6. Zack Moss, RB, Buffalo Bills
Sean McDermott and Brian Daboll haven’t been too creative in what they do. In 2019, the Bills came out of the huddle in 11 personnel, 70 percent of the time and now that they’ve added Stefon Diggs, this grouping will get a significant upgrade. John Brown and Cole Beasley round out the other receivers with Dawson Knox at tight end and Devin Singletary as the primary back. This is the best offense the Bills can put on the field.
This may force Josh Allen to throw more than he has in his first two seasons, and if they play with a lead this season, we could see the run plays climb in the second half of games. That’s good for Singletary, but also Moss, who is built tough at 5-9, 226 pounds. The way he runs the ball should excel in the cold weather climate of Buffalo and also provide some versatility in those one back sets. Daboll could try to give some different looks if he wants to line up Moss and Singletary.
The only concern heading into this season will be Singletary staying healthy. Last season he missed four games in the first half of the season but was a key fixture in the Bills’ playoff push, once Singletary took over starting duties from future Hall of Famer Frank Gore. Should Singletary go down, Moss would be a solid option to handle at least first and second down duties.
It’s Singletary’s job to lose and we have no reason to believe that he won’t lock the starting job, but Moss could earn a modest split of the carries, depending on what Daboll’s plans are to expand the offense. Moss is also a decent handcuff if the second-year back cannot keep away from the injury report. There are plenty of questions to ask about Moss and hopefully by October we’ll have those answers.
Recommendation: Target as an RB4 or RB5 in dynasty, redraft, PPR, STD, and in Rounds 8-12.