Devin Singletary
Devin Singletary will never emerge as a valuable fantasy running back. Singletary has failed to impress without Zack Moss on the field. (Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

If you own Devin Singletary in fantasy, it’s hard not to pull your hair out. Then again, I tried to warn you, so hopefully, you didn’t draft him. With Zack Moss in and out of the lineup, Singletary had the opportunity to turn into an elite back. The former Florida Atlantic product has failed to seize the full-time job.

Through five games, Singletary has 61 carries for 238 yards and one touchdown. His efficiency is way down, dropping from 5.1 to 3.9. Behind a productive offense, Singletary has failed to deliver consistent fantasy performances.

It feels like he’s on a pitch count. It’s like the left-handed reliever that you don’t trust to get more than one out. Singletary is averaging 12.2 carries per game. Again, it’s coming in a good offense that usually has had the lead this year.

Buffalo tried to tell you what they thought of Singletary before the year started. He’s never going to be more than a change of pace back to do some things in the passing game. Singletary checks in at 5-foot-7, and the Bills are concerned with managing his workload.

Talent and opportunity are what create fantasy success. Joe Mixon might stink, but the Bengals feed him the rock regularly. The Bills have no interest in making Singletary a workhorse and want no part of having him in the red zone packages.

What happens when Zack Moss emerges as more of a part of the offense? Especially considering Moss is going to be the goal-line back. It’s hard to see Singletary ever being a reliable fantasy option at any point in his career.

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