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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 14 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks, adding four receptions for 80 additional yards.
Freeman got out-rushed by Tevin Coleman, but was an integral part of the Falcons advancing to the NFC Championship Game. Freeman shakes and bakes like few players in the NFL, and is tough as nails for a back standing in at 5-foot-8. He'll be heavily involved as the Falcons seek their first Super Bowl appearance since the '90s. Jan 14 - 8:35 PM

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Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 96 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 17 win over the Saints.

He caught all five of his targets in the pass game for another 81 yards. Freeman's biggest play was a 75-yard touchdown run around the right edge as he outran the defense all the way untouched to the end zone. Atlanta's offense is the most lethal in the game right now, and it left Freeman and Coleman as every-week RB1/2 options due to immense upside and a solid touch floor on Freeman's end. Freeman will get a week to rest up with the Falcons clinching a first-round bye.
Jan 1 - 8:46 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 13 times for 53 yards and caught 8-of-8 targets for 35 yards in the Falcons' Week 16 win over the Panthers.

It was a bit of a quiet game for Freeman coming off a three-touchdown performance, but the running back looked as good as ever. He had several chunk gains and consistently created yards on his own at the second level. Freeman did not find the end zone, but he paid off PPR owners in a big way with eight catches. Even in a timeshare, Freeman is a decent bet for a touchdown every week. He will be a back-end RB1 in the season finale against the Saints.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:49:00 PM

Devonta Freeman supplied 139 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries while adding two catches for 16 yards on two targets Sunday in the Falcons' Week 15 win over the 49ers.

If you faded Freeman coming off last week’s dismal outing against the Rams (six carries for six yards), shame on you. Freeman did exactly what he was supposed to do against the worst defense in football: he ripped them to pieces. Freeman faced zero resistance all day and probably would have done more damage if the Falcons hadn’t rested their starters in the fourth quarter. Freeman lost a goal-line fumble on Sunday—it was actually the first fumble by a Falcons running back this season—but he more than made up for it with his three touchdowns. The most impressive of those three came on a 34-yard burst in the third quarter where he found a hole and was off to the races. Freeman is the 11th player to rush for 100 yards on the Niners this year. Freeman will be an upside RB2 next week at Carolina.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:02:00 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed six times for six yards and reeled in two-of-three targets for 12 yards Sunday in the Falcons' Week 14 win over the Rams.

It was a shockingly quiet day for Freeman, who was out-touched by both Tevin Coleman and Terron Ward. The Falcons returned two Rams’ turnovers for touchdowns and rested their starters in the fourth quarter, which limited Freeman’s opportunities. It was certainly a disappointing result for Freeman after scoring four touchdowns over his previous two games. Fortunately he’ll be facing the league’s worst run defense when the Falcons host San Francisco in Week 15. Freeman will be an upside RB2 in that matchup.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 08:20:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:46:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 04:36:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:14:00 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.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 12:38:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 08:17:00 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.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 10:30:00 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.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 04:25:00 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.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 01:41:00 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.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 04:20:00 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.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:59:00 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
4Anthony Dable
WR31Justin Hardy
TE1Levine Toilolo
2Austin Hooper
3Josh Perkins
LT1Jake Matthews
2Tom Compton
LG1Andy Levitre
2Wes Schweitzer
C1Alex Mack
RG1Chris Chester
2Ben Garland
RT1Ryan Schraeder
K1Matt Bryant