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Devonta Freeman | Running Back

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 206
College: Florida State
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Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Vikings.
It's no surprise after Freeman didn't practice this week and remained in the early stages of the concussion protocol. Tevin Coleman will get the start and will be backed up by Terron Ward. Coleman is a candidate for 20-plus touches, but Julio Jones figures to be an even bigger part of the offense. Nov 27 - 12:57 PM

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Devonta Freeman (concussion) is not practicing Friday.

He'll very likely be ruled out later today on the Falcons' injury report. Tevin Coleman is expected to draw the start and is stepping into a voluminous workload that should net him 20-plus touches. He'll be a locked-in RB2.
Nov 27 - 12:00 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman (concussion) will not practice Thursday, and the team is preparing as if he will not play against the Vikings.

It is a tough break for teams fighting for a playoff berth. Tevin Coleman should get the start against Minnesota, but he was terrible in relief last week against the Colts and faces a better defense this time around. Coleman is worth a start as a back-end RB2 with Freeman out.
Nov 26 - 10:56 AM

Devonta Freeman (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.

He remains in the first phase of the league's concussion protocol. It's not a good sign for Freeman's prospects of suiting up Week 12 against the Vikings, but we'll have to keep an eye on his progress the rest of the week and into the weekend. If he can't go, Tevin Coleman will get the start in the backfield.
Nov 25 - 12:13 PM

Devonta Freeman is "off to a good start" with the concussion protocol.

Speaking at Monday's presser, coach Dan Quinn sounded like he expected Freeman to suit up against the Vikings. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday, when the Falcons return to practice.
Nov 23 - 2:47 PM

Devonta Freeman is done for the day with a concussion in Week 11.

Freeman absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit on a collision with Colts rookie SS Clayton Geathers. Tevin Coleman has taken over as Atlanta's feature back.
Nov 22 - 1:20 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed for just 12 yards on 12 carries but caught 8-of-10 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 9 loss to San Francisco.

Freeman's rushing total stood at one yard as of the two-minute warning in the first half, and he never got going as 49ers ILB Navorro Bowman continually sniffed out Atlanta's run plays. Late in the second quarter, Freeman salvaged his fantasy day with a 17-yard touchdown catch following Julio Jones' 54-yard shot play. Today, we saw Freeman's fantasy floor, which still amounted to 21.9 PPR points. This year's version of 2014 Le'Veon Bell, Freeman remains the favorite to finish as the 2015 RB1 overall in fantasy.
Nov 8 - 7:20 PM

Devonta Freeman racked up 88 yards on 21 carries while catching six of eight targets for 43 yards in the Falcons' Week 8 loss to the Buccaneers.

Freeman got off to an extremely slow start, rushing for just five yards on five carries in the first quarter. He started heating up in the second quarter, embarrassing Alterraun Verner with a wicked spin move en route to a 20-yard gain. Freeman was at his best when the Falcons put him in space. Most of his catches were essentially long hand-offs. Even on an off day like this, Freeman continues to impress with his violent running style. Look for him to go bonkers next week against the Niners.
Nov 1 - 5:06 PM

Devonta Freeman had 25 carries for 116 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 14 yards in the Falcons' Week 7 win over the Titans.

It's his fourth 100-yard game in the last five weeks. Freeman was a workhorse with Atlanta playing conservative in the second half. The Falcons went pass-heavy near the goal-line, and he couldn't convert on any of his red-zone chances. Freeman is locked in as a matchup-proof RB1. He'll be a top-three option in Week 8 against the Bucs.
Oct 25 - 4:33 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 13 times for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 6 loss to the Saints, adding eight catches for 56 yards and an additional score.

Freeman was easily the Falcons' best player this evening, ripping off chunks every time he touched the ball. He averaged 7.7 yards per carry, a full yard better than Matt Ryan's yards per attempt. Freeman's second score came deep into garbage time, but there was nothing cheap about the majority of his yardage. Freeman is decisive to the hole, and absolutely explosive through it. He now has nine total touchdowns across four starts. In a sentence that would have sounded stunning a month ago, he has a legitimate argument for No. 1 overall status at running back. The Falcons will ride Freeman hard against the Titans' suspect run defense in Week 7.
Oct 15 - 11:38 PM

Devonta Freeman (toe) is probable for Week 6 against the Saints.

Freeman has been a usage monster the past three weeks, and that should continue Thursday night. He's a top-three running-back option in a prime matchup.
Oct 14 - 12:34 PM

Devonta Freeman (toe) remained limited in Tuesday's practice.

Freeman was absent from the Week 5 injury report, but listed in Week 4 with a toe issue. He proceeded to rip the Texans for three scores and 149 yards from scrimmage. He's a top-five RB1 for Thursday against the Saints.
Oct 13 - 7:09 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 27 times for 153 yards and a touchdown and secured 7-of-8 targets for 44 yards in Atlanta's Week 5 win over the Redskins.

That's 197 total yards. Dallas, Houston, and Washington all entered their Weeks 3-5 meetings with Atlanta playing stout run defense. Freeman has shredded all three en route to seven touchdowns over his last three games. Although Tevin Coleman was supposed to get 20-25 snaps against the Redskins, Coleman only mixed in for two carries and wasn't involved in the passing game. With Atlanta's every-down back job on lock, Freeman will remain an elite RB1 against the Saints on Thursday Night Football in Week 6.
Oct 11 - 4:22 PM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure expects Devonta Freeman to remain the starting running back even with Tevin Coleman (ribs) set to return.

"My gut feeling is moving forward, Freeman, with his powerful running style, will remain in the starting role unless his production really tails off," McClure said. "Then Coleman can be brought in as the change-of-pace guy with his speed burst." Freeman is unlikely to see the 27 touches he averaged over the last two games with Coleman back, but he is still a good bet for 20 looks each week. That should keep him in the RB1 mix.
Source: ESPN
Oct 10 - 11:15 AM

Devonta Freeman rushed 14 times for 68 yards and three touchdowns and caught 5-of-6 targets for 81 yards in the Falcons' Week 4 win over Houston.

The Falcons began pulling starters in the third quarter -- up 42-0 -- and Freeman was among them. Terron Ward came in to close out the rout. Freeman now has back-to-back three-touchdown games and has earned the Falcons' starting running back job, even whenever Tevin Coleman (ribs) returns. Coleman's status is uncertain for Week 5 against the Redskins. Even if Coleman does play, Freeman will be a legitimate RB1 option in fantasy.
Oct 4 - 3:52 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Ryan
2Sean Renfree
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Julio Jones
2Devin Hester
3Justin Hardy
WR21Roddy White
2Leonard Hankerson
3Eric Weems
4Nick Williams
WR31Leonard Hankerson
TE1Jacob Tamme
2Levine Toilolo
3Tony Moeaki
LT1Jake Matthews
2Jake Long
LG1Andy Levitre
2James Stone
C1Mike Person
2Gino Gradkowski
RG1Chris Chester
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Bryce Harris
K1Matt Bryant
2Shayne Graham