Devonta Freeman

Devonta Freeman

Height: 5' 8"Weight: 206 lbsAge: 26College: Florida StateDrafted: #103 (4th Rd. by Atlanta)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
25th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #19
Best / Worst #12 / #27
ADP #18


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It was only two seasons ago that Freeman took the fantasy world by storm and finished as the top back in football. The NFL moves fast, however, and with Shanahan gone last year, Freeman was not nearly as efficient. There is still plenty of upside, but he has something to prove before Freeman can be considered an RB1 once again.

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Devonta Freeman adjusting running style to stay healthy

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."

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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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #11RB #8RB #1558
Dynasty RB #13RB #8RB #1831
Running Backs#11#11#62#11
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week230916.8
Last 3 Weeks61.70.35.315.3
Season to Date61.80.52.611.7
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. CAR230916.8
Week 16@ NO36023.6
Week 15@ TB1261525.4
Week 14vs. NO911015.1
Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ PHI3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesCAR, NO, CIN29th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)GB, ARI, CAR30th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--9th easiest remaining opponents