Posted: 1/14/2020 2:48 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will count $9.5 million against the 2020 salary cap and comes with $6 million in dead cap money. Releasing him would save $16.047 million over the remainder of his three years under contract.
Huddle Up: Freeman could find himself in a different city in 2020 as the Falcons may move to get younger and healthier. Injuries have plagued the talented back three years running. While he has flashed glimpses of his former self when healthy, Atlanta's offensive line injuries certainly didn't help.
Posted: 12/22/2019 10:02 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 53 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16. He also caught nine passes for 74 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Huddle Up: Freeman has received at least 10 carries in each of his last six games and has three total touchdowns in the last three games. He should see plenty of touches next week and can be a No. 2 fantasy running back.
Posted: 12/16/2019 5:43 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman carried 12 times for 39 yards and added two receptions for 16 more yards in Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: It's been mostly a nightmarish season for Freeman, who has topped 51 yards rushing only four times this season and scored a touchdown in only three games (four total). Making matters worse, Qadree Ollison stole a goal-line carry from him in this game that resulted in a score. Freeman will be hard to trust until the Falcons can find their running game again - hopefully no later than 2020 - but he should be a solid RB2 play in Week 16 against the struggling defense of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Posted: 12/14/2019 12:12 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Freeman rushed for 84 yards and one touchdown last week but will be facing a tougher opponent this week. He will continue to receive most of the carries and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/13/2019 12:32 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Freeman is coming off one of his best games of the season last week and has received at least 10 carries in each of the last four games. He will be facing a tough San Francisco 49ers defense this week but could still be at least a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 12/11/2019 9:17 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: The Falcons are likely just being cautious with Freeman after his first two games back in the lineup. He ran for 84 yards and his first touchdown of the season on 17 carries in Week 14, but he'll have a difficult matchup this week against the San Francisco 49ers and is a No. 2 running back for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 12/08/2019 11:21 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 17 times for 84 yards and a touchdown vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He added four receptions for 10 yards.
Huddle Up: A trip to San Francisco is upcoming for the Falcons, and there is little reason to play Freeman in that one. He offers almost nothing without a trip to the end zone, and this performance (4.9 yards per carry, specifically,) was a product of the matchup.
Posted: 11/29/2019 6:47 am UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) tallied 17 carries for 51 yards against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, Nov. 28. Freeman added four catches for 13 yards.
Huddle Up: Freeman ran hard in his return from a two-game absence, but he wasn't overly effective, averaging just three yards per carry. It's the continuation of a season-long trend, unfortunately, as Freeman has yet to top 90 rushing yards in a game or score on the ground. He's added value off and on in the passing game, but this was not one of those nights. Freeman is best deployed as an RB3 at this point.
Posted: 11/27/2019 9:47 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, and has been removed from the injury report for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Freeman should receive most of the work at running back this week but will be facing a solid New Orleans Saints defense. He can still be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/27/2019 6:43 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot) looks great and will play in Week 13 Thursday, Nov. 28, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Freeman has really struggled to find holes and stay healthy. The matchup against the New Orleans Saints isn't great, but he's a flex option only in point-per-reception leagues.