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Zack Moss: Early waiver wire option in Week 9

Zack Moss stood out in Sunday’s contest as a potential early waiver wire option in Week 9.

Zack Moss #20 of the Buffalo Bills rushes during a game against the New England Patriots against the New England Patriots at Bills Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Back in the spring, the Buffalo Bills spent a third-round draft pick on running back Zack Moss to complement Devin Singletary. Both Singletary and Moss were supposed to bring different elements to an explosive Bills’ offense this season.

However, Singletary hasn't taken off in his sophomore season, while Moss missed some time this season with an injury. But the rookie out of Utah had his best game as a pro on Sunday afternoon against the New England Patriots. Moss had a career-high 81 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns.

The Bills had their backs splitting carries, with 14 apiece. While Singletary led the team with 86 rushing yards, Moss was right behind him with 81 and more importantly had two rushing scores. When the offense got inside the 20-yard line, Buffalo entrusted Moss to put it inside the end zone. Additionally, Moss had more snaps (31) than Singletary (28) on Sunday.

If Moss continues to get carries inside the red zone and continues to convert them, it makes a good case for him to be a high priority waiver wire claim. During his time at Utah, we saw Moss carry the ball a ton of times and power through opposing defenses. For an offense like Buffalo, they need a running back like that to offset Singletary. Moss is currently rostered in 53-percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues, but that might change this week.

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