Atlanta Falcons: 3 players with rising stock after Week 4
2. Tevin Coleman, RB
With both Jones and Sanu out it wasn’t the number three receiver Taylor Gabriel who stepped up. It also wasn’t the top-paid running back in the game, Devonta Freeman. Instead, it was running back Tevin Coleman who led the team in rushing yards with 79 and receiving yards with 65.
The thing about Coleman that makes him special is the way he can turn on the jets when he gets out in the open and he did that a couple times for the Falcons in this one. He also found himself making some nice catches, including one that had to be replayed and eventually upheld. He runs his routes as well as a receiver and really is a complete back that is better in pass protection than Freeman has been to this point in his career.
Atlanta is fortunate to have an option like Coleman coming off the bench. He’s a talented player and there really is only a handful of teams that wouldn’t start him right now if he were on their roster.
One thing Atlanta needs to work on in the bye week is getting Coleman and Freeman on the field together. Not only would defenses struggle to figure out who may run it, but imagine the nightmare for linebackers trying to cover both these guys on the same play.