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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.

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

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.

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

Falcons | Matt Ryan throwing with teammates

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:07:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is getting together with WR Julio Jones, RB Devonta Freeman and other Falcons for passing sessions this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: It sure doesn't hurt for teammates to practice together well before the season starts. There's no telling how offseason comradery and chemistry can impact players during the regular season. Freeman and Jones should already be considered No. 1 players at their respective positions, while Ryan is in backup fantasy quarterback territory.

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

Falcons | Not expected to tag any players

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:51:50 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons are not expected to use the franchise tag this year because none of their players warrant it, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. RB Devonta Freeman could be a candidate for the tag when his contract is up after the 2017 season.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman probable for Week 17

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 12:06:05 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as probable for the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: It is an A+ matchup for Freeman ($8,300, 16.6% of cap), and the back has emerged as an elite option at the position, especially because of his work in the passing game. He posted 35.6 FantasyScore points in his Week 6 meeting with the Saints, and is a lineup building block, if you're spending up at running back.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman, Roddy White limited

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:23:00 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) and WR Roddy White (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) and White should still be able to go in Week 17 despite their limited statuses. They have a tremendous matchup against the New Orleans Saints, who have been the worst fantasy defense versus running backs and the fourth worst fantasy defense against wide receivers. Freeman is definitely worth his FantasyScore price for the last week of the season, while White should be viewed as a flex or WR3.

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Falcons | Watch out for Devonta Freeman

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:48:50 -0800

In Week 17, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will face a New Orleans Saints rush defense which has allowed 132.3 yards per game with 12 rushing touchdowns and 17 runs of 20 or more yards, tied for worst in the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) burned the Saints for 100 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries while also adding eight reception in Week 6, posting 35.6 FantasyScore points in the process. He needs 20 yards for his first-career 1,000-yard season, and he should have no problem going for at least 80-90 rushing yards with a score.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:36:05 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) should receive a majority of the carries during the game. He has scored a touchdown in each of the last two games but has not averaged more than 3.4 yards per carry in any of his last four games. He will have a favorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints this week and could be a solid starting option in most leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman posts good numbers

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 15:50:15 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ran for 73 yards and scored one touchdown in a 20-13 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Dec. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) has had a season derailed by injuries, but they seem to have cleared and Freeman can finish the year on a strong note. Utilize him with confidence in week 17.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Charles Odum

Falcons | Devonta Freeman returns to end zone

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:31:54 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 56 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15. It was Freeman's first touchdown since Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has been pretty quiet for the last several games and has gone six games without a 100-yard rushing game. He should continue to receive a majority of the carries for the Falcons but is not a strong option next week since he will be facing the Carolina Panthers.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman mostly bottled up

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 15:47:13 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for just 40 yards in the Week 14 game against the Carolina Panthers, and he had three catches for 22 yards with one fumble lost.

Fantasy Tip: The team got away from the run after falling behind, and Freeman's touches were limited. He has been one of the most consistent fantasy threats for Atlanta, but even he cannot be trusted lately.

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Falcons | Decent return for Devonta Freeman

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 21:24:53 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) returned from concussion in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he managed just 47 yards on 14 carries. He was able to add 10 receptions for 56 yards on 11 targets.

Fantasy Tip: It appears safe to get Freeman back into the fantasy lineup in all formats, as he did not have any setbacks and was a big threat in the passing game. He faces a Carolina Panthers rush defense which ranks second in the NFL in Week 14.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman active Sunday

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 09:08:06 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is active for Week 13's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4, and merits consideration as a RB1 in FantasyScore this afternoon. However, RB Tevin Coleman ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) should continue to see a decent number of carries for Atlanta.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman likely to return

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 11:46:18 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Dec. 4, and is probable to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) leads all running backs with 11 touchdowns this year despite missing last week. He's definitely riskier than normal on FantasyScore this week returning to lineup, as Tevin Coleman should remain involved to some degree.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman practices in full

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:00:28 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Freeman ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is completely past the concussion that kept him out last week. Employ him with confidence in traditional formats, but keep in mind that he could split time with Tevin Coleman ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) as he eases his way back in.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman practicing

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 10:23:46 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is practicing Thursday, Dec. 3, and is out of the non-contact jersey.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) takes on a stingy Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, but he's a weekly RB1 consideration on FantasyScore.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:08:21 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) has been cleared to play, so it looks like he'll be taking the field this week. He's not returning to the best matchup, though, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only allowed four rushing touchdowns to running backs in 11 games.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman fully cleared

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 09:14:06 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been fully cleared from the concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said that Freeman won't take a lot of contact in practice Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) was expected to be ready for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. He'll be an RB1 option on FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman cleared?

