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Devonta Freeman | Running Back | #24

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 206
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (103) / ATL
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Devonta Freeman had 12 carries for 72 yards and caught three passes for 18 yards in Week 7 against the Patriots.
It's a solid game considering the Falcons played from behind all night. Freeman dominated carries and snaps over Tevin Coleman, who was held to six touches. It's the second straight week Freeman has been held out of the end-zone. Freeman has a matchup with the Jets in Week 8. Oct 22 - 11:42 PM

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Devonta Freeman rushed nine times for 68 yards in the Falcons' Week 6 loss to the Dolphins.

He added two receptions for 11 yards. 44 of Freeman's yards came on one carry, but frankly, his usage was baffling. The Falcons' passing game was out of sync. The Dolphins stamped out the run early, but Freeman was calling for more work. Tevin Coleman vultured the lone ground score. The Falcons are a bit of a mess right now, but Freeman will remain an elite RB1 for Week 7 against the Patriots.
Oct 15 - 4:23 PM

Devonta Freeman had 18 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against Buffalo.

He added two catches for 20 yards. It was a down game for Freeman, but he kept his touchdown streak alive. Tevin Coleman outplayed Freeman and took on a larger role after the Falcons lost Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu to injuries. Freeman has remained one of the most consistent backs in the league through the first month. He's on pace for 280 carries, 1,140 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Oct 1 - 4:40 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 21 times for 106 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' 30-26, Week 3 win over the Lions.

This was a wild one, much like most of the 1 PM slate. Detroit appeared to win the game at the end with a one-yard Golden Tate touchdown with eight seconds left, but it was overturned and the game ended by rule with a 10-second runoff. Freeman was the best player on the field for both offenses, busting chunk run after chunk run and was oh-so-close to breaking multiple long touchdown runs. He added 32 more yards on three catches. Freeman and Tevin Coleman combined for 227 yards. Freeman will be an RB1 next week at home against the Bills.
Sep 24 - 4:28 PM

Devonta Freeman had 19 carries for 84 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 16 yards in the Falcons' Week 2 win over the Packers.

Both of his touchdowns were goal-line conversions. Freeman had 13 more carries than Tevin Coleman, but Coleman saw just 17 fewer snaps and vultured a TD. The Falcons went run heavy with a second-half lead, and Freeman salted the game away late in the fourth quarter. Freeman is locked in as a top-12 play against Detroit in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 12:09 AM

Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 37 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-2 targets for two yards in the Falcons' Week 1 win over the Bears.

His 14 touches narrowly beat Tevin Coleman's 12 in a game where Atlanta's offense mostly struggled against Chicago's underrated defense beyond a small handful of big plays, none of which were made by the Falcons' running backs. Freeman is likely to rebound back at home in Week 2 against the Packers.
Sep 10 - 4:37 PM

Devonta Freeman has cleared the concussion protocol.

It took 15 days for Freeman to gain final clearance. Head injuries are always a concern, but Freeman is ready to rock for Week 1. He's been durable as the Falcons' No. 1 back.
Aug 29 - 2:01 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman (concussion) will return to practice Monday.

Still in the final stages of the protocol, Freeman will be limited to individual drills, but the work shows he is close to being cleared. Barring any setbacks, he will be good to go well before Week 1.
Aug 28 - 8:50 AM

Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out of the Falcons' third preseason game.

Freeman is in the final stages of the concussion protocol, but the Falcons aren't taking any chances. Freeman remains on track for Week 1.
Aug 23 - 5:49 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman is in the "final stages" of the concussion protocol.

He won't practice Tuesday but it looks like he could be ready any day now. Coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, Freeman is a locked-in RB1.
Aug 22 - 1:45 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman (concussion) could return soon.

Freeman was placed in the concussion protocol early this week. He'll be evaluated over "the next couple days" before returning to practice. Freeman is out for the second preseason game, but his Week 1 status isn't in doubt.
Aug 16 - 7:20 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman is in the concussion protocol.

Quinn already ruled him out for the second preseason game. Freeman left Sunday's practice with what was reported as a heat issue, but it looks like he suffered a head injury. The Falcons will certainly take it slow, but he should be ready for Week 1.
Aug 14 - 11:51 AM

Falcons signed RB Devonta Freeman to a five-year, $41.25 million extension through 2022.

The deal contains $22 million guaranteed, including a $15 million signing bonus. He's now the highest-paid running back on a multi-year deal. (Le'Veon Bell will make over $12 million this year on the franchise tag.) Freeman and the Falcons reportedly hit a bit of a snag in talks recently, but they quickly hashed them out to keep Freeman in Atlanta through his age-30 season. Freeman was fantasy's overall RB6 last season after being RB1 the previous year. He remains the clear-cut lead dog in Atlanta, with Tevin Coleman as an electric No. 2.
Aug 9 - 9:30 AM

Matt Ryan said Devonta Freeman's and Tevin Coleman's receiving ability is "critical" for the offense.

The duo combined for 85 catches for 883 yards last season, and it does not sound like new OC Steve Sarkisian plans to scale back their role in the passing game. "I think first and foremost we have two really electric tailbacks," Sarkisian said, "and they are bad matchups on defenses." Even with the receiving work, Freeman may be slightly overvalued at the end of the first round, but Coleman is a fine upside pick in the middle rounds.
Source: ESPN
Jul 31 - 11:29 AM

NFL Network's Mike Silver reports the Falcons are negotiating a five-year extension with Devonta Freeman that would make Freeman "one of the NFL's highest-paid backs."

Freeman took out a $50,000 insurance policy on himself which would pay him $10 million should the Falcons and Freeman not strike a long-term deal and Freeman suffer a severe 2017 injury. Freeman is owed just $1.8 million this year and turned 25 in the offseason. LeSean McCoy currently has the NFL's richest multi-year running back deal at $40 million over five years.
Jul 28 - 3:20 PM