Denver Broncos
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Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 DEN 11 110 102 433 4.2 5 1 8 5 28 0 461 5 0 0 5

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 2:26pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 12 times for 48 yards in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is clearly behind Phillip Lindsay in the pecking order for carries, and Lindsay racked up 157 yards and two touchdowns to pull even further ahead. Don't be surprised if there is a bigger disparity in touches heading into Week 14 in San Francisco, which is bad news for the short-term outlook for Freeman.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 8:37pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman carries six times for just 17 yards in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: This was the Phillip Lindsay show, as he racked up 110 yards and a touchdown. Head coach Vance Joseph stayed with the hot hand and Freeman was used sparingly. The Broncos travel to Cincinnati in Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 7:28pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed seven times for 23 yards and a touchdown in a 23-22 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Phillip Lindsay has grabbed the reins of the Denver backfield, but Freeman does still receive carries near the goal line. He's a completely touchdown-dependent option at this point.

  • Posted: 11/16/2018 1:19pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Nov. 16, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Freeman has been on the shelf since suffering a high-ankle sprain last month. Fantasy owners will want to take a wait-and-see approach and see how the backfield touches are distributed between Freeman and Phillip Lindsay.

  • Posted: 11/16/2018 11:12am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) is expected to return to action in Week 11 versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Freeman has been out since Week 7 working through a high-ankle sprain. He will almost certainly return to a timeshare with Phillip Lindsay behind an offensive line that has been ravaged by injury. While the case can be made for him as a flex option in a week in which 16 are on a bye, most owners should be able to do better.

  • Posted: 11/15/2018 3:49pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was upgraded at practice Thursday, Nov. 15, getting in a full session.

    Huddle Up: It's a strong sign that the rookie tailback will be able to return after sitting out the previous two games. As long as he's out there on Sunday opposite the Chargers, he'll carry RB2 value.

  • Posted: 11/14/2018 10:33pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph indicated he was 'betting on' RB Royce Freeman (ankle) to play on Sunday, Nov. 18, against the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Freeman hasn't played since Oct. 18 due to an ankle injury, but despite a limited practice on Wednesday things seem to be lining up for Freeman to return to action against the Bolts. If he's active, Freeman would make a shaky RB3 or decent FLEX play for Week 11.

  • Posted: 11/14/2018 4:22pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.

    Huddle Up: Freeman may have a chance to play in the Week 11 game, but owners will know more about his status later in the week. He likely will split playing time with Phillip Lindsay if he is able to play but probably will only be a flex option in most leagues.

  • Posted: 11/7/2018 6:21pm ET

    Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is hopeful RB Royce Freeman (ankle) will return following the team's Week 10 bye.

    Huddle Up: Freeman has missed the last two games but it looks like another week off will do the rookie running back some good in getting him back on the field. When the Broncos resume their season in Week 11, Freeman is worth deploying as a FLEX option if he's back in action.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 11:17am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay will be the team's lead back Sunday, Nov. 4, with fellow RB Royce Freeman (ankle) expected to miss a second straight game.

    Huddle Up: Lindsay hit season highs with 21 touches and 112 yards from scrimmage while scoring a TD last week in Kansas City as Freeman missed his first gameof the year. Devontae Booker also will be involved and the Houston Texans will provide a stiffer defensive challenge than the Chiefs, but Lindsay is low-end RB1 starter.

  • Posted: 11/3/2018 9:10pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) is not expected to play against the Houston Texans in Week 9, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: With Freeman expected to be sidelined, Phillip Lindsay should be good to go as a RB2.

  • Posted: 11/2/2018 1:08pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Owners may have to wait until the inactive list is posted before they know if Freeman will play in Week 9. Freeman has been sharing playing time with Phillip Lindsay and has been held to under 40 rushing yards in each of his last three games. Owners can consider benching him if they have better options available.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 1:00pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: Freeman seems to be headed towards a doubtful status with back-to-back missed practices. If he can't play then Devontae Booker will again be thrust into a more prominent role with flex appeal in PPR formats. Phillip Lindsay remains a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2.

  • Posted: 10/31/2018 11:29am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) was not able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: If Freeman can't practice over the next two days then it's more likely than not that he'll miss another week of action. If that is the case then Phillip Lindsay and Devontae Booker will once again man the backfield. Lindsay is a must start with Booker holding flex value in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/26/2018 10:56am ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) has been ruled out of the team's Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Vance Joseph announced Friday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Freeman has been averaging 10.1 rushing attempts and 10.7 touches per game, and that workload figures to be split among fellow backs Phillip Lindsay and Devontae Booker on Sunday in K.C. Lindsay is the biggest beneficiary, and he's a high-end RB2 starter now that Freeman is out.

