clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Devonta Freeman scores two TDs, hits 127 yards

Devonta Freeman gets off to a hot start against Jaguars

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs for yards in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Well, that didn’t take long. The Jaguars defense against running backs has lived down to its reputation, as Devonta Freeman has two touchdowns on the Falcons two drives. His first touchdown came on a 17-yard run and then, following a fumble on the ensuing kick return, he scored again, this time from eight-yards out on a reception from Matt Ryan.

It doesn’t appear the firing of Tom Coughlin has helped motivate the Jaguars in their lost season. Freeman has lost a step, but Jacksonville’s defense has been awful, especially against the run. Hopefully you got Freeman in your fantasy championship lineup this week!

UPDATE

Freeman ended up rushing 13 times for 53 yards and a touchdown and catching 9-of-11 passes for 74 yards and another touchdown. This was his biggest fantasy game in a long while and it came at the perfect time for the fantasy championships.