1. Devonta Freeman
Double Digit Day: Devonta Freeman (15 carries, 58 rushing yards, 5 catches, 42 receiving yards: 10.00 points)
Devonta Freeman got an uptick in touches after Tevin Coleman exited the game with a hamstring injury in the 3rd quarter. He looked good on a few runs (had a series of three straight touches with at least 14 yard gains).
However, it really wasn’t a strong day at the office for the Florida State man. He averaged a lackluster 3.9 yards per carry, and was either dropped for a loss or held to a minimal gain (2 yards or less) on first down on eight separate occasions.
The crucial play which everyone will talk about is the loss on 4th and 1 in Atlanta territory in overtime.
However, despite being stuffed on most of his carries, Freeman was able to salvage his fantasy day with 42 receiving yards to bump his floor. That number was no doubt aided by Coleman’s second half absence.
Analysis: With Coleman hurt, Freeman had a chance to really explode for fantasy owners, but instead finished with fewer rushing yards than Tevin despite having almost twice as many carries.
If Coleman can’t play vs. the Packers next week Freeman will be a must start in a potential shootout.