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  Broncos | Royce Freeman quiet in Week 6    Sun Oct 18, 04:34 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed for 26 yards on eight carries against the New England Patriots in Week 6. He also caught one pass for four yards.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman earning trust as a receiver    Mon May 18, 10:38 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman hauled in 43 of his 50 targets last season. The resulting 86-percent catch rate ranked third in the league among all running backs with at least 40 targets, according to Sports Info Solutions.

Footballguys view: Freeman is a better receiver than most expected him to be coming out of Oregon in 2018. He was supposed to be the starter for the Broncos each of the last two years but he's been beat out by Phillip Lindsay. Now, Lindsay has been pushed back with the addition of Melvin Gordon. That makes Freeman the third-string back for the Broncos. There's not much fantasy value in that role. He'll most likely have to get a fresh start with a new team in order to get his career on track.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman the odd man out?    Fri May 15, 09:21 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman accounted for 32.3 percent of the carries in 2019 and 33 percent in 2018, and he 'appears to be the odd man out' of the running back rotation in 2020 following the addition of RB Melvin Gordon, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Freeman has disappointed in two seasons with the Broncos. He was supposed to be the starter each of the last two years but he's been beaten out by 2018 undrafted free agent Phillip Lindsay. With the addition of Gordon, we should not see much of Freeman. New OC Pat Shurmur usually only uses one running back, and Gordon is the top man in Denver. We think Lindsay gets mixed in a bit more as well due to his talent and productivity but there is only a small handful of touches available for Freeman if the backs above him on the depth chart stay healthy.

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  Broncos | Denver hangs on for win in finale    Sun Dec 29, 09:10 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock completed 17 of his 28 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown and rushed six times for 29 yards in a 16-15 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 17. He also fumbled twice, losing one. RB Phillip Lindsay rushed 18 times 53 yards, and RB Royce Freeman lost four yards on two carries and gained eight yards on his only reception. WR DaeSean Hamilton caught five of his six targets for a team-high 65 yards, WR Courtland Sutton caught four of his eight targets for 52 yards, and TE Noah Fant finished with four yards on one reception. LB Todd Davis recorded 15 tackles, including eight solo stops and two tackles for loss, and LB Alexander Johnson finished with 13 tackles.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman finds the end zone    Sun Dec 22, 09:29 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed nine times for 28 yards and a touchdown and caught both of his targets for nine yards in a 27-17 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 16.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman posts 26 total yards    Sun Dec 15, 04:26 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed for 12 yards on five carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15. He also caught four passes for 14 yards during the game.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman ready to play    Fri Dec 6, 08:36 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

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  Broncos | Denver's injury report for Week 14    Fri Dec 6, 05:56 PM

Denver Broncos OG Ronald Leary (concussion) was unable to practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 14 versus the Houston Texans. LB Malik Reed (ankle, shoulder) and LB Von Miller (knee) were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and are listed as questionable. OT Ja'Wuan James (knee) practiced in full all week but is also listed as questionable. S Will Parks (hand), LB Jeremiah Attaochu (leg), RB Royce Freeman (ribs), LB Alexander Johnson (knee), OG Connor McGovern (back), NT Shelby Harris (ankle), WR Tim Patrick (shoulder), DL Mike Purcell (knee) and WR Courtland Sutton (hamstring) practiced fully Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman returns to full practice    Thu Dec 5, 05:47 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ribs) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 5.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman listed as limited    Wed Dec 4, 06:51 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman does little in victory    Mon Dec 2, 01:45 AM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman ran five times for 11 yards and caught four passes for 13 yards on Sunday, Dec. 1, against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman finishes with 29 total yards    Sun Nov 24, 04:26 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed for 20 yards on two carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 12. He also caught two passes for nine yards during the game.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman totals 45 scrimmage yards    Sun Nov 17, 05:24 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed eight times for 31 yards in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings and he added one grab for 14 yards on his only target.

