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Tevin Coleman

Atlanta Falcons (ATL)

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Ito Smith (RB2)
Brian Hill (RB3)

Player Information

Full Name

Tevin Coleman
Jersey #26

Position & Status

RB1, Healthy

Current Team: ATL

Falcons Profile

Player Details

NFL Experience:

4 Years

Current Height & Weight

5'11", 206 Lbs.

College / University

Indiana

College Draft Year

2015, Round #3, Pick #73

Current Fantasy Points

182 Points

$4,800 Points: 13 Avg / Game
DraftKings Salary & FPPG
FPPG
13 / Game DraftKings Points: 182
14 Games Played
$6,400 Points: 11.5 Avg / Game
FanDuel Salary & FPPG
FPPG
11.5 / Game FanDuel Points: 161
14 Games Played

Offensive & Defensive Snaps

Offensive Snaps Played

525 Snaps

Defensive Snaps Played

0 Snaps

Special Team Snaps Played

1 Snaps

Offensive Team Snaps Played

935 Snaps

Defensive Team Snaps Played

938 Snaps

Special Team's Team Snaps

310 Snaps

Rushing Statistics

Rushing Attempts

149 Attempts

Rushing Yards

704 Yards

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

5 Yards

Rushing Touchdowns

3 Yards

Rushing Long

65 Yards

Touchdown Statistics

Total Touchdowns

8 Total Touchdowns

Offensive Touchdowns

8 Touchdowns

Defensive Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

TSpecial Team Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Receiving Statistics

Receiving Targets

42

Receptions

31

Receiving Yards

267.00 Yards

Receiving Yards Per Reception

8.60 Yards

Receiving Touchdowns

5 Touchdowns

Receiving Long

39

Fumbles

2

Fumbles Lost

0

Recent Player Scoring

Date Opponent Points Snap % Salary $ Per Point
12-16 Cardinals 23.5 50.7 $4,200 178.7
12-09 Packers 5.1 46.5 $4,400 862.7
12-02 Ravens 2.1 54.7 $4,500 2142.9
11-22 Saints 11.3 50 $5,200 460.2
11-18 Cowboys 11.5 60.7 $5,300 460.9
11-11 Browns 9.3 65.3 $5,400 580.6
11-04 Redskins 32.6 57.4 $4,800 147.2
10-22 Giants 16.2 0 $5,100 314.8
10-14 Buccaneers 11.1 56.7 $5,400 486.5
10-07 Steelers 5.0 37.5 $6,400 1280
09-30 Bengals 10.7 57.1 $5,900 551.4
09-23 Saints 12.7 77.9 $6,400 503.9
09-16 Panthers 19.5 65.1 $5,300 271.8
09-06 Eagles 11.5 51.4 $4,400 382.6

Recent Player News

16 hours ago: Tevin Coleman Has Monster Day Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had an incredible day against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. Coleman exploded for 145 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Falcons dominated. Coleman managed to have the success on just 11 carries and had a number of big runs in the game. Just when it looked like Coleman had been usurped as the lead back by Smith he took the role back by storm in this game. Going forward it is hard to predict what Coleman might do and in a championship week it will be hard to trust him, even against a defense which has struggled at times this year in Carolina.

5 days ago: Tevin Coleman A Low-End RB2 In Good Matchup
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman has fallen on hard times in recent weeks. The veteran runner has gained just 59 total rushing yards over his past three games. Coleman's Week 15 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals does offer a glimmer of hope for his fantasy owners. The Cardinals have been tough against the pass but their run defense has been leaky this season, ranking 22nd in DVOA and allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to the running back position. Coleman certainly doesn't have the trust of his fantasy owners these days but his matchup makes him worth considering as a low-end RB2 or high-end flex option in the fantasy semifinals

8 days ago: Tevin Coleman Plays Second Fiddle In Week 14
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman ended up playing second fiddle to Ito Smith in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers. Coleman had 10 carries and 11 total touches compared to Smith's 11 and 14, respectively. Coleman was reasonably effective running the ball with 45 yards on his 10 carries. However, on his only reception he lost four yards and he once against failed to find the end zone in another game this season. Given that the Falcons are looking ahead it makes sense to assume they are going to give Smith at least an even amount of touches in the backfield, and that makes Coleman an incredibly tough fantasy option to trust down the stretch.

11 days ago: Tevin Coleman Impossible To Trust In Week 14
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is going to be a tough player for fantasy owners to rely on in Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers. Over the past two weeks Coleman has averaged just one yard per carry on 14 total carries and has added just 20 yards receiving on four catches. He did score a touchdown two weeks ago which at least made that week salvageable from a fantasy point of view, but it has been a tough couple of weeks. In addition, the Green Bay Packers have allowed an average of 11.2 fantasy points to opposing #1 running backs at home. Those numbers makes it impossible to trust Coleman on the road in Green Bay this weekend.

15 days ago: Tevin Coleman Has Terrible Outing Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had a terrible performance against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Coleman carried the ball six times for just eight yards, and added just one reception for three yards on three targets. Coleman has struggled a lot this season in the lead back role and this was another prime example of that. It has been hard to trust Coleman this season, especially when facing good defenses. I am not sure how to value Coleman going forward, especially given that Ito Smith carried the ball seven times to Coleman's six in this game against the Ravens.

