Sep 20, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (26) runs by New York Giants outside linebacker Mark Herzlich (94) and New York Giants middle linebacker Uani
3) Tevin Coleman, running back, Atlanta Falcons
Tevin Coleman falls from our top running back after Week 1 to being our third best rookie running back after Week 2.
Through two weeks, Coleman has a total of 112 yards on 29 carries (3.9 per rush), with 80 of those yards coming in Week 1. For Week 2, Coleman managed just 32 yards on nine carries against a New York Giants unit that is pretty stingy with opposing running backs. He also had a touchdown run.
I love that Coleman is on an Atlanta Falcons unit that continues to win (2-0) and can rely on the running game or on the arm of quarterback Matt Ryan. It gives Coleman a really good spot to work on his game without being asked to be the main focal point for the offense. So far that has been good for him, but he’ll need to prove more capable if the Falcons don’t want to become one-dimensional. 32 yards isn’t going to cut it every week.
Coleman still has plenty of opportunities to prove himself but it could be tough for him to remain among the top three rookies with the Dallas Cowboys coming up next. The Cowboys are currently the top ranked rushing defense in the league, allowing just 106 yards on the ground through two contests.
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