RB Devonta Freeman - Atlanta Falcons

5-8, 206Born: 3-15-1992College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 4, pick 103 (2014)

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Summary

Devonta Freeman missed all but two games in 2018 with a groin injury, sending the previous starting line stalwart for the Falcons' offense to the sideline. Freeman was previously one of the more productive two-way running backs in the NFL. While undersized compared to the positional prototype, Freeman runs big inside and has been optimized when at his best in space for Atlanta's potent offense. Tevin Coleman departed in free agency, a notable depth chart change from 2019 as second-year back Ito Smith is penciled in as the secondary option to Freeman's starting status. Freeman's usage has waned since his more than 22 touches per game peak in 2015 to 16-17 touches per contest his past two healthy seasons. (April 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 17, 11, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 19, 20
Overall Redraft - 34, 12, 31, 32, 33, 33, 34, 34, 38, 40, 42, 42
RB Redraft PPR - 13, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 20
Overall Redraft PPR - 31, 20, 23, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30, 30, 33, 34, 34, 34, 35, 37, 39, 39
RB Dynasty - 17, 13, 17, 19, 20, 21, 25
Overall Dynasty - 43, 33, 42, 42, 53, 65

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 ATL 16 227 1079 11 65 54 462 2 1
2017 ATL 14 196 865 7 47 36 317 1 1
2018 ATL 2 14 68 0 7 5 23 0
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 200.0 * * 42.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 210.0 * * 43.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 15.0 190.0 * * 44.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 179.0 * * 42.9 * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Average Draft Position

Overall: 33
RB: 16
Overall-PPR: 33
RB-PPR: 16

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  Jason Wood - July 17
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Latest News

Falcons | Devonta Freeman set for big role? (Sun Aug 4, 08:15 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is the unquestioned No. 1 running back, according to head coach Dan Quinn, and Quinn said the backup role is still up for grabs.

Our View: This is bad news for Ito Smith's stock. He has to fight to win a backup that ADP seemed to assume he would own. Fifth-round pick Qadree Ollison is probably going to be a healthy scratch and developmental back, but Brian Hill had a great finish to last year and outplayed Smith in the Hall of Fame game. He may be the better handcuff to Freeman.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Minnesota Vikings
2vs Philadelphia Eagles
3@ Indianapolis Colts
4vs Tennessee Titans
5@ Houston Texans
6@ Arizona Cardinals
7vs Los Angeles Rams
8vs Seattle Seahawks
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ New Orleans Saints
11@ Carolina Panthers
12vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13vs New Orleans Saints
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ San Francisco 49ers
16vs Jacksonville Jaguars
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers