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Falcons | Devonta Freeman could have contract soon

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:09:34 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's possible long-term contract could be done by the first week of training camp, according to a source. Freeman is entering the final year of his current contract.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has averaged 13.5 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He managed 13 total touchdowns last season even with Tevin Coleman breaking out and remains a mid-range RB1 with more value in PPR leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman not worried about contract

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:38:21 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman said he is not focusing on his contract situation but is optimistic that he will receive a contract extension at some point.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is entering the final year of his contract, so the Falcons could look to sign him to a contract extension over the next few months. Freeman is one of the better running backs in the NFL in 2016 and will continue to see a majority of the snaps at running back. He should be considered a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Falcons | Extension coming for Devonta Freeman?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:06:14 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman and the Falcons are "in good space," according to Thomas Dimitroff, in regards to a contract extension. Dimitroff said both sides will discuss a deal at the "appropriate time."

Fantasy Tip: That appropriate time is probably after the Falcons are done wondering what happened in the Super Bowl. Freeman has quickly proven himself as one of the most versatile running backs in the NFL over the last two seasons. Freeman is an RB1 candidate in all formats even with Tevin Coleman splitting time with him.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman efficient in loss

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 01:12:07 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ran 11 times for 75 yards and scored a touchdown in the team's 34-28 Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman didn't do anything to damage his stock as a solid RB1 going into the 2017 offseason. New England had trouble stopping Freeman early on, which was key to Atlanta's surge.

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Falcons | Atlanta has two complete backs

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:12:11 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman and RB Tevin Coleman complement each other well and are both "three-down backs," according to QB Matt Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Both players have established themselves as valuable fantasy contributors. Freeman looks locked in as a RB1, and Coleman is a RB2.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman hits salary hike

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:18:09 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will receive at least the lowest restricted free-agent tender of $1.8 million in 2017 after reaching the collective bargaining agreement's proven performance escalator.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has rushed 28 times for 87 yards (3.1 yards per rush) and a touchdown with a 8-122-1 line through the air this postseason. He has the most upside for a big game of the backs in the Super Bowl.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman an extension candidate

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:48:45 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is expected to have contract extension talks with the Falcons this offseason. His agent believes Freeman should be paid like one of the top three running backs in the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman rushed for 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns during the regular season and has added 87 yards and one touchdown in the postseason. He has been sharing snaps with Tevin Coleman over the last few seasons but should continue to receive most of the carries in the running game. Owners in all leagues should consider him a No. 1 back in fantasy leagues next season.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman sound in win

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:23:24 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 14 times for 42 yards and caught four balls for another 42 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Jan. 22, in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman's versatility makes him an every-week start for conventional fantasy purposes. He figures to once again share reps in 2017 with Tevin Coleman and is a reasonable RB1 target for PPR formats.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman with mixed bag against GB

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:19:23 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 11 times for 35 yards and a touchdown with four catches for 23 yards and another touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: The Falcons were without Tevin Coleman, and it was a close game, but the team kind of gave up on the run. Without those two touchdowns, it would have been a poor fantasy output for Freeman. The Packers have allowed just 11.1 fantasy points per game to RBs in the playoffs and no touchdowns. Freeman has a tough matchup in the NFC title game, but he'll be in the second tier of RBs in playoff pools.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman goes over 100 total yards

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:54:56 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman totaled 125 yards in a NFC Divisional Round win over the Seattle Seahawks, rushing for 45 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and adding four catches for 80 yards.

Fantasy Tip: The rushing line isn't overly impressive, but Freeman did more than enough to make his DFS owners happy, scoring from a yard out in the third quarter. The highlight of his day was a 53-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter that set Atlanta up for a field goal on the drive after his score. Freeman will remain a very smart pick in all playoff formats next week regardless of whether the Falcons face the Dallas Cowboys or the Green Bay Packers.

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Falcons | Big game for Devonta Freeman

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 22:28:27 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints, and he added five receptions for 81 yards on his only five targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ended the regular season with 1,079 rushing yards and 11 rushing scores, while also posting 54 catches for 462 yards and two touchdowns. He will be a popular early-round fantasy option in 2017 drafts, especially PPR formats, and he is a must-have in postseason pools, too.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman doesn't do much

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:44:41 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ran 13 times for 53 yards in the Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers. He also added eight receptions for 35 yards on his eight targets.

