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Falcons | Atlanta's Week 11 injury report

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:18:57 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) did not participate in practice and will not play in Week 11 Monday, Nov. 20. P Matt Bosher (ankle), WR Julio Jones (ankle), G Andy Levitre (knee), LB Duke Riley (knee) and RB Terron Ward (knee) all were limited participation in practice. Both Bosher and Riley are listed as questionable. DT Grady Jarrett (knee) and DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) fully participated in practice.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman will not play

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:04:24 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out of the team's Week 11 game.

Fantasy Tip: Tevin Coleman should receive most of the playing time at running back against the Seattle Seahawks. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in all leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman does not practice

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:13:30 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) did not practice Friday, Nov. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman was absent from practice both Thursday and Friday putting his status in serious doubt for Monday's game in Seattle. If he is ruled out it would be Tevin Coleman handling the workload, with Terron Ward also chipping in.

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Falcons | Atlanta practice report for Friday

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:12:58 -0800

Atlanta Falcons P Matt Bosher (ankle) and RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) did not practice Friday, Nov. 17. WR Julio Jones )ankle), OG Andy Levitre (knee), LB Duke Riley (knee) and RB Terron Ward (knee) were limited participants, while DT Grady Jarrett (knee) and DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman idle Thursday

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:19:56 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) won't practice Thursday, Nov. 16.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is likely out this week, and Tevin Coleman has RB1 written all over him against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman not ruled out yet

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:14:32 -0800

Correcting a previous item, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has not been ruled out for Week 11 yet, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said he wouldn't rule Freeman out until the medical staff officially does so after Freeman's second concussion this year.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman in protocol

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:13:14 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Freeman has not been ruled out for Week 11, however, contrary to previous reports. Furthermore, this is Freeman's first concussion of the year. He suffered a knee injury the previous week, not a concussion.

Fantasy Tip: Tevin Coleman has the potential to be featured next week, but we'll need to keep tabs on Freeman's status throughout the week. The good news is that Freeman has an extra day to recover since the Falcons play next Monday night. If Freeman does miss the game then Coleman has RB1 upside even in a tough matchup versus the Seattle Seahawks.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman likely out for Week 11

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:14:52 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is unlikely to play in Week 11 after suffering his second concussion of the season. It's possible he could miss multiple games.

Fantasy Tip: Tevin Coleman becomes an RB1 against the Seattle Seahawks next week. Terron Ward could also be a sneaky flex play.

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Falcons | Tevin Coleman fills in admirably

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:49:56 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed 20 times for 83 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys, filling in nicely once RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) left in the first half.

Fantasy Tip: Coleman would be the bellcow in Week 11 on Monday Night Football in Seattle if Freeman isn't clear to play, but the good news is that he gets an extra day to make it through the league's protocol. Coleman would be a solid RB2 if Freeman is inactive.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman heads to locker room

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:59:57 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (head) left the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter due to a head injury.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman was taken to the locker room to be evaluated for concussion and he is questionable to return. If he cannot come back it would be Tevin Coleman handling a majority of the backfield work with Terron Ward also potentially factoring in.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman practices in full

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:30:44 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) practiced in full for a second straight day on Friday, Nov. 10, and he has been removed from the injury report.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has been on the injury report for several weeks but he has yet to miss any game time. He remains a solid fantasy option against the league's No. 13 ranked rush defense of the Cowboys.

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Falcons | Atlanta injury report for Friday

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:28:12 -0800

Atlanta Falcons LB Duke Riley (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 10, and he has been ruled out for the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys. OG Andy Levitre (knee) was limited in practice and he is listed as questionable. PK Matt Bryant (calf), DT Grady Jarrett (ribs) and WR Julio Jones (ankle) were limited, while RB Devonta Freeman (knee), DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) and CB Desmond Trufant (ankle) practiced in full and were removed from the injury report.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman a full go

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:41:24 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman hasn't reached the end zone in four straight games. His odds don't look good this week against a Dallas Cowboys team that is tough against the position. Freeman is in the RB1/RB2 turn this week.

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Falcons | Limited work for Devonta Freeman

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:50:51 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has been limited in practice due to an assortment of ailments lately, but he hasn't missed any game time. Double check on Friday to make sure he is playing, but he is likely just taking it easy to preserve himself for game day.

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Falcons | Atlanta practice report for Wednesday

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:50:25 -0800

Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (calf), WR Julio Jones (ankle) and LB Duke Riley (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 8. RB Devonta Freeman (knee), DT Grady Jarrett (ribs), DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) and CB Desmond Trufant (ankle) were listed as limited participants.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman grinds out 46 yards

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 14:13:53 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 11 times for 46 yards in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers and he had four grabs for 18 yards on his five targets.

Fantasy Tip: You knew it would be a grind for Freeman, as he was up against the league's No. 4 rushing defense entering play. He faces another marquee matchup in Week 10 when the Cowboys come calling.

