Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has struggled with injuries all season. Injuries that will now keep him out for Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tevin Coleman becomes a top 15 play this week and Ito Smith on the flex radar. Updated rankings as soon as we have the practice reports. https://t.co/xenWGySsMw— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) October 12, 2018
Freeman is missing out on a great matchup against a Bucs team that ranks 27th in fantasy against running backs. With Freeman out, Tevin Coleman will once again pick up lead-back duties. This makes Coleman an RB1 in all formats and even provides now-backup Ito Smith with FLEX consideration.
With the Falcons having multiple talented backs, it helps alleviate some of the trouble of their starting running back being out. But no matter how much talent they have on their roster, being without Freeman becomes a bigger problem with every additional week he misses.
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