Devonta Freeman

Devonta Freeman

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

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #22
Projection 9 pts


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It's been a brutal start to the season for Freeman, as he's totaled just 41 yards on 19 carries (2.2 yards per carry) without a single touchdown and even lost a fumble. The snap count is also much closer than his owners would like, as he's played 76 snaps compared to 61 for Smith. It doesn't help that they lost their starting right guard for the year and then appeared to lose their starting right tackle last week (though he returned late in the game). Under Frank Reich, the Colts have still yet to allow a 100-yard rusher, though they have allowed a massive 5.50 yards per carry (sixth-most) through two games this season. They've also struggled at defending running backs through the air, as they've allowed 8.36 yards per target (fourth highest mark in the league). It's possible that Freeman has caught them at the perfect time after having two brutal matchups against the Vikings and Eagles to start the year. Freeman has seen double the targets that Smith and has nearly double the carries. The Falcons have to know they'll need Freeman to get going if they want to win games, and this game could help boost some of that confidence. He should be in lineups as a low-end RB2/high-end RB3 who might surprise given the Colts struggles.

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Devonta Freeman bottled up in Week 2 win

Falcon RB Devonta Freeman had 11 carries for 22 yards in Sunday night's Week 2 win over the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact

Freeman also caught 3-of4 targets for 42 yards. Freeman's 64 total yards on 14 touches in promising, but certainly not what we were expecting from a third or fourth-round pick in fantasy drafts. Freeman will look to get on track in a tough Week 3 matchup with the Colts but might be better off on your fantasy bench if you have a better option.

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ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 3RB #22RB #15RB #2841
Rest of Season RB #23RB #18RB #285
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week22036.4
Season to Date20.5033.8
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 2vs. PHI22036.4
Week 1@ MIN19031.1
Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ IND3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesTEN, HOU, ARI20th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CAR, SF, JAC14th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--12th easiest remaining opponents