Devontae Booker
Devontae Booker
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
Denver Broncos
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Booker has all but proven himself as a passing down back at this point, as his 134 career targets yielded 99 catches for 815 yards (73.9 percent catch rate, 6.1 YPT), but he's demonstrated little beyond that unfortunately. He can't break tackles in the NFL like he did at Utah, and he otherwise struggles to elude tacklers. Now with Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman established ahead of him, it's hard to project more than 300 or so snaps for Booker in Denver. If he makes a fantasy impact this year, it likely will require at least one of those runners ahead of him to get hurt. The Broncos actually signed Theo Riddick to replace Booker on passing downs, but Riddick suffered a shoulder fracture in the first week of the preseason. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.72 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2016.
Gets six touches
RBDenver Broncos
August 19, 2019
Booker rushed four times for 15 yards and caught both his targets for eight yards in Monday night's 24-15 preseason loss to the 49ers.
ANALYSIS
Booker's touches almost exclusively came on Denver's two-minute drive to close the first half. His contributions helped earn the Broncos a field goal, displaying his comfort level in a critical game situation in the process. With Theo Riddick (shoulder) sidelined, Booker is aiming to hold off Khalfani Muhammad and Devontae Jackson to serve as his team's No. 3 tailback behind Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman again this season. Considering Muhammad didn't play Monday and Jackson managed just six yards on three carries, Booker approaches Saturday's game against the Rams in a good position.
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How do Devontae Booker's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
11.8%
 
Positive Run %
91.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
59.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.2
 
Rushing TD %
2.9%
 
Touches Per Game
4.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
22.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
4.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.23
 
% Team Air Yards
1.7%
 
% Team Targets
9.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
74.5%
 
Drop Rate
2.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.4
 
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2018 Devontae Booker Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Devontae Booker's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
219 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
8.68 in
 
Arm Length
31.67 in
 
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28 days ago
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Job Battles: Gordon's Replacements
33 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
For the second straight season, Booker failed to do much with his opportunities, falling short of 4.0 YPC and finding the end zone once in 13 games. Even with C.J. Anderson heading out the door this offseason, the 2016 fourth-round pick isn't guaranteed a lead role in the Denver backfield, or even a significant increase in touches. Coming out of Utah, his patience, burst and pass-catching skills seemed to make Booker a great fit for the Broncos offense, but those traits haven't been evident in the NFL. With Bill Musgrave taking over as offensive coordinator from Mike McCoy (who took over from Rick Dennison), Booker will need to adapt to his third scheme in three years. He's had trouble staying healthy, dealing with a preseason knee injury as a rookie and then wrist surgery, which delayed the start of his 2017 campaign, but even when he's been on the field he's had trouble making an impact. Denver used a third-round pick on Royce Freeman in the 2018 draft, and last year's preseason darling De'Angelo Henderson remains, so Booker needs to hit the ground running to lock down a major role.
Booker had an opportunity to claim the starting job in Denver last year after C.J. Anderson injured his knee in Week 7, but instead the rookie flopped in the lead role, failing to top 3.3 YPC for seven straight games after Anderson went down. Much of the blame can be laid on an offensive line that struggled to open holes and on a passing game that gave defenses plenty of incentive to stack the box, but Booker himself displayed little of the vision, patience or burst that he flashed in college. The Broncos brought back Mike McCoy to take over as offensive coordinator and re-made their O-line in the offseason, which offers the hope of a more productive running game. On the other hand, the team also re-made its backfield as Jamaal Charles will join a healthy Anderson in a fierce competition for touches that might leave little room for Booker. Further muddying the picture, Booker had surgery on his wrist in late July, with the recovery timetable estimated at 6-8 weeks. He's said to be targeting a Week 3 return, but even if that happens, he'll have missed an opportunity to prove himself in training camp and the preseason. It's unclear if he'll be involved in the offense once he's available.
Booker is a decisive, inside grinder who looks like a good fit for Gary Kubiak's one-cut running game. His hands could go either way — he's shown the ability to be a factor in the passing game, but he also had fumbling problems in college. Booker is also old for an NFL rookie — he turned 24 in late May — and his initial progress was held back by a springtime knee injury. He's expected to be fine by summer camp, however, and he's more of a threat to C.J. Anderson than Ronnie Hillman is.
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Could fill Riddick's place
RBDenver Broncos
August 11, 2019
With Theo Riddick (shoulder) set to miss the first few games of the season, Booker may find a role on the team, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Faces competition from Riddick
RBDenver Broncos
August 3, 2019
The Broncos are signing veteran back Theo Riddick, Rob Demovsky of ESPN NFL Nation reports. The signing directly threatens Booker's role on the team.
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Leads pecking order at KR
RBDenver Broncos
July 29, 2019
Booker is listed as Denver's top kick returner on the team's first official depth chart.
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Still getting first-team looks
RBDenver Broncos
June 20, 2019
Booker and Royce Freeman got most of the work with the starting offense while Phillip Lindsay focused on rehabbing a wrist injury this spring, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports.
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Sees reduced role in 2018
RBDenver Broncos
January 2, 2019
Booker rushed 34 times for 183 yards and a touchdown and added 38 catches for 275 yards on 51 targets in 2018.
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