RB Royce Freeman - Denver Broncos

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

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Week 6: vs Tennessee Titans

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The Broncos backfield duo of Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman combined for a stellar outing last week against the Chargers. Lindsay saw the slightly heavier rushing workload for the fifth straight game as he rushed 15 times for 114 yards and a touchdown--easily his best game of the season from a productivity perspective. Royce Freeman also had one of his top rushing performances of the year, rushing 13 times for 61 yards. Lindsay played well from start to finish last week, especially as he wore down the Chargers defense late in the game. Lindsay has now cleared five yards per carry in back-to-back games as he is finally breaking off a few big runs and showing off his elusiveness. He is also seeing the goal line work when healthy, as displayed last week with his touchdown run from inside the five yard-line. Freeman has seen decent volume but continues to play a very close second-fiddle to Lindsay. The Broncos offensive line is run blocking relatively well right now even as they continue to suit up without starting right tackle Ja'Wuan James--who remains questionable for this week's game. They should remain a mid-tier run-blocking unit. The Titans put forth another solid effort against the run last week as they held Frank Gore to just 60 yards on 14 carries, shutting him down for most of the game as Gore had just two runs of more than five yards through the first 57 minutes. It continues to be the big runs late in the game that seems to plague this group, as Gore accounted for half his yards (30) on just two carries with minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. This run defense is set to match up well with most opposing rushing offenses as they are well-coached, tackle effectively, and have contributors both upfront and in the secondary to chip in against the run. Jurrell Casey and Daquon Jones certainly play a big part in this group's success, but linebackers and defensive backs alike have been key to locking down opposing running backs for most of the game. They just need to hold their poise late in games to rise up as a truly elite run defense. The Broncos offensive line did look better in run blocking last week, but they should still have a tough time with this Titans defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
2 vs CHI 43 11 54 0 7 5.0 48 0 0 10.2
3 at GB 36 15 63 0 5 4.0 10 0 0 7.3
4 vs JAX 34 6 16 0 6 4.0 34 0 0 5
5 at LAC 33 13 61 0 2 2.0 6 0 0 6.7
6 vs TEN 11 34 0 5 5.0 42 0 0 7.6
6 vs TEN PROJ-Dodds * 13 * * 3.0 * * * *
6 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 11 * * 3.2 * * * *
6 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 13 * * 3.0 * * * *

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 5 vs LAC (13 / 61 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

With Denver jumping out to an early lead this week, Freeman wasn't asked to contribute as much in the passing game, instead teaming up with Lindsay to grind the clock out with the ground game. Freeman got the first couple of goal line carries early in the 1st quarter, but couldn't punch it in and watched Lindsay take the score. Freeman picked up 6 yards on a checkdown pass from Flacco in the 1st quarter. His second reception was a swing route that was brought down behind the line of scrimmage. Lindsay finished the game with more carries, targets, receptions, and yards.

2019 Week 4 vs JAX (6 / 16 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)

Freeman didn't do anything with his meager six touches on the ground, but he was the busier of the two backs in the passing game, moving around the formation to collect 6 targets to Lindsay's 1. Freeman ran a great route on a slant that picked up 15 yards and converted 3rd and long late in the 1st quarter. He lined up wide left as a receiver and caught a curl route to convert 3rd down during the two minute drill at the end of the first half. He finished the day with 50 yards total on 10 touches.

2019 Week 3 vs GB (15 / 63 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 10 / 0 rec)

Freeman was featured early in the contest, but missed time later in the first half with a shoulder injury, which gave Lindsay a couple of goal line opportunities. Freeman broke a 10 yard touchdown run off right tackle in the 2nd quarter, but the play was negated by a holding penalty on WR Emmanuel Sanders. He carried no fewer than five Packers down the field for a 13 yard gain in the 3rd quarter in what looked like a rugby scrum. Freeman sniffed the end zone again in the 3rd as he bounced a red-zone carry off right tackle and took it down to Green Bay's three yard line. Freeman drew a few looks from Flacco, but was unable to do anything with them as he netted 10 yards on 4 total receptions. His longest catch was a checkdown pass late in the 4th that picked up 9 yards.

2019 Week 2 vs CHI (11 / 54 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)

Freeman looked to the sharper of the two backs this week as he racked up more yards on the ground and through the air than Lindsay with a couple fewer carries. Freeman got some extended work in the passing game, drawing a career-high 7 targets. His first was a checkdown pass from Flacco early in the 1st. He split out wide left as a receiver and caught a curl route that he turned into a ten yard gain in the 2nd quarter. Freeman's longest play of the day was a 19 yard gain on a swing route during Denver's last offensive drive. Freeman didn't do anything flashy on the ground, picking up a couple of runs of 10+ yards in the 2nd and 4th quarter and finishing his day with a solid 4.9 ypc average.

2019 Week 1 vs OAK (10 / 56 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Lindsay was featured in the backfield for the Bronco's first two drives, but Freeman got in on the action later in the 1st quarter. His biggest gain of the day was a 26 yard run that he bounced off right tackle and turned up the sidelines in the 3rd quarter. Freeman caught a checkdown pass from Flacco at the end of the 1st half, picking up a few yards underneath prevent coverage. Freeman split out wide left in a bunch formation in the Oakland red zone in the 3rd quarter, catching a bubble screen that got blown up behind the line of scrimmage.

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Latest News

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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Schedule

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