  • Posted: 10/26/2018 10:17am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) missed a third straight day of practice Friday, Oct. 26, with an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: At this point, expect Freeman to miss his first NFL game Sunday, meaning more work for fellow rookie RB Phillip Lindsay and No. 3 back Devontae Booker. Lindsay would be a strong RB2 play while Booker would warrant flex consideration in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/25/2018 6:06pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman's (ankle) ankle injury is improving, and the team is hopeful he will be available to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: If Freeman does sit, Phillip Lindsay would vault into RB2 territory in what could be a high-scoring affair against Kansas City.

  • Posted: 10/25/2018 3:14pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

    Huddle Up: Freeman probably will not be able to play this week if he does not practice Friday, Oct. 26. Phillip Lindsay will receive most of the touches at running back if Freeman misses the game and can be a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/24/2018 11:09am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, as he deals with a high-ankle sprain.

    Huddle Up: Even if Freeman is able to practice this week he may not be full go and could be given a limited workload this weekend. If he plays, he's a risky flex choice.

  • Posted: 10/19/2018 11:21am ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) is considered day-to-day because of the ankle injury he suffered in the Week 7 game, according to head coach Vance Joseph.

    Huddle Up: Freeman will have a few extra days to rest his ankle, but owners will need to monitor his practice participation next week. He probably would have a favorable matchup if he plays in Week 8 and could be a No. 2 running back or flex option.

  • Posted: 10/19/2018 4:53am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the Week 7 game Thursday, Oct. 18, and could miss some time.

    Huddle Up: That could be an opening for Phillip Lindsay, who had a 14-90-1 line last night. He could become a midrange RB2. Devontae Booker could resurface in fantasy circles, but it really feels like he has been given his fill of chances to no avail. He's depth in fantasy only.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 11:12pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle) sustained a high ankle sprain during the team's victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: That's the type of injury that tends to linger, and Freeman was seen with a slight limp after the game, so this is something you'll want to stay on top of. The Broncos don't play again until Sunday, Oct. 28, so there should be plenty of time for the situation to clarify between now and then.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 8:38pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 13 times for 37 yards and a touchdown in a 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Freeman didn't have the most efficient night running the ball, but he scored for the fourth time this year. Phillip Lindsay has been the better back, but Freeman will continue to be a worthwhile flex play because of touchdown potential.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 8:39pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman ran nine times for just 22 yards in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Freeman racked up just 2.4 yards per carry which simply isn't going to do. If he doesn't pick up the pace he could start losing touches to Phillip Lindsay, who had 10 total touches for 66 yards from scrimmage. Freeman is only worth a look as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option in deeper leagues heading into Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday.

  • Posted: 10/7/2018 4:10pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed five times for 31 yards in Week 5 against the New York Jets and he added three receptions for 16 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Freeman has been splitting the touches with Phillip Lindsay, with the latter pushing ahead for the top spot lately. Lindsay totaled 15 touches to just eight for Freeman. Use Freeman as a RB4 in leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 6 against the Rams.

  • Posted: 10/5/2018 10:24am ET

    Denver Broncos RBs Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay appear to be in line for more touches moving forward after offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave noted it was time to 'take the training wheels off' both players.

    Huddle Up: While it makes perfect sense to ease rookie running backs into the fold, both players have consistently proven they are capable of and deserve more work, as each one is averaging more than five yards per carry. This would suggest Musgrave is reaching the conclusion Devontae Booker's role in the offense needs to decline, which could free up both Freeman and Lindsay to be low-end RB2s.

  • Posted: 10/4/2018 7:28am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will see more touches, according to head coach Vance Joseph. Freeman has 10 carries of 10 yards or more, which ranks third in football.

    Huddle Up: Phillip Lindsay has been playing well, which will stunt Freeman's touches a degree. Freeman is an RB3 with upside and can be an RB2 if he's utilized more.

  • Posted: 10/1/2018 8:55pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed eight times for 67 yards and a score in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Oct. 1.

    Huddle Up: Freeman shared the backfield touches with Ryan Lindsay and each were productive. Freeman showed tremendous patience on his 18-yard touchdown run, and he averaged 8.4 yards per carry to 5.8 for Lindsay. Both will be solid RB3 or flex fantasy options heading into Week 5 on the road against the Jets.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 9:29pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 13 times for 53 yards and a touchdown while also adding one reception for five yards in Week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Following a blocked punt on Baltimore's first series of the game, Freeman cashed in with his third touchdown in as many games this season on the very next play. He got a boost later in the game when fellow rookie Philip Lindsay was ejected following a second-quarter Case Keenum fumble, leaving him as the clear lead back. Freeman's scoring prowess makes him flex-worthy in most leagues, including in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Posted: 9/10/2018 10:09am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman played 28-of-74 snaps in Week 1 versus the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: Freeman pulled off some grown-man runs near the end of the game, making his box score of 15 carries for 71 yards a bit easier to swallow for his fantasy owners. The problem is teammate Phillip Lindsay finished with the exact same rushing line and added 31 yards receiving (along with a touchdown) while playing 26 snaps. There will be better weeks ahead for Freeman, but it is clear Denver isn't ready to feature him yet. Consider him a high-upside flex/low-end RB2 next week against the Oakland Raiders.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 8:12pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed 15 times for 71 yards in a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Freeman tied Phillip Lindsay for the team lead in both carries and rushing yards. As expected, he looks locked into a sizeable role in the offense, and Freeman can be a flex option in Week 2.