18 days ago: Tevin Coleman A Tough Player To Trust Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is unlikely to break his run of inconsistency when he faces the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. The Ravens are surrendering an average of just 10.8 fantasy points per game to opposing #1 running backs when playing on the road this season. In addition, Coleman is having to deal with a variable split of touches with Ito Smith each and every week. While Coleman is still the #1 in Atlanta, the question marks over the matchup and his usage make him tough to trust as anything beyond a flex play this week.

25 days ago: Tevin Coleman Rescues Day With Receiving Touchdown
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had a tough day against the New Orleans Saints defense in the Thanksgiving game. Coleman managed just six rushing yards on eight carries with a longest rush of four yards. The Falcons tried over and over again to get the run game functioning in the first half. However, Coleman could never really get any space as he was constantly suffocated by the Saints defensive line. Coleman did managed to salvage his day with a garbage time receiving touchdown. However, even then he managed just 17 yards on three receptions, to give him a 10 point day in PPR formats. It is another disappointing performance from Coleman in a year in which he has been extremely hard to trust, despite being the number one running back in the Falcons backfield for a large portion of the year.

27 days ago: Tevin Coleman A Tough Option To Trust Thursday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is a tough option to trust when he squares off against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. Coleman struggled in his first matchup against the Saints this season, carrying the ball 15 times for 33 yards and adding two receptions, on three targets, for 14 yards and a touchdown. In addition, the Saints rank fifth against running backs when it comes to fantasy points allowed. On average the Saints are allowing an average of 54.8 rushing yards, 41.6 receiving yards and a total of 0.8 touchdowns per game to opposing running backs. In fact this season the Saints are allowing an average of 13.5 fantasy points against opposing lead backs this season. Coleman should see the majority of the carries but the way this game could shape up could see Coleman struggling to receive more than 15 touches, limiting his value to a running back #2 at best.

30 days ago: Tevin Coleman Effective But Under Whelming Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had a frustrating day for his fantasy owners on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Coleman averaged over seven yards per carry with a longest run of 17 yards. However, he carried the ball just eight times, and was therefore only able to put up 58 yards rushing. He managed to add another 27 yards on three receptions to boost his boost total over 10 in a PPR league. However, ultimately only receiving 11 touches has meant that once again this was a disappointing week for Coleman's fantasy owners. With the Falcons season fading it will be interesting to see what role Coleman plays down the stretch.

1 month ago: Tevin Coleman Could Face A Rough Game Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman faces a tough task against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Coleman's performances have been up and down this season, and almost impossible to predict week-to-week. The biggest issue for Coleman is that the Falcons will not commit to giving him a starters workload. Only once has Coleman had more than 15 carries, and in the last four weeks the most carries he has had has been 13. It will be impossible for Coleman to provide consistency week-to-week if he is not regularly getting 15 or more carries. In addition, this week he faces the 10th best defense against running backs, allowing an average of 19.03 fantasy points to the position. Despite all of that the bye weeks mean that Coleman remains a #2 running back in Week 11.

1 month ago: Tevin Coleman Struggles Once Again Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman failed to build on his Week 9 performance when facing the Cleveland Browns in Week 10. On Sunday, Coleman had 44 rushing yards on 11 carries, adding three receptions for 18 yards on five targets. Coleman's average was not bad but the way this game went for the Falcons really meant he was somewhat phased out of the game in the second half. After seeing Coleman really prosper catching the ball this week it is frustrating to see him contained this week. Coleman is an extremely frustrating fantasy option to own right now and deciding what to do with him each week is extremely tough.

1 month ago: Tevin Coleman Could Have Another Good Day In Week 10
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman could be in line to put up a second straight good performance in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. In Week 9 against the Washington Redskins, Coleman rushed for 88 yards on 13 carries. He also added 68 receiving yards on five receptions, from seven targets with two touchdowns. After struggling for the previous five games, Coleman finally managed to make the most of his opportunity as the Falcons lead running back. The Browns rank 29th in rushing yards against and have given up the most rushing touchdowns in the league with 14. Coleman is a high end running back two and a must-start this week.

1 month ago: Tevin Coleman Has Monster Day Against Washington
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman put up some great numbers against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The two receiving touchdowns is the headline for Coleman as it shows the Falcons are looking to get him involved in the receiving game. However, the real positive looking long term for Coleman was his 88 rushing yards on just 13 carries. Coleman had plenty of good carries in this game and should have cemented his place as the number one rushing back. In total, Coleman had 88 rushing yards, five receptions, 68 receiving yards and two touchdowns, to give him monster numbers for fantasy owners in Week 9.

2 months ago: Tevin Coleman Set For Tough Day Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman could have another tough day against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The Redskins rank second in the league in terms of rushing yards conceded, allowing opposing running backs an average of 80 rushing yards per game and just 3.8 yards per attempt. Coleman has averaged just 38 rushing yards per game over his last five outings and has scored three touchdowns in that time. Coleman has failed to make a real impact with Devonta Freeman unavailable and this does not look like a game where his fortunes will change. It is always hard to sit a number one running back but Coleman's upside is severely limited against this Redskins defense.

2 months ago: Tevin Coleman Has Mixed Night Monday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had a mixed night against the New York Giant on Monday Night Football. The overall numbers look good as Coleman rushed 11 times for 50 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown, adding two receptions for 32 yards. However, what makes this a mixed night for Coleman is how the yards came. 44 of his 50 rushing yards came on two rushes, his first of the night and the touchdown run. On the remaining nine rushes he totaled just six yards. Ultimately all that matters is that the numbers were there but this performance is unlikely to have convinced the Falcons Coleman deserves more attempts going forward.

