Freeman rushed 12 times for 40 yards and added three receptions for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
Almost half of Freeman's production came on an 18-yard scamper in the third quarter, so it was almost an even quieter day for the third-year back. However, struggles were to be expected for the Falcons' run game Sunday, as the Seahawks were allowing only 3.4 yards-per-carry coming into the contest. Perhaps the better news for Freeman owners is that Tevin Coleman received only six touches compared to Freeman's 15, but the two are still expected to split action going forward. Up next for the Falcons is a matchup with the Chargers, who were allowing 23 ESPN standard fantasy points per game to opposing running backs coming into Week 6.
Freeman rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and added 35 yards through the air on three catches in Sunday's win over Denver.
Freeman got Atlanta going on the first drive of the game with a one-yard plunge on 4th and goal. He kept the chains moving throughout the game as Atlanta ate up a ton of clock early. Freeman is seeing far more competition for touches this season, with Tevin Coleman in the fold, as compared to last year's breakout season - but he's found a groove after a slow start in Week 1, scoring in each of the past three games.
Although he couldn't quite replicate his stellar Monday night performance against the Saints, Freeman was nevertheless efficient with the opportunities he did receive. He was able to also get into the end zone after seeing Tevin Coleman vulture three scores in Week 3 and averaged a solid 4.4 yards per carry. Freeman is certainly not the centerpiece of the offense that he was throughout his impressive run last season, but has managed 322 yards on 55 carries through four weeks, an impressive 5.9 yards per tote.
Freeman (illness) returned to practice as a full participant Friday and does not have an injury designation on the final report for Sunday's game against Carolina, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.
Tevin Coleman also logged a full practice and is slated to play in Sunday's game. Freeman and Coleman will continue to split work, forming a potent duo out of the backfield.
Freeman didn't practice Thursday due to an illness, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Freeman's illness comes at a fortuitous time, as the malady arrives midweek rather than just before game day. Although its severity is unknown, he has one more practice this week in order to clarify his health. Meanwhile, Tevin Coleman (ankle) remained limited Thursday, so the state of the Falcons' backfield bears watching as Sunday's contest against the Panthers approaches.
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