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Devonta Freeman

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman could receive extension

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:33:08 -0700

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he is confident that the team will be able to sign RB Devonta Freeman to a contract extension later this year.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman was ranked in the top 10 in rushing yards (1,079) and rushing touchdowns (11) this season and will continue to receive most of the carries next season. He will continue to share playing time with Tevin Coleman but should be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sporting News - Alex Marvez

Falcons | No easy deal for Devonta Freeman

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:16:21 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman's next contract could be tough to negotiate, according to beat writer Jeff Schultz.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has established himself as one of the most complete backs in the NFL, and he should be treated as a RB1 in all formats in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jeff Schultz

Falcons | Atlanta boasted best running back duo

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:48:20 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RBs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman produced the best numbers of any backfield combination in 2016. Their main production came in the endzone, tallying a combined 24 total touchdowns. Freeman finished with over 1,500 total yards, while Coleman finished just shy of 1,000 total yards.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman will be the main guy going forward, but Coleman deserves credit. Despite backing up Freeman, Coleman ended the season as the RB18, one spot behind Lamar Miller and one spot ahead of Todd Gurley. It's hard to imagine they'll have similar seasons, but they have proven that they can successfully coexist. View Freeman as an RB1 with more value in PPR leagues, while Coleman should be drafted as an RB2.

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Falcons | Devonta Freeman scored most of TDs at home

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:04:01 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed for 10 of his 11 touchdowns at home this season. He finished the season with 521 yards at home and 558 yards on the road.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman received most of the carries for the Falcons this season and finished in the top 10 in terms of rushing yards during the regular season. He should continue to be the top running back for the Falcons and should be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back for owners next season.

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Falcons | Extension coming for Devonta Freeman?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:06:14 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman and the Falcons are "in good space," according to Thomas Dimitroff, in regards to a contract extension. Dimitroff said both sides will discuss a deal at the "appropriate time."

Fantasy Tip: That appropriate time is probably after the Falcons are done wondering what happened in the Super Bowl. Freeman has quickly proven himself as one of the most versatile running backs in the NFL over the last two seasons. Freeman is an RB1 candidate in all formats even with Tevin Coleman splitting time with him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | Devonta Freeman efficient in loss

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 01:12:07 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ran 11 times for 75 yards and scored a touchdown in the team's 34-28 Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman didn't do anything to damage his stock as a solid RB1 going into the 2017 offseason. New England had trouble stopping Freeman early on, which was key to Atlanta's surge.

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Falcons | Atlanta has two complete backs

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:12:11 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman and RB Tevin Coleman complement each other well and are both "three-down backs," according to QB Matt Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Both players have established themselves as valuable fantasy contributors. Freeman looks locked in as a RB1, and Coleman is a RB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Paul Newberry

Falcons | Devonta Freeman hits salary hike

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:18:09 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will receive at least the lowest restricted free-agent tender of $1.8 million in 2017 after reaching the collective bargaining agreement's proven performance escalator.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman has rushed 28 times for 87 yards (3.1 yards per rush) and a touchdown with a 8-122-1 line through the air this postseason. He has the most upside for a big game of the backs in the Super Bowl.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Joel Corry

Falcons | Devonta Freeman an extension candidate

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:48:45 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is expected to have contract extension talks with the Falcons this offseason. His agent believes Freeman should be paid like one of the top three running backs in the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman rushed for 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns during the regular season and has added 87 yards and one touchdown in the postseason. He has been sharing snaps with Tevin Coleman over the last few seasons but should continue to receive most of the carries in the running game. Owners in all leagues should consider him a No. 1 back in fantasy leagues next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | Devonta Freeman sound in win

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:23:24 -0800

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 14 times for 42 yards and caught four balls for another 42 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Jan. 22, in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Freeman's versatility makes him an every-week start for conventional fantasy purposes. He figures to once again share reps in 2017 with Tevin Coleman and is a reasonable RB1 target for PPR formats.

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