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Cowboys Sign Royce Freeman To One-Year Deal

The Dallas Cowboys signed free-agent running back Royce Freeman to an undisclosed one-year deal on Tuesday, according to a source. The former third-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2018 out of Oregon spent last year with the Los Angeles Rams and had 77 carries for 319 yards and two rushing touchdowns in 14 regular-season games (zero starts) while adding a 13-yard catch on two targets. Even with Tony Pollard departing via Tennessee in free agency this offseason, it might be tough for Freeman to make a huge impact in Dallas' backfield in 2024 alongside the likes of Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn and Malik Davis. The Cowboys could also add more competition at the position via the upcoming draft. At best, Freeman could be a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex option in fantasy in 2024.

Apr 16, 2024 9:08 PM EST


Royce Freeman Offers Upside In Week 18

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman has an opportunity to lead the backfield with Kyren Williams being rested. Freeman was given an increased role when Williams went on injured reserve earlier this season and impressed. The 27-year-old has carried the ball 73 times for 317 yards and two touchdowns on the ground this season. He beat out Darrell Henderson Jr. and has proven to be the best pure runner when Williams is out. Facing the San Francisco 49ers in Week 18, consider Freeman as a cheap DFS dart throw and RB4 in fantasy leagues.

Jan 7, 2024 4:36 AM EST



Royce Freeman Logs One Touch Against Browns

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman rushed just one time for no yards and did not see a target in the Week 13 win over the Cleveland Browns. It was a disappointing development for fantasy managers who utilized him as a deep-league flex play. After his usage on Sunday, he can no longer be trusted in fantasy lineups. That said, he remains a bench stash in case Kyren Williams has to miss any time down the stretch. Darrell Henderson is on the team's practice squad, so Freeman looks to have beat him out. It's worth noting Ronnie Rivers (knee) could return from Injured Reserve soon.

Dec 4, 2023 2:33 PM EST


Royce Freeman A Stash With Kyren Williams Back

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman will be the clear RB2 behind Kyren Williams going forward. Williams was activated from Injured Reserve and taken off the injury report ahead of the team's Week 12 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Freeman outplayed Darrell Henderson Jr. and was much more efficient while the two split the backfield. Considering Williams could be eased into the offense, Freeman has an opportunity to continue that production. The 27-year-old should be stashed in leagues and has every-week starter potential if Williams misses any more time this season.

Nov 26, 2023 4:00 AM EST


Royce Freeman Remains Productive On The Ground

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman was the clear base-down back in the team's 17-16 win against the Seattle Seahawks. Freeman carried the ball 17 times for 73 yards, leading the team in rushing yards for the fourth straight game. He has been more efficient than Darrell Henderson Jr. on the ground by a wide margin since the injury of Kyren Williams (ankle). While Freeman has produced with the carries he has gotten, Henderson is the team's pass-down back. Factoring in that Williams has a good chance to return in their Week 12 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, Freeman is a low-end RB4 at best but should now be considered over Henderson.

Nov 19, 2023 10:52 PM EST



Royce Freeman A Desperate Flex Play

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman has played over 40% of all offensive snaps through the last three weeks. Kyren Williams (knee) can not be activated off IR until Week 12, giving Freeman another opportunity to produce. Freeman has been much more efficient than Darrell Henderson Jr. on the ground but has been a non-factor in the passing game. The 27-year-old now faces a Seattle Seahawks defense that has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing backs. He should be considered a low-end and deep-league flex play in Week 11.

Nov 19, 2023 12:12 AM EST


Royce Freeman Leads Team In Rushing For Third Straight Game

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman was not efficient in the team's Week 9 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Freeman rushed the ball 12 times for just 32 yards on the ground while drawing one target which he could not bring in. The 27-year-old has now led the team in rush yards for all three games that Kyren Williams (ankle) has been out for. Freeman and Darrell Henderson Jr. have split the backfield almost evenly, making it tough to trust either weekly. Freeman is an RB4 option at best in his Week 10 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

Nov 5, 2023 6:24 PM EST


Royce Freeman A Sneaky Flex Play

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman has split snaps almost evenly with Darrell Henderson Jr. over the last two games. Freeman has rushed the ball 21 times for 110 yards and one touchdown during that span. What has held the 27-year-old back is his lack of involvement in the passing game, as he has yet to draw a single target on the season. Freeman out-snapped Henderson in Week 8 and proved to be more efficient on the ground. With Brett Rypien likely to start at quarterback, the team may lean much more into the run game. Treat Freeman as a sneaky flex play in his Week 9 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Nov 5, 2023 1:38 AM EST


