3. Devin Singletary, Houston Texans
We fully anticipate the Texans will try to re-sign Devin Singletary, who was a seamless fit in Bobby Slowik's offense and even supplanted 2022 draft darling Dameon Pierce as the starter by the end of the year, including the playoffs.
Singletary is undersized at 5-foot-7 and 203 pounds, but he plays bigger than his stature. In 17 games, the 26-year-old rushed for 898 yards and 4 touchdowns on 4.2 yards per attempt. Impressive numbers for someone who entered the year as the backup and ran behind an injury ravaged offensive line.
In fact, Singletary's 75.4 rushing grade ranked 15th among running backs who logged at least 200 carries. Show of hands: Who entered the 2023 season and considered Singletary a top 15 rusher in the league? We didn't think so. He also averaged an impressive 2.85 yards after contact per attempt and his 23 rushes of 10 or more yards ranked 11th at the position.
Spotrac projects Singletary's value to check in around $16 million over three years, equating to an average annual salary of $5.3 million. That should be right in the Cowboys ballpark.