, catching the football, and scoring touchdowns. Moss is hemmed in on all sides by other players on the roster. Moss failed to top 14 carries in a single game last year, and finished averaging about 9 carries in his rookie year. Granted, they were at a good clip, but Devin Singletary and Moss split carries nearly down the middle last season.
Second; catching the ball. This is clearly Devin Singletary’s purview, as he had 50 targets to Moss’s 18. Finally… touchdowns. Josh Allen is the goal line back in Buffalo, period. Everyone else fills in around the edges. I just can’t find myself getting excited about having Zack Moss on my roster unless I’m hedging for a potential Devin Singletary injury. He’s hemmed in on all sides, and drafting Moss is a bet on an increased workload that doesn’t have room to grow.
If I had my choice between the two, I would take Zack Moss for a dollar in a salary cap draft. In a snake league, I’m just going to pop a hydroxyzine and let someone else take them, instead.
Best Case Scenario:
Devin Singletary wins the lottery and retires the second after you take Zack Moss.
Worst Case Scenario:
Devin Singletary and Zack Moss continue to split touches nearly down the middle.
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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com, airyards.com, and ftnfantasy.com]
[Image Source: Zack Moss on Twitter]