Update — Devonta Freeman was seen running with the first team during pre-game warmups prior to Week 9 vs. the Vikings.
Fantasy Football analysis: Ravens RB Devonta Freeman
Freeman was the Ravens’ lead running back when they were last on the football field in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The veteran running back did not do much on the ground (14 yards), but still found a way to score a touchdown. Freeman also had three receptions for 25 yards and scored a season-high 12.9 fantasy points.
Additionally, it was the second consecutive game that Freeman had a rushing touchdown and scored double-digit fantasy points. Unlike Murray, who can be somewhat productive on the ground, Freeman’s fantasy value is tied to if he can score a touchdown. The Ravens will be facing a defense in Minnesota that is struggling to stop the run this season, giving up 120.9 rushing yards per game.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
If Murray is not ready to play, then Freeman might warrant a potential add in fantasy this week. However, I’d lean towards sitting him and looking elsewhere.