2 months ago: Tevin Coleman Could Bounce Back Monday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman has a real chance to bounce back against the New York Giants on Monday. With Devonta Freeman on the injured reserve Coleman will lead this backfield, potentially for the rest of the season. However, Coleman has struggled recently averaging just 40 rushing yards and 15 yards receiving in the last three games he has been the Falcons lead running back. It will be interesting to see this week whether the way Coleman is used changes now that he is confirmed as the lead back for the foreseeable future. In addition, Coleman is facing a Giants defense who rank 12th worst in fantasy points allowed to running backs. This week is perhaps the final week I can recommend Coleman as a #2 running back if we do not see something positive from him.

2 months ago: Tevin Coleman Struggles Sunday Against Buccaneers
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had a tough day Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coleman struggled to get anything going on the ground, registering 35 yards on his 10 carries. Coleman somewhat rescued his day with a six-yard receiving touchdown that got him over the 10-point mark for fantasy owners. The really concerning news for Coleman is that he was out-carried by rookie Ito Smith by 11 carries to 10. It would appear that no matter which running backs are active the Falcons are committed to a 50/50 split between their top-two active backs. Until we see more from Coleman he remains at best a number two fantasy running back when Devonta Freeman is inactive.

2 months ago: Tevin Coleman A Must-Start Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is a must-start fantasy running back in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With Devonta Freeman (foot) officially ruled out, Coleman will once again be the lead back for the Falcons. In the previous three games that Freeman missed Coleman averaged 15 rushes and 3.3 targets per game. Unfortunately, Coleman did not take full advantage of his opportunity, but in Week 6 he faces a Buccaneers defense that ranks 6th worst against running backs. The Freeman news has made Coleman a must-start this week as the Falcons return home to face the Buccaneers.

2 months ago: Tevin Coleman Could Be A Trade Candidate
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman could become a trade candidate if the team doesn't turn things around in the next week or so. Rookie Ito Smith has impressed in limited action so far. Linebacker Vic Beasley could also be a trade candidate, but his 2019 option of $12.810 million could be a road block. Devonta Freeman sat out three games with a knee injury and is now dealing with a foot ailment that could keep him out in Week 6, so Coleman might be needed as insurance now. He's more of an RB3/flex play in PPR leagues when both he and Freeman are active. Coleman hasn't proven capable of serving as a lead back in the past, so if he's traded, we doubt he'd go to a team and become a true workhorse.

2 months ago: Tevin Coleman Struggles In Reduced Role Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman failed to make an impact in a reduced role against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Coleman saw a big reduction in touches as Devonta Freeman recovered from a knee injury. Coleman managed just nine touches in total in Sunday's matchup. He rushed the ball seven times for a mediocre 15 yards, and added two receptions on two targets for another 15 yards. Coleman returned to his role splitting time with Freeman which is bad for both of their fantasy value. Another issue here is that the Falcons were chasing the game from the first quarter limiting the running backs touches. However, that may be a common theme in 2018 given how bad the Falcons defense is. Coleman returns to being at-best a flex option going forward, and fantasy owners are going to find knowing when to start him extremely frustrating.

2 months ago: Tevin Coleman Could See Drop In Touches Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman could see a reduction in touches against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. With Devonta Freeman back in action the Falcons could split their touches three ways with Ito Smith also seeing touches. That would mean a decrease in touches for Coleman, who averages less than 10 rushes per game when Freeman is active. Since Freeman has been out Coleman has been averaging 15 rushes per game. The unknown regarding Coleman's touches, and his slight injury niggle this week make him a tough player to start, even as a flex.

3 months ago: Tevin Coleman Struggles To Make Impact Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman once again failed to make the impression he would have hoped in the Falcons loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Coleman rushed the ball 14 times for 51 yards with a longest rush of just nine yards. He did manage to add three receptions for 26 yards to boost his numbers. However, after Christian McCaffrey had a monster week against the same Bengals last week, much more was expected of Coleman than this. With Devonta Freeman potentially due to return next week Coleman's window of opportunity to really grab this job is fading. Once Freeman returns Coleman will return to being at best a flex option each week.

3 months ago: Tevin Coleman The Lead Back Again Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman will once again be the lead back against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. With Devonta Freeman (knee) ruled out Coleman becomes one of the safer bets in the league to receive at least 15 touches. Coleman had success in the lead back role against the Panthers but struggled last week against the Saints. Christian McCaffrey had a monster day last week against this Bengals defense and Coleman could be set to do something similar. Coleman is a number two running back in all format this weekend.

3 months ago: Tevin Coleman Struggles Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman could not back up his Week 2 performance against the New Orleans Saints this week. Coleman was not short of opportunities to carry the ball with 15 rushes. However, Coleman averaged just 2.2 yards per rush and 15 of his 33 yards came on one rush, leaving him with just 18 yards on the remaining 14 rushes. Coleman's fantasy day was somewhat salvaged by his touchdown reception but this was still a day to forget for Coleman and his fantasy owners. With Devonta Freeman likely back in the next couple of weeks Coleman's inability to demonstrate that he should be the teams regular number one back will ensure he returns to a flex option at best for fantasy owners.

