Devonta Freeman

Devonta Freeman

RB - ATL
Height: 5' 8"Weight: 206 lbsAge: 27College: Florida StateDrafted: #103 (4th Rd. by Atlanta)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
25th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #40
Best / Worst #22 / #74
ADP #39

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Devonta Freeman will be a 'full go' for training camp

Falcons coach Dan Quinn is calling Devonta Freeman a "full go" for training camp.

Fantasy Impact

"He's having such an awesome off-season" were some of Quinn's exact words. Freeman dealt with a plethora of injuries last season, which included his knee, groin, and foot. Still just 27 years old, Freeman has a chance for a lot of run this year with Tevin Coleman gone to San Francisco.

Devonta Freeman return not ruled out

Devonta Freeman has been rehabbing, and the team hasn't ruled out him returning at the end of the season.

Fantasy Impact

Given the Falcons' slim chances at the playoffs, it's more likely that Freeman is shelved for the rest of the year to allow him to fully recover ahead of 2019. While Tevin Coleman could be heading out of town as a free agent over the offseason, the team is likely to continue to be a two-back system under Dan Quinn.

Blaine Blontz24 weeks ago
Devonta Freeman (groin) might return this year?

According to Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, Devonta Freeman (groin) is a possibility to return later in the year.

Fantasy Impact

He won't be eligible until Week 15, which is the semi-finals for most fantasy football leagues. The Falcons also might shut him down if they're out of contention. Freeman can be safely dropped in 10-12 team leagues.

Devonta Freeman will reportedly undergo groin surgery

Updating the initial report of Devonta Freeman being placed on IR, according to sources, he will undergo groin surgery and if all goes well, it's possible he could return later this season.

Fantasy Impact

If the team does place Freeman on IR with the designation to return, he'd be forced to miss eight games which would set his return for Week 15 at the earliest. If you have an open IR slot, it certainly doesn't hurt to stash him there, but there are no guarantees he returns in time to make any sort of impact and it'd be difficult to start him in your fantasy playoffs after missing over two months of action. Ito Smith won't be an every-down contributor, but with a touchdown in each of his last three games, don't expect the Falcons to change how they're using both Coleman and Smith as a 1-2 punch.

Devonta Freeman will be placed on IR

Devonta Freeman will be placed on injured reserve due to his lingering foot injury.

Fantasy Impact

It's a big loss for Freeman owners as he likely costed a second round pick and hasn't produced at all to this point. With this news, Tevin Coleman's stock will remain high, but Ito Smith's stock is the one that will rise and becomes a top waiver pickup in Week 7. He'll likely take on a role similar to what Coleman operated in when Freeman was healthy. If you play in a dynasty league, Freeman is still just 26 years old and it might not be a bad idea to see what the owner wants for him as his stock is as low as it's been in recent years.