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How to handle Devin Singletary injury in Week 3 fantasy football

The Bills running back is out this week. Here’s some advice to help you plan accordingly.

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary runs for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Singletary had only carried the ball six times when he suffered a hamstring injury last week, but he made the most of those few carries. The rookie running back had 57 yards and a touchdown as the Buffalo Bills were cruising to a win over the New York Giants. He went down in the fourth quarter and hasn’t even been back on the practice field since.

Hopefully, this is just a minor injury, a one-week inconvenience for the Bills as well as fantasy general managers. The Bills have a crowded backfield, but Singletary has definitely earned the right to be a big part of that circus.

He hasn’t touched the ball a lot in his first two games, but he’s bitten off big chunks of yardage when he has. In Week 1, he had four carries for 70 yards, and a bonus 28 receiving yards with five catches. Despite having just 10 carries to team leader Frank Gore’s 30, it’s Singletary who leads the Bills in rushing yards with 127.

Fantasy impact: So far, nothing seems to suggest that this is a long-term problem for Singletary. Head coach Sean McDermott said that Gore will get more work with the rookie on the shelf, and he could accumulate some nice stats against the Bengals. T.J. Yeldon might finally see a little work this week, but not enough to warrant any fantasy attention.