Fantasy Tip: It was a strange game for Freeman, who was outshined by Tevin Coleman in terms of total yardage and fantasy production.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman finds end zone thrice

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 22:45:49 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 20 times for 139 yards with three touchdowns in the Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He added two receptions for 16 yards on his two targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman took advantage of the matchup against the league's worst rushing defense and had himself a big day. The spaces might be less frequent in next week's road game in Carolina, but he remains a fantasy must-start option.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman scores twice

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:55:58 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 56 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13. He also caught four passes for 49 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has rushed for four touchdowns in his last two games and has been involved in the passing game in every game this season. Freeman should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 running back moving forward.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman rushes for two TDs

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:24:35 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12. He also caught two passes for 17 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman received most of the carries during the game even with Tevin Coleman back in the lineup and likely will continue to lead the team in running attempts moving forward. He should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 running back depending on the size of league.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman totals 81 yards

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:30:27 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 49 yards in the Week 10 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He added three receptions for 32 yards on his three targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman carried the load with Tevin Coleman sidelined again, but he was mostly bottled up by the Eagles rush defense. Fantasy owners need to make alternate plans in Week 11 with the Falcons on a bye.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman totals 105 yards

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 22:18:55 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman carried 17 times for 77 yards in the Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Nov. 3, and he added two grabs for 28 yards on his two targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman remains a must-start fantasy option heading into Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles, and if Tevin Coleman remains sidelined he should see a lion's share of the touches in the Atlanta backfield.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman scores pair of TDs

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 21:47:09 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hip) carried 11 times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he added four grabs for 23 yards and a score on six targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman was battling a hip pointer going into play, and he was spelled by Terron Ward maybe a little more than he normally would have been if 100 percent healthy. With Tevin Coleman on the shelf Freeman remains a must-start fantasy option across the board as long as he is healthy.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman not on injury report

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:35:26 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman will receive most of the snaps at running back this week with Tevin Coleman ruled out. He probably will be more involved in the passing game as well and should be a starting running back in all fantasy leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman will practice

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:11:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hip) will fully participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 27, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is expected to receive a lot of playing time in Week 8 because Tevin Coleman likely will not play because of an injury. Owners in all leagues should considered Freeman as a No. 1 or No. 2 running back this week.

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Falcons | Devonte Freeman limited

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:14:25 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hip) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on Freeman's status over the next few days. He'll be Atlanta's go-to guy in the backfield this week if he does play with Tevin Coleman likely sidelined. If Freeman is good to go, he's an RB1 even in a tough matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman finishes up

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:55:02 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 15 times for 58 yards in the Week 7 game against the San Diego Chargers and he added five receptions for 42 yards on six targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman took over as the primary tailback after Tevin Coleman left the game with a hamstring injury. If Coleman is forced to miss time Freeman would be an outstanding low-end RB1 heading into Week 8 against the Green Bay Packers.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman totals 123 yards, TD

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 20:25:50 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 23 times for 88 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, and he added three receptions for 35 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman performed very well despite facing a very difficult defense and that's a good sign going forward for his fantasy owners.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman could shoulder load

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 21:44:48 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman might be counted upon to carry more of the load in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos if RB Tevin Coleman (illness) is unable to play or limited due to sickle cell trait.

Fantasy Tip: Coleman might be monitored and limited, so Freeman could see a lion's share of the offensive touches at tailback. It's unfortunate for Coleman, as he is risking illness by playing, and you hate to take advantage for fantasy purposes. But Freeman might see a bump in fantasy appeal as a result.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman finds end zone

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 14:28:53 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 57 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4. He also caught two passes for seven yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman will continue to share playing time with Tevin Coleman moving forward but has received a majority of the carries during games. He should be considered as a No. 2 running back against most opponents.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman expected to play

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:11:43 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman will continue to be the starting running back for the Falcons but will share work with Tevin Coleman. He has posted solid numbers in each of the last two games and should be considered a No. 2 running back in leagues even though he will be facing a tough Carolina Panthers defense.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman under the weather

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:27:31 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (illness) missed practice Thursday, Sept. 29, because of an illness.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has a few days to recuperate, but his status needs to be monitored heading into the weekend. If he suits up, consider him a low-end RB2 against a tough Carolina defense.

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Falcons | Atlanta RBs snap distribution

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:24:12 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman was on the field for 38 of the team's 64 offensive snaps in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. RB Tevin Coleman logged 27 snaps.

