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Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons
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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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman to be full-time back?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:06:18 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman could be the full-time back in new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme next season, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. "My first impression of him is that you can feel the quickness. In our outside-zone-system, I feel like this is tailor-made for a guy who can really explode off the edge," head coach Dan Quinn said.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman could excel in this new offensive running scheme under Shanahan, and impending free-agent backs Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers could land elsewhere. Heading into 2015 fantasy football drafts, Freeman could be an excellent choice as your No. 2 RB.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman built for scheme

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:36:27 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman fits well in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme, according to head coach Dan Quinn. "My first impression: I can feel the quickness," Quinn said of Freeman. "In our outside zone scheme I thought this is tailor-made for a guy who can really explode off the edge. I love this guy's competitive spirit." General manager Thomas Dimitroff expressed confidence Freeman could hold up as the lead back.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman will be a popular pick to click in 2015, and you may have to take him with the mid-to-low RB2's to secure him. He's a bit of an unknown, but that's the game you play with running backs.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman in favor with new OC?

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:46:06 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman caught new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's eye coming out of college, though Shanahan is still evaluating the offensive personnel in Atlanta.

Fantasy Tip: With Steven Jackson likely leaving town, that could pave the way for Freeman to be the Falcons' new lead running back, with Jacquizz Rodgers possibly playing a complementary role if he stays with the team. Freeman's prospects seem to be on the rise for 2015.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman to see work

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 06:24:20 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is likely to see a decent workload Sunday, Dec. 28, with RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) likely out for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is a solid flex option this week on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Falcons | More reps for Devonta Freeman, Jacquizz Rodgers

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:08:13 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers are expected to see more repetitions in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers with RB Steven Jackson (quadriceps) unlikely to play. However, head coach Mike Smith hasn't officially ruled Jackson out yet. The team is anxious, though, to see how Freeman will perform with more touches. RB Jerome Smith, who was promoted from the practice squad this week, will be active against the Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman should be your initial play in standard leagues if you're picking between he and Rodgers. Against the Panthers, Freeman could be a very nice FantasyScore play after replacing S-Jax last week and running for a TD.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman to step into bigger role

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:06:07 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is likely to step into a bigger backfield role with RB Antone Smith (leg) out for the rest of the season. RB Steven Jackson remains the starter, however.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is the most explosive runner on Atlanta's roster with Smith suffering a season-ending injury. That makes Freeman worth a waiver-wire acquisition for depth. Against the Cleveland Browns in Week 12, Freeman is an intriguing flex play.

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

Falcons | Big game for Devonta Freeman

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:07:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 12 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown and five catches for 45 yards during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Steven Jackson is expected to play in Week 1, but if his hamstring injury flares up, Freeman could be in line for a major role. Freeman is better equipped to run between the tackles the fellow back Jacquizz Rodgers, and he can also catch the ball out of the backfield. As injury prone as Jackson has been recently, Freeman could be worth a late-round flier.

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

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