Devonta Freeman adjusting running style to stay healthy

by Jody Smith | Falcons Correspondent | Sun, Jun 10th 9:10pm EDT

After a disappointing 2017 season that was abbreviated by a pair of concussions and a knee injury, former Pro Bowl RB Devonta Freeman is working with new Falcons running backs coach Bernie Parmalee to adjust Freeman's running style and aggressiveness to avoid unnecessary hits. “A lot of times as runners we want to be real physical and put their heads down,” Parmalee said, “When you look at plays, there’s plays where you can get skinny where you don’t have to do that." (Atlanta Journal Constitution )

Fantasy Impact:

Freeman exceeded 1,500 scrimmage yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015 and 2016 but was limited to 14 games last year, finishing as the PPR RB13 after consecutive top-5 seasons. Tevin Coleman may be called upon more in the passing game, but Freeman should be the main ball-carrier and short-yardage back, so anything that helps him stay healthy would certainly be welcomed by fantasy enthusiasts. Freeman is a solid RB1 in any format.

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