Tevin Coleman Scouting Report
Years Pro: Rookie
Jersey Number: #26
College: Indiana Hoosiers
Ave. Redraft Position: 84
Ave. Keeper Position: 50
Spotlight on Tevin Coleman
Tevin Coleman was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2015 NFL Draft. In training camp, he overcame injuries to beat out Devonta Freeman for the starting job. As the season began, most people assumed Coleman was a breakout candidate, as he would get ample opportunity to be the main ground gainer on a top NFL offense.
In Week 2, he fractured a rib and missed a month of action.
In that month, Devonta Freeman seized the starting job and doesn’t appear ready to surrender it anytime soon. Most people know by now that Freeman is a Top 5 fantasy football star this year. In a redraft league, Tevin Coleman is little more than a handcuff.
I’d argue that you should not trade Tevin Coleman in a keeper or dynasty league. He was drafted to be the answer and he might well become that guy, though Freeman’s emergence complicates matters significantly. But Freeman has had injury concerns in the past and he’s undersized, so his amazing run could end on any play.
Tevin Coleman also is building up a resume of injuries. It’s a concern, though NFL runners get hurt…a lot. Still, Coleman is one of those players who could be pulling off the Devonta Freeman act in 2016…or in November and December 2015, if something were to happen to Freeman.
I wouldn’t trade Coleman just yet in a dynasty league, unless you get a young talent in return.