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RB Devontae Booker - Denver Broncos

5-11, 219Born: 5-27-1992College: UtahDrafted: Round 4

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Booker's lack of patience hurt him in a zone scheme, but it's a better fit in a gap-based system that will dominate much of the Broncos offense in 2017. As long as Booker conceptually understands the system, it will be a strong natural fit that could author great upside for the athletic back.

Summary

Some fantasy owners are sleeping on Devontae Booker. He led the team in rushing during his rookie season with the Broncos, going for 612 yards in 16 games. However, Booker was less than impressive in most games as evidenced by his 3.5 YPC average. That was in the zone-blocking system implemented by former head coach Gary Kubiak. Things should be much different for Booker this year in the power gap system in Mike McCoy's offense. Gone are multiple options as a runner, and instead the Broncos are going to give guys like Booker a clear lane to run to and through. Booker should fit much better in this straight forward approach. In addition to being better as a runner in McCoy's offense, Booker could be featured as a receiver. He's a great receiving option out of the backfield and could play a Danny Woodhead-like role for the Broncos if Jamaal Charles isn't healthy enough. Booker could also be relied on as a lead runner if C.J. Anderson gets hurt again. (July 10)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 53, 37, 37, 38, 46, 50, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57, 59
RB Redraft PPR - 52, 36, 37, 37, 45, 46, 46, 50, 50, 52, 52, 57, 57, 60
RB Dynasty - 60, 48, 49, 55, 61, 65, 69

Stats and Projections

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2016 DEN 16 174 612 4 46 31 265 1 3
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 85 * * 18 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 140 * * 34 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 80 * * 10 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 99 * * 13 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 196
RB: 61
Overall-PPR: 196
RB-PPR: 63

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Latest News

Broncos | Devontae Booker more prepared in 2017 (Wed Jul 19, 12:03 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker had at least 18 carries in four of the first five games following C.J. Anderson's season-ending knee injury in late October. In those four games, he averaged 2.8, 3.2, 3.3 and 1.9 yards per carry.

Our View: Don't sleep on Devontae Booker. He was still coming back last year from two surgeries to repair his meniscus after his college days at Utah. That and..oh yeah, he's a bad zone runner. In the power/gap system implemented by new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Booker has looked much more comfortable this offseason. With Anderson's history of getting banged up, Booker needs to at least be on your waiver wire speed dial if not added late as a lottery ticket pick.
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2017 Schedule

1vs Los Angeles Chargers
2vs Dallas Cowboys
3@ Buffalo Bills
4vs Oakland Raiders
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs New York Giants
7@ Los Angeles Chargers
8@ Kansas City Chiefs
9@ Philadelphia Eagles
10vs New England Patriots
11vs Cincinnati Bengals
12@ Oakland Raiders
13@ Miami Dolphins
14vs New York Jets
15@ Indianapolis Colts
16@ Washington Redskins
17vs Kansas City Chiefs