Fantasy Tip: Both Freeman (207 yards, one TD) and Coleman (89 yards, three TDs) paid huge dividends for fantasy owners Monday night, and it appears that both will be counted on to play significant roles in the offense going forward. Freeman is probably the safer play, but Coleman is a legit FLEX/RB3 candidate.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman torches NOLA

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:20:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 14 carries for 152 yards in the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints Monday, Sept. 26, and he added five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown on five targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman's fantasy owners have been wringing their hands early in the season with Tevin Coleman chipping away at Freeman's playing time. He eased minds with a giant stat line, although Coleman also had a big game under the dome. Freeman remains a low-end RB1 in all PPR leagues, and he is a must-start in every other fantasy format.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman splitting time

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:17:01 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is listed as the team's No. 1 running back on the depth chart, although the organization considers RB Tevin Coleman to be just as talented and tries to give equal touches to both players.

Fantasy Tip: This is good news for anyone who waited until the middle rounds of seasonal fantasy drafts to select Coleman. In Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Freeman had 20 rushing yards and 20 receiving yards, while Coleman had 22 rushing yards and 95 receiving yards. For now, Freeman should continue to be viewed as a solid RB2, while Coleman merits strong consideration as an RB3 or flex option.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman not on injury report

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:04:04 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman likely will remain as the starting running back but could lose some playing time to Tevin Coleman, which will hurt his value. Owners should consider Freeman a risky No. 2 back this week and could bench him if they have better options.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman back practicing

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:37:13 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (quadriceps) was able to practice fully Thursday, Sept. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman struggled in the opener, and since he could be playing at less than 100 percent, he should be considered a low-end RB2 in Week 2.

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Falcons | Devonta Freemman listed as limited

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:42:58 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Freeman's injury will keep him out for Week 2, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He rushed for only 20 yards on 11 carries in Week 1 and could lose some work to Tevin Coleman moving forward. Freeman should be considered a risky No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

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Falcons | RBBC alive and well in Atlanta?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:13:39 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman will continue to operate as a committee, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Coleman accumulated 117 total yards on his 13 touches in Week 1, while Freeman had 40 yards on his 15. "We know both these guys are going to be a factor. We just had two running backs active (Sunday), so for the whole portion of the game, both of them have done significant things really well. We're going to utilize them both,'' Quinn said.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman should still be considered the favorite for fantasy production in this backfield, but it is becoming clear Atlanta wants to avoid Freeman carrying the offense on his back like he did for a short time last season. Freeman is still in the RB2 conversation, while Coleman is looking like a solid RB3/flex play going forward.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman mostly bottled up

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 20:58:17 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 11 times for just 20 yards in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he added four receptions for 20 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman was overshadowed by Tevin Coleman, who had a total of 117 yards from scrimmage on 13 touches. It was almost a 50-50 split for touches and Coleman was much more productive. It's not time for Freeman's fantasy owners to panic after just one game, but it could be a sign of things to come.

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Falcons | Bigger role for Tevin Coleman?

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:17:01 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman seems more comfortable this year, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, and Shanahan said he plans to ride the hot hand at running back to keep both Coleman and RB Devonta Freeman fresh.

Fantasy Tip: Coming off a big year, Freeman is undoubtedly the starter and RB1 candidate, especially in PPR formats. However, it sounds like Coleman could earn his way into a larger role. If you are a Freeman owner, you'd be wise to acquire Coleman as a handcuff.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman struggles

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:10:25 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for eight yards on five carries in the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman will be the starting running back this season but is expected to lose some of his work to Tevin Coleman. He likely will be a low-end No. 1 or high-end No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues but should be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman efficient Thursday

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:28:56 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had four carries for 42 yards and a touchdown in a 24-13 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns Thursday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is unlikely to repeat his numbers from 2015 unless Tevin Coleman misses time. That being said, Freeman should still be considered a high-end RB2 and a borderline RB1 in PPR formats.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman may receive less touches

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:33:14 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman likely will receive less carries in 2016 because running backs coach Bobby Turner believes less work will keep Freeman fresher during the season.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is coming off a solid 2015 season but it appears that he will lose some work to Tevin Coleman this season. He recorded 1,061 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and should still be a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited Tuesday

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:38:19 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (gluteus) was limited during practice Tuesday, June 7, because of a high gluteal strain, but head coach Dan Quinn said the injury is not serious.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman could be limited for the rest of the offseason workouts but should be fine for training camp. He recorded 1,096 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015 and should receive most of the carries in 2016. He should be selected in one of the early rounds of drafts and will be a weekly starting option.

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