3 months ago: Tevin Coleman A Tough Call Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman could make for a tough decision for fantasy owners against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Coleman was superb against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. As the lead back had 125 yards on 20 touches as the Falcons featured him heavily. However, the New Orleans Saints have only surrendered eight fantasy points to running backs in the first two weeks of the season. That is partly due to the caliber of running back they faced in Week 1 and due to the quality of the offense in Week 2. As an added complication there are conflicting reports on the availability of Devonta Freeman this week. Heading into this week you likely have to trust Coleman as your number two running back, but that could be a tough call if Freeman is active on Sunday.

3 months ago: Tevin Coleman Has A Good Day Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman took full advantage of his opportunity to be the lead running back on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Coleman rushed the ball 16 times for 107 yards, including a longest rush of 36 yards. Coleman added four receptions for 18 yards but unfortunately failed to find the end zone either rushing or receiving. Coleman has a chance with Devonta Freeman out to demonstrate not just to the Falcons but the entire league, what he can offer as a number one back heading into free agency this coming offseason. As long as Freeman remains out Coleman should be at least a number two back for fantasy owners each week.

3 months ago: Tevin Coleman Could Star Sunday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman could be in line for a bulk of the workload in the Falcons second game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Coleman may be required to step up if Devonta Freeman is not 100% following his knee injury. Coleman saw 50% of the Falcons carries in week one but that percentage could increase if Freeman is sidelined in any way. Interestingly, Coleman has actually been better in his career on the road, scoring just eight of his 21 touchdowns at home. In addition, despite facing them five times in his career Coleman has just two touchdowns against the Panthers. However, if there is a chance Coleman is going to get running back one carries this week he will be hard option to pass up for fantasy owners.

3 months ago: Tevin Coleman Ineffective Rushing The Ball
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman was ineffective rushing the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Coleman had 19 yards on nine carries, averaging just 2.1 yards per rush. His fantasy line was salvaged by a short yardage touchdown and a a 26 yard reception. Coleman and Devonta Freeman appeared to be splitting drives in this game and that is often going to lead to frustration for his fantasy owners in 2018. However, Coleman's effective catching passes should mean that he is always on the conversation for a flex play, and could be so much more if Freeman were to miss time.

3 months ago: Tevin Coleman Relying On A Touchdown For A Big Opener
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman will be relying on finding the end zone for a big day on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Last season there was only one occasion where he managed to score double digit fantasy points without finding the end zone. The issue for Coleman is that the Eagles only allowed 0.7 touchdowns per game to running backs last season. With Devonta Freeman also looking to find the end zone it could be tough for Coleman to make the impact he desire. Right now Coleman is a low end flex play in deeper leagues and someone I would consider sitting against the second best defense versus running backs last season.

4 months ago: Tevin Coleman Sees Most Of The Work Saturday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman carried the ball the most times among Falcons running backs on Saturday. Coleman had seven of the 18 carries rushing for 38 yards, with a longest rush of 22 yards. Coleman saw the most work in this game due to Devonta Freeman once again being inactive. Currently, it is expected that Coleman will be the number two to Devonta Freeman once the season begins. However, the way the Falcons utilize their running backs should see Coleman get plenty of touches this season. In addition, with Coleman in the last year of his contract there is a chance the Falcons choose to ride Coleman at times, in order to protect their asset in Freeman. Coleman is a solid fantasy option this year and remains one of the most desirable among non-number one running backs.

4 months ago: Tevin Coleman Performs Well Friday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman put in a good performance Friday against the Kansas City Chiefs Friday. Coleman rushed the ball five times for 35 yards, averaging seven yards per rush. It is interesting to see that the Falcons have been choosing not to play Devonta Freeman, but keeping Coleman active. That suggests Coleman is still competing to remain the Falcons backup running back. This performance as the starter in this game will have helped to cement his place as the Falcons backup entering the season. Coleman should have fantasy value, even with Devonta Freeman healthy, as the Falcons will allow both of their running backs to see plenty of time on the field.

7 months ago: Tevin Coleman's Role Could Increase
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman, who ran for a career-high 628 yards and five touchdowns in 2017, said the team wants to use him more as a receiver. "They want to use me more," Coleman said. "Line me up out wide and stuff like that. It's going to be pretty cool." Atlanta has used Coleman more each year since his rookie year in 2015, and he's hit it off with new running backs coach Bernie Parmalee during offseason workouts. Entering a contract year, Coleman would like to improve on his numbers last year. It'll be hard to do with Devonta Freeman also splitting the workload in the backfield, but Coleman remains a valuable fantasy commodity after he caught 27 passes in 2017. At the very least, Coleman is a handcuff for Freeman owners, and he can carve out RB3/flex value in PPR leagues.

10 months ago: Falcons Have No Interest In Trading Tevin Coleman
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team has no interest in trading running back Tevin Coleman. Dimitroff sees a scenario where Coleman gets paid even after Devonta Freeman's extension. The Falcons value their one-two punch of Freeman and Coleman in the backfield a lot, clearly. Coleman saw a few starts in 2017 with Freeman banged up, but he didn't do much with his opportunity. Coleman is strictly the pass-game back behind the plodding Freeman, although he does have value in PPR leagues as a flex play.

11 months ago: Tevin Coleman Will Still Be A Part Of The Falcons Future
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is not the lead back in Atlanta, but Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he believed Coleman could remain a part of the team's backfield beyond 2018. Specifically, Dimitroff said he could see Coleman and Devonta Freeman having a future together. 2018 is Coleman's contract year, and Freeman just got $22 million guaranteed last summer, so decisions will have to be made. Dimitroff was basically saying what he needed to say at a season-ending press conference.

