The Giants have agreed to a deal RB Devonta Freeman. The move comes as no surprise after RB Saquon Barkley went down with a torn ACL in Week 2, leaving the G-Men with only RBs Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman. Freeman should emerge as the lead back here -- although that probably won't happen in Week 3. He's certainly worth owning in all fantasy leagues, but don't expect him to be a real difference-maker. The 28-year-old looked like a guy running on empty in Atlanta last season, mustering just 3.6 yards per carry and 6.9 yards per catch. He'll be running behind a subpar offensive line in New York.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that it's a 1-year deal for Freeman worth "up to" $3 million.

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The Giants placed RB Devonta Freeman on IR with a hamstring injury suffered on Thursday. He'll miss at least the next 3 games and can be dropped in most fantasy leagues. With Freeman out the last 2 games, RB Wayne Gallman has totaled 26 carries and 3 targets to Alfred Morris' 17 carries and 1 target and Dion Lewis' 3 carries and 5 targets.

Giants RB Devonta Freeman suffered a "minor aggravation" of his ankle injury on Thursday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "His hope is still to play Sunday," Rapoport adds. We'll see what Freeman is able to do on Friday.

Giants RB Devonta Freeman (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. That gives him a chance to play against the Eagles this weekend. Freeman would presumably return as New York's lead back, although he'd just be a RB3 or flex in fantasy lineups.

Giants RB Devonta Freeman (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against Washington. The G-Men went with a 3-man committee backfield with Freeman out last week: 13 touches for Wayne Gallman, 8 for Alfred Morris and 2 for Dion Lewis. Gallman is the best fantasy bet here but is just a low-upside RB3.

Giants RB Devonta Freeman (ankle) is out for Monday night's game vs. the Bucs. That leaves the backfield to Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis. Gallman should handle most of the rushing load and at least some of the pass-catching work. But he's still just a low-upside RB3 vs. a Tampa defense sitting 4th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs.

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