T.J. Yeldon embracing backfield competition in Buffalo

“That's a blessing," Yeldon said of sharing the running back room with McCoy and Gore. "Coming in my first couple years (with the Jaguars), I didn't have vets like that. Being here in this situation, I can learn a lot from those guys. It's a lot for me to take with me in my future years. It's going to be a heated competition. That's one thing they told me coming in. There's going to be competition regardless.”

The "heated competition" could beg the question of why Yeldon even chose to sign with the Bills in free agency. He likely could've had a larger role somewhere else. But the Bills have a secret weapon: Running backs coach Kelly Skipper, who previously held the same role in Jacksonville.

“That's one of the main reasons why I wanted to come here,” Yeldon said of Skipper. “We had a bond my first two years there. He taught me a lot, so coming here I felt like was the right decision.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Buffalo's RB room is a crowded one indeed, with veterans LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon, along with rookie Devin Singletary now in the mix. Training camp will hopefully clear things up a bit, but Yeldon will need a solid preseason campaign to earn enough touches to be fantasy relevant.

Related Players: LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, Devin Singletary

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Jul 07

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