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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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Devonta Freeman (knee) could be ready for the start of OTAs.
Freeman avoided surgery after playing through MCL and PCL sprains last season. His timetable puts him on track for OTAs, but the Falcons may move him slowly. Even if Freeman is limited this offseason, he'll be fully healthy for training camp. Feb 6 - 12:04 PM
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Devonta Freeman (MCL, PCL) does not require surgery.

Freeman finished the season playing through MCL and PCL sprains. Including the postseason, he averaged just 2.64 yards per carry over his final four games. Freeman should be ready to rock for the offseason program.
Jan 18 - 2:25 PM

Devonta Freeman revealed that he played the end of the season with sprains to both his MCL and PCL.

Freeman clearly lacked explosiveness in Atlanta's playoff loss to Philadelphia, and he was limited in practices leading up to both the Wild Card and Divisional Rounds. "I hope I don't have to," Freeman said of the possibility of undergoing offseason surgery. We suspect Freeman will be all systems go for OTAs.
Jan 13 - 9:46 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 10 times for seven yards in the Falcons' Divisional Round loss to the Eagles, adding five receptions for 26 additional yards and a touchdown.

Freeman checked out a few times with an apparent (minor) injury. Although held below 1,000 yards rushing for the first time since his rookie season in 2014, Freeman remained an invaluable part of the Falcons' offense. He was missed during his two-game absence with a concussion in Weeks 11 and 12. Freeman also suffered a concussion in the preseason. The Falcons committed to Freeman after his return, but overall his usage was a bit inconsistent under new OC Steve Sarkisian. With Tevin Coleman continuing to improve, that could remain a theme for Freeman in the final year of Coleman's rookie deal next season. Freeman will begin the year on the RB1/2 borderline in fantasy.
Jan 13 - 8:05 PM

Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

The injury had no effect on Freeman last week—he scored a touchdown in a victory over Los Angeles—and we're guessing he'll be left off the final injury report. Freeman gets a tough matchup Saturday against an Eagles team that allowed just one 100-yard rusher all season.
Jan 10 - 4:41 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 18 times for 66 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Wild Card win over the Rams, adding a three-yard reception.

It was a gutsy effort against the Rams' tough front on a field with awful footing. Freeman's reward for the Divisional Round is a date with the Eagles' run-erasing defense.
Jan 7 - 12:40 AM

Devonta Freeman (knee) was not listed on the final injury report for Saturday's Wild Card matchup with the Rams.

It is not a surprise after coach Dan Quinn said he worked without limitations on Thursday. Taylor Gabriel (hamstring) and C Alex Mack (calf) are also ready to go.
Jan 4 - 12:56 PM

Devonta Freeman (knee) is practicing on Thursday.

Freeman sat out Tuesday, but he got in a limited session yesterday and is back on the field today. After practice, coach Dan Quinn said the running back had no limitations. It would be a shock if he is not ready to face the Rams on Saturday night.
Jan 4 - 11:33 AM

Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's an upgrade after Freeman was held out Tuesday. Freeman isn't going to get in a ton of practice reps this week, but he's on track to play in the Wild Card round.
Jan 3 - 4:22 PM

Devonta Freeman (knee) was held out of Tuesday's practice.

The "DNP" comes the same day the Falcons promoted RB Terrence Magee from the practice squad, but we wouldn't read too much into it yet. This is not the time of year where teams are going to take chances in practice. For now, Freeman should be assumed to be out there as the lead dog against the Rams on Saturday night.
Jan 2 - 4:48 PM

Devonta Freeman totaled 23 yards on 11 carries while adding nine catches for 85 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets Sunday in the Falcons' Week 17 win over the Rams.

He would have sewn up his third straight 1,000-yard season with 158 rushing yards on Sunday, but obviously fell well short of that mark. 2017 was full of peaks and valleys for Freeman, who opened the year on a four-game touchdown streak, then went his next six games without scoring. Freeman’s usage was somewhat erratic under new OC Steve Sarkisian and he missed a pair of games late in the year due to a concussion. Overall, he’ll finish the year with 1,182 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns (seven rushing, one receiving). The defending NFC champs begin their playoff run next week against the Rams.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:51:00 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 11 times for 36 yards and hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 20 yards in the Falcons' Week 16 loss to the Saints.

It was a game of missed chances for Freeman, who had a couple runs called back by penalties in the first half and fumbled at the goal line just after the break. He seemed to be headed in the right direction after a 15-yard gain on a direct snap to Mohamed Sanu in the third quarter, but he gave up another scoring chance when he was stuffed from the one-yard line on fourth down on the first play of the fourth. With the Panthers' tough run defense up next, Freeman could struggle to bounce back.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:40:00 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 22 times for 126 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 15 win over the Bucs, adding five catches for 68 yards on seven targets.

With RB Tevin Coleman out, Freeman was the workhorse back while Terron Ward rotated in behind him. Freeman consistently gashed the Buccaneers injured defensive front, ripping off multiple 20-yard gains as well as a 30-yard touchdown. He was also the Falcons leading receiver, recording season-highs in both receptions and yards. Despite racking up gaudy yardage totals, he nearly cost his team with two fumbles the Falcons were lucky to fall on, one going for a touchdown. Freeman will be a RB1 against the Saints in Week 16.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 24 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 14 win over the Saints.

Unusually, neither Freeman nor Tevin Coleman were targeted in the passing game. Freeman's 24 carries were a new season high by three. Freeman kept blasting his way through the first line of defense, but could never quite bust through the second. Either way, he was the Falcons' best offensive player on a night where Matt Ryan really struggled. Freeman has 10 days to rest up for a mouthwatering matchup with the Bucs.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:46:00 PM

Devonta Freeman rushed 12 times for 74 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Falcons' Week 13 loss to the Vikings.

Freeman consistently gained positive yardage for an offense which was struggling to stay ahead of the chains, but he ceded 11 touches and quite a few snaps to Tevin Coleman. That should change as Freeman moves further away from the concussion which cost him two games, and he has a better matchup on Thursday night against the Saints. He will be a back-end RB1 in that spot.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
3Garrett Grayson
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
4Terrence Magee
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
WR11Julio Jones
2Marvin Hall
3Nick Williams
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Reggie Davis
WR31Justin Hardy
TE1Austin Hooper
2Logan Paulsen
3Eric Saubert
4Alex Gray
LT1Jake Matthews
2Ty Sambrailo
3Daniel Brunskill
LG1Andy Levitre
2Ben Garland
C1Alex Mack
2Jamil Douglas
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Wes Schweitzer
3Sean Harlow
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Austin Pasztor
K1Matt Bryant