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 08:28:36 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has cleared the concussion protocol and will practice Wednesday, Dec. 2, according to WR Roddy White.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) was expected to be ready for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. He'll be an RB1 option on FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman expected back

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 18:22:06 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is expected to clear concussion protocol and return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) piled up 131 yards from scrimmage against Tampa Bay earlier this year, and as long as he does return, he should make a strong RB1 at FantasyScore.

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

Falcons | Week 12 inactives for Falcons

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 08:48:03 -0800

The Atlanta Falcons have declared OT Bryce Harris, RB Devonta Freeman, C James Stone, WR Leonard Hankerson, DL Malliciah Goodman, PK Matt Bryant, CB Phillip Adams inactive for Week 12.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman clears concussion hurdle

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:59:02 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion), who has been ruled out for Week 12's game against the Minnesota Vikings, was spotted running with the inactives and practice squad players Sunday, Nov. 29.

Fantasy Tip: This is a good sign for Freeman, who has cleared yet another hurdle in the concussion protocol. If all goes well, he could return to action in Week 13's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Tevin Coleman ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will start against Minnesota and is worth considering in FantasyScore as a flex player because of his low price.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman ruled out

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:53:30 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Tevin Coleman ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is sure to be a popular low-end flyer on FantasyScore against the Minnesota Vikings.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman sits Friday

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:00:29 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is out of practice Friday, Nov. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman in all likelihood will miss the Week 12 game. Tevin Coleman ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is sure to be a popular low-end flyer on FantasyScore against the Minnesota Vikings.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman looks unlikely

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:55:59 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) won't practice Thursday, Nov. 26, and the team is preparing to play without him in Week 12, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: Tevin Coleman ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will be a hot target at a cheap price on FantasyScore when the Falcons take on the Minnesota Vikings.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman idle Wednesday

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:28:14 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is still in the first phase of the concussion protocol and won't practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman still has time to be ready for the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, but it doesn't sound promising. Tevin Coleman ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) needs to be added in traditional leagues and would make for a good flyer on FantasyScore if Freeman is out.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman in protocol

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:56:52 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is off to a good start in the NFL-mandated concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: We don't know if Freeman will be able to go through the protocol in time to play in Week 12, so his status will need to be monitored throughout the week. If he can't play, Tevin Coleman should be considered a RB3.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman has concussion

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:47:20 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not return to the team's Week 11 game.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman will have to pass the concussion tests before he is cleared to play, so owners will have to monitor his practice participation next week. Tevin Coleman would start if Freeman misses time and could be a decent starting option in Week 12.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman leaves game

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:25:27 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (head) left the team's Week 11 game early and is being evaluated for a possible head injury.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman likely will be tested for a concussion and will miss the rest of the game if he does have a concussion. Tevin Coleman would become the No. 1 running back if Freeman misses time and could be a decent starting option against certain opponents.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman stifled in Week 9

Sun, 08 Nov 2015 17:38:47 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 12 carries for 12 yards and eight catches for 67 yards and a touchdown in a 17-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) had his worst rushing performance of the year, but he salvaged his afternoon with his work in the passing game. His versatility has helped fuel his breakout campaign, and he is averaging 126.8 yards from scrimmage per game for the year.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman tops 100 yards again

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 17:52:32 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 25 carries for 116 yards and two catches for 14 yards in a 10-7 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7, becoming the first Falcons running back to top 100 yards in three straight games since 2009.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) continues to thrive as the workhorse for the Atlanta Falcons, and with Tevin Coleman ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) barely seeing any touches, Freeman is worth paying for every week at FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman does it again

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 20:59:02 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 13 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown and eight catches for 56 yards and a touchdown in a 31-21 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Thanks to a bunch of turnovers by Atlanta, Freeman ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) saw limited carries as the Falcons tried to dig out of a 24-7 hole. He still put up another monster line, and his ability as a pass-catcher helps ensure he will be able to justify his price tag at FantasyScore regardless of the how a game plays out.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman good to go

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:46:10 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (toe) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 14, and is probable for Week 6 Thursday, Oct. 15, against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) has busted out in a big way, and his FantasyScore salary shows it. He has a decent matchup this week.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited Tuesday

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:11:18 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (toe) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) has been playing out of his mind the last three weeks, so it's hard to believe he won't play this Thursday. Because of his recent success, he'll cost a pretty penny on FantasyScore, but he's worth it with the way he's been playing.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:46:02 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (toe) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has been on a roll with seven touchdowns in the last three games and at least 100 rushing yards in two of those games. Freeman should be a solid starting option as long as he is producing in the running game.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman continues to roll

