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RB Devonta Freeman - Atlanta Falcons

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

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Freeman (groin) was placed on injured reserve in Week 7

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Freeman was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. His year is a total loss from a fantasy perspective

General News (Tue Oct 16): will be placed on injured reserve, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. Ian Rapoport reports Freeman is having groin surgery but could potentially come back if all goes well.

General News (Mon Oct 15): is not expected to play in Week 7 versus the New York Giants, according to beat writer Jason Butt.

Week 7: vs New York Giants

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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

5 at PIT 28 8 32 0 2 2 9 0 0 4.1
7 vs NYG PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 5 vs PIT (8 / 32 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Earning his first start after missing three games with an bone bruise, Freeman earned four yards off left end and then carried T.J. Watt on his back for another four on the following play. Freeman was slow to transition from carrying out a play fake to attacking a defensive end in the red zone on a play-action pass that resulted in a third sack.

2018 Week 1 vs PHI (6 / 36 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

After Jones earned about 15 yards on an end around, they ran a toss with reverse action to Jones that opened the right side of the field for 20 yards. Two plays later, Ryan threw an RPO high and behind Freeman, resulting in a 3rd and 10. Freeman earned the first red zone carry and spun away from penetration in the crease for a gain of eight to reach the Falcons' one but stuffed on the next two carries. Ryan then overthrew Freeman at the one on a third-down shallow route and the defense rallied to the left flat to stop Freeman on a fourth-and-goal run to left end. Freeman gave up a sack on a bull rush by the blitzing linebacker on a third down that pushed the Falcons field goal range to a 52 yarder. Freeman earned a swing pass late in the half to set up a third-and-short in-cut that Julio Jones dropped with less than a minute in the half. Freeman suffered a knee injury that kept him out of the game late. He was walking on the knee at the sideline after using a heat wrap.


Latest News

Falcons | Devonta Freeman out of commission (Tue Oct 16, 02:15 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) is undergoing surgery on his injured groin and is being placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 16. He could return later in the year if his recovery goes well.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman likely to sit again Week 7 (Mon Oct 15, 03:21 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) is not expected to play in Week 7 versus the New York Giants.

Our View: That means Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith continue to share the work in the backfield for the Falcons. Against the Giants in Week 7, Coleman has RB2/flex appeal while Smith is a deep flex or 'what the heck' flex for Fantasy GMs.
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Falcons | Week 6 Atlanta Falcons inactives (Sun Oct 14, 11:45 AM) - The Atlanta Falcons have declared DL Derrick Shelby, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, RB Devonta Freeman, RB Brian Hill, OL Matt Gono, DL Grady Jarrett and C Zac Kerin inactive for Week 6.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman ruled out for Week 6 (Fri Oct 12, 01:37 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) on Friday, Oct. 10, was ruled out of the Week 6 game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with foot and groin injuries.

Our View: Tevin Coleman will get the start, but Ito Smith has been as good or better than Coleman in recent weeks. Both have a tough rushing matchup against the Bucs this week.
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Falcons | Devonta Freeman absent again (Fri Oct 12, 12:15 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) was not seen on the field during the media-viewing portion of practice Friday, Oct. 12.

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