Falcons will go with "hot hand" approach at RB

September 9th, 2016

Last season, Devonta Freeman was the fantasy breakout star for much of the season. While Tevin Coleman entered training camp as the Falcons' starter, a rib injury sidelined him and he never saw the job again. Freeman posted over 1,600 total yards and 14 total touchdowns and was a fantasy force.

But now things may change. Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan revealed on Friday that the team will use a hot-hand approach at running back this season, keeping both running backs fresh and just relying on whoever is at his best that week. It's a fantasy boost for Coleman, who now makes for an even better late-round add, while Freeman is now a solid, but not great RB2.

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