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Devonta Freeman

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman in battle for job

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:51:43 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has stated he plans on being the starter, but he will be battling rookie RB Tevin Coleman for the starting job in training camp and beyond. Both appear to be schematic fits, and both have the potential to be effective in the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has the benefit of a year under his belt in the system, and enters camp as the starter. However, this is a position battle that will continue likely into the regular season. He is a solid low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option on draft day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh

Falcons | Tevin Coleman the frontrunner to start?

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:13:21 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman should end up starting Week 1 ahead of RB Devonta Freeman, according to Steven Ruiz of USA TODAY Sports, because Coleman has top-end and was picked by the coaching staff.

Fantasy Tip: There is a good chance that both Coleman and Freeman receive a decent number of touches throughout the season and curb the upside of one another. Coleman should be slightly higher on draft boards, but he is a RB3 at best for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Steven Ruiz

Falcons | Devonta Freeman enters camp the starter

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:18:11 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman enters training camp ahead of RB Tevin Coleman on the depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: Coleman was slowed late in minicamp by a groin injury, and the team said they'll use Freeman in multiple ways - including as a receiver. Coleman could make it interesting in camp, but for now Freeman is a high-end RB3 and Coleman is a low-end RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | Devonta Freeman to be versatile

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:09:37 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be used in a lot of different ways, including as a receiver, according to head coach Dan Quinn. "I knew Devonta had terrific hands, but I probably didn't appreciate the good route-running ability coming out of Florida State and the development he made with (former running backs coach) Gerald (Brown) and the guys here last year. He can really run routes."

Fantasy Tip: Freeman appears to be ahead of Tevin Coleman in the backfield and is a high-end RB3 with upside if his pace continues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | Devonta Freeman starts as top RB

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:41:18 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman began minicamp as the starting running back.

Fantasy Tip: Tevin Coleman figures to be closely behind Freeman throughout the offseason and could eventually overtake him as the starting running back. Whoever starts will probably share plenty of touches with the other in what could very well end up turning into a backfield committee between the two. Coleman has more upside and should be taken as a high-end RB3, while Freeman should be drafted as a low-end RB3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Atlanta's RBs to be busy?

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:20:28 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman and RB Devonta Freeman are set to open training camp as the primary ball-carriers, and WR Roddy White said he expects the offense to run the ball a lot more in 2015. "I just don't think we're going to go out there and throw it 30, 40 times a game like we did in the past," White said. "I'm not saying that we didn't like that, but it's going to be different. We have to get back to our old (style) where we run the football. Play-action passes and convert on third downs."

Fantasy Tip: Although new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan may want to run the ball more, Atlanta's best weapons are still in the passing game. Coleman and Freeman should both see some carries this year, but until a pecking order is established, both players should be considered mid-round picks in fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

Falcons | Atlanta has competition at running back

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:26:42 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RBs Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman will fight for the starting running back position this offseason, as head coach Dan Quinn said they are both battling for it. Quinn added that it's currently difficult to predict how the situation will play out. Freeman is expected to be the No. 1 running back at least until Coleman acclimates to the Falcons and the professional level.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Freeman being the No. 1 back at present, Coleman is expected to his fair share of carries and at least split time with Freeman as part of a committee, if not overtake Freeman for the starting role. Both should be considered in RB3 territory, with Coleman possessing a little more upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Andrew Hirsh

Falcons | Devonta Freeman works with starters

Tue, 26 May 2015 18:29:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman worked with the first-team offense during organized team activities Tuesday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman will compete with Tevin Coleman for the starting running back job during training camp. Both running backs probably will receive decent playing time during the season. Owners should consider the winner of the competition as a middle-round pick in drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Two ATL backs could split carries

Sun, 24 May 2015 13:19:46 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons could use a two-back system this season where RBs Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman wind up receiving equal reps.

Fantasy Tip: From a fantasy football standpoint, both running backs currently project to be RB3s, although they will each receive an equal opportunity to run away with the job during training camp. Freeman is considered to have a slight edge in the pass-catching department, while both players have demonstrated the ability to consistently block during pass protection.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Tevin Coleman a favorite to start?

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:31:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman could see the majority of work in the Falcons' backfield in 2015, with Devonta Freeman closely behind him, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Fantasy Tip: Ledbetter has Coleman and Freeman listed as 1A and 1B, respectively, so it could very well be the typical running back by committee in Atlanta. As it stands, both are probably closer to low-end RB3 territory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

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