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Falcons | GM confident about Devonta Freeman deal

Sat, 20 May 2017 11:35:07 -0700

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he is confident that the team will be able to sign RB Devonta Freeman to a contract extension. Dimitroff said talks between the two sides likely will occur around the start of training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman should receive an extension at some point because he is a big part of the team's offense. He recorded 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016 and should have a similar role this upcoming season. Freeman should be considered a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman wants 'elite' money

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:11:17 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman wants to be "elite paid", according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. "I want to be the best. I want to be elite paid. Whatever that is, that's where I want to be," Freeman said.

Fantasy Tip: It's a bit funny Freeman is giving off the impression he doesn't know how much money the elite backs make, but he is justified in asking to be paid like one of the league's top backs because he is. Le'Veon Bell is the highest-paid back in the league this year making $12-plus million on the franchise tag, while LeSean McCoy and Doug Martin rank second and third at $8.01 million and $7.15 million, respectively. The fourth-year pro is entering his walk year and a rock-solid RB1 in all formats.

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

Falcons | Holdout unlikely for Devonta Freeman

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:25:35 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman said he can't envision himself holding out if contract negotiations were to come to a halt. Freeman has one year left on his rookie deal.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman's extension is down the road a bit, and it would be a huge surprise to see him wearing something other than black and red for the next several seasons. Splitting touches with Tevin Coleman hasn't hurt Freeman's fantasy value. He's a top 10 back with more significance in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBS Sports Radio - Knox Bardeen

Falcons | Devonta Freeman deal won't come soon

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:38:33 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is expected to receive a contract extension, but a deal is not anticipated in the near future. It is not likely that the two sides will commence negotiations before training camp and negotiations could spill into the regular season. Freeman has one year remaining on his rookie contract.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman undoubtedly deserves a big, new extension. He has averaged 1,587.5 total yards and 13.5 total touchdowns over the last two seasons and is comfortably in RB1 territory again this year. He has added value in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jeff Schultz

Falcons | Devonta Freeman will be at workouts

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:20:15 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman said he will participate in the offseason workouts and minicamp even though he is entering the final year of his contract. Freeman is optimistic that he will receive a contract extension before the 2017 season.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman should receive a new deal at some point and will continue to share playing time with Tevin Coleman in 2017. He finished this season with 1,079 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns and can be a No. 1 running back in most fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sporting News - Alex Marvez

Falcons | Devonta Freeman extension likely around camp

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 15:30:24 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff expects to address a contract extension for RB Devonta Freeman "going into training camp" Dimitroff told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday, April 4. "We will address this. When you look at our history, we address these situations going into training camp. I'm throwing that out there as a general timeline. I don't know when that exactly will be, but I'm confident that something can get wrapped up and he's going to be part of us for years to come," Dimitroff said.

Fantasy Tip: The loss of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will hurt the Falcons' offense, but Atlanta has done a good enough job building its talent base on offense in recent years that Freeman should remain a quality RB1 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sporting News - Alex Marvez

Falcons | Devonta Freeman could receive extension

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:33:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he is confident that the team will be able to sign RB Devonta Freeman to a contract extension later this year.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman was ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards (1,079) and rushing touchdowns (11) this season and will continue to receive most of the carries next season. He will continue to share playing time with Tevin Coleman but should be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sporting News - Alex Marvez

Falcons | No easy deal for Devonta Freeman

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:16:21 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's next contract could be tough to negotiate, according to beat writer Jeff Schultz.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has established himself as one of the most complete backs in the NFL, and he should be treated as a RB1 in all formats in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jeff Schultz

Falcons | Atlanta boasted best running back duo

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:48:20 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman produced the best numbers of any backfield combination in 2016. Their main production came in the endzone, tallying a combined 24 total touchdowns. Freeman finished with over 1,500 total yards, while Coleman finished just shy of 1,000 total yards.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman will be the main guy going forward, but Coleman deserves credit. Despite backing up Freeman, Coleman ended the season as the RB18, one spot behind Lamar Miller and one spot ahead of Todd Gurley. It's hard to imagine they'll have similar seasons, but they have proven that they can successfully coexist. View Freeman as an RB1 with more value in PPR leagues, while Coleman should be drafted as an RB2.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman scored most of TDs at home

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:04:01 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 10 of his 11 touchdowns at home this season. He finished the season with 521 yards at home and 558 yards on the road.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman received most of the carries for the Falcons this season and finished in the top 10 in terms of rushing yards during the regular season. He should continue to be the top running back for the Falcons and should be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back for owners next season.

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