Frank Gore had out-touched Devin Singletary, on average, 14.6 times to 7.3 until Week 9 when the Bills hosted Washington. Singletary to control in Week 10, rushing 20 times for 95 yards and a touchdown while catching 3-of-4 targets for 45 more yards. Gore had 11 carries for 15 yards and no targets in the same game.
Gore has been perfectly fine this season. Still, there’s no doubt that Singletary has more juice in his young legs, as he’s averaged 6.7 yards per rushing attempt and 8.6 yards per reception through the air to go along with three touchdowns on 52 total touches while Gore has averaged 4.1 yards per carry and has two touchdowns on 113 touches.
Fantasy football analysis: Buffalo Bills RBs Devin Singletary, Frank Gore
The Browns defense has plenty of talent, but they haven’t played up to it this season. So far, they’ve given up the eighth-most fantasy points to running backs per game and rank 21st in DVOA against the run. Derrick Henry, Le’Veon Bell, Matt Breida, Tevin Coleman, Chris Carson, and Phillip Lindsay have all put up above-average fantasy games on them so far.
We can’t be 100 percent sure that Frank Gore isn’t going to see more work than Singletary all of a sudden, but over the last two games, Singletary has played on 67 percent of the snaps to Gore’s 31 percent. Gore has also had his routes scaled back to just five in each of the last two games. This backfield is Singletary’s.
Gore is still involved near the goal line, as he had three rushing attempts inside the opponent’s five-yard line last week, but he went nowhere while Singletary had two carries inside the five and scored a touchdown. That doesn’t mean Gore is no longer the goal-line back, but they will likely share the work.
This matchup has a low over/under of 40 total points and the Browns are favored by three points, which predicts a close game, which should be a positive for Singletary. The guard has changed, and we now have a new fantasy back with high-upside to add to the player pool
Traditional Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Singletary in all formats.
Sit Gore except in deep standard leagues.
DraftKings DFS Recommendation
Singletary’s price went up after his big game, but only to $5,000, making him the 25th in running back salary. When you add in his ability as a receiver, which helps raise his floor, especially at DraftKings, he makes for a great play.
Gore costs $4,000 on the site, but his value only comes through volume as the starter, which he isn’t anymore.