Royce Freeman Scores In Loss

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman led the team in rushing during their Week 8 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The 27-year-old rushed the ball nine times for an efficient 44 yards on the ground, as well as the team's only rushing touchdown. However, he did not draw a single target for the second straight week and looks to be strictly a runner out of the backfield. Freeman should have already been picked up in all leagues and is worth a stash at the very least with Kyren Williams (ankle) out. He should be played as an RB4 and desperate flex start in the team's Week 9 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Oct 29, 2023 6:06 PM EST


Royce Freeman An RB4/Flex Play In Week 8

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman is splitting the backfield with Darrell Henderson Jr. as Kyren Williams (ankle) is out. The 27-year-old played 43% of all offensive snaps in Week 7, while Henderson played the other 57%. Freeman rushed the ball 12 times for 66 yards on the ground, which led the team. It is evident that the team trusts the two backs over Zach Evans and Myles Gaskin and they will continue to receive the majority of the workload. Treat Freeman as an RB4 and mainly a start in deep leagues against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.

Oct 29, 2023 2:05 AM EST


Royce Freeman Leads Team In Rushing

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman shared the backfield with Darrell Henderson Jr. in the team's Week 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Freeman rushed the ball 12 times for 66 yards, however, he did not draw a single target. While the 27-year-old did share the backfield with Henderson, he was the number two behind him. It is still a good sign to see him be as efficient as he was leading the team in rushing. Freeman should be picked up in all leagues if available and treated as a very low-end RB3 in the team's Week 8 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.

Oct 22, 2023 9:28 PM EST


Rams To "Lean On" Royce Freeman, Darrell Henderson On Sunday

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Los Angeles Rams running backs Darrell Henderson and Royce Freeman are anticipated to receive "the majority of the workload" against the Steelers in Week 7. Schefter added that Freeman is "the likely starter," although both players' performances could determine who will lead the backfield while Kyren Williams (ankle) sits on injured reserve. Rookie Zach Evans is expected to be the No. 3 option on the depth chart, meaning his fantasy potential is severely restricted, while Myles Gaskin will probably be inactive. Nonetheless, Los Angeles' backfield situation appears to be in complete chaos, considering it's unclear which man has the best chance to produce. As a result, fantasy managers may want to avoid this situation at all costs and reevaluate things for the Week 8 meeting with the Dallas Cowboys.

Oct 22, 2023 3:08 AM EST


Royce Freeman A Dart-Throw In Week 7

Los Angeles Rams running back Royce Freeman will compete with Zach Evans and Darrell Henderson for touches with Kyren Williams (ankle) out. Freeman has yet to play an offensive snap this season but will have the opportunity to showcase what he has left in the tank through the next few weeks. The 27-year-old played in Houston last season when Dameon Pierce went down with an injury, however, he was not very productive during that time. Freeman is worth a pickup but should not be played unless necessary this week. He should be looked at as a DFS dart throw or flex in extremely deep leagues against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7.

Oct 21, 2023 3:28 AM EST


Rams Sign Darrell Henderson, Add Royce Freeman To Active Roster

In the wake of injuries to Los Angeles Rams running backs Kyren Williams (ankle) and Ronnie Rivers (knee), the Rams signed free-agent running back Darrell Henderson to their practice squad on Tuesday and elevated Royce Freeman to the active 53-man roster from the practice squad. Henderson, 26, spent the last four years with the Rams but was waived last November after carrying the ball 70 times for 283 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games (sevens starts). It remains to be seen where Henderson is at physically, but his familiarity with the Rams offense makes him a candidate to contribute sooner than later for however long Williams and Rivers are out. Rookie Zach Evans and Freeman should split backfield duties in Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers if Williams can't play and Henderson needs more time to get up to speed.

Oct 17, 2023 3:50 PM EST


Finds new home

Freeman signed a contract with the Rams on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Jul 30, 2023 1:06 PM EST


Stymied in finale

Freeman rushed seven times for 15 yards and brought in one of two targets for one yard in the Broncos' 32-31 loss to the Texans on Sunday.

Jan 8, 2023 3:36 PM EST


Leads backs in snaps

Freeman had seven carries for 19 yards and caught three of five targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 31-3 loss to the Jaguars in Week 17.

Jan 2, 2023 7:29 AM EST


Leading rusher again

Freeman rushed the ball 16 times for 32 yards in Saturday's 19-14 win over the Titans. He added one reception for six yards.

Dec 24, 2022 3:50 PM EST


Leads backfield in OT loss

Freeman rushed 11 times for 51 yards and brought in his only target for five yards in the Texans' 30-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Dec 18, 2022 2:34 PM EST


Signed off practice squad

Freeman was signed to the active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Dec 17, 2022 2:12 PM EST