RB Royce Freeman - Denver Broncos

5-11, 231Born: 2-24-1996College: OregonDrafted: Round 3, pick 71 (2018)

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Summary

Royce Freeman was supposed to be the team's starter in each of the last two seasons. A third-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Freeman showed power, balance and burst during his college career at Oregon. He was drafted to be the team's starter but has rarely been in that position for a couple of reasons. First, Freeman has struggled with minor injuries as a pro. Second, the emergence of Phillip Lindsay has put Freeman in the back seat as a reserve while Lindsay has been a 1,000-yard rusher as the starter. Last year, the Broncos moved to a wide-zone system, specifically for Freeman to be the starter and he failed to win the job. The wide-zone system was what he thrived in during his days with the Ducks but he couldn't reproduce that college success. Freeman seems to have lost confidence as a runner and now he's an afterthought who is buried on the depth chart as the no.3 back behind starter Melvin Gordon and Lindsay. We'll see if Freeman can make the 53-man roster in training camp. He should but it's no guarantee based on his play and propensity to get a little banged up. While he has disappointed as a runner, Freeman has looked good as a receiving back. He's so smooth as a receiving back that he could carve out a small role with that as his primary function. It's not much of a fantasy-relevant role and Freeman won't be on Fantasy GM radars unless there's an injury or two above him on the depth chart. (May 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Dynasty - 80, 68, 70, 72, 74

Stats and Projections

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2018 DEN 14 130 521 5 20 14 72 0 1
2019 DEN 16 132 496 3 50 43 256 1
2020 DEN 7 22 * * 10 9 * * *
2020 PROJ-Dodds 14.8 39.0 * * 8.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 15.0 25.0 * * 4.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 50.0 * * 8.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 30.0 * * 19.8 * * *
2020 PROJ-Consensus 14.9 34.4 * * 8.4 * * *

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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.

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