Will Zack Moss be a star fantasy player in the red zone for the Bills?
The Buffalo Bills should be one of the better teams in the NFL this year. This might be the season Buffalo finally hosts a home playoff game, as the Bills haven’t done so in nearly 25 years. One reason to be excited about the Bills is the ground-first rushing attack of Devin Singletary, rookie running back Zack Moss out of Utah and the mobile starting quarterback known as Josh Allen.
The Fantasy Footballers recognize that Singletary is the presumptive starter in the Buffalo backfield. However, they fully anticipate Moss to get a lot of those red-zone and goal-line carries that went to future Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gore last season. Let’s also factor in Allen’s frame and mobility to take in there himself.
This complicates things regarding Singletary’s fantasy value. The guys view him as a low-end RB2 in most leagues, which is weird given that he’s the starting running back on a ground-centric offense for a top-10 team in the league. While they expect him to be a bigger part of the passing offense, they aren’t as sold on him getting more opportunities in the red zone in 2020 either.
Should Devin Singletary be worried about Zack Moss in the red zone?
Moss was a standout player for Kyle Whittingham with the Utah Utes. The Hallandale Trio nearly catapulted the Utes to a Pac-12 Championships and an impressive College Football Playoff berth. However, they were not ready to handle Justin Herbert and his Oregon Ducks that Friday night in December 2019.
The good news for the Bills is Brian Daboll is an excellent offensive coordinator and one who will be a future head coach one day soon. He has devised an offense that has seemingly gotten the most out of Allen’s unique talents in his first two years in the league out of Wyoming. Allen will need to be better if the Bills want to win big, but maybe Moss’ addition pushes Singletary more?
If you draft a Bills running back, don’t bank on him being your bell-cow in fantasy. If Singletary is your RB2 on a team with a pair of good wide receivers and a better running back ahead of him, you should be fine. Keep an eye on Moss being a darn good handcuff to Singletary, as he might be a sneaky-good pick in the later rounds of your fantasy draft.