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.
Posted: 12/02/2018 9:12 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 12 times for 48 yards in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Freeman is clearly behind Phillip Lindsay in the pecking order for carries, and Lindsay racked up 157 yards and two touchdowns to pull even further ahead. Don't be surprised if there is a bigger disparity in touches heading into Week 14 in San Francisco, which is bad news for the short-term outlook for Freeman.
Posted: 11/26/2018 3:11 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman carries six times for just 17 yards in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: This was the Phillip Lindsay show, as he racked up 110 yards and a touchdown. Head coach Vance Joseph stayed with the hot hand and Freeman was used sparingly. The Broncos travel to Cincinnati in Week 13.
Posted: 11/19/2018 2:11 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed seven times for 23 yards and a touchdown in a 23-22 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Phillip Lindsay has grabbed the reins of the Denver backfield, but Freeman does still receive carries near the goal line. He's a completely touchdown-dependent option at this point.