Denver Broncos
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  • Oregon
  • 2018 R3 O, None
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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 7 77 71 309 4.4 4 0 6 4 21 0 330 4 0 0 4

Recent Player News

  • 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

    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

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