With the ​Atlanta Flacons playing the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Cincinnati Bengals in the next three weeks, the latest news on ​Devonta Freeman's ​knee injury has to be a gash in Dan Quinn's hopes for a good start to the first quarter of the season.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Freeman will be missing the next 2-3 weeks with a knee contusion injury.

​​While injuries are never great news, Freeman being diagnosed with only a knee contusion should evoke a sigh of relief from Falcons fans. Usually when NFL players, specifically running backs, go down with knee injuries, they are out for the year with an ACL injury.

In terms of fantasy football implications, Freeman's absence immediately makes Tevin Coleman an RB1 in all leagues. Coleman is set to see a heavy dose of handoffs out of the backfield on top of the work he receives in the passing game. 


If you thought Atlanta offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian was disappointing last week, you are in for a big let down the next few games.