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Bills draft Zack Moss with No. 86 pick

Running back Zack Moss goes to the Buffalo Bills with the No. 86 pick in the 2020 draft. We break down his fantasy football potential as a rookie and long term.

Utah Utes running back Zack Moss runs the ball as Texas Longhorns defensive lineman Keondre Coburn pursues during the second half at the Alamodome. Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Moss lands in Buffalo after being taken 86th overall by the Bills. Buffalo already has Devin Singletary, but they are a team that wants to run the ball and Moss is a strong pickup for their rushing game. After getting Stefon Diggs this offseason and adding Moss to their rushing game, Josh Allen and the Bills have no excuse for not scoring points in 2020.

Moss rounded out his collegiate career with his best season yet. After eclipsing 1,000 rushing yards in 2017 and 2018, he tallied career highs in carries (235), rushing yards (1,416), and rushing touchdowns (15). He averaged 6.0 yards per carry. Moss was also serviceable through the air, hauling in 28 passes for 388 yards and two scores in his senior season.

Scouting Report

Moss runs with power and is one of the best in the class when it comes to breaking tackles. But he also has great vision and balance. His cuts make up for his lack of speed, but his running style could lead some to question how long he’ll last at the next level. He also had some ball security problems and totaled 10 fumbles in three collegiate seasons.

Fantasy football impact

Rookie

Moss has soft hands for a bruising back and should be more versatile than advertised but he’ll earn his pay in the trenches and could quickly take on the Frank Gore role in Buffalo. But, Devin Singletary is the lead back and Moss won’t be able to pry away enough touches to have much fantasy appeal his rookie year.

Long-term

Moss has more upside as a short yardage back than a dynamic playmaker. He’s shown that he can handle a heavy workload, but took a pounding because of his physical running style and pursuit of contact for three years in college as Utah’s lead back. That doesn’t bode well for his durability. He can be a mid-tier starter in fantasy football, but he could fizzle out quickly before that happens if he doesn’t protect himself more.