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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL INJURY FALLOUT: DEVONTA FREEMAN DONE FOR 2018 AS THE INJURY WOES CONTINUE

So in essence Atlanta Falcons running back and former Pro Bowler Devonta Freeman looks completely shot at the age of 26 after it was learned Tuesday he would be headed to IR due to needing groin surgery.  With Freeman having also dealt with knee and foot problems already this season which has kept him to just 14 carries for 68 meaningless yards, pretty much the entirety his 2018 campaign has gone bust and already we have clear evidence the guy serves as an example of a running back who has declined at a rapid rate due to the rough nature of the position.  While no one can take away how good Freeman was his first two years in the league, the troubling signs began in 2017 when he seemingly was hurt all year and didn't run very well when he was actually on the field.  Having always had an upright running style and an all-out approach that invited contact going back to his college days, the cumulative amount of punishment he received hastened this decline.  So now with Freeman out of the way, we get Tevin Coleman serving as the 1A to rookie Ito Smith's 1B and that means pretty much the same division of work in the past when Coleman was 1B to Freeman's 1A.  This obviously means Coleman is the guy to own primarily but Smith has had a knack for collecting touchdowns so far this season so he is worth an add as well.  Also when you think back to Coleman being far from a health marvel, Smith takes on even more long-term upside.  As for Freeman, obviously cut him loose but the Falcons may already be faced with cutting him loose after signing the guy to that big contract prior to 2017. 


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