12 months ago: Tevin Coleman Has Uphill Battle in Week 17
After entering Week 16 as a limited participant, Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman salvaged his week by posting a receiving touchdown in the Falcons losing effort versus the New Orleans Saints. This week poses a tougher challenge for Coleman, as he and the Falcons play host to the Carolina Panthers, who thus far this season have allowed the third fewest points to opposing running backs. The last time Coleman and the Falcons faced off against the Panthers was in Week 9, a week that saw abysmal production from Coleman saved by a touchdown reception. The real question that Coleman's fantasy owners will have to answer is whether or not Coleman's dependency on touchdowns in this week's game is the hook they'll want to hang their championship hopes on.

12 months ago: Tevin Coleman Catches 40 Yards and One Touchdown
After missing Week 15 due to the NFL's concussion protocol last week, Atlanta Falcons' running back Tevin Coleman returned to Week 16 action as a limited participant. Coleman rushed six times for 12 yards and caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown, which sweetened his fantasy stat line. Coleman's struggles and lack of volume can be attributed to the Falcons playing much of the game from behind, thanks to 13 unanswered points in the first half by the New Orleans Saints. Fortunately, Coleman was able to get involved with the passing game and that paid dividends. Next week, Coleman and the Falcons will close out the season at home versus the Carolina Panthers.

12 months ago: Tevin Coleman Cleared From Concussion Protocol
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (concussion) has been fully cleared from the concussion protocol. Coleman returned to practice Wednesday, so this was expected. It's a big boost for Atlanta's running game in an important divisional matchup with the Saints this weekend. Devonta Freeman remains the lead back for the Falcons, but Coleman provides a nice change of pace, especially in the passing game, and will return to RB3/flex status in PPR leagues.

12 months ago: Tevin Coleman Will Be Limited Wednesday
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (concussion) will be limited in practice Wednesday. It's a good sign after Coleman was forced to sit in Week 15, but he'll still need to pass through the league's concussion protocol at some point this week in order to suit up in an important divisional game against the Saints in Week 16. Even if Coleman returns, he'll be Devonta Freeman's clear backup and only worth RB3/flex consideration in PPR leagues.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Ruled Out For Week 15
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (concussion), who remains in the concussion protocol, has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Buccaneers by head coach Dan Quinn. That means Devonta Freeman will carry the load in an excellent matchup made even better by the fact that Tampa defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (biceps) is out. With Coleman now officially out, Freeman has legitimate high-end RB1 upside this weekend.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Remains In Concussion Protocol
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said running back Tevin Coleman (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol, and he's out of practice for the second straight day Friday. Coleman has extra time to pass through the protocol with their game against the Buccaneers being on Monday night, but it's looking more likely at this point that he's inactive, which would be a boost to Devonta Freeman's stock in a great matchup.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Still Dealing With Concussion
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol, according to Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. There are different stages of the protocol, so being in it does not mean Coleman will necessarily miss Thursday's practice. Still, he was not able to get in any work Tuesday and it looks like he is at best questionable for Monday night. Even if Coleman plays on Monday, he's back to backup duties behind workhorse Devonta Freeman and is no better than an RB3/flex option in PPR formats.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Absent At Practice
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (concussion) was not present at the open portion of practice to the media Tuesday. If Coleman is unable to suit up in Week 15 against the Bucs on Monday night, Terron Ward would see an increased role as Devonta Freeman's backup. With Freeman back and healthy, Coleman's fantasy value has once again dropped down to more of an RB3/flex in PPR leagues.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman In Concussion Protocol
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman is in the concussion protocol. The injury occurred in Thursday's win over New Orleans and he has 10 days to get back for Atlanta's Monday night game against the Bucs. Devonta Freeman out-touched Coleman 24-9 on Thursday night and should see even more work if Coleman is out for Week 15.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Looks To Bounce Back Versus The Saints Thursday
After returning to second back duties, Atlanta Falcons' running back Tevin Coleman rushed for a paltry 2.3 yards per carry, and a total of 49 yards from scrimmage. Coleman's struggles were shared by the rest of the Falcons offense, as the team struggled to generate yardage versus the Minnesota Vikings' top-ranked defense. The real takeaway from Coleman's performance wasn't his yardage, but his six passing game targets, which tied him for team high with Falcons' wide receiver Julio Jones. Coleman's involvement in the passing game really increases his value in points per reception formats. This week, Coleman and the Falcons play host to the New Orleans Saints, a defense that is currently ranked fifteenth in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. Coleman's involvement in the passing game really boosts his fantasy value, and this week versus a less-than-stout Saints' defense, that should pay dividends for Coleman's fantasy owners.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Nets 49 Total Yards
