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28 Royce Freeman RB

Denver Broncos

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
64%17%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
141305214.051

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Broncos' Royce Freeman: Solid in supporting role in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman rushed 130 times for 521 yards and five touchdowns and added 72 yards on 14 receptions over 14 games this season.

Freeman entered 2018 as the Broncos' presumptive starting running back but quickly lost those duties to fellow rookie Phillip Lindsay. While Lindsay proved to be the more effective runner of the two, Freeman still showed flashes of promise during an otherwise ugly season for Denver. He punctuated his campaign on a good note in Week 17 against the Chargers while Lindsay was out following wrist surgery, amassing 103 total yards on 25 touches. Though he'll likely slot in as the No. 2 option on the depth chart to begin 2019, Freeman should be a high-upside replacement option in the event Lindsay misses time.

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Broncos' Royce Freeman: Tops 100 total yards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman rushed 17 times for 60 yards and caught eight of 10 targets for 43 more yards in Sunday's 23-9 loss to the Chargers.

Freeman took full advantage of Philip Lindsay's absence due to a wrist injury and saw season highs in carries, targets, and total yards. The 22-year-old finishes his rookie season with 130 rushes for 521 yards and five touchdowns to go with 14 catches for 72 yards. He'll likely serve in a backup role to Lindsay again in 2019.

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Broncos' Royce Freeman: Designated as lead back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave confirmed that Freeman will serve as the Broncos' lead back Sunday against the Chargers, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

This was the expected outcome after it was revealed Wednesday that standout rookie Phillip Lindsay (wrist) wouldn't play in Week 17 with surgery on deck. Lindsay's absence leaves Freeman and Devontae Booker as the only backs on the active roster, with Freeman outpacing Booker in carries by a 113-29 margin. Musgrave still noted that Booker will "get a bunch of runs" in addition to presumably serving as the Broncos' primary pass-catching option out of the backfield, but unless Denver falls behind big early and is forced into catch-up mode, Freeman projects as the higher-upside fantasy play of the two.

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Broncos' Royce Freeman: Likely top back in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is expected to work as the Broncos' lead rusher out of the backfield Sunday against the Chargers with Phillip Lindsay (wrist) set to miss the contest, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

After undergoing an MRI on Tuesday, Lindsay was diagnosed with significant ligament damage in his right wrist, which he injured in the Week 16 loss to the Raiders. Lindsay will receive a second opinion on the injury before it's determined whether surgery is necessary, but the Broncos won't keep the undrafted rookie active even if he receives positive news. As a result, Freeman will likely have his best opportunity since Week 1 -- when he logged a season-high 15 carries -- to make a major splash in the fantasy realm. He won't necessarily have a clear path to a three-down role, however, as Devontae Booker is likely to see a fair amount of work in obvious passing situations.

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Broncos' Royce Freeman: Seven carries in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman rushed seven times for 21 yards but couldn't corral his lone target in Monday night's 27-14 loss to Oakland.

Freeman became the Broncos' lead back once Phillip Lindsay was ruled out in the second half with a wrist injury, but the 22-year-old didn't do much with the opportunity. Game script didn't help though, as the Broncos trailed my multiple scores for much of the contest. If Lindsay is unable to go at home Week 17 against the Chargers, Freeman would likely share backfield duties with Devontae Booker.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/9/18SEA1571170
29/16/18OAK828141
39/23/18BAL1353161
410/1/18KC867181
510/7/18NYJ531240
610/14/18LAR92270
710/18/18ARI133791
810/28/18KC0000
911/4/18HOU0000
1111/18/18LAC72371
1211/25/18PIT61750
1312/2/18CIN1248100
1412/9/18SF636230
1512/15/18CLE4760
1612/24/18OAK72140
1712/30/18LAC176090
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2018Denver Broncos1481305214.0245230
TOTAL1481305214.0245230
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2018Denver Broncos14814725.190002
TOTAL14814725.190002
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2018Denver Broncos1411000000
TOTAL1411000000
 
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Height/Weight:
6-0/238
Birthdate:
2/24/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
Brawley, CA, USA
School:
Oregon
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: