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Devonta Freeman

26-Year-Old Running Back – Atlanta Falcons

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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196

Yds

865

TD

7

Yds

317

TD

1

2018 Rush/Rec Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Freeman's production dipped last year along with the rest of the Falcons offense, and while injuries played a part he missed two games due to a concussion and played through a sprained knee down the...

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2018 ADP:  27.86

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee - MCL
HT: 5' 8"   WT: 206   DOB: 3/15/1992
College: Florida State  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Devonta Freeman Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $41.25 million contract with the Falcons in August of 2017.

June 20, 2018  –  Devonta Freeman News

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Freeman (knee) plans to participate in Matt Ryan's off-site passing camp in July, William McFadden of the Falcons' official website reports.

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Devonta Freeman NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 19 CFB 12 120 579 8 4.8 - - - - - 15 111 7.4 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 20 CFB 13 111 660 8 5.9 - - - - - 10 86 8.6 0 0 - - - - - -
2013 21 CFB 14 173 1016 14 5.9 - - - - - 22 278 12.6 1 0 - - - - - -
2014 22 ATL 16 65 248 1 3.8 2 0 0 0 0 30 225 7.5 1 37 0 0 0 0 1 1
2015 23 ATL 15 265 1056 11 4.0 6 0 4 1 0 73 578 7.9 3 97 0 0 0 0 3 2
2016 24 ATL 16 227 1079 11 4.8 7 2 2 1 0 54 462 8.6 2 65 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 25 ATL 14 196 865 7 4.4 5 1 2 0 0 36 317 8.8 1 47 0 0 0 0 4 1
2018 Proj 26 ATL Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Devonta Freeman

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Devonta Freeman Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 19 CFB 12 9.8 11.0 10.4 10 48 - - - 1 9 - - - -
2012 20 CFB 13 9.4 10.2 9.8 9 51 - - - 1 7 - - - -
2013 21 CFB 14 15.7 17.2 16.5 12 73 - - - 2 20 - - - -
2014 22 ATL 16 3.7 5.6 4.6 4 16 3 2 1 2 14 6.1 6 1 0
2015 23 ATL 15 16.5 21.4 18.9 18 70 49 24 11 5 39 6.0 14 4 1
2016 24 ATL 16 14.5 17.9 16.2 14 67 53 30 19 3 29 7.1 17 7 2
2017 25 ATL 14 11.9 14.4 13.2 14 62 34 21 15 3 23 6.7 8 1 0
2018 Proj 26 ATL Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Devonta Freeman

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Devonta Freeman – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

552

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Devonta Freeman was on the field for 552 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Devonta Freeman was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 768 0
2016 605 0
2017 552 0
Devonta Freeman 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Chi 36 0 12 37 1 3.1 0 0 2 2 1.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
2 GB 38 0 19 84 2 4.4 0 0 2 16 8.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0
3 @Det 41 0 21 106 1 5.0 0 0 3 32 10.7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 3 2 0 0
4 Buf 49 0 18 58 1 3.2 0 0 2 20 10.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Mia 42 0 9 68 0 7.6 1 1 2 11 5.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NE 41 0 12 72 0 6.0 1 0 3 18 6.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 @NYJ 40 0 12 41 0 3.4 0 0 1 20 20.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0
9 @Car 41 0 11 46 0 4.2 1 0 4 18 4.5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
10 Dal 2 0 2 3 0 1.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Sea
12 TB
13 Min 39 0 12 74 0 6.2 0 0 1 7 7.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 NO 51 0 24 91 1 3.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 2 0 0 0
15 @TB 51 0 22 126 1 5.7 2 0 5 68 13.6 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0
16 @NO 43 0 11 36 0 3.3 0 0 2 20 10.0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 0 0 0
17 Car 38 0 11 23 0 2.1 0 0 9 85 9.4 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
Playoffs @LAR 45 0 18 66 1 3.7 1 0 1 3 3.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0
Playoffs @Phi 35 0 10 7 0 0.7 0 0 5 26 5.2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0
Playoffs
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Devonta Freeman  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 8"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   206 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.58 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.26 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   7.11 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   29.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   118 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   11 reps
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Devonta Freeman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Freeman (knee) said Wednesday that he has made significant progress in his recovery from a sprained MCL and PCL, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "I'm able to do a lot of things that I couldn't do back in January and February," Freeman said. "Running, cutting, sprinting and getting little stronger."

