Every team relies on rookie deals and cheaper veterans to round out their roster. When they overperform, the team overperforms. The Buffalo Bills are no exception and during the 2019 season they had a solid group of overperforming players.
Number five on our list is running back Devin Singletary. Singletary started eight games for the Bills in his rookie year, playing in 12 due to injury plus sitting out Week 17. Singletary saw just under 50% of the team’s snaps on the season, but was over 64% in his last nine games including a whopping 96% of the offensive snaps in Week 16. With 151 rushes for 775 yards and two touchdowns, he was the team’s leading rusher on the ground despite having fewer carries than Frank Gore. (Josh Allen led the team with nine rushing touchdowns.)
All-in-all, Singletary was the 58th-highest cap hit among running backs in the league. At just $753,956, he made less money than most running backs in the league. He was behind teammates Frank Gore ($2 million) and T.J. Yeldon ($1.3 million). LeSean McCoy made $3 million after being released by the Bills and signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals led the league at more than $9.6 million.
Singletary is entering the second year of his four-year rookie deal and should be a great value for the duration of his contract.
Top Ten Bang for the Dollar Bills, 2019
10. G Quinton Spain ($2.5 million)
9. WR Isaiah McKenzie ($645,000)
8. QB Josh Allen ($4.8 million)
7. TE Dawson Knox ($700,545)
6. LB Tremaine Edmunds ($2.9 million)
5. RB Devin Singletary ($754,000)
4. CB Tre’Davious White ($2.75 million)
3. LT Dion Dawkins ($1.14 million)
2. CB Levi Wallace ($570,000)
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Editor’s note: This article is out of order on the series. I skipped from Edmunds to White without realizing it.