Both players will take on the Giants Week 5.
Freeman got most of his work after Steven Jackson was taken out of the game. Freeman did little to distinguish himself, though the Bucs defense was basically selling out against the run. Freeman gained just 12 yards on his 11 carries. He caught one pass for 7 yards.
Freeman will take on the Vikings Week 4.
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Both will look to make more of an impact Thursday night against the Buccaneers.
Freeman looked this preseason like he'd be the one to challenge Steven Jackson for the starting role, but he finished with just four touches -- two carries for 15 yards and two catches for 18. By comparison, Jackson had 13 touches. Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith were in the ballpark with seven and three, respectively, but each scored a touchdown, Rodgers on a 17-yard run and Smith on a 54-yard catch.
Freeman will look to make more of an impact Week 2 at Cincinnati.
The matchup is favorable enough. The Saints ranked 19th against the run last year, allowing 111.6 yards per game. They also allowed 4.6 yards per carry, fifth-most in the league. Jackson had two of his better games against the Saints last year, picking up 122 total yards in the first and 79 total yards in the second, so owners in deeper leagues may still want to consider Freeman in the hope Jackson's hamstring limits him.
But judging by Jamey Eisenberg's and Dave Richard's rankings, owners in standard leagues won't have much use for him. Neither ranks him as a top 48 running back for this week.
|5||10/5/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/9/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|14||12/8/14||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|