| Freeman "off to good start" in concussion protocol -- Mon Nov 23 1:45 pm --|
Falcons RB left early in Week 11
|Quinn: Devonta Freeman will go through the concussion protocol this week. He's off to a good start with that. (Atlanta Falcons on Twitter)|
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.
| Julio Jones "not sure" for Thursday night game -- Tue Oct 13 11:05 am --|
Passing game getting cloudy for Falcons
|Ed Werder reported that Atlanta Falcons HC Dan Quinn seems encouraged about Julio Jones hamstring, but the short prep week means he's no sure thing for Thursday night. (Ed Werder on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Quinn told Werder it's "Gonna be close. Not sure he can go," which clouds the fantasy picture for the Falcons and even Matt Ryan in what should have been a prime matchup facing the hapless New Orleans Saints. Leonard Hankerson (ribs) is also hurting. This may be a good time for the Falcons to lean even more heavily on newfound scoring maven Devonta Freeman and rookie Tevin Coleman, who saw some snaps in Week 5 after sitting out a couple games with a rib injury.
| Tevin Coleman sits Wednesday -- Wed Sep 30 1:00 pm --|
Rib injury could keep ATL RB out Week 4
|It seems as though round two of Devonta Freeman's run as the full-time running back for the Atlanta Falcons is upon us. While many were curious when Tevin Coleman could return from his rib injury, it's seeming unlikely to happen this week.
According to the Falcons' official Twitter account, Coleman once again sat out practice on Wednesday. (Fox Sports)|
FF Today's Take: Coleman's rib injury allowed Freeman to take over the starting running back job in Week 3. Freeman responded with 193 total yards and 3 TDs against the Cowboys. He'll be a RB2 with RB1 upside against the Texans if Coleman sits.
| Tevin Coleman out for Week 3 -- Fri Sep 25 12:40 pm --|
Rib injury may cost RB a couple weeks
|Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn officially ruled out rookie running back Tevin Coleman and wide receiver/return specialist Devin Hester for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Coleman will likely miss a couple games after breaking a rib in last week's game against the Giants. Devonta Freeman now has a volume opportunity this week against an improved Dallas defense. He's a viable RB2 consideration.
| Tevin Coleman likely to miss at least two weeks -- Mon Sep 21 5:15 pm --|
|Atlanta Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that Tevin Coleman has a fractured rib and declined to put a timetable on the running back's return. Coleman's return depends on his pain threshold, Quinn said.
While Quinn wouldn't put a time frame on Coleman's absence, the running back is expected to miss a couple of weeks. Coleman will sit out practices Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Quinn said.
Quinn said he does not anticipate signing another running back at this time. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Despite Quinn's "anticipation" the Falcons will not add another back, it is likely they will; UDFA Terron Ward is the only other running back on the roster behind new starter Devonta Freeman. Atlanta expressed some interest in ex-Bronco Montee Ball earlier this month and could revisit signing him at some point this week.
| RB Devonta Freeman likely to sit versus Ravens -- Wed Sep 2 4:14 pm --|
Several Falcons to miss exhibition season finale
|Wide receiver/teturner Devin Hester (toe), linebacker Justin Durant (foot), cornerback Desmond Trufant (shoulder), running back Antone Smith (hamstring), tight end Tony Moeaki (ankle), linebacker Joplo Bartu (quadriceps) and safety Robenson Therezie (quadriceps) were declared out for the game. Running back Devonta Freeman (hamstring) is not expected to play, but wasn’t declared out. Several other starters, like quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones, are not expected to play. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)|
FF Today's Take: Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman will battle for carries all season, however both players are recovering from pre-season hamstring injuries. Freeman has been limited since returning to practice but reports indicate he is progressing towards being 100 percent by Week One. At this point, health and competition are suppressing the fantasy appeal of both running backs to RB4 territory.
|Falcons' rookie RB Coleman to start Saturday -- Fri Aug 28 6:20 pm --|
First NFL game action for the first-year back
|Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Thursday that rookie RB Tevin Coleman is expected to make his preseason debut on Saturday at Miami. Coleman, like teammate Devonta Freeman, has been battling a hamstring injury all month. Freeman's status for Saturday is unclear. The injury situation has stalled what was expected to be an interesting position battle. But if Coleman has a good game this weekend, it could go a long way toward making him the Falcons' feature back, with Freeman playing a change-of-pace role. (Fox Sports)|
FF Today's Take: Coleman, 22, currently has the upper hand on the starting job in Atlanta. The Falcons ranked 24th in rushing last season, and there's hope that Coleman will help improve upon the 93.6 rushing yards they averaged last year.