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Scouting report

by Pete Behnke

ATL RB Devonta Freeman - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In Week 16, Devonta Freeman had 13 rushing attempts for 53 yards and a touchdown, nine receptions on ten targets for 74 yards and a touchdown, and was the half PPR RB3.

The Falcons are out of the playoff picture but they were essentially out of the picture after a 1-7 start to their season. Monitor Week 17 news closely, but the Falcons are planning on playing their starters at the time of writing this blurb. It is unknown how long the starters will play but the starters could play the majority of the game if it stays competitive. This matchup has one of the highest over/unders (48) of the week.

Tampa Bay is the best defense against running backs, per our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4 rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Freeman ranked as a mid-range half PPR RB2. On paper, this is a brutal matchup and the exact opposite of the cakewalk matchup Freeman had against Jacksonville last week. For reference, the Jaguars defense is second to last against running backs.

by Pete Behnke

ATL RB Devonta Freeman - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Freeman went from one of the worst matchups, on the road against San Francisco, to one of the best matchups, at home against Jacksonville. Jacksonville is ranked second to last against running backs, per our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4 rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Freeman ranked as a low-end half PPR RB2. Freeman only had 55 yards from scrimmage last week but is in a good bounce-back spot for fantasy championships.

by Pete Behnke

ATL RB Devonta Freeman - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 at San Francisco 49ers
In Week 14, Freeman played 67% of the snaps and scored his first rushing touchdown of the season. He finished with 17 rushing attempts for 84 yards and a touchdown, four receptions on four targets for 10 yards, and was the half PPR RB11. Freeman was a popular daily fantasy play on FanDuel and cashed in with an RB1 performance.

Freeman has a much more difficult matchup this week on the road against a dominant run-stopping San Francisco defense. The 49ers are the second-best defense against running backs, as shown by our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4 rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Freeman ranked as a mid-range half PPR RB3. Freeman has been held to one touchdown in his last five games and could have difficulty scoring against an elite San Francisco front seven.

by Pete Behnke

ATL RB Devonta Freeman - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Carolina Panthers
In Week 13, Freeman played 67% of snaps and Brian Hill played 26%. The blueprint to beating the Panthers is through the running game. The Panthers are the worst defense against running backs, as shown by our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. He hasn’t scored a rushing touchdown all season and hasn’t scored a receiving touchdown since Week 6. 4for4 rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Freeman ranked as a low-end RB2.

by Pete Behnke

ATL RB Devonta Freeman - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 vs. New Orleans Saints
Freeman missed Weeks 11 and 12 with a foot injury but is expected to return this week against the Saints. Their defense is the number one ranked defense against running backs, as shown by our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. Freeman draws a very difficult matchup in his first week back. He hasn’t scored a rushing touchdown all season and hasn’t scored a receiving touchdown since Week 6. He is projected as a low-end half PPR RB2.

by Pete Behnke

ATL RB Devonta Freeman - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 at Carolina Panthers
Devonta Freeman left the game against New Orleans with a foot sprain and could be out for two weeks, according to Ian Rapoport.

by Pete Behnke

ATL RB Devonta Freeman - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 at New Orleans Saints
The Falcons had a bye in Week 9.

Freeman will be the lead back in Week 10 because Ito Smith will miss another game with a neck injury. Smith missed Week 8 with a concussion and Freeman out-snapped Brian Hill 64-11 and out-touched him 21 to 3. This matchup against New Orleans has the second-highest over/under (51) and could turn into a shootout. The high over/under is a positive for Freeman but the overall matchup against the Saints defensive line is a negative. The Saints defense is second-best against running backs, per our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4’s rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Freeman ranked as a low-end RB2.

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