| Devonta Freeman doesn't need surgery|
Hampered by MCL, PCL injuries late in season
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jan 18, 9:15 pm
|Falcons coach Dan Quinn said some players might need minor surgeries but didn't specify which ones. Said RB Devonta Freeman doesn't need surgery off the PCL tear/MCL sprain. The players to undergo surgery aren't expected to be sidelined long. (ESPN - Vaughn McClure)|
FFToday's Take: Freeman started appearing on the injury report with a knee injury in early November and averaged 2.64 yards per carry over his final four games, so it is quite possible that was the cause for his lack of explosiveness late in the season. Freeman could have run for 1,000 yards and topped 200 carries for a third straight season this year had he not missed two games, but his relatively disappointing season makes it likely he will be a second-round fantasy pick at best this summer.
| Tevin Coleman remains in concussion protocol|
Still time for Coleman to get cleared prior to Monday night's game
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 14, 1:10 pm
|Falcons coach Dan Quinn said RB Tevin Coleman remains in the concussion protocol. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Falcons don't play until Monday night so there's still time for Coleman to cleared for Week 15. If Coleman does sit, Terron Ward would backup Devonta Freeman.
| Freeman clears concussion protocol|
Falcons running back set to return after two games
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Nov 29, 9:59 am
|Devonta Freeman (concussion) has cleared protocol and returned to practice Wednesday, head coach Dan Quinn announced while making an apparance on 92.9 WZGC-FM. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: After two long weeks, it looks like Devonta Freeman's fantasy owners will have their lead rusher available for Week 13. Freeman's return means Tevin Coleman's run as the primary ball carrier will come to an end making him a Flex option moving forward.
| Freeman ruled out, Coleman expected to start|
Freeman to miss second game with concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 24, 1:00 pm
|Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out this Sunday against the #Bucs (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This will be the second straight game Freeman has missed due to a concussion. In last week's game Tevin Coleman got the start rushing for 43 yards on 20 attempts with 1 TD. The Buccaneers have allowed the 10th most fantasy points to running backs. Terron Ward will backup Coleman.
| Devonta Freeman logs limited practice Thursday|
RB still in concussion protocol
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 23, 5:55 pm
|Devonta Freeman still in concussion protocol but will be limited participant in practice today. (ESPN - Vaughn McClure)|
FFToday's Take: Given the fact he is recovering from his second concussion in four months, it seems likely he'll be held out another week. With that said, getting in a limited session Thursday does leave the door open for him to return for Week 12 versus the Tampa Bay Bucs. If he goes, he's a high-end RB2 and Tevin Coleman will be a high-upside flex. If Freeman doesn't play, Tevin Coleman is a solid RB2 option.
| Devonta Freeman not practicing|
Still in concussion protocol
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Nov 22, 12:40 pm
|Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said that Freeman remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and won't practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
It appears Freeman hasn't made much notable progress in his recovery since entering the protocol following his early departure in the first quarter of the Falcons' Week 10 win over the Cowboys.
FFToday's Take: Devonta Freeman reportedly feels good enough to play but he will first need to clear protocol before fantasy owners can pencil him into their week 12 lineups. Consider him day-to-day and monitor his status heading into the weekend. Tevin Coleman will continue to see extra reps in practice and would be in line for another start should Freeman remain sidelined.
| Devonta Freeman unlikely to play Week 11|
Second concussion of the season
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 13, 10:10 am
|Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is unlikely to play next Monday night at Seattle against Seahawks after suffering his second concussion of his season, per @mortreport and me. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Freeman left early in Week 10 with a concussion after just two carries and 3 yards. His absence will mean more work for Tevin Coleman against the Seahawks with Terron Ward soaking up backup duties. Ward saw 9 carries against the Cowboys in Week 10.
| Devonta Freeman nursing shoulder injury|
Expected to be limited in practice to begin Week 9
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 30, 4:15 pm
|On a third-down play with a little more than five minutes to play in Sunday’s game against the Jets, Falcons QB Matt Ryan tried a pass to RB Devonta Freeman that went incomplete. Per multiple reports from his press conference, Quinn confirmed Freeman was getting his shoulder checked out and said that the running back is expected to be limited in Wednesday’s practice. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: This doesn't appear to be a serious injury, so owners can pencil him into their lineups for Week 9 for now. Of greater concern for owners is the fact he is seeing 11 carries per game and has been held out of the end zone in every game since the Week 5 bye after averaging 17.5 carries and scoring in every game before it. Business should start picking up soon, but owners need to consider him a RB2 until Atlanta gets its sputtering offense back on track.