Devonta Freeman News and Updates

Devonta Freeman

RB Atlanta Falcons

After two games, Falcons averaging 65 rushing yards per game and 3

Falcons OC Dirk Koetter on getting Devonta Freeman and the running game going. Ito Smith has had the most success so far. After two games, Falcons averaging 65 rushing yards per game and 3.8 yards per carry. Colts allow 124 rushing yards per game pic.twitter.com/Mz48NX9tMD

Devonta Freeman talks about protecting the ball and getting back into a game rhythm after last year's season/ending injury

Devonta Freeman talks about protecting the ball and getting back into a game rhythm after last year's season/ending injury (core muscle surgery). pic.twitter.com/EwagRjmDNI

Beat his guy on one of those many scoring opps Falcons had vs

Devonta Freeman looking to rebound off Vikings game. Could be guy Falcons look to in any red zone opps vs. Eagles when matched up vs. linebacker. Beat his guy on one of those many scoring opps Falcons had vs. Eagles last two times out. pic.twitter.com/6he7PT04c4

Fantasy Football: Devonta Freeman named a breakthrough candidate for 2019

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was considered fantasy football royalty just a few years ago. A couple of seasons being limited by injuries and a lack of offensive balance under former coordinator Steve Sarkisian have since caused Freeman to become an afterthought in the minds of many fantasy players, though.

Now that he's fully healthy and the clear lead back on a talented Falcons offense, it may be time to get back on the Freeman bandwagon. The fantasy experts over at The Huddle certainly think so, naming Freeman as a breakthrough candidate for 2019

Devonta Freeman touches ball three times

Devonta Freeman rushed two times for three yards in Thursday's preseason game, adding a six-yard reception.

Freeman touched the ball four times this summer. The takeaway was his practices, which coach Dan Quinn deemed "excellent." Lacking a Tevin Coleman-level challenger behind him on the depth chart, Freeman could prove to be a bargain RB2, though his recent bugaboo has been staying on the field. There's a chance 27-year-old Freeman is breaking down.

Falcons have their "Swiss Army Knife" back with Devonta Freeman running with violence and doing routes like a receiver

Falcons have their "Swiss Army Knife" back with Devonta Freeman running with violence and doing routes like a receiver. espn.com/blog/atlanta-f…

Matt Ryan talks about having Devonta Freeman back from last year's season-ending injury

Matt Ryan talks about having Devonta Freeman back from last year's season-ending injury pic.twitter.com/C2Arz9AopC

Falcons vs. Jets: 7 takeaways from another preseason loss

The Falcons dropped another preseason game tonight, this time against the Jets at home, 22-10. That pushes their preseason losing streak to 11 games.

Losing these games does not matter. Learning from them does, though. In that spirit, here are seven takeaways from the latest exhibition loss.

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The Falcons finally got some key players back in action after a long layoff. Starting running back Devonta Freeman missed 14 games last season but tonight he was dressed and active. So were starting safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen, who were both on the field for the first time in 11 months

Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman having a great offseason; stronger; more violent with cuts

Dan Quinn said Devonta Freeman having a great offseason; stronger; more violent with cuts.

3 under-the-radar Falcons players that could make a big impact in 2019

We know that key guys like Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are going to bring their A-game for the 2019 season. For the Falcons to get back to the playoffs, they're going to need a bunch of other less well-known players to step up and produce.

Here's three under-the-radar guys who could wind up making a big impact for Atlanta this year.

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Everyone seems to be assuming that Devonta Freeman is going to slide right in and revert to this 2015-2016 form when he returns to the lineup. While that would be the best possible outcome for Atlanta's run game, there's a definitive chance that Freeman can't get back to that level. If that's the case, the Falcons will need someone in their backfield to step up

Full go for training camp

Freeman will be "full go" for training camp in mid-July, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, especially since Freeman did not require offseason knee surgery, as the Falcons seemed to let valuable backup Tevin Coleman go the 49ers during the offseason without so much of a whimper. Still it's encouraging to hear that Freeman, who was limited to two games in 2018 thanks to knee, foot and groin injuries, will be able to carry the load behind an offensive line that should be improved thanks to two 2019 first-round picks.