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RB Devonta Freeman - Atlanta Falcons

5-8, 206Born: 3-15-1992College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 4

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Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) was out of practice Monday, Aug. 14, and he is in the concussion protocol. He has been ruled out for the second preseason game.

Summary

So far, so good for Devonta Freeman, who followed up a stellar 2015 campaign with a solid top-10 finish during 2016 (227/1,079/11 rushing with 65 targets for 54/462/2 receiving), checking in at sixth among all fantasy running backs. Like the rest of the Falcons' offense, he'll be working with a new offensive coordinator this year, Steve Sarkisian. However, Freeman doesn't appear concerned with the transition, stating on May 18 that the offense will stay 'pretty much the same... A few tweaks here and there, but the majority of the same play calls, the same offense.' Freeman has cemented his role as the lead back in Atlanta over the last two seasons - he should continue to get a heavy load of carries during 2017, and it looks like he got the 'elite' running back money that he was expecting in his new contract. (August 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 5, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9
Overall Redraft - 10, 4, 6, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17
RB Redraft PPR - 5, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9
Overall Redraft PPR - 10, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 14, 15, 16
RB Dynasty - 6, 3, 5, 6, 6, 7, 9
Overall Dynasty - 15, 8, 13, 15, 18, 21, 25

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 ATL 16 65 248 1 38 30 225 1 1
2015 ATL 15 264 1061 11 97 73 578 3 2
2016 ATL 16 227 1079 11 65 54 462 2 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 210 * * 57 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 215 * * 55 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 215 * * 55 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 203 * * 59 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 8
RB: 4
Overall-PPR: 8
RB-PPR: 4

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Latest News

Falcons | Devonta Freeman almost ready (Tue Aug 22, 01:51 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is in the final stages of the concussion protocol, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Our View: Good news for the Falcons and fantasy owners here. Freeman may not play in week three of the preseason but it looks like he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
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Falcons | Devonta Freeman will rest against Steelers (Fri Aug 18, 03:12 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) will not play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Aug. 20. Head coach Dan Quinn said Freeman's condition is not serious.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman could return soon (Wed Aug 16, 10:04 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) is expected to go through the concussion protocol over the next few days and could return to practice soon, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol (Mon Aug 14, 11:33 AM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) was out of practice Monday, Aug. 14, and he is in the concussion protocol. He has been ruled out for the second preseason game.

Our View: He left Sunday's practice with what was originally called a 'heat' issue. The team will wisely be cautious with their star running back. At this point, he should still be ready for the start of the regular season...but make sure to keep track of his status as we go through the month of August.
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Falcons | Devonta Freeman in class of his own (Thu Aug 10, 12:33 AM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is the only running back to have logged at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground in each of the past two seasons.

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2017 Schedule

1@ Chicago Bears
2vs Green Bay Packers
3@ Detroit Lions
4vs Buffalo Bills
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs Miami Dolphins
7@ New England Patriots
8@ New York Jets
9@ Carolina Panthers
10vs Dallas Cowboys
11@ Seattle Seahawks
12vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13vs Minnesota Vikings
14vs New Orleans Saints
15@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16@ New Orleans Saints
17vs Carolina Panthers