Freeman rushed for 81 yards on 24 carries and added 18 yards and a touchdown on two receptions in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. He fumbled during the game. Freeman's fumble was especially costly as the Falcons were marching deep into Saints' territory, it was his third of the season. The second-year back scored a total of 10 touchdowns between Weeks 2 and 6, but scored just once between Weeks 7 and 14. He bounced back, finding the end zone in each of the Falcons' final three games. The version of the West Coast offense offensive coordinator Kyle Shanhan runs has produced fantasy darlings such as Arian Foster, Clinton Portis, Alfred Morris and Justin Forsett. Expect Freeman to be similarly valued in fantasy drafts ahead of next season.
Freeman (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Saints. Although he's been a reliable pass-catching threat all season, garnering at least five targets in 11 of 14 games, Freeman has largely been touchdown-dependent on the ground since running for 88 yards in Week 8 against the Buccaneers. However, in his previous matchup with the Saints in Week 6, he notched 13 carries for 100 yards, eight receptions (on 10 targets) for 56 yards, and two total touchdowns.
Freeman (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints. A limited participant throughout the week of practice, Freeman doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing Sunday's ideal matchup. His efficiency has waned as he season has worn on, but he should enjoy facing the New Orleans defense to close things out. Meanwhile, Tevin Coleman (concussion) has been ruled out, leaving Terron Ward as the top backup.
Freeman (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Freeman has been diagnosed with a knee injury of unknown severity, but it didn't stop him from taking part in individual drills Wednesday. As the week unfolds, his availability for Sunday's contest against the Saints could receive some clarification, with Friday's injury report supplying the final word.
Freeman rushed for 73 yards and a score in Sunday's win over Carolina and added 17 receiving yards on three receptions. Despite failing to top 3.5 yards per carry for the fourth straight game, Freeman scored for the second consecutive game on Sunday - barreling into the end zone on a toss to the left to open the second quarter. Prior to last week, Freeman had failed to record a rushing touchdown in six consecutive games. Atlanta seems to be feeding him the ball as much as ever now, Freeman seeing his third most and fifth most carries of the season in the past two weeks. Expect for the good times to role with Atlanta set to play a New Orleans defense next week that is ranked in the bottom of the league.
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