Posted: 9/15/2019 11:09 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman carried 11 times for 54 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 2. He also caught five passes for 48 yards.
Huddle Up: Freeman finished with 16 touches for 102 yards to Phillip Lindsay's 17 touches for 66 yards. While Freeman has done more damage in the early going, there's no sign that the team will do anything other than split touches between the pair. That leaves Freeman as an RB3/Flex play.
Posted: 9/09/2019 10:09 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 10 times for 56 yards in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders and he added a five-yard catch on his only target.
Huddle Up: Freeman averaged 5.6 yards per carry to 3.9 yards per tote from Phillip Lindsay, and you can expect those two to jockey for touches in the Denver backfield all season. Both are solid RB3 or flex fantasy options in most formats. The Broncos host the Bears in Week 2.
Posted: 8/19/2019 9:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman failed to gain a yard on five carries in a 24-15 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: The Broncos want to have Freeman more involved in the running game this year, and one bad preseason performance isn't going to change that. He has flex potential in an expanded role, but the Denver running game could quickly return to being the Phillip Lindsay show if Freeman struggles during the regular season.
Posted: 8/01/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman is performing well enough in camp that coaches appear ready to 'finally establish the true split-touch situation they envisioned between Freeman and Phillip Lindsay last season,' according to Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson.
Huddle Up: Freeman supporters would say he did the same thing last summer but was doomed by the unimaginative play-calling of then-offensive according to Bill Musgrave and a high percentage of stacked boxes. At any rate, it appears Freeman will play a much more vital role in this year's offense - which could easily include goal-line and four-minute work in addition to splitting regular work with Lindsay. There's high-end flex appeal with the 230-pounder this year.
Posted: 7/21/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RBs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman remind offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello of former Atlanta Falcons running mates Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman. Coleman has since moved on to the San Francisco 49ers via free agency.
Huddle Up: Lindsay and Freeman combined for 1,558 rushing yards and 313 receiving yards with 15 total touchdowns last season. Lindsay, an undrafted free agent in 2018, is expected to stay on top of the backfield depth chart entering his second year.
Posted: 7/21/2019 1:07 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman could see a 'bigger market share of carries' this season, specifically near the goal line and in short-yardage situations, according to Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Freeman could essentially serve as a power back, giving him some value in touchdown-only formats. Overall, Phillip Lindsay is still the Denver back to own, but his owners should target Freeman as an insurance policy.
Posted: 6/22/2019 1:06 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has taken snaps with the first-team offense during spring practices with RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) still rehabbing.
Huddle Up: Lindsay is going to be the starter as long as he is healthy, but if you draft Lindsay, Freeman is worth adding as an insurance policy in the later rounds.
Posted: 12/31/2018 1:12 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 17 times for 60 yards and caught eight passes for 43 yards in a 23-9 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Freeman didn't have a efficient day running the ball, but he did show he can shoulder a heavy workload. Phillip Lindsay showed he deserves to be the starter in 2019, but if he is slow to recover from wrist surgery, Freeman can step in a volume-based RB2. At the very least, Freeman is a worthwhile handcuff to Lindsay.
Posted: 12/28/2018 1:12 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will serve as the lead back against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17, according to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.
Huddle Up: Freeman struggled to 23 yards on seven carries against the Chargers earlier this year, but with Phillip Lindsay sidelined, he should be in line for a much larger workload this time around. He should be a decent flex play.
Posted: 12/16/2018 3:12 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed four times for seven yards and caught one pass for one yard in a 17-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Freeman continues to play a limited role in the offense, and he is no more than a handcuff for Phillip Lindsay at this point.