RB Royce Freeman - Denver Broncos

5-11, 231Born: 2-24-1996College: OregonDrafted: Round 3, pick 2018

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 16): Freeman looks good, but Phillip Lindsay isn't going away and this offense is limited. He's still a flex consideration and the more likely Broncos back to stay healthy all year.

Week 3: at Green Bay Packers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The committee approach continued in Week 2 for the Broncos backfield with Phillip Lindsay rushing 13 times compared to 11 carries for Royce Freeman while splitting snaps nearly half and half. Freeman was the more productive rusher for the second straight week, gaining more yards than Lindsay despite fewer opportunities. Freeman was actually more productive in the passing game last week as well, which could lead to additional snaps if he can keep up that momentum. As of now, however, this backfield has to be considered a pure committee with as even a split as you will find, making it tough to rely on either running back for a high ceiling fantasy output. What further dampens the upside of this rushing offense is the poor play by their offensive line. Left tackle Garrett Boles gave up numerous pressures while being called for five holding penalties in last week's game alone. With starting right tackle Ja'Wuan James still sidelined with a knee injury, this offensive line continues to be ranked near the bottom of the league. The Packers run defense had a tough time against the Vikings, giving up a total of 198 rushing yards and a touchdown. That touchdown was a 75-yard run by Dalvin Cook, who finished with 154 rushing yards from 20 attempts. While Kenny Clark continues to be impressive on the interior of this line, the rest of the Packers defensive interior had a rough time against a very much improved Vikings offensive line last week. Linebacker Blake Martinez had all he could handle but did play well despite the end result as he was picking up after his defensive line being thrown around in the trenches. This Packers defense has the talent to put up a fight against the run, they just did not coalesce in last week's game. The Broncos subpar offensive line should be expected to struggle in what could be a bounceback performance for a talented Packers defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at OAK 30 10 56 0 1 1.0 5 0 0 6.1
2 vs CHI 43 11 54 0 7 5.0 48 0 0 10.2
3 at GB PROJ-Dodds * 12 * * 2.5 * * * *
3 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 11 * * 2.7 * * * *
3 at GB PROJ-Bloom * 10 * * 3.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Royce Freeman's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

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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Latest News

Broncos | Royce Freeman eclipses 100 total yards (Mon Sep 16, 02:26 AM) - Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman carried 11 times for 54 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 2. He also caught five passes for 48 yards.

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Broncos | Royce Freeman leads the charge (Tue Sep 10, 01:58 AM) - Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 10 times for 56 yards in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders and he added a five-yard catch on his only target.

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Schedule

3@ Green Bay Packers
4vs Jacksonville Jaguars
5@ Los Angeles Chargers
6vs Tennessee Titans
7vs Kansas City Chiefs
8@ Indianapolis Colts
9vs Cleveland Browns
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Minnesota Vikings
12@ Buffalo Bills
13vs Los Angeles Chargers
14@ Houston Texans
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16vs Detroit Lions
17vs Oakland Raiders