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:33:12 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ran 27 times for 153 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Washington Redskins, and he added seven receptions for 44 yards on eight targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) has emerged as a must-start in FantasyScore regardless of the matchup, as he is just putting up giant numbers week in and week out. He has eight rushing touchdowns over the past four games, and 262 rushing yards with 17 catches and 177 yards in the past three outings.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman should still start

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:32:49 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman should remain the starting running back even with RB Tevin Coleman returning this week, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) has played out of his mind the last two weeks with Coleman ($3,800, 7.6%) sidelined, so this shouldn't come as a big surprise. Although, Freeman probably won't see as much playing time as he has the last two weeks. With Freeman at a hefty price and with Coleman back, this may be the week to avoid Freeman.

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

Falcons | Devonta Freeman's numbers eye-popping

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:34:12 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has seven rushing touchdowns in the last three weeks. No Falcons running back had scored more than six touchdowns in a season since 2012.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman's ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) breakout is a greatly attributed to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking system, which Freeman excels in. It hasn't hurt that rookie Tevin Coleman (ribs) has been hurt. With numbers like that, though, a letdown is coming, and Week 5 against the Washington Redskins could easily be it. The 'Skins are allowing the fewest PPR points to rushers per game in the league (13.0).

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman runs wild again

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16:11:10 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman had 14 carries for 68 yards and three touchdowns and five catches for 81 yards in a 48-21 win over the Houston Texans in Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) is making the most of his starting role, and it is hard to see him heading to the bench when Tevin Coleman returns from injury. Freeman looks like a strong play at FantasyScore, especially while Coleman is sidelined.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman should play in Week 4

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:41:48 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is listed as probable for the Week 4 game against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) will continue to receive a majority of the carries while Tevin Coleman is out of the lineup and is coming off a Week 3 game where he rushed for 141 yards and three touchdowns. Freeman should be a solid starting option in all leagues in Week 4.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited again

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:21:00 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (toe) was limited in practice for a second consecutive day Thursday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman should be the Falcons' featured back again this week with Tevin Coleman likely out. If Freeman is full health, he's a good option on FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:04:12 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) likely will see a majority of the carries in Week 4 against the Houston Texans and could be a solid starting option for fantasy owners.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman has coming out party

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 22:09:25 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman carried 30 times for 141 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys and he hauled in five receptions for 52 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) made the most of his chance to be the bellcow with Tevin Coleman (ribs) inactive. If Coleman is forced to miss time, Freeman could emerge as a low-end RB1 in FantasyScore. If Coleman returns, Freeman likely earned himself more touches and he will be a solid RB2 or flex option.

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Falcons | Tevin Coleman won't play in Week 3

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:06:54 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (rib) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys. RB Devonta Freeman will serve as the starting running back.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Coleman ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) this weekend on FantasyScore. Freeman ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) receives a short-term boost to his fantasy value and against Dallas Sunday in what could be a shootout.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman set to start

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:18:21 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is expected to start against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 with RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) possibly out a couple of games.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) faces a formidable Cowboys defense to this point, but he's likely to see extensive action with undrafted rookie RB Terron Ward behind him. He's a good midrange option on FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman has rough night

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:28:23 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman carried 10 times for 18 yards in the Week 1 win against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 14. He also had three receptions for 29 yards on four targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) had seven touches and 47 total yards to 20 touches and 80 yards for rookie Tevin Coleman ($3,900, 7.8% of cap), who earned more touches because of his effectiveness. FantasyScore players choosing between the two in Week 2 will want to lean toward the rookie Coleman.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman will probably play

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11:50:34 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is listed as probable against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) will be playing behind Tevin Coleman this week. His role isn't certain, so it might be best to leave him off FantasyScore rosters this week until his playing time is better known.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman practices in full

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:46:54 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) appears to be on track to play in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but it is not known if he will be the starter. He should see a solid amount of snaps during the game and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:21:53 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 10. He still expects to play, however.

Fantasy Tip: Tevin Coleman has already been named starter for Week 1. Freeman's role is unclear right now, but he should at least be used some in the passing game and to spot Coleman. That being said, you can still do better than Freeman ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) on FantasyScore this week.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman will still play

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:14:05 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (hamstring) will be active against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 14, despite nursing the nagging hamstring injury. Freeman will back up RB Tevin Coleman.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) may not see as much action as he normally would if he were fully healthy. Plus, Coleman is starting. These factors make Freeman a risky play on FantasyScore for Week 1.

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