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Jets | Darryl Roberts fined

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 06:06:20 -0800

New York Jets CB Darryl Roberts was fined $24,309 by the National Football League for committing an unnecessary roughness penalty against RB Devonta Freeman during the second quarter of Week 8's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman off injury report

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:10:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (abdomen, shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Nov. 3, for the third consecutive day, but he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 9 game with the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is a bit banged up and he is facing the No. 4 ranked rushing defense in the NFL, as the Panthers allow just 81.6 yards per game on the ground. Benching Freeman isn't a good idea when he is active, but temper expectations. He might be best used as a low-end RB2 in most fantasy leagues with the tough matchup on the road. Tevin Coleman might also see more touches if Freeman needs to rest more or he aggravates one of his ailments.

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Falcons | Atlanta injury report for Week 9

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:57:55 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Duke Riley (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 3, and he is out for Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers. RB Devonta Freeman (abdomen, shoulder) was limited in practice, while WR Taylor Gabriel (tooth), DT Grady Jarrett (ankle), LB Deion Jones (ankle), DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder), CB Brian Poole (neck), LB LaRoy Reynolds (chest) and DT Courtney Upshaw (ankle) were full participants. Everyone except Riley was removed from the injury report.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman to play Week 9

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:22:47 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (shoulder) is "fine" according to head coach Dan Quinn and not be limited in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is averaging only 11 carries and has been held out of the end zone since the team's Week 5 bye, so owners could be forgiven if they want to see the Falcons commit to him a bit more before starting him this week. The reality is most owners don't have that luxury of benching him and Freeman is versatile enough to overcome what is a difficult Week 9 matchup versus the Carolina Panthers. Owners should start him as they normally would and hope the team uses him like they did prior to the bye.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman limited Thursday

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:42:14 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (abdomen, shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 2, with what is now listed as abdomen and shoulder injuries as opposed to neck and shoulder injuries.

Fantasy Tip: The ailments don't appear to be too worrisome and Freeman isn't believed to be in danger of missing this week's contest. His status will need to be monitored over the next couple of days, but he should still be viewed as a low-end RB1 in PPR leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman not full go

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:08:07 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (neck, shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman, as has been the case with the Falcons as a whole, is having somewhat of an off year. That is, at least by his standards and our expectations of him. Even in his down year he has tallied better than 600 total yards and five touchdowns. He's more of an RB2 this week in a tough matchup with the Carolina Panthers.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman nursing shoulder injury

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:29:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (shoulder) will be limited in practice this week as he deals with a shoulder injury, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: The injury doesn't sound serious, so the hope is that Freeman won't aggravate the ailment throughout the week. Freeman needs to be started as long as he's active, but the Carolina Panthers have been an elite fantasy rush defense this season. Expectations for Freeman in Week 9 should be lowered.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman rushes for 41 yards

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 13:22:12 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 41 yards on 12 carries against the New York Jets in Week 8. He also caught one pass for 20 yards during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has gone four straight games without posting at least 75 running yards and has received 12 carries or less in each of the last three games. He will continue to be a main part of the running game for the Falcons and should be considered a No. 2 running back next week.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman held out of end zone

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:34:57 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ran 12 times for 72 yards in a Week 7 game against the New England Patriots. He also caught three passes for 18 yards.

Fantasy Tip: For the second week in a row Freeman was kept from the end zone, but he nearly accounted for 100 yards of total offense. He remains a solid RB1 selection who should find paydirt again real soon.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman runs for 68 yards

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:01:18 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed nine times for 68 yards in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins and he added two receptions for 11 yards on four targets.

Fantasy Tip: It was Freeman's first game of the season without a touchdown run, as he has managed five scores in his first four outings. He'll look to get back into the end zone in Week 7 in a Super Bowl rematch with the New England Patriots on the road.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman finds end zone

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:32:37 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 18 times for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills and he added two receptions for 20 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman was busy in the run game, especially with the Falcons down Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu for most of the contest due to injuries. You'll need to find alternates in fantasy for Week 5, as the Falcons are on a bye.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman over 100 yards in Week 3

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:57:34 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ran the ball 21 times for 106 yards in a 30-26 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Another week, another strong performance for Freeman, who remains an elite RB1 option as long as he puts up numbers like this.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman finds end zone twice

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:53:13 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman carried 19 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 against Green Bay.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman was effective in the red zone early in the game, then the team used the back to hammer on the Packers and chew clock with a big lead. He remains an elite fantasy back heading into Week 3 at Detroit and beyond.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman finds end zone

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:33:56 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 at Chicago and he added two receptions for two yards on his only two targets.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman didn't do much for his fantasy owners against a surprisingly stingy Chicago rush defense, but at least he salvaged the stat line with the rushing score. He faces another tough matchup when Green Bay invades Atlanta's new stadium for Sunday Night Football in Week 2.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman out of concussion protocol

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:55:01 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is no longer in the concussion protocol and has been fully cleared to return to practice.