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Freeman (knee) appeared to be on a side field doing rehab work Tuesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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Freeman said his injured right knee is "progressing on the up and up", Alec McQuade of 11Alive.com reports.

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Freeman (knee) said in a Feb. 2 interview with Mike Florio of NBC Sports Radio's "PFT Live" that he's not ruling out taking part in the Falcons' Organized Team Activities during the spring, Adam Wells of Bleacher Report reports. "Possibly," Freeman said about being ready for OTAs. "But I'm going to take my time and let [his right knee] heal so I won't have to deal with little nicks and knacks throughout the season, because that's the most important time for me. So I'm going to take my time and let it heal, get stronger. I need to be free when I'm out there."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

In terms of raw numbers, Freeman's 2016 was very similar to his 2015, as he topped 1,500 yards from scrimmage and scored 11 rushing TDs in each season. On a per-play basis, however, he saw his effectiveness soar, averaging a career-high 4.8 yards per carry and 8.6 yards per catch. Freeman's smallish frame (5-8, 206 pounds) isn't ideal for early-down work, but his willingness to run between the tackles and keep his legs churning allowed him to pick up 1.4 yards after contact per touch, good for 15th among RBs. His excellent pass-catching skills also produced top-five finishes in both receptions and receiving yards, and he was the only RB in the league to finish in the top three in both red-zone carries and targets. The big concern for Freeman, and indeed the entire Atlanta offense, revolves around the departure of Kyle Shanahan. New offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has a very limited track record, and while he'll continue to employ the no-huddle and play-action elements of Shanahan's scheme, it seems unlikely that the unit will maintain the high level it reached during the Falcons' Super Bowl run. Freeman should remain an integral part of the team's offense, but likely won't be able to match his 2016 efficiency or production.

2016

Where Kyle Shanahan goes, fantasy owners eagerly follow. They know how good he's been for No. 1 receivers and running games. And last year, he was damn good to Freeman. Let's not get caught up in revisionist history, however. Last summer, rookie Tevin Coleman was considered the more interesting back, not Freeman. Coleman wound up getting the Week 1 start (despite an August hamstring injury), but a rib injury opened the door for Freeman, who had an inconsequential second game before spreading his wings. From Weeks 3-7, he piled up an absurd 825 total yards and nine TDs. He snagged 27 of 32 targets in the passing game, and had 5.3 YPC on his 109 attempts. A star was born. And just when we bought in fully on Freeman, the wave crashed a bit. Over his last eight starts he was limited to 3.25 YPC, and he had a modest four overall TDs. PPR owners weren't that sad he still caught 39 passes over that period, staying on the field in all packages but he didn't look like the explosive difference-maker we saw during Octoberfest. The team will probably lean on Freeman in the scoring area again he was first in red-zone carries last year, and second among backs in red-zone targets. TDs can be fluky at times, but they sure pay the fantasy bills. Ten of Freeman's 14 scores came from the 7-yard line and in.

2015

Freeman, a fourth-round pick last year, saw limited action in a crowded backfield, but the Falcons' decision to part ways with Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers could mean Freeman is ready for a more significant role. Undersized at 5-8, 206, Freeman is dangerous in space, using his agility and balance to slip would-be tacklers before lowering his pads and driving forward with surprising power to earn extra yards after contact. He's less effective between the tackles, but his vision is good enough for him to find holes at the line when called upon. He's an asset as a receiver, and his experience in college with a zone-blocking scheme should serve him well as Atlanta's offense transitions to a similar ground attack under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who oversaw productive running games in Houston and Washington. Third-round speed merchant Tevin Coleman is a threat to Freeman's touches, but even in a committee, Freeman's skills should allow him to have a productive campaign.

2014

The Falcons spent a fourth-round selection on Freeman, a somewhat undersized 5-8, 203 but well-rounded back out of Florida State, and he'll immediately enter into the mix for backup duties behind Steven Jackson. He even has good enough receiving skills to cut into Jacquizz Rodgers' third-down work. A shifty runner with great vision and instincts who doesn't shy away from contact, Freeman's in line to be the long-term successor to Jackson in Atlanta, but he never exceeded 200 carries in a college season and may be best served in the long term as the early-down back in a committee approach.