RB Devonta Freeman expected to sign with Giants

Free agent running back Devonta Freeman is undergoing COVID-19 testing with the expectation of signing with the Giants, NFL Media reports.

Related players: Wayne Gallman, Dion Lewis

Fantasy Impact: 

Freeman decided to wait another week before signing and it looks like that will pay off for him. Saquon Barkley torn his ACL in Week 2, leaving a huge hole in the Giants running game. Freeman could step right in and earn a nice role here, although it could take a little time to get up to speed. Freeman will compete with Gallman for early down carries with Lewis likely picking up the third down and passing down work. Freeman had his last 1,000-yard rushing season and made his last Pro Bowl in 2016. In 14 games last season, Freeman averaged a career-low 3.6 yards on 184 rushing attempts and a career-low 4.4 yards on 243 touches. He's still only 28, and from a fantasy standpoint is worth adding for owners needing RB help or depth. The hope for owners is he ends up earning more work than Gallman on the early downs.

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