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What to do with Devin Singletary, Frank Gore in playoff fantasy football

The Bills backfield has been dominated by Devin Singletary for weeks. Steve Buchanan breaks down his and Frank Gore’s outlook for Wild Card Weekend.

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

The Bills are underdogs in their matchup against the Texans during Wild Card Weekend. Seeing as they run the ball the least of all the teams playing, the Bills could go the route of trying to slow them down by running the ball heavily. Singletary ($6,000) has taken over the RB1 duties for a number of weeks now, essentially dusting Gore ($4,100) from having a prominent role like he did to start the season. Singletary has seen at least 14 carries in six-straight weeks while Gore cracked double-digits in only two of those weeks. With a Bills team that also likes to pass more than they run, they should find some success on the ground.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Buffalo Bills’ RBs Devin Singletary and Frank Gore

The Texans are lucky to have the offensive weapons that they do because defensively, they’re severely lacking. On the ground, they allowed an average of 21.8 DKFP, 98 rushing and 55 receiving yards. The 891 total receiving yards they allowed were the second-most in the league, trailing only the Chiefs. Singletary is going to be considered one of the safer plays on the weekend because of his heavy workload and matchup. This is the same Texans defense that just allowed the Titans, but more specifically Derrick Henry, to rush for 218 yards and three touchdowns.

With this in mind, it would be very difficult to ignore Singletary in a game where they’ll be playing as underdogs but by a slight margin at that. When it comes to Gore, his fantasy ceiling is quite low and he’d have to find his way into the end zone to really return any value. To be fair, Gore did end the regular season with a 36% red zone carry share while Singletary was at 25%. Despite the difference, Gore scored only two touchdowns, having not done so since Week 3, while Singletary scored four. Singletary last rushed for a touchdown in Week 9 but did score through the air in Week 13.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendations

Singletary start in both cash/tournaments

Gore sit in cash/start in tournaments