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Devonta Freeman | Running Back | #24

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 206
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (103) / ATL
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Devonta Freeman rushed 15 times for 56 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' Week 13 loss to the Chiefs, adding four receptions for 49 additional yards.
Freeman now has four touchdowns in two games since Tevin Coleman returned. For whatever reason, perhaps freshness, he's been more productive with his sophomore teammate in the lineup. Freeman should have another strong day against the free-falling Rams in Week 14. Dec 4 - 4:46 PM

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Devonta Freeman rushed 16 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' 38-19, Week 12 win over the Cardinals.

He added two catches for 17 yards on three targets, dropping the one pass that fell incomplete. Freeman's first score was set up by Julio Jones drawing a questionable defensive pass interference call in the end zone against Patrick Peterson on 3rd-and-goal. Freeman scored on the next play. His second score was a five-yard run he bounced outside after being initially stuffed in the backfield. It was Tevin Coleman's first game back from a hamstring issue, but Freeman got most of the red-zone work, though Coleman also added a short touchdown of his own. Both backs will continue to have RB2 value the rest of the year. They'll get the Chiefs at home in Week 13.
Nov 27 - 4:36 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 49 yards and caught all three of his targets for 32 yards Week 10 against the Eagles.

He had another long catch called back because of a pick late in the game. Freeman looked great against the Eagles, busting several long runs and creating yards on his own. The Eagles dominated the time of possession, however, limited Freeman's chances. With Tevin Coleman likely to return after the bye, Freeman will return to the back-end RB2 ranks against the Cardinals.
Nov 13 - 5:14 PM

Devonta Freeman totaled 77 yards on 17 carries and also caught both of his targets for 28 yards Thursday in the Falcons' Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.

A touchdown would have been nice, but Freeman still did plenty of good things against the Bucs. He converted a third-and-nine with a terrific 27-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter. Julio Jones was Matt Ryan’s first read on the play but Freeman was there for the check-down. Freeman showed us his explosiveness again with a 20-yard burst in the second quarter where he basically did a lap around the defense before getting pushed out of bounds. He’s now delivered 163 yards from scrimmage during Tevin Coleman’s two-game absence. Freeman will be on the RB1 borderline next week against the Eagles.
Nov 4 - 12:38 AM

Devonta Freeman chipped in with 35 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and added four catches for 23 yards and a touchdown on six targets Sunday in the Falcons' Week 8 win over the Packers.

Freeman won’t remember this as one of his better games, though fantasy owners might. Aside from a 17-yard sprint on the game’s opening drive, Freeman totaled just 18 yards on 10 carries. He found the end zone late in the second quarter on a five-yard screen pass from Matt Ryan. Freeman bulldozed his way to another touchdown in the third quarter. He was stuffed on the goal line twice but made good on his third attempt, punching it in from a yard out. Freeman out-touched Terron Ward 15-7 but outgained him by only one yard (58-57). With Tevin Coleman (hamstring) likely to miss at least another game, Freeman should be a solid RB1 Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Oct 30 - 8:17 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Devonta Freeman is dealing with a hip pointer.

Freeman practiced in full on Thursday and Friday and wasn't even listed on the Falcons' final injury report, but Schefter said the injury situation "does bear watching." Freeman remains likely to be a heavy-workload back on Sunday with Tevin Coleman (hamstring) not playing.
Oct 30 - 10:30 AM

Devonta Freeman (hip) is no longer on the Falcons' Week 8 injury report.

Freeman was limited on Wednesday but has practiced fully the last two days. With Tevin Coleman (hamstring) out, Freeman will be the Falcons' unquestioned workhorse Sunday against the Packers. Even in a tough matchup, Freeman is a no-brainer RB1 this week.
Oct 28 - 4:25 PM

Devonta Freeman (hip) practiced fully on Thursday.

He was a limited participant at Wednesday's session. With Tevin Coleman (hamstring) looking doubtful for Week 8, Freeman will be the lead back Sunday against the Packers. Green Bay has allowed the fewest rushing yards per game this season, but Freeman should still see enough carries to warrant RB1 consideration.
Oct 27 - 1:41 PM

Devonta Freeman (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

He should be fine for Week 8 but it's something to keep tabs on. With Tevin Coleman (hamstring) likely out, Freeman is an RB1 this week despite a matchup with Green Bay's league-best run defense. Terron Ward is expected to replace Coleman as Atlanta's No. 2 back.
Oct 26 - 4:20 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 15 times for 58 yards in the Falcons' Week 7 loss to the Chargers, adding five catches for 42 additional yards.

Freeman totaled 100 yards from scrimmage, and had some impressive shimmies, but it was a mildly disappointing effort on an afternoon where Tevin Coleman missed the bulk of the second half. Either way, Freeman continues to operate as one of the league's best, most versatile backs this season. With Coleman (hamstring) looking shaky for Week 8, Freeman could be an elite RB1 against the Packers.
Oct 23 - 7:59 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 40 yards in the Falcons' Week 6 loss to the Seahawks, adding three receptions for 10 additional yards.

Facing an elite run defense, Freeman didn't have many lanes. The Falcons also didn't bother rushing much as they went uptempo in the second. It was a bad day for Freeman, but hardly a concerning one. The Chargers are solid against the run, as well, but Freeman should bounce back to top-15 status at home in Week 7.
Oct 16 - 8:03 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 23 times for 88 yards and a touchdown and caught 3-of-5 targets for 35 yards Week 5 against the Broncos.

The per-carry stats do not look great, but Freeman was effective as the Falcons attempted to pound the ball after jumping out to a big early lead. Tevin Coleman had a bigger fantasy day on the back of his 4/132/1 line through the air, but Freeman handled the majority of the work and scored his touchdown on a one-yard plunge early in the game. Freeman faces a tough test in Seattle next week, but he has earned weekly RB2 treatment.
Oct 9 - 7:16 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 13 times for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 4 win over the Panthers, adding two catches for seven additional yards.

Freeman looked shot out of a cannon all afternoon, making sick cuts and seeming to move at a different speed than the defenders trying to tackle him. His touchdown was a 13-yarder where he made a nifty cut and displayed great patience before getting to the house. Nevertheless, he out-touched Tevin Coleman just 15-11, and played only a handful more snaps. With 25 percent of the season in the books, last year's RB1 overall is on pace for 1,616 yards from scrimmage and eight total touchdowns. The latter could pick up, but the former probably won't be achievable if he remains in an even timeshare.
Oct 2 - 4:49 PM

Devonta Freeman (illness) is no longer on the injury report.

He missed Thursday's practice, but participated fully on Friday and will be all systems go for Sunday's divisional clash with the Panthers.
Sep 30 - 2:26 PM

Devonta Freeman sat out Thursday's practice with an illness.

It's just a heads up. Freeman is in zero danger of missing Sunday's game against the Panthers. It's a tough matchup, and Freeman remains in a rotation with Tevin Coleman, but he has too much upside to rank outside the RB2 area of the board.
Sep 29 - 4:31 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Julio Jones
2Justin Hardy
3Taylor Gabriel
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Aldrick Robinson
3Eric Weems
WR31Justin Hardy
TE1Levine Toilolo
2Austin Hooper
3Joshua Perkins
LT1Jake Matthews
2Tom Compton
LG1Andy Levitre
2Wes Schweitzer
C1Alex Mack
RG1Chris Chester
2Ben Garland
RT1Ryan Schraeder
K1Matt Bryant