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Devonta Freeman | Running Back | #24

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 206
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (103) / ATL
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Coach Dan Quinn conceded Devonta Freeman (groin, I.R.) will not return this season.
Two weeks ago, Quinn said Freeman still had a "shot" to return at the end of the year. He was eligible to come off this week, but it wasn't in the cards. Tevin Coleman, Brian Hill, and Jeremy Langford will finish out the year in Atlanta's backfield. Freeman's longevity has come into question. Wed, Dec 19, 2018 10:33:00 AM

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Falcons coach Dan Quinn said there's "still a shot" Devonta Freeman (groin, IR) plays this year.

Freeman injured both his foot and groin in Week 5 and opted to undergo surgery. The Falcons still have a better than zero chance to make the postseason, but the team will likely be playing for nothing but bragging rights by the time Freeman's ready to return. He's only worth a stash for Week 15 on in extremely deep leagues.
Fri, Dec 7, 2018 01:37:00 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman (groin, IR) is a candidate to return this season.

Freeman underwent groin surgery on Thursday. He is not eligible to return until Week 15, and it is unlikely the Falcons bring him back unless their playoff chances look quite a bit better than they do now. Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith will split work until Freeman returns.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 09:13:00 AM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Devonta Freeman (injured reserve) will undergo groin surgery on Thursday.

Freeman injured both his foot and groin in his Week 5 return against the Steelers. He mulled playing through the groin issue but opted to go under the knife. He will be a candidate for return from injured reserve but must sit a minimum of eight weeks. Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith could form a near-even committee in Freeman's absence.
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 05:15:00 PM

Falcons placed RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) on injured reserve.

Having just returned from a three-game absence with a knee injury in Week 5, Freeman promptly injured his foot. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports he's undergoing groin surgery, however. Per Rapsheet, Freeman will be a candidate for return. He must miss a minimum of eight games. That means even if he comes back, his fantasy season is functionally over. Tevin Coleman slides into the Falcons' 1A role with fourth-round rookie Ito Smith occupying the 1B. Both should see plenty of work. Coleman, who has struggled this year, will be an RB2. There might not be much separation between him and Smith. Freeman has now missed 6-of-22 games since signing a six-year, $43.088 million contract in August 2017. It's fair to wonder if the 5-foot-8 back is starting to break down at age 26.
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 02:02:00 PM

The Falcons expect Devonta Freeman (foot) to remain sidelined for Week 7.

The quick rule out suggests Freeman is not close to returning. It's officially a lost season for the 26-year-old back, who just signed a lucrative extension in August 2017. Tevin Coleman has been ineffective in Freeman's absence, but his workload keeps him in the RB2 mix. Perhaps Ito Smith will see more Week 7 run, though he also struggled against the Bucs.
Mon, Oct 15, 2018 03:26:00 PM

Falcons declared Devonta Freeman (foot) inactive for Week 6 against the Bucs.

Freeman is reportedly also dealing with a groin injury in addition to the foot injury which has him sidelined. Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith will handle the backfield work while Freeman is sidelined. Falcons also declared DT Grady Jarrett (ankle), DE Derrick Shelby (groin), OL Matt Gono, OL Zac Kerin, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, and RB Brian Hill inactive for Week 6.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018 11:31:00 AM

Devonta Freeman (foot) is out for Week 6 against the Buccaneers.

Freeman and DT Grady Jarrett (ankle) were both ruled out, likely putting the Falcons' O in another fortuitous game script in which they'll have to outscore the Bucs in order to win. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Freeman is also dealing with a groin injury to go along with his ailing foot. Tevin Coleman will start and handle a majority of early-down work with fourth-round rookie Ito Smith soaking up snaps and red zone usage behind him. Consider Coleman a confident RB2 in this matchup.
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 01:30:00 PM

Devonta Freeman (foot) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

It seems like the longest of long shots for Freeman to play. Tevin Coleman will be a borderline RB1 with Ito Smith mixing in for 8-10 touches as the No. 2.
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 12:16:00 PM

Devonta Freeman (foot) remained sidelined on Thursday.

ESPN's Dan Graziano has reported Freeman's injury is not a "long-term" issue, but he is very much looking doubtful for Week 6. The Falcons would immediately return to their 70-30 Tevin Coleman/Ito Smith committee if Freeman sits for a mouthwatering matchup with the Bucs.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: This is huge news for DFS this week as it was hard to trust any Falcons running back in their three-way committee. But now with Freeman looking doubtful, Tevin Coleman becomes an immediate cash game consideration at his very cheap price tag.
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 03:09:00 PM

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Falcons do not believe Devonta Freeman's foot injury is a "long-term" concern.

Freeman's status for this week remains up in the air, but it does not sound like he will miss as much time as he did with his knee injury, which cost him three games. Even so, he is coming off an offseason in which he sat out until training camp with a knee issue and has now suffered two injuries in two games. Fantasy players certainly have reason for concern beyond just this week.
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 10:42:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Devonta Freeman's (foot) status is in doubt for Week 6 against the Bucs.

Freeman sat out Wednesday's practice with a bone contusion in his foot. It's a new injury after Freeman missed three games with an MCL sprain. The early signs aren't encouraging for Freeman, but this doesn't look like a multi-week absence. Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith will carry the load if Freeman can't get cleared.
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 06:09:00 PM

Devonta Freeman (foot) didn't practice Wednesday.

Freeman is listed with a foot injury, not the knee issue that sidelined him three games. It's not a great start to his week, but the Falcons may be rep-managing. More should be known on Freeman's status Thursday.
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 04:59:00 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed eight times for 32 yards in the Falcons' Week 5 loss to the Steelers, adding two receptions for nine additional yards.

Freeman started in his first game since Week 1 but ceded 13 touches to Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith. Per Pro Football Focus, Freeman out-snapped Coleman just 28-27. Freeman did look healthy, showing his usual elusiveness in the open field. He should have a much bigger day against the Bucs' league-worst defense in Week 6.
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 05:35:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Devonta Freeman (knee) will be part of a three-back committee this week.

The Falcons are going to ease Freeman in after sitting the last three games. He's expected to split carries with Tevin Coleman, with Ito Smith also remaining involved. Freeman has a favorable matchup against the Steelers, but his workload is a concern. He's a risky RB2 in his first game back.
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 10:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
RB1Tevin Coleman
2Ito Smith
3Brian Hill
GLB1Ito Smith
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Tevin Coleman
2Ito Smith
FB1Ricky Ortiz
WR11Julio Jones
2Calvin Ridley
3Russell Gage
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Marvin Hall
WR31Calvin Ridley
TE1Austin Hooper
2Logan Paulsen
3Eric Saubert
LT1Jake Matthews
2Ty Sambrailo
LG1Ben Garland
2Andy Levitre
C1Alex Mack
RG1Zane Beadles
2Brandon Fusco
3Wes Schweitzer
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Matt Gono
K1Matt Bryant
2David Marvin
3Giorgio Tavecchio