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Falcons fantasy outlook 2017: Devonta Freeman and the carries of doom

July 15th, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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While Matt Ryan enjoyed an MVP season, Alex Mack got a ton of credit for the team’s offensive resurgence in 2016, and Julio Jones remains a beast. For all that, Devonta Freeman was still one of the team’s most vital offensive cogs, and one of the best fantasy running backs of all.

Freeman’s rise has been nothing short of extraordinary. He’s gone from a fourth round running back who couldn’t get many snaps behind an aging Steven Jackson to one of the league’s brightest lights at the position, and his fantasy stock has risen accordingly.

Here’s a look at last year’s production and what we expect this year.

2016 Production

Standard: 14.5 ppg

PPR: 17.9

2016 Rank: 5th-8th, depending on metrics

Let’s put Freeman’s fantastic 2016 in its proper context: He had a top ten fantasy year for a running back while sharing touches with Tevin Coleman, …

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Tags: Alex Mack, Austin Hooper, Devonta Freeman, Julio Jones, Steven Jackson, Taylor Gabriel, Tevin Coleman

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