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  Broncos | Small role for Royce Freeman     Sun Nov 3, 11:28 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed five times for 15 yards and lost a yard on his only catch in a 24-19 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 9.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman has shoulder issue    Mon Oct 28, 08:44 AM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (shoulder) was favoring his shoulder after the game Sunday, Oct. 27.

Footballguys view: We'll see if Freeman is limited during the week of practice. The Broncos are at home to play the Browns in Week 9. Phillip Lindsay is the starting running back, but Freeman gets plenty of work (including goal-line work) in the Denver backfield.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman scores in loss    Sun Oct 27, 09:07 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 12 times for 40 yards and a touchdown and caught one of two passes for five yards in a 15-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman scores Thursday    Thu Oct 17, 11:52 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman 10 times for 35 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 32 yards in a 30-6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman logs 76 yards    Sun Oct 13, 10:12 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 11 times for 34 yards and caught five passes for 42 yards in a 16-0 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 6.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman logs 13 carries    Sun Oct 6, 10:41 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 13 times for 61 yards and caught two passes for six yards in 20-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman takes part in practice    Fri Sep 27, 06:25 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman remains limited    Thu Sep 26, 06:17 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (shoulder) remained limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

Footballguys view: Phillip Lindsay is hot and could handle more of the work with Freeman nursing this issue that he left the game for briefly last week.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman listed as limited    Wed Sep 25, 07:04 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman has solid outing    Sun Sep 22, 04:27 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed for 63 yards on 15 carries against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3. He also caught four passes for 10 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Freeman ran well but left for a brief time with a shoulder issue and should be behind Phillip Lindsay in the pecking order on a team that won't give him a lot of favorable game scripts. He's just emergency/bye/injury depth.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman back on the field    Sun Sep 22, 02:05 PM

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (shoulder) returned to the Week 3 game after missing some time because of a shoulder injury.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman injures shoulder    Sun Sep 22, 01:47 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the Week 3 game and is considered questionable to return.

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  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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  Broncos | Royce Freeman bottled up    Tue Aug 20, 12:49 AM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman failed to gain a yard on five carries in a 24-15 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Aug. 19.

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  Broncos | Denver feeling good about Royce Freeman     Thu Aug 1, 02:09 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman is performing well enough in camp that coaches appear ready to 'finally establish the true split-touch situation they envisioned between Freeman and Phillip Lindsay last season,' according to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson.

Footballguys view: That's been known around Denver for quite some time. Freeman has looked like a natural in the wide-zone scheme the Broncos are implementing this season. He should be the lead back when the team needs tough yards or near the goal line. Lindsay is more explosive and doesn't need as many carries to put up more yards. This looks like a 'hot hand' approach that was further complicated with the signing of Theo Riddick.

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  Broncos | Denver RBs compared to former Falcons duo    Sun Jul 21, 03:21 PM

Denver Broncos RBs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman remind offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello of former Atlanta Falcons running mates Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. Coleman has since moved on to the San Francisco 49ers via free agency.

Footballguys view: Freeman is better suited for short yardage carries and carries to finish games, and Lindsay is the better big play threat. Both should be used more as receivers this year. Most signs point to their workloads and fantasy values being closer together than they were last year.

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  Broncos | Bigger role for Royce Freeman?    Sat Jul 20, 09:20 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman could see a 'bigger market share of carries' this season, specifically near the goal line and in short-yardage situations, according to Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver.

Footballguys view: Freeman should be more effective in a zone system than he was last year, and he has had all offseason to show the new regime what he can do while Phillip Lindsay was recovering from wrist surgery. This should look more like a committee than last year's backfield, but if the new offense clicks and Mike Munchak's coaching revitalizes the offensive line, Freeman can be a solid everyweek RB2/Flex play with Lindsay still returning RB2 value.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman working with starters    Fri Jun 21, 09:21 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has taken snaps with the first-team offense during spring practices with RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) still rehabbing.

