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RB Royce Freeman - Denver Broncos

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 24): Even with Phillip Lindsay out, the Broncos didn't use Freeman much in a loss at Baltimore. Case Keenum's play is taking a nosedive, and Week 4 against the Chiefs could make Freeman irrelevant very quickly. He's just a bench stash/matchup flex right now.

Week 4: vs Kansas City Chiefs

All RB vs KC

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs SEA 29 15 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.1
2 vs OAK 16 8 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 8.8
3 at BAL 29 13 53 1 1 1 5 0 0 11.8
4 vs KC PROJ-Dodds * 12 * * 1 * * * *
4 vs KC PROJ-Tremblay * 12 * * 1 * * * *

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

2018 Week 3 vs BAL (13 / 53 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

The Broncos blocked a Ravens punt in the Baltimore red zone on the opening drive of the game. Denver recovered at the Baltimore 6 yard line, and Freeman got the call on the next play, punching it in right up the middle from a single back set for a touchdown. Freeman's longest carry was a 16 yard tote that he bounced off right tackle in the 1st quarter, stiff-arming a couple of defenders in the process. Freeman had a couple of impressive runs right up the middle of the offense, but there were also several plays that he was dropped in the backfield for a loss. Lindsay should be back in the rotation next week. Freeman caught his first and only target of the season so far for a 5 yard gain on a checkdown pass.

2018 Week 2 vs OAK (8 / 28 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Freeman got the start and the first carry for the Broncos, but he was quickly relieved by Phillip Lindsay, who proceeded to steal the show. Freeman did dominate the goal line work. His biggest gain was a 14 yard carry on a pitch to the left of the formation in the 3rd quarter. Freeman punched a touchdown in from the 1 yard line in the 3rd quarter, following fullback Janovich right up the middle in a goal line set. Freeman nearly scored a second touchdown with 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter, but he was knocked backwards while attempting to dive over the pile into the end zone. Freeman was out-touched 15-8 by Phillip Lindsay.

2018 Week 1 vs SEA (15 / 71 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Freeman got the start, but wound up nearly splitting time with Phillip Lindsay. He and Lindsay interestingly posted nearly the exact same stat line in the rushing game, with both backs tallying 71 yards on 15 carries(Freeman's longest run was 17, Lindsay's 14). Freeman fumbled a carry in the 1st quarter but managed to recover the ball himself. Freeman was deployed to grind out the clock and had a couple of impressive runs right up the middle late in the 4th quarter, moving a pile of defenders downfield as he churned out tough yards. Freeman was not targeted in the passing game, with Devontae Booker working some passing downs and Phillip Lindsay scoring a nice receiving touchdown.


Latest News

Broncos | Royce Freeman continues to score (Mon Sep 24, 12:29 AM) - Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 13 times for 53 yards and a touchdown while also adding one reception for five yards in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Our View: Phillip Lindsay, the NFL's third-leading rusher entering Week 3, was thrown out of the game against Baltimore. That opened things up more for Freeman...who is actually at the top of the depth chart. Freeman should be looked at as a RB3/flex option with Lindsay performing like a low-end RB2 (when not ejected).
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