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| It isn't often that fantasy owners can safely rely on the secondary option of a RBBC to be a solid weekly fantasy starter but that is exactly what Tevin Coleman was in 2016. Buoyed by eleven touchdowns on 149 total offensive touches, prospective owners of the former Hoosier are more decisive than ever heading into this season. He has always shown big-play potential with YPCs of 4.5 in 2015 and 4.4 in 2016. The coaching staff hasn't denied him his share of red zone carries either. Last year's high-octane offense allowed Coleman to accrue 21 carries inside the twenty-only a handful of carries less than Isiah Crowell (28) and Spencer Ware (27).
In a vacuum, his stats from a year ago appear inflated and unsustainable. Yet the player on the field looks like a perfect fit for the role he has been given in an offense that affords him more opportunities than most players. His touches come on a team that scored 71 more points than the next highest scoring in the team last season so you can't simply dismiss him as a part time player. The lack of a long track record and health issues are valid concerns. Coleman has now missed seven games in his first two seasons in the league. This would be more alarming if he was being drafted as your team's top running back, but his durability concerns are slightly mitigated by the RB2 price tag.
| Julio Jones won't practice, Tevin Coleman limited |
Falcons' dealing with injuries heading into Week 16
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Dec 20, 12:30 pm
|The Falcons are on a short week after facing the Buccaneers on Monday night and they won’t be pushing wide receiver Julio Jones too hard on the practice field. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said on Wednesday that Jones hurt his ankle early in that game and will not take part in Wednesday’s practice. Quinn added that Jones should be limited throughout the week, but there’s no expectation that Jones’ injury will keep him from playing against the Saints this Sunday. Running back Tevin Coleman is expected to practice on a limited basis as he continues to progress through the concussion protocol. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: Atlanta has a big game against the Saints this weekend so it isn't surprising to see Jones getting rest. Meanwhile, Coleman hasn't played since Week 14 but is getting further along in the protocol. He would be a Flex option in deeper formats if given clearance to play this week.
| 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.