Falcons Fantasy News

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) OUT for Week 11

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 7:56pm

Vaughn McClure - [Full Article]

Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for Monday Night Football against Seattle with a concussion. He has not cleared the concussion protocol.

Related players: Tevin Coleman

Fantasy Impact:

Expect Tevin Coleman to approach bell cow fantasy volume in Week 11 after getting 21 touches in relief last week. This is the moment his owners have been waiting for. This is why we draft backup running backs—it’s a fragile position and Coleman’s owners should enjoy good production this week, even if Seattle isn’t a great matchup (No. 10 in RB aFPA).

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) took full practice reps Thursday. Baldwin should be fine for a nice matchup against the Falcons.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Falcons RB Terron Ward (knee) took limited practice reps again Friday. He’ll likely get a few touches as Tevin Coleman’s primary backup.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) missed practice again Friday. Freeman is expected to miss at least one week, so look for Tevin Coleman to see lead back touches in a bad matchup against the Seahawks. Given his ability, Coleman is a low-end RB1 play in Week 11.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Jones should be fine to face the Richard Sherman-less Seahawks on Monday night.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) won't practice on Friday

Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:20pm

Vaughn McClure - [Full Article]

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said during a press conference that Freeman won't practice today.

Fantasy Impact:

With Freeman still dealing with concussion symptoms, it seems highly unlikely at this point he will play this week. That means you can fire up Tevin Coleman as an RB1 this week versus the Seahawks, which is how we view him. Coleman is our No. 9 ranked RB in PPR leagues and we have him ranked as our No. 10 RB in standard leagues. Terron Ward may also see an increase in snaps.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) missed practice Thursday. Jones is expected to play on Monday night.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Falcons RB Terron Ward (knee) took limited practice reps Thursday. Ward will back up Tevin Coleman if he’s healthy enough to play.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) missed practice Thursday. Freeman is expected to miss at least one week, so look for Tevin Coleman to see lead back touches in a bad matchup against the Seahawks. Given his ability, Coleman is a low-end RB1 play in Week 11.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:27pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

The Bengals filled their need for a running back by signing Brian Hill off the Falcons practice squad Tuesday.

Hill was a fifth-round pick from Wyoming. He started the season on Atlanta’s 53-man roster and played one game on special teams before he was waived and signed to the practice squad.

The Bengals were down to running backs Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard after Jeremy Hill went on injured reserve over the weekend with an ankle injury that requires surgery.

Falcons Beat: Team confident in Tevin Coleman at RB

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:05am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn knows if a concussion sidelines running back Devonta Freeman for an extended period of time, he has a guy in Tevin Coleman more than capable of handling the load.

Coleman, the third-year player from Indiana, is like having another starter in the arsenal anyhow. In fact, he was the starter at the beginning of his rookie season in 2015, when Coleman and Freeman both dealt with preseason hamstring injuries but Coleman recovered faster. Then Freeman became the starter -- and a two-time Pro Bowler -- after Coleman suffered a rib injury in his second career game.

If Coleman starts next Monday night in Seattle, as expected, he'll be backed up by Terron Ward. Quinn said rookie Brian Hill has made progress the past few weeks, although Hill remains on the practice squad. Fullback Derrick Coleman is capable of playing running back, if needed.

Fantasy Impact:

The bad news for Coleman owners, even if he starts while Freeman misses multiple games, is the Falcons face three run defenses ranked in the top 10 the rest of the season -- Carolina (second), Minnesota (third), and Seattle (ninth).

Schefter: Falcons RB Devonta Freeman unlikely to play Week 11

Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:51am

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is unlikely to play next Monday night at Seattle against the Seahawks after suffering his second concussion of his season.

Related players: Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward

Fantasy Impact:

Schefter added in another tweet he wouldn't be shocked if this is a multi-game absence. Coming into this week, Seattle was ranked 12th in terms of fantasy points allowed to running backs and really shut down Adrian Peterson on Thursday night. It's not a great matchup, but Coleman should again see an uptick in snaps with Ward also factoring in the mix. Be sure to check out our rankings on Wednesday.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman exits with concussion

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7:20pm

Vaughn McClure on Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman being evaluated for a head injury and his return is questionable.

Related players: Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward

Fantasy Impact:

Freeman never did return to the game leaving Coleman and Ward to carry the load. The Falcons next game in Week 11 is on Monday night against Seattle, so Freeman owners may need to have backup plans in place depending on how quickly Freeman can get out of protocol.

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:11pm

Falcons Inactives
Jermaine Grace LB
Sean Harlow OG
Sharrod Neasman DB
Austin Pasztor OT
Duke Riley LB
Nick Williams WR
Blidi Wreh-Wilson DB

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm

Falcons K Matt Bryant (right calf) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week.

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