Mike Boone
Mike Boone
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Boone posted a relatively obscure rookie season despite Dalvin Cook missing five games as the rookie saw action in just seven contests, totaling 11 carries for 47 yards mostly in mop-up duty. An absurdly productive Cincinnati pro day (4.44 40, 42-inch vertical, 139-inch broad jump) acts as an irresistibly tantalizing carrot for a team that doesn't exactly have a sturdy depth chart at running back - with injury-prone Dalvin Cook manning the top position and 2019 third-round pick Alexander Mattison potentially factoring in as a goal line back. Boone figures to compete with Lions castoff Ameer Abdullah and last year's undrafted free agent Roc Thomas for the No. 3 role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Vikings in April of 2018.
Gains 66 yards rushing Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 19, 2019
Boone had 21 carries for 66 yards in Sunday's preseason win over Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Boone has had two strong preseason games, which should help his case considering he's on the roster bubble. He's in the battle for the No. 3 RB role, but Ameer Abdullah likely has an edge for a roster spot due to his role as the kick returner. Still, it seems likely Boone will secure a reserve running back role.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mike Boone'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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
72.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
87.2%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.7
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
1.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
36.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
33.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.5
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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2018 Mike Boone Split Stats
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Boone was dynamite his first two years at Cincinnati, torching Bearcats opponents for 1,399 yards (6.8 YPC) and 18 touchdowns in his first 20 games. Unfortunately, his production fell off a cliff in his final two seasons, totaling just 851 yards (4.0 YPC) and six touchdowns in 19 games while struggling to stay healthy. Foot and ankle troubles plagued him consistently over that stretch. You can't just wave away durability concerns, especially when complemented by inadequate production, but Boone's trajectory reminds somewhat of Elijah McGuire's. McGuire was off to a blazing fast start at Louisiana-Lafayette before chronic foot issues weighed him down, but he had better luck with the Jets last year. Aside from his promising early-career production, Boone's strongest selling point is his athletic testing. He lit up Cincinnati's pro day with a 4.44 40-yard dash, 42-inch vertical, 139-inch broad jump, and 6.95-second three-cone, and that broad jump especially is a remarkable figure. Dalvin Cook has a long history of injury troubles and Latavius Murray isn't known for his durability, either, so keep an eye on both Boone and Roc Thomas this preseason to see if one claims that RB3 role in Minnesota.
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Could fall on depth chart
RBMinnesota Vikings
April 30, 2019
Boone will face extra competition for Minnesota's backup running back role from 2019 third-round draft pick Alexander Mattison.
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Plays in eight games
RBMinnesota Vikings
January 18, 2019
Boone carried 11 times for 47 yards and caught two passes for one yard over eight games this season.
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Limited to special teams
RBMinnesota Vikings
November 5, 2018
Boone played just three snaps in Sunday's win over Detroit, all on special teams.
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Three carries in Sunday's loss
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 29, 2018
Boone had three carries for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to the Saints.
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Four carries Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
October 22, 2018
Boone had four carries for four yards and didn't have a reception on his only target in Sunday's win at the Jets.
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