Many fantasy football owners likely just dove over to their waiver wire to see if Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is available. After ESPN’s Field Yates revealed that starter Devonta Freeman will miss Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers, it now opens the door for Coleman to step in and carry a massive workload.
Freeman, who’s dealing with a knee injury, was the clear-cut starter for the Falcons, but it was Coleman who found the end zone in Week 1. While neither player looked great for fantasy owners in the team’s opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, there’s an opportunity for fantasy football owners to reap the benefits due to Coleman’s workload.
Let’s take a look at how Freeman’s absence will impact Coleman, as well as what fantasy football owners can realistically expect from the Falcons back.