  • Posted: 9/3/2018 11:09am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has reportedly moved atop the depth chart and will be named the starting running back for Week 1 versus the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: What this actually means is debatable since Denver insists on keeping Devontae Booker involved - at least early on - but Freeman owners can feel good their guy should be getting the most work in the backfield right away. So long as the rookie carries his preseason performance over to the regular season, he stands a great chance at becoming the featured back sooner than later and should return solid RB2 value at the very least.

  • Posted: 8/24/2018 6:46pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed five times for 26 yards and a touchdown, his third of the preseason, against the Washington Redskins Friday, Aug. 24.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is going to be in some type of committee with Devontae Booker, but it has been Freeman finding the end zone with regularity. He looks like the better fantasy option between the two backs and a potential RB3.

  • Posted: 8/18/2018 9:12pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed six times for 20 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for six yards against the Chicago Bears in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 18.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is likely going to be in a committee with Devontae Booker, but if Saturday's game was any indication, Freeman could be in line for carries near the goal line. He's worth a look as a RB3 in redraft leagues, and he is worthy of a first-round pick in rookie drafts.

  • Posted: 8/14/2018 9:06am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman 'will be the primary back before too long,' according to ESPN's Jeff Legwold.

    Huddle Up: Legwold cautions this news might not mean Freeman will see 250 carries, but he's going to get work, already blocks well enough to play on third down and is the favorite to get red zone chances. Devontae Booker is going to mix in to be sure, but it sounds as if the rookie now has a realistic shot of becoming the next C.J. Anderson in this offense. Freeman is starting to sound as if he could be a strong value pick in the fifth round.

  • Posted: 8/11/2018 8:39pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman rushed four times for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11.

    Huddle Up: Freeman and Devontae Booker are likely to be the main cogs in a committee this year, but Freeman showcased why many believe he will be leading the backfield when all is said and done. He's a RB3 candidate in redraft leagues.

  • Posted: 7/19/2018 8:04pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman 'catches the ball well,' according to head coach Vance Joseph.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is already expected to see his share of carries on early downs, and if he can contribute in the passing game, it will only improve his chances of becoming the unquestioned lead back. He's a RB3 candidate in redraft leagues and a first-round pick in rookie drafts.

  • Posted: 7/14/2018 9:33pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will be given every opportunity to earn the starting job, according to retired SS Steve Atwater.

    Huddle Up: Freeman will have to contend with Devontae Booker, but Booker hasn't exactly shown much upside. Don't be surprised if Freeman ends up handling a lot of early-down work. He's a RB3 candidate in redraft leagues and is locked in as a first-round prospect in rookie drafts.

  • Posted: 7/5/2018 11:04am ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman is signing his four-year rookie deal Thursday, July 5, according to a source. The deal includes a $997,020 signing bonus, but other financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Freeman is poised to take over the starting job in Denver's backfield, but he'll need to fend off Devontae Booker in training camp and the preseason. At least look for Freeman to see the majority of carries en route to a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 rookie campaign.

  • Posted: 6/25/2018 8:00am ET

    Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has the opportunity to be the team's lead back, according to head coach Vance Joseph.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos haven't had a back carry the ball 250 times since 2004, and Freeman would likely share the load with Devontae Booker. If Freeman is able to grab at least a 50-50 split, he'll be an RB3 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 6/23/2018 7:28pm ET

    Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman has a chance to do 'Kareem Hunt type things,' according to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com.

    Huddle Up: Freeman should at least be part of the running back rotation in Denver, and he has a decent chance to emerge as the lead back, especially on early downs. If he breaks camp as the starter, he is worth grabbing as a RB3, and he is a potential first-round pick in rookie drafts regardless.

  • Posted: 4/27/2018 6:32pm ET

    The Denver Broncos selected Oregon RB Royce Freeman with the 71st overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Huddle Up: Freeman goes to a team in need of running back depth, and he forced the fourth-most missed tackles in the 2018 draft class. He is elusive, and will help the Broncos replace C.J. Anderson.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 SEA 15 71 0 0 0 0
2 OAK 8 28 1 0 0 0
3 @BAL 13 53 1 1 5 0
4 KC 8 67 1 0 0 0
5 @NYJ 5 31 0 3 16 0
6 LAR 9 22 0 0 0 0
7 @ARI 13 37 1 0 0 0
11 @LAC 7 23 1 1 7 0
12 PIT 6 17 0 0 0 0
13 @CIN 12 48 0 0 0 0
14 @SF 6 36 0 0 0 0

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