FF Today's Take:Freeman missed last week's game with a concussion but will be back to his lead running back role in Week 13 against the Bucs. Freeman posted a 21-88 rushing line along with 6 receptions for 43 yards against Tampa Bay in Week 8.
Devonta Freeman expected back this week-- Tue Dec 1 11:25 am --
Falcons workhorse RB may lose some touches to Tevin Coleman
FF Today's Take:Rookie Tevin Coleman ran well in his stead during Week 12, but lost a fumble. He should get a few more touches than in previous weeks, but Freeman is the clear workhorse and if he's ready to go, should assume at least 15-20 touches.
The flailing Atlanta Falcons lost their punch in last Sunday's loss to the Colts after Devonta Freeman left with a concussion. The league's sixth-leading rusher won't help this weekend, either, with coach Dan Quinn confirming that Freeman won't suit up at home against the Minnesota Vikings, per NFL Media's Tiffany Blackmon. Freeman hasn't practiced all week, leaving rookie Tevin Coleman in line for a big workload ahead of fellow rookie Terron Ward.(NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:Despite a poor showing last week, Coleman has turned in some respectable performances this season in limited action. He should get 15 to 20 touches this weekend and is shaping up as a mid-level RB2.
Devonta Freeman likely to sit Week 12-- Thu Nov 26 9:49 am --
FF Today's Take:Freeman will miss practice Thursday after suffering a concussion last week against the Colts. Tevin Coleman will get the start this week and is worthy of RB2 consideration based on the volume the running back position receives in the Falcons offense. Coleman's averaging 3.9 yards per carry and looked less than stellar in relief of Freeman last week.
Freeman "off to good start" in concussion protocol-- Mon Nov 23 1:45 pm --
FF Today's Take:The top fantasy running back left early in Week 11 with a concussion. He was replaced by Tevin Coleman who couldn't get anything going against the Colts, rushing for 48 yards on 17 carries. It sounds like Freeman will be able to suit up in Week 12 against Minnesota assuming he passes all concussion tests.