RB Royce Freeman - Denver Broncos

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

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Summary

Royce Freeman's rookie season was not a disappointment, but it didn't go the way many Fantasy GMs expected. A high-ankle sprain derailed Freeman's rookie season, allowing Phillip Lindsay to take over as the team's starter and earn a Pro Bowl nod. Freeman has the size (230 pounds) to be a bellcow back, and the Broncos are likely to use him more in 2019 so long as he can stay healthy. Last year, the Broncos used a lot of I-formation and Freeman seemed uncomfortable running behind a fullback. This year, under new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, the team is going back to the zone running game. The wide zone concepts the Broncos will use this year are similar to what Freeman ran in college at Oregon, and he was incredibly productive in that scheme. Lindsay is the '1A' for the Broncos, but Freeman can easily be the '1B' for the team in 2019. There is RB3 potential for Freeman, and he's got the upside to have some RB1 weeks based on his size, ability to handle a large load and nose for the end zone. (May 6)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 33, 18, 30, 31, 31, 32, 33, 34, 34, 35, 37, 48, 48
Overall Redraft - 65, 25
RB Redraft PPR - 34, 21, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34, 35, 35, 35, 35, 37, 38, 39, 42, 44, 48, 48
Overall Redraft PPR - 82, 50
RB Dynasty - 36, 33, 34, 36, 41, 41, 47

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2018 DEN 14 130 521 5 20 14 72 0 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 175.0 * * 20.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 195.0 * * 15.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 165.0 * * 24.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 152.0 * * 11.3 * * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 103
RB: 39
Overall-PPR: 103
RB-PPR: 39

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2019 Schedule

1@ Oakland Raiders
2vs Chicago Bears
3@ Green Bay Packers
4vs Jacksonville Jaguars
5@ Los Angeles Chargers
6vs Tennessee Titans
7vs Kansas City Chiefs
8@ Indianapolis Colts
9vs Cleveland Browns
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Minnesota Vikings
12@ Buffalo Bills
13vs Los Angeles Chargers
14@ Houston Texans
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16vs Detroit Lions
17vs Oakland Raiders