Atlanta Falcons fantasy football outlook entering Week 13
Nov 29, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (26) runs in the first quarter of their game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Georgia Dome. The Vikings won 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Redeemed himself somewhat: Tevin Coleman (18 carries, 110 rushing yards, 1 fumble: 9.0 points)
With Devonta Freeman still battling a concussion, rookie Tevin Coleman got the backfield to himself against the Vikings, and it was a mixed bag.
Coleman’s first four carries were disastrous. He failed to get 10 yards on his first three, resulting in a three-and-out, and then fumbled on his fourth, despite gaining over 40 yards. Coleman ended up costing the Falcons early with a turnover.
The rookie out of Indiana bounced back, and had a decent rest of the game, giving the Falcons a running threat. He even ended up scoring to give Atlanta the lead, but the touchdown was called back due to Tony Moeaki’s clipping penalty.
Analysis: Just like last week, everything will depend on Devonta Freeman’s availability. If the second year man out of Florida State is good to go, Coleman should be nowhere near your starting lineup. If Freeman is out next week, then consider Coleman an RB2 due to the amount of touches he’ll be expected to see.
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