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What to do with Devin Singletary, Zack Moss in Week 1 fantasy football

With the Bills’ two backs likely to split the workload, one may have a distinct advantage in fantasy lineups this week.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen hands off the ball to Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary as they take on the New England Patriots in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Add the Buffalo Bills to this season’s list of teams with a running back situation that’s bound to frustrate fantasy owners. Second-year player Devin Singletary should be the guy, but with rookie Zach Moss generating an unusual amount of preseason hype, it’s fair to wonder if he won’t take over the lion’s share of the workload in Buffalo. The question, for now, is which one of these two runners is going to be worth your attention this week against a woeful New York Jets defense?

Fantasy Football analysis: Buffalo Bills, RBs, Devin Singletary, Zack Moss

Singletary came on strong to start the season last year, rolling up 127 yards and a touchdown through his first two games, while splitting carries with Frank Gore and quarterback Josh Allen. A hamstring injury kept him on the shelf until Week 7, and by Week 11, he was good for at least 15 carries a game. He finished the season with 775 rushing yards, 194 receiving yards, and a total of four touchdowns. But fumbles dogged Singletary, and most coaches aren’t going to be very tolerate of a player prone to turning over the ball.

Moss, a third-round pick this year, was the big story out of training camp. Most Bills beat writers are predicting the two running backs to share the load, albeit in slightly different situations. One notable point here is that the rookie is likely to see more work at the goal line, where Singletary barely saw a whiff last year.

Allen is expected to run less this season, which is good news for the running backs. And it’s too soon to write off Singletary all together. This week they play the Jets, which means both running backs should get the ball enough to make them a decent addition to a fantasy lineup. However, Moss may end up with more points if the team commits to him as their guy inside the five.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Moss and sit Singletary.