4. Tevin Coleman
Touchdown After Touchdown: Tevin Coleman (12 carries, 42 rushing yards, 3 catches, 47 receiving yards, 3 rushing touchdowns: 26.90)
Tevin Coleman had the best fantasy football day of his career in this one, taking turns with Devonta Freeman at just gashing the Saints’ defense.
Freeman had a much better day efficiency wise than Coleman – averaging 10.89 yards per touch to Tevin’s 5.93 average – but it was the second year man out of Indiana who was scoring all of the rushing touchdowns.
Coleman looks to have entrenched himself as the goal-line back, especially after converting on all of his goal-line carries in this one. The 47 receiving yards was good for second best on the team (behind Freeman), and is something that raises his fantasy football floor going forward.
Analysis: Coleman is proving to be a very valuable early season waiver wire pickup, the kind that can help win a few fantasy leagues. While Freeman continues to get more touches, the goal-line work for Tevin has proven to be an equalizer in the committee department.
Consider Coleman a low end RB2 play against a strong Carolina Panthers front 7. His involvement in the receiving game should give him a relatively safe floor this upcoming week, and in the weeks to follow.