Posted: 8/05/2019 12:08 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is the unquestioned No. 1 running back, according to head coach Dan Quinn, and Quinn said the backup role is still up for grabs.
Huddle Up: It sounds like it is Freeman and then everyone else in the Atlanta backfield. Injuries are a concern, but Freeman offers RB1 potential for a RB2 price tag during drafts.
Posted: 6/22/2019 2:06 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) looks 'so much like himself' this offseason, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: With Tevin Coleman no longer in the mix, Freeman has a chance to return to the every-down force he was a few seasons ago. There's some injury risk, but he's worth grabbing as a RB2 as the lead back in a potent Atlanta offense.
Posted: 5/25/2019 9:05 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) said he has completely recovered from the groin injury he dealt with last season.
Huddle Up: Freeman will receive a majority of the playing time this upcoming season with Tevin Coleman no longer on the roster. He has been a reliable fantasy option over the years and can be a No. 2 running back in leagues in 2019.
Posted: 5/23/2019 5:05 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee, groin, foot) is participating in OTAs Thursday, May 23.
Huddle Up: Freeman only played in two games last season due to multiple injuries, but is set up to be the main man in the Atlanta backfield with Tevin Coleman now gone. Value him as a low-end RB2 with some upside and also, of course, some injury risk.
Posted: 5/11/2019 6:05 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) will be a full participant at the start of training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Freeman should receive most of the work at running back in 2019 and should also be involved in the passing game. He can be considered a solid No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 2/01/2019 2:02 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's (groin) return from injury can help lead a turnaround in 2019, according to owner Arthur Blank.
Huddle Up: Freeman was limited to just two games in 2018, but he topped 1,100 total yards in each of the three previous seasons. With Tevin Coleman expected to play elsewhere in 2019, Freeman should be in for a big role when he returns. Assuming he doesn't suffer a setback, RB2 production should be on tap.
Posted: 1/04/2019 10:01 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) may not be ready for offseason workouts but will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Freeman was limited to two games this season and rushed for only 68 yards but likely will enter next season as the starter. He could can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues next season if he is healthy and receives most of the carries.
Posted: 12/19/2018 3:12 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) will not return this season, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Freeman will be an upper-middle RB2 next season, but he has significant durability question marks now. Tevin Coleman remains an RB1/RB2 as long as he's active.
Posted: 12/07/2018 5:12 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (groin) has yet to be ruled out this season and still has 'a shot' to play at some point, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Atlanta's playoff hopes are fading fast and it's hard to see the team bringing Freeman back for a couple of meaningless games if the Falcons don't get hot soon, so owners shouldn't feel the need to rush to the waiver wire to pick him up quite yet. It's still much more likely than not Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith finish the season in a committee attack while Freeman heals up for 2019.
Posted: 10/16/2018 6:10 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) is undergoing surgery on his injured groin and is being placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 16. He could return later in the year if his recovery goes well.
Huddle Up: It will be a committee of Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith in Atlanta's backfield for the foreseeable future. Coleman's ceiling is higher and he can be valued as an RB2 going forward, but Smith's role has been steadily increasing. If Smith is available, he's a top waiver-wire selection.