Fantasy Football: Top 15 Running Backs To Target In 2016

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#5 Fantasy Football running back Devonta Freeman
#5 Fantasy Football running back Devonta Freeman. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports /

Fatasy Football Running Backs: #5 Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons

Michael Turner is one of the safest Fantasy Football bets you can make.  The Falcons are known for their passing game, but the truth is that they find the endzone on the ground.  That’s where Freeman comes in, essentially poaching touchdowns from Matt Ryan and Julio Jones owners.

Carrying The Load:  A premier back who has a nose for the endzone, Freeman is the kind of guy you can build around.  He will get a lot of touches, but most importantly he will get touches near the endzone.  The Falcons don’t shy away from letting Freeman be the go to guy in short yardage situations.

Playing From Behind?:  The Falcons aren’t a very good football team, and it often results in them playing from behind.  When that happens, running backs tend to become forgotten about.  That can hurt Freeman’s value a bit.

Draft Value – 2nd Round:  Freeman’s nose for the endzone is what is going to pay off for you.  If the Falcons were a better team, he would be a first round player.  You can’t go wrong grabbing him in the second.

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