Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
2 days ago

Freeman caught all five of his targets for 42 yards and added 34 yards on 11 carries during Sunday's 16-0 win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman's biggest contribution came midway through the third quarter when, facing second and long, the Oregon product caught a swing pass and took it 18 yards upfield to help set up the only touchdown of the game. Freeman fans doubtlessly would like the sophomore back snap his season-long scoreless streak, but despite their body types indicating otherwise -- it's actually been Phillip Lindsay who has served as the primary goal-line back for Denver while Freeman has been more effective in the passing game. In addition to being a strong blocker, Freeman has caught at least four passes in four of his last five games and his receiving yards actually helped him edge Lindsay in total yardage Sunday. Look for that dynamic to continue Thursday against Kansas City.

Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
1 week ago

Freeman carried 13 times for 61 yards and caught both his targets for an additional seven yards during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman came within two of his season-high in carries, receiving a few extra opportunities as his side held a lead from the early going. He averaged a respectable 4.7 yards per carry against a tough Chargers front despite breaking off a long gain of just 11 yards. Freeman, who is averaging 4.5 yards per carry this season, continues to see Philip Lindsay shine out of the backfield, but he should still see double-digit touches in next week's home matchup against the Titans.

Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
2 weeks ago

Freeman ran for 16 yards on six carries and added 34 yards on four catches during Sunday's 26-24 loss to Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman was held to a season low in rushing in a game in which head coach Vic Fangio said the Jaguars offered better opportunities to throw the ball than run it. The good news for Freeman is that -- despite his power-back reputation -- he's actually become a fairly prolific receiver with 13 catches in his last three games. The Broncos like Freeman on passing downs as he's a sturdy blocker, so look for that trend to continue Sunday against the Chargers.

Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
3 weeks ago

Freeman (shoulder) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman, who had been limited at practice earlier in the week, is therefore in line to continue to work in tandem with fellow running back Phillip Lindsay, an arrangement that has resulted in Freeman averaging 12 carries for 58 yards (4.8 YPC) through the Broncos' first three games. Freeman has added 10 catches for 63 yards in that span, but is still looking for his first TD of the season. While the timeshare Freeman operates in caps his fantasy upside, he at least has garnered enough volume so far to maintain a decent weekly floor.

Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
3 weeks ago

Freeman (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

After picking up the shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to Green Bay, Freeman had his reps restricted in the Broncos' first two practices of Week 4. Coach Vic Fangio hasn't suggested that Freeman is in any serious peril of missing this weekend's matchup with the Jaguars, but a clearer picture of his availability (or lack thereof) won't come until Denver releases its final injury report shortly after Friday's practice concludes.

Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
3 weeks ago

Freeman (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman -- who's been splitting backfield work with Phillip Lindsay -- was forced out of this past Sunday's game against the Packers with a shoulder injury, but he was able to return to action, en route to logging 63 yards on 15 carries and 10 yards on four catches in the contest. Considering that, we suspect that the running back's Wednesday limitations were maintenance-related.

Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
3 weeks ago

Freeman ran for 63 yards on 15 carries and added 10 yards on four carries during Sunday's 27-16 loss in Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman reportedly was dealing with some shoulder discomfort, but that did not prevent him from recording 19 touches -- the second-highest total of his career. He should have also had his first touchdown of the year, but had a second-quarter score called back on a controversial holding call on Emmanuel Sanders. Head coach Vic Fangio said after the game that the Packers essentially dared Denver to run. Jacksonville should be a little less generous in Week 4, though the Broncos should continue to live and die behind Freeman and Phillip Lindsay.

Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
3 weeks ago

Freeman, who was forced out of Sunday's game against the Packers with a shoulder injury, was able to return to the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman therefore will resume his duties in Denver's Week 3 backfield, working in tandem with Phillip Lindsay, following his temporary exit from Sunday's tilt.

Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
3 weeks ago

Freeman was forced out of Sunday's game against the Packers with a shoulder injury, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to his exit, Freeman had logged three carries for three yards. Phillip Lindsay will head Denver's backfield in his absence, with Devontae Booker on hand in a reserve role.

Royce Freeman
RB DEN (10)
1 month ago

Freeman carried the ball 11 times for 54 yards and caught five of seven targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

The second-year back outgained Phillip Lindsay both on the ground and through the air despite seeing one fewer touch than his backfield mate. Denver appears content to stick with a timeshare between Freeman and Lindsay for now, but if Freeman continues to be the more effective back, he could claim the starting job outright -- especially with the 0-2 Broncos looking for some kind of spark on offense.