NEWS: Devonta Freeman return timeline unknown?

Smitty’s Take: The team clearly does not have a timeline for when Devonta Freeman (knee) will return, but the guess sounds like 2-3 weeks. Some reports are calling this a aggravation of a 2017 MCL/PCL injury, but it’s tough to know for sure what’s going on with the runner. Tevin Coleman will remain the team’s lead rusher for the near future. Rookie Ito Smith is picking up some work. What should Freeman owners do? Well, hopefully you have Coleman handcuffed to Freeman, as only James Conner was a more important handcuff to own in 2018. If you do not own Coleman, all you can do is wait, as selling low won’t likely land you what you deserve, or even close. Non-Freeman owners might want to take a stab at a buy-low offer, as Freeman is getting paid too much money to be a back-up, and he has proved too effective in the past to bench. He will be back, even if getting 50-55% of the work, and that’s still enough to earn high-end RB2-type numbers in 2018.

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