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Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been arguably the most frustrating draft bust this season, except those top RBs that haven't been ruled out for non-injury reasons. 


Cue awkward silence, because we're all still looking at you Le'Veon Bell. 


However, Freeman has missed all but the first half of Week 1's season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles with a knee injury, but the fantasy machine from a year ago is hopeful he'll return to the field by his team's Week 5 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

And what an ironic matchup for a potential return from Freeman, playing against the team with the undoubted biggest fantasy bust of the year (including non-injury reasoning) in Le'Veon Bell. 


"Hopeful" is most likely about 10 rungs below "probable" on the fantasy player health-status ladder, but it's never a bad thing to have a player thinking optimistically about the timetable for his return. 


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