The Buffalo Bills will be without rookie running back Devin Singletary when they host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3. The team ruled out Singletary, per Bills reporter Sal Capaccio, after he missed three straight days of practice with a hamstring injury. Frank Gore will get the start on Sunday and T.J. Yeldon will serve as his backup.
Fantasy impact: Gore has been the team’s starter to date, but the hope was that Singletary would emerge as the go-to guy for the long-term. He had 70 rushing yards on only four carries in Week 1, and then had another 57 yards on six carries in Week 2 before injury his hamstring. Gore has always been a grinder, and it is all the more so at this stage of his career. After rushing for 20 yards on 11 carries in Week 1, Gore had 68 yards on 19 carries and two receptions for 15 yards in Week 2.
Yeldon will see more work this week, but Gore is the back to have in the Bills Week 3 backfield. The 49ers backfield crushed the Bengals last week, with their three running backs combining for 238 yards on 35 carries. Gore won’t put up those kinds of numbers, but he has a chance for a throwback game and is worth a start.