College: Florida State | 7 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 206 lbs
Birth Date: 3/15/1992
2020 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 199.6
Avg Pts: 12.48
Rank: 19 RB
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Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) was informed that his agent, Kristin Campbell, has terminated their relationship Sunday, July 12.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman still looks to be holding out for more money than his market value is dictating at the moment. He might have to wait for an injury to sign, but he'll be a potential RB3 in fantasy when he does.
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) suggested on Twitter that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should contact him directly. 'I read in the media that Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested,' Freeman tweeted. 'A number of teams are interested, but we can't negotiate through the media, the Buccaneers can reach out to me directly.'
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) is unlikely to land with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman has really broken down after a couple of really good seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. At 28, he appears little more than a depth back in fantasy.
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) would receive interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he lowered his asking price, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman rejected an offer that would have paid him $4 million, so he may have to wait longer if he is looking for more than that salary. He would be part of a committee if he signed with Tampa but could lead the team in carries in that situation. Fantasy players should continue to monitor his status.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been interested in free-agent running back Devonta Freeman, but head coach Bruce Arians said that Freeman is asking for more money than the team is looking to spend given their current salary cap situation. Tampa has just over $6.4 million in cap space entering the 2020 season. Freeman reportedly declined a one-year, $4 million offer from the Seahawks last month and thinks he's worth more than what he's been offered on the open market. Freeman had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2015 and 2016 but has taken a dive since then and has struggled to stay healthy in recent seasons. The Bucs wouldn't mind adding veteran depth behind Ronald Jones II, but rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Dare Ogunbowale should also have roles in 2020 if the Bucs don't add anyone else to the backfield.
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) is weighing contract offers from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman would certainly have an easier path to a prominent role if he signs with the Bucs. He hasn't played a 16-game season since 2016 and will need to re-prove himself wherever he signs. He doesn't project to be a hot fantasy commodity this season.
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) said he does not plan to retire and believes he can play 10 more seasons.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman has rejected at least one offer this offseason and may have to wait for an injury before signing with a team. Fantasy players should monitor the situation, but Freeman may only be a late round option in drafts if he is not a starter.
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) may consider retirement if he does not receive a contract offer he likes, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Freeman is probably more likely to accept the best offer he receives at some point.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation to see if Freeman joins any team. He probably will not be able to find a starting job but could be part of a committee if he finds a good offer. His fantasy value will be determined by the role he receives with his new team.
Free-agent running back Devonta Freeman thinks he's worth more than the one-year deal worth up to $4 million that he rejected from the Seahawks this week, and he insists he's willing to skip the 2020 season if his contract demands aren't met on the open market. Carlos Hyde took the deal instead in Seattle, which surely motivates Freeman even more. The 28-year-old made the Pro Bowl in 2015 and 2016 with back-to-back 1,000-yard, 11-touchdown seasons, but he's been declining ever since and has dealt with injuries the last two years before Atlanta released him. He's veteran depth at this point in his career with a bunch of tread on the tires, and he's unlikely to get a better offer than Seattle gave him. The Jets and Eagles still have some interest in him. Philly would be a better fit from a fantasy standpoint, where he'd be insurance for Miles Sanders.
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) is believed to be willing to sit out the 2020 season if he does not receive the salary he is looking for this offseason.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman rejected an offer from the Seattle Seahawks, so he may not sign with a team for a while. Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation, but Freeman could only be a late round pick in fantasy drafts depending on his situation.
Free agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) would likely fill a third-down role if he winds up accepting a reported one-year contract offer from the Seattle Seahawks, in the opinion of a Seahawks beat reporter.
Fantasy Spin: That would make a lot of sense with Freeman having caught at least 54 passes in three of his last four full seasons, and current Seahawks lead back Chris Carson having caught 64 total passes in 33 career games. Stay tuned ...
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons), RB Carlos Hyde (Texans) and RB LeSean McCoy (Chiefs) are the three running backs the Philadelphia Eagles are currently considering signing, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: Miles Sanders likely will receive most of the work at running back, but the team wants to have a veteran backup that can receive some carries each game. Fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation because the running back that signs with the Eagles will have some fantasy value.
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) has received interest from Philadelphia Eagles this offseason.
Fantasy Spin: The Eagles will be going with Miles Sanders as their main running back, so Freeman would receive limited carries if he joined Philadelphia. Fantasy players can monitor the situation, but Freeman may not have a lot of fantasy value this upcoming season.
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) has received interest from New York Jets this offseason.
Fantasy Spin: The Jets recently signed Frank Gore, so it is not known if they are still pursuing Freeman. Freeman may have to settle for a backup job next season and would not have much fantasy value.
Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) has received a one-year contract offer from the Seattle Seahawks worth as much as $4 million.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman probably is hoping for a starting job and may wait until training camp to sign with a team. He has struggled with injuries over the last few season and rushed for only 656 yards in 2019. He likely will be a backup for a team this upcoming season and may only be a depth option in fantasy leagues.
Free-agent RB Devonta Freeman (Falcons) has received a contract offer from the Seattle Seahawks but is looking for a bigger salary than the Seahawks are offering, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio's Adam Caplan.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman has not been linked to many teams this offseason but likely will receive more interest closer to training camp. The Seahawks expect Chris Carson to be ready for Week 1, but Rashaad Penny may miss the first part of the season. Freeman would see a handful of carries if he signed with the Seahawks and probably would only be a handcuff to Carson in fantasy leagues.
The Atlanta Falcons are releasing running back Devonta Freeman on Monday, according to a source. The move will save the team more than $3 million against the salary cap. Freeman ran the ball 184 times for just 656 yards (3.6 yards per rush) for only two touchdowns, although he did catch 59 passes for 410 extra yards and four scores. The 28-year-old played in just two games due to injury in 2018 and has seen his body wear down quickly after two Pro Bowl seasons with Atlanta in 2015 and 2016. He can still offer a backfield something in a part-time role, but Freeman's days of having RB1 upside are likely over. Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison and Ito Smith top the depth chart now, but Atlanta figures to address the position in free agency and the draft.
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is being released Monday, March 16. The move will save the team more than $3 million.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman has been injury prone since their Super Bowl appearance a couple of years ago. Another team is likely to take a chance on him, quickly, but at this rate, he's a high-end RB3 option in fantasy.
The Atlanta Falcons may move on and release running back Devonta Freeman this offseason to save around $3 million in salary cap space. Freeman is due over $6 million in 2020 if they keep him around. The Falcons strongly considered trading Freeman at last year's trade deadline. The 27-year-old (28 in March) has played in 16 games the last two years due to injuries and had a career-low 3.6 yards per carry and only two rushing touchdowns in 14 games in 2019. Freeman could certainly bounce back in Atlanta's offense or elsewhere as the lead dog, but he has a lot of tread on his tires and may never reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark again. If Atlanta were to release him, Ito Smith and Brian Hill would benefit from much larger workloads.
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman may be a candidate to be released this offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman has dealt with injuries over the past several seasons and has not rushed for more than 865 yards in any of the last three seasons. He likely would receive some interest if he hits the free-agent market but may be part of a committee with his new team. Fantasy players can monitor the situation because Freeman may have solid fantasy value depending on his situation.