Devonta Freeman is a Better Fantasy Option Than Mark Ingram But Not as Good as Jamaal Williams the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Devonta Freeman to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 51 projected fantasy points puts him at #48 behind Jamaal Williams and ahead of Mark Ingram. He has averaged 9.53 fantasy points in his past 32 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 6.4 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#44) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #45 ranked running back. At 66% ownership, he is also the #48 most highly owned running back. Devonta Freeman is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #29 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#46 Jordan Wilkins (12% OWN)54 FP, 6 per game47 FP, 12 gp, 3.9 per game (#68)
#47 Jamaal Williams (90% OWN)52 FP, 6.5 per game107 FP, 14 gp, 7.7 per game (#40)
#48 Devonta Freeman (66% OWN)51 FP, 6.4 per game139 FP, 14 gp, 9.9 per game (#27)
#49 Mark Ingram (72% OWN)50 FP, 5.6 per game217 FP, 15 gp, 14.4 per game (#7)
#50 Lamical Perine (42% OWN)48 FP, 5.9 per game217 FP, 15 gp, 14.4 per game (#7)

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SIT EM ALERT: DEVONTA FREEMAN PROJECTED FOR FEWER FPS THAN JALEN RICHARD IN WEEK 9

Devonta Freeman is projected for 3.8 fantasy points which projects to being the #54 ranked running back. This may be a week you want to sit Devonta Freeman. He is listed as questionable which lowers his projection. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Benny Snell but behind Jalen Richard. Week 10 will be better based on projected rank (#39). He is projected for 6.5 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#52 Tony Pollard (35% OWN)4.12 FP (2% ST)4.65 FP
#53 Jalen Richard (11% OWN)3.84 FP (1% ST)3.85 FP
#54 Devonta Freeman (66% OWN)3.77 FP (4% ST)6.4 FP
#55 Benny Snell (22% OWN)3.63 FP (1% ST)3.29 FP
#56 Darrynton Evans (7% OWN)3.59 FP3.87 FP
WEEK 10 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#37 Nick Chubb (97% OWN)6.6 FP (1% ST)9.8 FP
#38 Nyheim Hines (40% OWN)6.6 FP (11% ST)7 FP
#39 Devonta Freeman (66% OWN)6.5 FP (4% ST)6.4 FP
#40 J.D. McKissic (39% OWN)6.1 FP (8% ST)6.1 FP
#41 Malcolm Brown (77% OWN)5.9 FP (24% ST)5.8 FP

DEVONTA FREEMAN IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $5.5K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $4.6K

He is projected for 4.4 FanDuel points and 5.2 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$2895 short of $5.5K on FanDuel and -$2337 short of $4.6K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (RB) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#51 Tony Pollard4.8 FD Points$4900
#52 Jalen Richard4.6 FD Points$4500
#53 Devonta Freeman4.4 FD Points$5500
#54 Darrynton Evans4.2 FD Points$4600
#55 Kyle Juszczyk4.1 FD Points$4500
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (RB) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#39 Jalen Richard5.4 DK Points$4000
#40 Joshua Kelley5.2 DK Points$4400
#41 Devonta Freeman5.2 DK Points$4600
#42 Chris Thompson5.1 DK Points$4000
#43 Darrynton Evans4.9 DK Points$4000

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

DEVONTA FREEMANFPPPRRUSHYDTDRECRECYD
Rest of 2020516584.12701.713.8105
-- Per Game (8 Proj)6.48.110.533.80.211.7213.1
Week 9 @WAS3.85.15.617.70.111.3010.1
Week 10 vs PHI6.58.311.2340.221.8013.1
2020 Season167230230809363456
-- Per Game (18 GP)9.312.812.844.90.173.525.3
2019 to 2020168234238828366468
-- Per Game (19 GP)8.812.312.543.60.163.524.6