2019 NFL Draft Guide Player Profile: Devonta Freeman
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Devonta Freeman to let fantasy football owners know what to expect from the Atlanta Falcons RB during the 2019 NFL season.
After excellent statistical seasons in 2015 and 2016, Devonta Freeman was okay in 2017, but not up to the standard he showcased the two years prior. However, 2018 was a year to forget, as he appeared in just two contests, ruining many fantasy teams in the process. In 2015 and 2016, Freeman rushed for over 1,000 yards, caught at least 50 passes, and scored 13 or more touchdowns. He was a fantasy monster, easily coming in as an RB1 by seasons end. In 2017, he wasn’t as good, but he still totaled over 1,110 yards and found the end zone eight times. After appearing in 14 or more games in each of his four seasons, last season’s injuries should be viewed as an anomaly, and not the usual moving forward.
Yes, the injuries last year were detrimental to fantasy teams, but is everyone forgetting just how good Freeman was in that three year run from 2015 to 2017? There only six running backs in that three year span to rush for at least 2,500 yards and total 1,000 or more receiving yards....