Atlanta Falcons' running back Tevin Coleman rushed eight times for 22 yards and caught three of six targets for 27 receiving yards. Normally, Coleman is a legitimate threat for fantasy production, but a week removed from starting back duties, Coleman and the Falcons' running backs faced one of the league's toughest run defenses, and it showed it in his stat line. Coleman posted 2.8 yards per carry, and while his three catches improve his stats, especially in PPR format league, this week wasn't his best. Coleman and the Falcons will look to bounce back against the visiting New Orleans Saints Thursday in Atlanta.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Is Flex Worthy This Week
After two weeks' straight of lead back duties, Atlanta Falcons' running back Tevin Coleman will be returning to his more complementary role in the Falcons' backfield. Coleman's performance in the absence of Devonta Freeman was spectacular, as has been his fantasy production all season. The Falcons will be playing at home versus the Minnesota Vikings, a defense that is currently ranked first in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to running backs. For most other second-string backs, this week would be a kiss of death and a sure benching, but Coleman isn't most other backs. The Vikings' defense have allowed 56 completions to opposing running backs this season for 395 receiving yards. That's a solid 7.05 yards per completion allowed. Coleman is currently averaging 12.1 yards per reception, and he's frequently targeted in the passing game. This week, Coleman might be the Falcons' running back you'd rather have, especially in PPR leagues.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Rushes for 97 Yards and Two Touchdowns
In his second game as the lead back for the Atlanta Falcons, Tevin Coleman rushed 19 times for 97 rushing yards and two touchdowns. After a tough game versus the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11, Coleman exploded for nearly 100 yards and two touchdowns. Coleman's day was somewhat overshadowed by the monster performance from Atlanta Falcons' teammate Julio Jones, but Coleman had an explosive game of his own, much to his fantasy owners' delight. Falcons' injured lead running back Devonta Freeman should return from the NFL's concussion protocol next week and Coleman's production will take a hit as he returns to second back duties. However, Coleman has and will continue to produce solid fantasy numbers as a second back. Next week, Coleman and the Falcons will face off against the Minnesota Vikings at home in Atlanta.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Looks To Bounce Back In Second Straight Start
In Week 11 versus the Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons' running back Tevin Coleman turned 20 carries into 43 rushing yards for a pedestrian 2.2 yards per carry. Coleman did manage to score a rushing touchdown, and catch one of his two targets in the passing game for an addition 15 yards, but his overall performance didn't meet the expectations of his fantasy owners. This week, Coleman and the Falcons travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers, whose defense currently is 13th from the bottom of the league in points allowed against opposing running backs. Coleman has proven throughout the season that given opportunities, he will capitalize, and with Coleman's fellow Falcons' running back Devonta Freeman expected to miss another week with a concussion, Coleman should again receive the lion's share of the carries for his team. If you have Coleman, he's a great start for this week.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Rushes 20 Times for 43 Yards and 2.2 Yards Per Carry
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had a rough Monday night versus the Seattle Seahawks, rushing 20 times for 43 yards and one touchdown. Coleman couldn't find much room to run against the Seahawks' defense, as evidenced by a pedestrian 2.2 yards per carry. Coleman was targeted twice in the passing game and caught one pass for 15 receiving yards. Coleman was able to sweeten his fantasy production with a rushing touchdown, but overall, his Monday night left a lot to be desired for his fantasy owners, especially since lead Falcons' running back Devonta Freeman should be cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol for next week's game, effectively returning Coleman to second back duties. The next stop for Coleman and the Falcons will be in Florida, as they travel to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Lead Atlanta Falcons' Running Back For Week 11
With Atlanta Falcons' lead running back Devonta Freeman knocked out of a large part of their Week 10 matchup, Tevin Coleman ran amok, amassing 20 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown. This week, Freeman didn't participate in practice as he returns from the NFL's concussion protocol, leaving Coleman the lead running back going into a Monday night matchup versus the Seattle Seahawks, a defense that is missing cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Kam Chancellor. The Seahawks still aren't a pushover, but neither is Coleman, and he's proven with enough opportunity, he can produce top-tier running back numbers. Monday night, Coleman gets his shot, and his fantasy owners couldn't be more delighted. If you have Coleman, start him.

