RB Royce Freeman - Denver Broncos
|5-11, 231||Born: 2-24-1996||College: Oregon||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2018|
Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Royce Freeman's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 9 vs CLE (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Freeman posted a dud with just 15 yards on 5 carries. Denver did not run a lot of offensive plays in this one, and Phillip Lindsay got most of the work in the backfield. Freeman lost a yard on his lone target in the passing game.
2019 Week 8 vs IND (12 / 40 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Freeman carried the ball 12 times to Lindsay's 14 had a slower day than usual in the passing game with only two looks. His longest carry of the day was a 10 yard plunge right through the middle of the defense late in the 1st quarter. Freeman answered the call on a goal line carry in the 3rd quarter, converting the score from the 4 yard line after Courtland Sutton drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone. Freeman had a bad drop on a slant route that he ran from the left slot position in the 3rd quarter.
2019 Week 7 vs KC (10 / 35 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)
Freeman found the end zone for the first time this season, following fullback Janovich from a power formation from the one yard line to cap the first drive of the game with a touchdown. Denver chose to go for two points following an offsides penalty during the extra point attempt, but gave the ball to Lindsay, who was stuffed on his attempt from the one yard line. Freeman broke a 14 yard run off left tackle in the 4th quarter, Denver's longest rush of the day. Freeman(10 carries) and Lindsay(11 carries) posted a nearly identical stat line on the ground, with Freeman scoring Denver's only touchdown. Freeman continues to see more looks in the passing game than Lindsay, drawing five targets to Lindsay's one as the Broncos played almost all of the contest from behind. Freeman's first look was a swing route from the backfield for 9 yards in the 1st. He made an incredibly smooth one handed snag in stride on another short out route from the backfield late in the 2nd quarter. His longest reception of the day was another short dumpoff out of the backfield that picked up 11 yards in the 4th quarter.
2019 Week 6 vs TEN (11 / 34 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Freeman mixed in pretty evenly with Lindsay as a rusher and was busy as a receiver, catching all five of his targets from a variety of formations. He took a big hit corralling his first target on a checkdown pass from Flacco. Freeman lined up wide left and caught a curl route in the 2 minute offense at the end of the 1st half. He was a half a yard shy from converting 3rd and 6 with a 3rd quarter catch out of the backfield. Freeman's biggest gain of the day was a 19 yard reception on a nifty misdirection play that faked a WR sweep and saw Freeman wide open on a swing route out of the backfield. Lindsay got all of the limited goal line work this week.
2019 Week 5 vs LAC (13 / 61 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
With Denver jumping out to an early lead this week, Freeman wasn't asked to contribute as much in the passing game, instead teaming up with Lindsay to grind the clock out with the ground game. Freeman got the first couple of goal line carries early in the 1st quarter, but couldn't punch it in and watched Lindsay take the score. Freeman picked up 6 yards on a checkdown pass from Flacco in the 1st quarter. His second reception was a swing route that was brought down behind the line of scrimmage. Lindsay finished the game with more carries, targets, receptions, and yards.
2019 Week 4 vs JAX (6 / 16 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Freeman didn't do anything with his meager six touches on the ground, but he was the busier of the two backs in the passing game, moving around the formation to collect 6 targets to Lindsay's 1. Freeman ran a great route on a slant that picked up 15 yards and converted 3rd and long late in the 1st quarter. He lined up wide left as a receiver and caught a curl route to convert 3rd down during the two minute drill at the end of the first half. He finished the day with 50 yards total on 10 touches.
2019 Week 3 vs GB (15 / 63 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 10 / 0 rec)
Freeman was featured early in the contest, but missed time later in the first half with a shoulder injury, which gave Lindsay a couple of goal line opportunities. Freeman broke a 10 yard touchdown run off right tackle in the 2nd quarter, but the play was negated by a holding penalty on WR Emmanuel Sanders. He carried no fewer than five Packers down the field for a 13 yard gain in the 3rd quarter in what looked like a rugby scrum. Freeman sniffed the end zone again in the 3rd as he bounced a red-zone carry off right tackle and took it down to Green Bay's three yard line. Freeman drew a few looks from Flacco, but was unable to do anything with them as he netted 10 yards on 4 total receptions. His longest catch was a checkdown pass late in the 4th that picked up 9 yards.
2019 Week 2 vs CHI (11 / 54 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
Freeman looked to the sharper of the two backs this week as he racked up more yards on the ground and through the air than Lindsay with a couple fewer carries. Freeman got some extended work in the passing game, drawing a career-high 7 targets. His first was a checkdown pass from Flacco early in the 1st. He split out wide left as a receiver and caught a curl route that he turned into a ten yard gain in the 2nd quarter. Freeman's longest play of the day was a 19 yard gain on a swing route during Denver's last offensive drive. Freeman didn't do anything flashy on the ground, picking up a couple of runs of 10+ yards in the 2nd and 4th quarter and finishing his day with a solid 4.9 ypc average.
2019 Week 1 vs OAK (10 / 56 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Lindsay was featured in the backfield for the Bronco's first two drives, but Freeman got in on the action later in the 1st quarter. His biggest gain of the day was a 26 yard run that he bounced off right tackle and turned up the sidelines in the 3rd quarter. Freeman caught a checkdown pass from Flacco at the end of the 1st half, picking up a few yards underneath prevent coverage. Freeman split out wide left in a bunch formation in the Oakland red zone in the 3rd quarter, catching a bubble screen that got blown up behind the line of scrimmage.
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