Sep 20, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (26) runs by New York Giants outside linebacker Mark Herzlich (94) and New York Giants middle linebacker Uani
Injuries slowed him down: Tevin Coleman (9 carries, 32 rushing yards, 1 touchdown: 9.20 points)
Finally we get to one of the beneficiaries of Matt Ryan’s bad luck. Tevin Coleman scored the 1-yard touchdown after Hankerson was deemed to have been brought down before the end zone. The rookie displayed some nice vision on the 1-yard scamper.
Coleman was the starter once again, but left after just nine carries due to a rib injury. Dan Quinn hasn’t given an update on his health yet. The touchdown is what saved his fantasy day, as it pushed him from what would have been a meager 3.2 points up to a respectable 9.2 points.
Analysis: Another start in the books for Coleman, and he was dominating the touches before he left the game. We don’t know how long he’ll be out for, or if this injury will affect his workload when he comes back. One thing is certain though: when healthy, Coleman is the Falcons running back to own.
If healthy, Coleman will take on a Cowboys defense which held DeMarco Murray to a measly two rushing yards on Sunday. But that seems to have been more of a testament to Murray’s struggles rather than Dallas’ domination. Murray had only nine rushing yards in his Week 1 game against Atlanta. I consider Coleman a flex against Dallas if he gets his full workload. If not (pay attention to reports leading up to the game), then it might be best to look elsewhere.
Next: The main beneficiary