1 year ago: Falcons Could Lean On Tevin Coleman
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said the team "will lean on Tevin Coleman" more if Devonta Freeman (concussion) is unable to play Monday night against the Seahawks. Coleman will be the lead back if Freeman can't go, and it's looking unlikely that Freeman will suit up. Coleman benefited from Freeman's absence in Week 10, carrying the ball 20 times for 83 yards and a touchdown. He will be a strong RB2 choice on Monday night if Freeman doesn't play, and Terron Ward could also see an elevated role.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Rushes for 89 Yards and a Touchdown
When given the opportunity, Atlanta Falcons' running back Tevin Coleman has proven he can produce and Sunday's home game versus the Dallas Cowboys was no different. After lead running back Devonta Freeman left the game early in the first quarter with a concussion, the Falcons leaned heavily on Coleman, who rushed 20 times for 89 yards and a touchdown. He also caught one pass for 15 yards, making this his third game this season with over 100 yards from scrimmage. Freeman's return depends on how quickly he can clear concussion protocol, but even with his return Coleman should see an increased bump in touches to help ease the load on Freeman. This will translate into more production for Coleman and his fantasy owners. Next week, Coleman and the Falcons have the Monday night game, as they travel to play the Seattle Seahawks for Week 11.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Salvages Poor Game With 19-Yard Touchdown
Tevin Coleman had his worst game of the 2017 season Sunday versus the Carolina Panthers, rushing five times for five yards. Coleman caught one of his two targets for nineteen yards and touchdown, which salvaged an otherwise difficult day for the third year Atlanta Falcons' running back. The Panthers were fourth in the league in yards allowed coming into the game versus the Falcons, and Coleman struggled to find room and opportunity. Coleman should bounce back next week, as he and the Falcons will be at home in Atlanta versus the Dallas Cowboys.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Has A Tough Week 9 Ahead
As the old saying goes, "Something's gotta give." The Carolina Panthers defense allows less than 20 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, and Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman receives less than half of the team's total rushing attempts. With so few fantasy points to go around, Coleman seems to be on the short end of the stick this week as the Falcons face the Panthers on the road. There is some upside though. Coleman has been out-carried by the Falcons' starting-running back Devonta Freeman 58 to 103, yet Coleman has managed to be productive. He's even had two games with over 100 yards from scrimmage, a claim that Freeman can't make. Coleman is still a viable flex option for this week, though his floor is lowered considerably.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Records 104 Yards from Scrimmage
Sunday must have seemed like a dream for Tevin Coleman's fantasy owners. In the rain on the road versus the New York Jets, Coleman rushed 14 times for 82 yards and caught his sole target for 22 receiving yards, putting the running back over 100 yards from scrimmage for the second time this season. While you could nitpick and point out that Coleman didn't score a touchdown in this game, he still had an extremely productive game. Also of note, Coleman out-carried starting running back Devonta Freeman 14 to 12. Freeman was targeted two more times than Coleman, which puts them dead-even in opportunities. This bodes well for Coleman and his fantasy production as the Atlanta Falcons' coaching staff will undoubtedly continue to find ways to get the ball in his hands. Next week, Coleman and the Falcons will be on the road versus a stout Carolina Panthers' defense.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Remains Viable Flex Option in Week 8
Tevin Coleman has been extremely productive for his fantasy owners through the air and on the ground. While Coleman's opportunities have been limited, his production overall has not. Through six games, Coleman has rushed 44 times for 231 yards, and caught 14 of 21 targets for 157 receiving yards. He's also scored two touchdowns. Coleman should continue to produce in Week 8, when he and the Atlanta Falcons face the New York Jets, a team that ranks 29th in the NFL for rushing yards allowed. The Jets have yet to record a sack this year, which also bodes well for the quality of targets that Coleman stands to see as a receiver. Coleman is a solid flex play with a high ceiling.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Limited In Practice To Start The Week
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (knee) was limited in practice with a knee injury. It's a new injury and will be something to watch for the rest of the week leading up to the Week 8 game against the Jets. It may be an injury he dealt with in the loss to New England when he had a season-low six carries for 16 yards and no catches. Coleman is trending downward right now and will be nothing more than a touchdown-dependent flex in PPR leagues this weekend.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Rushes for 32 Yards and One Touchdown
Tevin Coleman converted nine carries into 32 yards and a rushing touchdown Sunday versus the Miami Dolphins. Coleman, who is normally very involved in the passing game, was only targeted once, which he was able to convert into one catch for four yards. He salvaged an otherwise rough day with a red zone touchdown, an opportunity normally afforded to Devonta Freeman. Coleman didn't gain quite as many yards as he did last week, but he was able to find a way to produce solid fantasy numbers. Next week, Coleman and the Atlanta Falcons will be traveling to Foxborough, Massachusetts to face the New England Patriots.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman High Ceiling Flex Play For Week 6
In Week 4 action versus the Buffalo Bills, Tevin Coleman looked downright opportunistic, rushing nine times for 77 yards and catching four of six targets for an additional 65 yards. Coleman didn't manage to find the end zone, but he still produced in a big way with limited opportunities. Despite being a clear number-two running back for the Atlanta Falcons, Coleman continues to find ways to produce solid fantasy numbers. He's been targeted 19 times in the passing game this season and has translated it into 13 receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown, numbers which have helped complement his limited rushing opportunities. In Week 6, the Atlanta Falcons will return from their bye to face the Miami Dolphins in Atlanta. Coleman is a high-ceiling flex play this week. Start him accordingly.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Gains 144 Yards From Scrimmage
Tevin Coleman led all Atlanta Falcons in rushing yards, running nine times for 79 yards. Coleman also caught four of his six targets in the passing game for 65 receiving yards. Coleman had an extremely productive day, breaking open long runs against a physical Buffalo Bills' defense. The only real knock against Coleman is that he failed to score a touchdown and lost a fumble. Overall, Coleman's production shows how he has continued to turn lesser opportunities into huge fantasy value. Next week, Coleman and the Atlanta Falcons are on their bye. They'll return to action in Week 6 at home in Atlanta versus the Miami Dolphins.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Rushes for 42 Yards and Catches One Touchdown
Sunday at home versus the Green Bay Packers, Tevin Coleman rushed six times for 42 yards and converted his two targets in the passing game into two catches for three receiving yards and a touchdown. While Devonta Freeman had the majority of the carries for the Atlanta Falcons, including the only two carries in the red zone, Coleman was still able to have a very productive game, and caught the only red zone touchdown. Coleman has clear fantasy value at the flex position and continues to be extremely efficient with every opportunity he's given. Coleman and the Falcons will travel this week as they face the Detroit Lions at Ford Field this Sunday.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Rushes 8 Times for 16 Yards
Tevin Coleman had a less than stellar game during Sunday's Week One matchup versus the Chicago Bears, as did all of the Atlanta Falcons' running backs. The most telling stat? The longest carry of any Atlanta Falcon was thirteen yards by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Coleman supplemented his eight carries for 16 rushing yards with six targets in the passing game, four of which he managed to convert into catches for 42 receiving yards. The truly painful part for Coleman's fantasy line was his lack of touchdowns, which would have made an otherwise mediocre performance a bit more palatable. Next week, the Falcons will host the Green Bay Packers, a game that has been a high scoring affair in recent years. Expect Coleman to bounce back and have a productive fantasy outing in Week 2.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman An Intriguing Flex Option
As Tevin Coleman proved last season, there's nothing wrong with silver. As the second-string running back for the Atlanta Falcons, Coleman carried the ball 118 times for 520 rushing yards, and caught 31 passes on 40 targets for 421 receiving yards. Coleman had a total of 11 touchdowns in the 2016 season. The Atlanta Falcons' number-one running back Devonta Freeman commanded 65 percent of the sum of the two back's carries, which left enough for Coleman was still able to remain fantasy relevant as more than just a handcuff. However, clearly Coleman's value is dependent on Freeman's usage. If you have Coleman versus the Chicago Bears this Sunday, he's a solid flex option, especially in PPR leagues.

