Mike Boone
Mike Boone
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Boone operated as Minnesota's No. 3 running back for most of 2019, but he started the final two regular-season games with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison sidelined. Boone had solid production for the season with 49 rushes for 273 yards and three touchdowns despite playing only 82 offensive snaps. The 2018 UDFA has performed well in his limited opportunities, but he'll likely remain in a reserve role for 2020 with Cook and Mattison again heading the backfield. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Vikings in April of 2018.
Totals 273 rushing yards
RBMinnesota Vikings
January 13, 2020
Boone carried 49 times for 273 yards and three touchdowns and caught three passes for 17 yards in 16 games this season.
ANALYSIS
Boone served as the Vikings' No. 3 running back for most of the season, but he started in Weeks 16 and 17 with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison sidelined. He struggled against the Packers but had 160 yards from scrimmage versus the Bears in the regular-season finale. Boone enters 2020 with little to zero fantasy value because Cook and Mattison are both set to return to Minnesota's backfield.
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How do Mike Boone's 2019 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 %
14.3%
 
Positive Run %
83.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
56.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
6.1%
 
Touches Per Game
3.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
63.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
0.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
25.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.3
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Mike Boone
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
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.
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.
More Fantasy News
Reduced role on tap
RBMinnesota Vikings
January 2, 2020
Boone is expected to move down to third on the depth chart at running back in Sunday's wild-card matchup with the Saints with Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Alexander Mattison (ankle) in line to return from multi-game absences, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.
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Gashes Bears in finale
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 29, 2019
Boone carried 17 times for 148 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bears. He also caught two of three targets for 12 yards in the 21-19 loss.
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Likely to lead Week 17 backfield
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 29, 2019
Boone is expected to serve as the Vikings' lead option on the ground Sunday against the Bears with Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Alexander Mattison (ankle) both inactive for the contest.
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Likely to start again
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 27, 2019
Boone could draw another start Sunday against the Bears, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Flops as starter
RBMinnesota Vikings
December 23, 2019
Boone rushed 11 times for 28 yards and caught his lone target for another five yards in Monday's 23-10 loss to the Packers.
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