College: Florida State | 6 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 206 lbs
Birth Date: 3/15/1992
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 18
Avg Pts: 3.00
Rank: 20 RB
Sunday Morning Call
|Week 5||6||Devonta Freeman 9 yd TD reception (6 pts)|
|Week 6||12||Devonta Freeman 7 yd TD reception (6 pts)|
Devonta Freeman 12 yd TD reception (6 pts)
|Week 7||3||13-54yds / 0.3TDs 3-28yds / 0.2TDs projected|
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Falcons' RB Devonta Freeman scored 26.80 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 6 loss in Arizona. Freeman ran for 88 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards with two touchdowns.
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 19 times for 88 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: It was just the second time this year that Freeman has topped 30 rushing yards, but he has had a steady role in the passing game and has received at least 14 touches in five straight games. At the very least, he's a volume-based flex play.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had his best game of the year in Week 6. He gained 118 yards from scrimmage on 22 touches, including three catches on three targets, and scored two receiving touchdowns. Freeman's previous season-high in total yards was exactly 100 in Week 4, a week where he failed to find the end zone. So this week's outing was by far his best fantasy day on the year. He should be considered an RB2 most weeks going forward.
It's been a sluggish start to the season for Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, especially from a rushing perspective as he's averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. However, his heavy involvement in the passing game and his clear status as the team's No. 1 rusher should give Freeman owners confidence heading into Week 6. The Falcons face a favorable matchup against the Cardinals this week, a team that ranks in the bottom-five of the league in both points allowed and yards allowed. Expect Freeman to get between 15 and 20 touches and gain around 100 yards with a good chance to score.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman found the end zone for the first time this season in Week 5. Freeman carried the ball 11 times for 30 yards and caught five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. Freeman's struggled to run the ball effectively this year, but he's been productive in the passing game as he's managed 40-plus receiving yards in three of his past four games now. The Falcons offense has been a juggernaut this year and Freeman is the key No. 1 running back in the offense, making him worthy of starting just about every week in fantasy.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has had an exceptionally underwhelming start to the season. Part of it has been poor play on his end, but part of it has also been bad luck. The Falcons have been playing from behind a lot this year, forcing the team to abandon the running game a great deal. The team only has one rushing touchdown on the year and it went to Freeman's backup, Ito Smith. In Week 4, Freeman carried the ball 12 times and had eight catches, compiling 100 total yards from scrimmage. If a workload like that continues, you're going to be happy starting Freeman more often than not. This week against the Texans, he should get between 15 and 20 touches and have a good chance to reach 100 yards again and maybe punch in his first score of the year.
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman caught eight passes for 72 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4. He also rushed for 28 yards on 12 carries during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Freeman has not had much success in the running game so far this season but has still received at least 10 carries in each of the last three games. He has also been involved in the passing game, which has helped his fantasy value. He has a chance to be a flex option in leagues next week.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had his largest yardage output of the season in Week 4 despite struggling mightily on the ground. He rushed 12 times for just 28 yards, good for only 2.3 yards per carry. His day was saved through the air as he caught eight of his nine targets for 72 yards. Freeman's statline would have looked a lot better had he scored the touchdown that his backup Ito Smith ran in. Smith only had two carries for 11 yards in the game, but the touchdown run was a big one. Freeman's owners should certainly love to see him getting 20 touches in the game, but hopefully he'll make a bit more out of his touches next week against the Texans.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman showed a glimpse of hope for his fantasy owners last week after two straight duds to start the season. In Week 3, Freeman rushed 16 times for 88 yards, good for 5.5 yards per carry. He also added three catches for seven yards. Fantasy owners will be thrilled for 19 touches from Freeman every week and that number could end up even higher this week if the team's No. 2 running back Ito Smith (concussion) is out. Expect Freeman to total around 100 yards on about 20 touches this week against the Titans with a solid chance to score his first touchdown of the season. He's a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 this week.
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 16 times for 88 yards in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts and he added three grabs for seven yards on four targets.
Fantasy Spin: It was easily Freeman's most productive day of the 2019 season, although he is still searching for his first touchdown through three games. Freeman is making his way back from a serious injury and he appears to be getting stronger. He has at least three catches in all three outings, too, helping PPR owners. The Falcons host the Titans in Week 4.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman ran for a season-high 88 yards on 16 carries in addition to three receptions for seven yards against Indianapolis on Sunday. Freeman was productive despite failing to find the end zone against the Colts, but it was a step in the right direction after amassing just 41 yards on the ground through the first two weeks of the year. He remains a must-start in most fantasy leagues, however, but he will have to do more to keep that tag moving forward, including scoring a touchdown.