1 year ago: Tevin Coleman Sees One Carry In First Preseason Game
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman had just one carry for one yard in last week's preseason opener against the Dolphins. As expected, most of Atlanta's starters didn't see much work in this one, with bell-cow back Devonta Freeman only rushing twice. The shifty back is overshadowed by Freeman in Atlanta, but he still managed 118 carries for 520 yards and eight touchdowns in addition to 31 catches for 421 more yards and three scores through the air in 2016. Most of Coleman's value came from seeing plenty of red-zone work and finding paydirt, so there's a chance he winds up being a bust as an RB2 in 2017, especially if he doesn't see as much work under a new offensive coordinator. Ideally, Coleman would be used as a handcuff for Freeman owners.

2 years ago: Tevin Coleman Won't Need Surgery
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman won't need surgery on his ankle, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Coleman injured his ankle in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl and didn't return. Despite sharing backfield work with Devonta Freeman, Coleman had 11 combined touchdowns for Atlanta. He ran for 520 yards (4.4 average) and caught 31 passes for an additional 421 yards. The Falcons' backfield is the most dynamic in the NFL with both Coleman and Freeman, and Coleman remains a very attractive low-end RB2, high-end RB3, especially in PPR leagues. He shouldn't miss any offseason workouts.

2 years ago: Tevin Coleman In Walking Boot
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (ankle) had a walking boot on his left foot after being injured in Super Bowl LI. Coleman hurt his ankle in the fourth quarter and didn't return. There's no timetable for a recovery, but it'd be surprising if he's not ready for offseason workouts. Coleman was the lightning to Devonta Freeman's thunder in Atlanta's backfield, and the combination of the two gave the Falcons the most explosive backfield in the NFL in 2016. Coleman accounted for 11 touchdowns (eight rushing, three receiving) and should continue to be a strong fantasy weapon next season in what should continue to be a high-flying Falcons offense, even with the departure of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

2 years ago: Tevin Coleman Will Be X-Factor In Falcons Offense On Super Bowl Sunday
Tevin Coleman has 131 total yards from scrimmage in the Falcons' two playoff games heading into Super Bowl LI. He has six receptions out of the backfield and has scored a touchdown in each of the playoff games. Coleman and Devonta Freeman have combined for 28 touchdowns this season, including playoffs, and the Falcons' ability to create offense out of the backfield has certainly helped quarterback Matt Ryan raise his game to an MVP-type level. The Falcons will face one of their toughest tests of the season going up against a tough Patriots defense. The Patriots defense has allowed only seven total touchdowns to running backs in 18 games this season and have not allowed a single runner to run for more than 100 yards. Coleman will be the X-factor to the Falcons success on Sunday. If the Patriots can control the running game, Ryan and Co. will have a hard time creating those explosive plays that have made the Falcons offense historically great. If Coleman can get loose, the Falcons may be in line for their first Championship in franchise history.

2 years ago: Tevin Coleman Could Struggle Sunday Against Green Bay
Tevin Coleman and the Falcons face a Green Bay run defense that has been stingy against running backs this season. They have allowed only one receiving touchdown to running backs all season, an area Coleman thrives. In the 33-32 Falcons' win over the Packers earlier in the year, Coleman missed the game with a hamstring injury. Including the postseason, Coleman has scored five touchdowns at the Georgia Dome this season. He will be a roll of the dice in fantasy on Sunday, but he's more attractive in PPR leagues as a guy that can spring a big play for a score at any moment in this high-powered Atlanta offense.

2 years ago: Tevin Coleman Catches Touchdown In Falcons' Rout Of Seahawks
Tevin Coleman ran the ball 11 times for 57 yards and caught one touchdown in the Falcons' convincing victory over the Seahawks to advance to the NFC Championship. He also caught three passes for 22 yards, giving him 79 total yards on the day. Coleman was active the entire game and showed superb body control, catching a Matt Ryan scramble in the red zone for a touchdown. Running back Devonta Freeman also had a strong fantasy day, proving the Falcons deploy the best two-headed backfield monster in the NFL.

2 years ago: Tevin Coleman Tallies 11th Total Touchdown in Falcons Win
Tevin Coleman totaled 59 yards from scrimmage and caught a touchdown in the Falcons 38-32 victory in the final game of the season. Coleman finishes the year with 921 yards from scrimmage and 11 total touchdowns in a historically explosive Falcons offense. Even as the backup, those are impressive fantasy numbers for Coleman. He has an integral role in the Falcons' red zone offense and finishes the year with 31 receptions while averaging 4.4 yards per carry.