Fantasy Tip: It may have taken longer for him to return that owners would have liked, but the Falcons were always going to be cautious with their new $8 million man at running back. Owners should consider him a high-end RB1 in drafts and a very good play in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman to sit again

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:01:16 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for the final preseason game. He was limited to individual drills during practice Monday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is making progress in his rehab and should be ready for the start of the regular season. He will continue to be a focal point in the team's offense this season and should be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman to return to limited practice

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:02:31 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is expected to participate in individual drills beginning Monday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: The Falcons have absolutely no reason to rush back the runner they just signed to an extension worth over $8 million per year, and it appears as if he is very much on track to play in the season opener against the Chicago Bears. Freeman is a high-end RB1 in all formats.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman unlikely to play vs Jags

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:36:59 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is unlikely to play during the team's final preseason game on Aug. 31, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Freeman has already been ruled out for the team's game Saturday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: More than a month will have passed between Freeman's injury and kickoff in Week 1, so he should be healthy and ready to go. Don't let the injury dissuade you from selecting him as a No. 1 RB.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman to miss preseason game

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:12:02 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is close to returning to practice but will not play in a game until the start of the regular season. He will receive most of the work at running back this season and can be a solid No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman almost ready

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:51:38 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is in the final stages of the concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: There has generally been little concern about Freeman's ability to be ready for the start of the season, and this falls in line with the news that has been coming out of Atlanta. A strong case can be made for Freeman to be the third running back off the board in fantasy drafts as the only player to rush for at least 1,000 yards and score at least 10 touchdowns in each of the last two seasons.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman will rest against Steelers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:12:20 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Aug. 20. Head coach Dan Quinn said Freeman's condition is not serious.

Fantasy Tip: There have been no indications Freeman will much more time. Since Ezekiel Elliott's suspension announcement, there has been some debate as to what running back should be the next one off the board after David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell. Freeman is as good a candidate as any, as he is the only back over the last two seasons to rush for over 1,000 yards and score at least 10 touchdowns both years. The fact he adds 50-plus receptions makes him a rock-solid RB1.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman could return soon

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:53 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is expected to go through the concussion protocol over the next few days and could return to practice soon, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Tip: The Falcons should take things slow with Freeman and make sure he is ready for Week 1. Freeman recorded 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and will continue to be a focal point on offense in 2017. He should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:33:50 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) was out of practice Monday, Aug. 14, and he is in the concussion protocol. He has been ruled out for the second preseason game.

Fantasy Tip: He left practice Sunday due to heat-related symptoms, but it appears the situation was worse than expected. He still has plenty of time to be ready for the season, and he remains a high-end RB1 in fantasy.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman in class of his own

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 21:33:58 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is the only running back to have logged at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in each of the past two seasons.

Fantasy Tip: After a rookie season to forget in 2014, Freeman broke out in a big way in his sophomore campaign and hasn't looked back, proving to be one of the top running backs in all of fantasy. Although Atlanta has a very capable No. 2 running back in Tevin Coleman, Freeman is still someone worth building your fantasy ground game around, and should be targeted early for plenty of reasons.

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Falcons | More on Devonta Freeman deal

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:29:27 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's five-year deal guarantees him $22 million. He'll receive a $15 million signing bonus and $26 million over three years.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman lands extension

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:10:43 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million contract Wednesday, Aug. 9, which makes him the highest-paid running back in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman is also one of the top backs in fantasy. His 4.8 yards per carry was nearly a full yard improvement from the previous year. There is a little left to be desired in his 1,079 rushing yards, but his usage is tapered by Tevin Coleman's presence. Freeman is a pretty safe RB1

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman discussing extension

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:21:29 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is talking with the Falcons about a possible five-year contract extension that would make him one of the highest paid running backs in the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: The two sides likely will talk during camp in hopes of reaching a contract extension. Freeman will receive most of the carries this season and is coming off a 2016 season where he posted 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is part of one of the best offenses in the NFL and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman reports to camp

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:50:52 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman reported on time to training camp Wednesday, July 26, despite not yet receiving a new deal.

Fantasy Tip: There doesn't seem to be any panic from either side. Expect a deal to be done in the not-too-distant future. Freeman has turned into one of the most versatile running backs in the game and easily has RB1 upside with added value in PPR formats.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman to get deal before camp?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:22:24 -0700

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he would be happy if the team signed RB Devonta Freeman to a contract extension before the start of training camp Thursday, July 27, but will not worry if the negotiations continue during camp.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has a good chance of receiving an extension at some point before the start of regular season, so owners should monitor the situation. He will continue to share time with Tevon Coleman at running back but will see most of the carries. He rushed for 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016 and should be a solid No. 1 running back for fantasy owners.

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Falcons | Owner confident in Devonta Freeman deal

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:09:49 -0700

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's potential long-term deal is likely to happen soon, according to owner Arthur Blank. "He's the kind of person you want to have on your team for all the right reasons," Blank said of Freeman. It has been reported that Freeman's deal could be done before training camp commences.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has turned into one of the better running backs in the NFL even with Tevin Coleman taking away plenty of playing time. Deal or no deal, Freeman is easily an RB1 with PPR scoring and even in standard leagues.

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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.

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