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Devonta Freeman Fantasy Value Rebounds With Big Workload in Two-TD Game Against Cardinals

Zach Brunner
Atlanta Falcons v Arizona Cardinals
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Devonta Freeman had a slow start to the season in fantasy football, but his production really picked up in Week 6, seeing a huge workload and scoring two touchdowns in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Tying his season-high, Freeman ran for 88 yards on 19 carries against the Cardinals. He added another 20 yards and two touchdowns through the air, ranking him as RB4 in PPR scoring for Week 6 (pending Monday Night Football).

After starting the season off with a questionable workload, seeing 15 or fewer touches in the first two contests, he's averaged 19.3 touches per game over his last four. Opportunity leads to productivity, and this increased volume has helped him get into the end zone in each of his last two games.

Freeman ranks 11th among RBs in PPR scoring since Week 3, averaging 18.8 fantasy points per game. His rushing efficiency is still hit or miss, averaging fewer than three yards per carry in four of his six games this season. However, his heavy volume (and usage in the passing game in particular) is keeping him in play as an every-week starter with no shortage of RB1 upside.


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