It's been a nightmare start to the season for Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. Through two games, Freeman has carried the ball 19 times for just 41 yards, while adding six catches for 54 yards. The receiving numbers are a nice little boost, but his 2.2 yards-per-carry average is atrocious. The Vikings and Eagles, Freeman's first two opponents, have strong rushing defenses so you can attribute some of his struggles to that but still, you'd like to see something a bit more inspiring before continuing to put him in your lineup. What makes Freeman worthy of an RB2 start is his workload, which should continue to be safe. He should have at least 12 touches against the Colts in Week 3 and if he can breakthrough with a few longer runs, you'll be happy with the results this week.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman rushed for just 22 yards on 11 attempts during the Week 2 showdown with the Eagles, but he attempted to offset those numbers by pulling in three receptions for 42 yards. Nonetheless, it was still a relatively disappointing showing for the 27-year-old who has rushed for just 41 yards on the year. After playing only two games in 2018, Freeman hopefully shook off any remaining residual rust over the first two weeks and will attempt to get things going against the Colts on Sunday.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had a game to forget in Week 1, when he gained just 19 yards on eight carries against the Vikings. This week, the Falcons face the Eagles in their home opener Sunday night. The Eagles have a strong rush defense and they held the Redskins to just 2.2 yards per carry in Week 1, but Freeman should see a heavy workload and have a strong shot at scoring his first touchdown of the year in the game. Expect him to see around 15 touches and deliver around 80 yards, making him a solid RB2 or strong flex start this week.
It was a nightmare of an opening week for Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. The Vikings suffocated the Falcons' running game, holding Freeman to just 19 yards on eight carries. Ito Smith was the team's leading rusher on the game, gaining 31 yards on six carries. Freeman had four targets through the air and caught three of them for 12 yards and he also lost a fumble. While this was certainly a discouraging start to the season for the Falcons No. 1 running back, Freeman owners shouldn't panic yet. He should still get plenty of carries in an elite offense going forward. Hopefully he can rebound next week against the Eagles.
After an injury-shortened 2018 campaign, Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is now healthy and should be geared up for a big workload in 2019. The Falcons start their season off with a tough road matchup against the Vikings. While the Vikings were better against the pass than they were against the rush last year, they still have a formidable defense that should pose problems for the Falcons' offense as a whole. Freeman should see around 15 touches as the team likely won't want to overwork him out of the gate following his injury-shortened season. Look for Freeman to gain around 80-90 total yards with the potential to add a touchdown. He's a low-end RB2 option.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is set to begin the 2019 season as the unquestioned lead back after the departure of Tevin Coleman to San Francisco. 2018 was marred with injuries for the former Seminole, who missed part of last year with knee and groin issues. The veteran back should grab a larger share of the backfield work now that his only competition is Ito Smith, Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison. However, he will face a tough test in Week 1 against a vaunted Vikings Defense that finished last season as the eighth-best fantasy defense. Even with this tough matchup, it would be impossible to imagine benching Freeman. He should have enough volume and opportunities to justify inserting him into your lineups.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman had his 2018 season derailed after undergoing surgery on his groin. He only appeared in two games last year after playing 14+ games in each of his first four seasons. This year, Freeman is typically going in the third round of fantasy drafts, despite the fact that there are a lot of positive signs for him. First off, he's healthy to enter the season. Second, he no longer has former teammate Tevin Coleman stealing snaps from him. Ito Smith will steal some touches, but won't be taking nearly as much of the workload as Coleman had been. Third, Freeman is the lead back in one of the league's top offenses, something that's typically not true for running backs going as late as the third round. He could easily be an RB1 if he stays healthy this year.
Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Kaleb McGary (heart) will play in the preseason finale Thursday. McGary has not played this preseason after recovering from a cardiac-ablation procedure. McGary, who could start at right tackle, is a good run blocker. Running back Devonta Freeman, an RB2 in fantasy, would benefit from the run blocker's presence on the right side.
Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Kaleb McGary (heart) returned to practice Sunday after recovering from a cardiac ablation procedure. McGary, the team's first-round pick, could start at right tackle. He is a good run blocker, but he doesn't have great lateral quickness to contain elite edge rushers. Running back Devonta Freeman would benefit from a healthy McGary. Freeman is an RB2 in fantasy.