Freeman carried 15 times for 56 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 29-28 loss to the Chiefs. He also caught four of five targets for an additional 49 yards. Freeman opened the scoring with a one-yard plunge in the first quarter and repeated the feat again in the fourth for his second consecutive two-touchdown performance. He was held to 3.7 yards per carry but was able to produce his second-best receiving yardage output of the season to top 100 scrimmage yards for the fifth time. Freeman should remain a solid fantasy play next week when the Falcons travel to take on a Rams team that has been susceptible to strong running back play this season.
Freeman rushed for 60 yards and two scores on 16 carries in Sunday's win over Arizona. He added 17 yards on two catches. Freeman snapped a two-game scoreless skid early on Sunday with a one-yard plunge and then put the game away with a late four-yard scamper. It's easy to get excited after such a game, but it's worth remembering that Freeman had just five touchdowns entering the game and has reached 100 total yards just twice in his last six games. Freeman is still a quality start in a sizzling Atlanta offense that has topped 30 points in four of the last five games, but he has been unable to restore the shine he carried early last season. The return of Tevin Coleman, who scored on Sunday, from a hamstring injury is likely to further cut into Freeman's production.
Freeman carried 12 times for 49 yards and caught all three targets for an additional 32 yards in Sunday's 24-15 loss to the Eagles. Atlanta struggled to control the ball and did not sustain enough drives for Freeman to be effective. He made the most of his looks in the passing game, but did not see enough usage in that respect to make a real impact either. Freeman will likely rebound sooner rather than later, but he might have to wait, as the Falcons will be on bye next week before taking on the Cardinals in Week 12.
With Tevin Coleman (hamstring) being ruled out of Sunday's game against the Eagles, Freeman will be the Falcons' clear-cut top running back once again. Freeman has totaled 163 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns on 34 touches in Coleman's recent two-game absence, which will extend into Sunday's contest. Although only two teams have allowed fewer rushing touchdowns than the Eagles, Freeman at least stands to benefit from another extended snap count Sunday, when Terron Ward figures to represent his biggest competition for backfield touches.
Freeman gained 77 yards on 17 carries and hauled in both of his targets for 28 yards in Thursday's 43-28 win over the Bucs. Freeman took a back seat to the passing game Thursday, as Matt Ryan put together yet another spectacular performance. However, Freeman was effective against the Bucs' normally stingy run defense, averaging 4.5 yards a tote his 17 attempts. The 24-year-old has actually only recorded over 20 carries once this season, and Thursday's outing marked his first time over 4.0 YPC since Week 4. He'll face off against a tough Eagles defense in Week 10, a contest in which may also see Tevin Coleman return from his hamstring injury, which could result in a slight dip in Freeman's touches.
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