Atlanta Falcons
Name  Devonta Freeman
Born  3/15/1992
Height  5-8
Weight  206
College  Florida State
8/8/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Falcons rookie running back Devonta Freeman had 107 yards from scrimmage on 11 touches (10 carries) in the preseason opener Friday against the Dolphins.
Insight: Freeman, a fourth-round pick, ran as the No. 3 back on the depth chart so he did his damage against second- and third-teamers, but it's still a strong first impression for him. He should end up as the direct backup to Steven Jackson, though he won't have fantasy value unless Jackson goes down because Jacquizz Rodgers is still around for passing downs.
8/7/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Word from Falcons' OC Dirk Koetter is that rookie running back Devonta Freeman is just "OK" in pass protection, according to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: The fastest way to finding a seat on the bench is to get your quarterback killed. Particularly when its a franchise QB like Matt Ryan. Until we hear he's blocking and picking up blitzes he's not going to see playing time and for fantasy owners that's the key to his fantasy value. We know he can run.