Footballguys view: Freeman struggled in the Broncos running game last year but should be a better fit in the Shanahan zone running that new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello will implement. While Phillip Lindsay has been recovering from a wrist injury, Freeman has had a chance to impress the new regime and earn a larger role than the one he had last year. We'll see if he can carry over the momentum to training camp.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman busy in loss    Sun Dec 30, 09:39 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 17 times for 60 yards and caught eight passes for 43 yards in a 23-9 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman to lead backfield    Thu Dec 27, 09:39 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will serve as the lead back against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17, according to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman not involved    Sat Dec 15, 11:39 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed four times for seven yards and caught one pass for one yard in a 17-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 15.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman runs for 48 yards    Sun Dec 2, 05:26 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 12 times for 48 yards in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman totals six touches    Sun Nov 25, 11:37 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman carries six times for just 17 yards in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman punches one in    Sun Nov 18, 10:28 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed seven times for 23 yards and a touchdown in a 23-22 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman practices in full    Fri Nov 16, 04:19 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Nov. 16, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  Broncos | Week 11 injury report for Denver    Fri Nov 16, 04:14 PM

Denver Broncos OG Max Garcia (knee), LB Brandon M. Marshall (knee) and S Dymonte Thomas (ankle) did not practice Friday, Nov. 16 and they're out for Week 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers. LB Joe Jones (foot) was a limited participant, while RB Royce Freeman (ankle), WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee), NT Domata Peko (not injury related), CB Bradley Roby (ankle) and S Darian Stewart (neck) each practiced in full and were removed from the report.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman set to play in Week 11    Fri Nov 16, 02:12 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) is expected to return to action in Week 11 versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: Freeman will likely be eased back in and he's running behind a backup center and third string left guard. He's worth stashing for the stretch run, but shouldn't be in lineups this week.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman logs full practice Thursday    Thu Nov 15, 06:49 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was upgraded at practice Thursday, Nov. 15, getting in a full session.

Footballguys view: Freeman is on track to return from his high ankle sprain this week. He'll work in a rotation with rookie sensation Phillip Lindsay. Freeman might get eased back into action and we see him as a 'what the heck' flex against the Chargers in Week 11.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman expected to play Sunday    Thu Nov 15, 01:33 AM

Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph indicated he was 'betting on' RB Royce Freeman (ankle) to play on Sunday, Nov. 18, against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: Freeman could lower Phillip Lindsay's upside a bit, but he's still a suitable RB2 this week. Freeman might be worth a pickup if he was dropped if he can get back to full speed in time for a weak late season schedule.

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  Broncos | Limited practice for Royce Freeman    Wed Nov 14, 07:22 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.

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  Broncos | Denver hopes four return to practice soon    Mon Nov 12, 03:45 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle), S Darian Stewart (neck), WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee) and CB Bradley Roby (ankle) are expected to return to practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Footballguys view: Getting Freeman back would be a boost to the rushing attack. He's not the lead back as undrafted rookie Phillip Lindsay has emerged, but Freeman can give them a power element that Lindsay just doesn't have. He's worth considering as a deep flex play if active against the Chargers on Sunday.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman could be back after bye    Wed Nov 7, 09:21 PM

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is hopeful RB Royce Freeman (ankle) will return following the team's Week 10 bye.

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  Broncos | Week 9 Denver Broncos inactives    Sun Nov 4, 02:38 PM

The Denver Broncos have declared WR DaeSean Hamilton, OL Nico Falah, FS Darian Stewart, CB Bradley Roby, LB Brandon M. Marshall, RB Royce Freeman and OG Sam Jones inactive for Week 9.

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  Broncos | Phillip Lindsay will be lead back again    Sun Nov 4, 02:17 PM

Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay will be the team's lead back Sunday, Nov. 4, with fellow RB Royce Freeman (ankle) expected to miss a second straight game.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman to miss Week 9    Sun Nov 4, 02:10 PM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) will be inactive in Week 9 on Sunday, Nov. 4, as he misses a second straight game with an ankle injury.

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  Broncos | Royce Freeman to be sidelined    Sun Nov 4, 12:10 AM

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) is not expected to play against the Houston Texans in Week 9, according to a source.

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