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RB Devontae Booker - Denver Broncos

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

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Summary

Devontae Booker is at the top of the depth chart for the Broncos...for now. The team moved on from C.J. Anderson this offseason, and that catapulted Booker to first-string running back. He's done little to prove he can be a lead back in the NFL, especially on a team like the Broncos that wants to be a run-heavy unit. Booker only has four plays (three receptions, one rush) over 20 yards in two seasons of work, so he's more of a grinder and not the explosive player that could threaten a defense on any carry. He's also a better fit in a power-gap scheme that the Broncos won't run in 2018 as they'll use more zone-blocking concepts. Poor production and odd fit don't equal great projections for Booker..and oh yeah, he'll have to keep rookie Royce Freeman out of the top spot. Booker has great hands and can be used effectively on screens and swing passes, but that's not enough to be a featured back in the NFL. So, again, Booker is the top back for now but will face serious competition for touches from Freeman in the Broncos backfield and he may end up losing his top spot to the rookie eventually. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 45, 36, 37, 38, 38, 39, 43, 44, 46, 47, 47, 47, 49, 50, 55
RB Redraft PPR - 44, 35, 37, 38, 38, 39, 39, 42, 43, 45, 47, 47, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53, 55
RB Dynasty - 52, 39, 42, 45, 46, 51, 60, 61, 63, 65, 72

Stats and Projections

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2016 DEN 16 174 612 4 46 31 265 1 3
2017 DEN 13 79 299 1 38 30 275 0 1
2018 PROJ-Dodds 14 120 * * 31 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16 140 * * 34 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16 120 * * 32 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16 103 * * 35 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 117
RB: 44
Overall-PPR: 107
RB-PPR: 42

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Latest News

Broncos | Steady role for Royce Freeman? (Sat May 12, 09:29 PM) - Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will have a chance to become a '1B' back to RB Devontae Booker, according to Mike Klis of 9News.com.

Our View: Notice how Klis is reporting a '1B' situation. That's accurate at this time as Booker should be the lead back for the Broncos to begin training camp. However, we think Freeman is just a better talent and could overtake Booker for the lead job. We'll watch this unfold in camp as the Broncos look to replace former 1,000 yard rusher C.J. Anderson.
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