Royce Freeman
Royce Freeman
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Denver Broncos
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The leading rusher in Oregon history, Freeman was snapped up by the Broncos in the third round and could get a chance right away to step into the lead role in the backfield after C.J. Anderson was released. At 6-0, 229, Freeman is a physical runner who flashed impressive vision and acceleration in college before running a surprisingly fast 4.54 40-yard dash at the combine. That skill set should slot him in as the Broncos' top short-yardage option, and he also demonstrated the building blocks to become a capable receiver and blocker once he's been coached up in those areas. He didn't show great speed or elusiveness, however, and his big college workload and penchant for contact could make it tough for him to stay healthy as a pro. Freeman's far from a sure thing, but the lack of established talent around him - Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson are the competition in Denver's backfield - does present a favorable path to productivity. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.94 million contract with the Broncos in July of 2018.
Scores rushing touchdown
RBDenver Broncos
November 18, 2018
Freeman carried seven times for 23 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-22 win over the Chargers.
ANALYSIS
Freeman received his first offensive touches since Week 7, and although he averaged just 3.3 yards per carry, he was able to score on a 3-yard burst into the end zone in the third quarter. He received seven fewer touches than Phillip Lindsay, who generated 106 scrimmage yards and a pair of touchdowns. While Freeman will be in the mix for carries and red-zone touches, Lindsay still owns the larger role in this backfield and should continue as such next Sunday against the Steelers.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Royce Freeman's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
20.5%
 
Positive Run %
78.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
71.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.0
 
Rushing TD %
6.4%
 
Touches Per Game
10.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
47.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
0.3%
 
% Team Targets
2.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
71.4%
 
Drop Rate
14.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Steelers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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vs Steelers
Sunday, Nov 25th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
85.3
 
Cornerbacks
84.5
 
Safeties
78.3
 
Linebackers
91.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Royce Freeman's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
229 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.16 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
More Fantasy News
Puts in full practice
RBDenver Broncos
November 15, 2018
Freeman (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
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Logs limited practice
RBDenver Broncos
Ankle
November 14, 2018
Freeman (ankle) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
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Practicing Wednesday
RBDenver Broncos
Ankle
November 14, 2018
Freeman (ankle) is participating in Wednesday's practice, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
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Still on track to practice
RBDenver Broncos
Ankle
November 12, 2018
Coach Vance Joseph reiterated Monday that he expects Freeman (ankle) to return to practice this week, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
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Could be ready after bye
RBDenver Broncos
Ankle
November 7, 2018
Coach Vance Joseph is optimistic Freeman (ankle) will return after the Broncos' Week 10 bye, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
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