RB Devontae Booker - Denver Broncos
|5-11, 219||Born: 5-27-1992||College: Utah||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2016|
Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs - $4500
FBG says: Good matchup. The Broncos backfield has underwhelmed for most of this season as this rushing offense ranks slightly below average with 106.9 rushing yards per game and 4.2 yards per attempt. The tandem of Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman have not combined for over 100 rushing yards since Week 9, and neither running back has rushed for more than 92 yards in a game this season. Lindsay has been the clear leader from a workload perspective, out-rushing Freeman 62-23 since their Week 10 bye. However, Lindsay has averaged a mediocre 3.8 yards per carry with just one touchdown (last week) over those last four games. He is getting the majority of the goal-line work and even had five red-zone looks last week though, which is encouraging. However, it is clear by now that the floor for Lindsay seems to be capped based on what should continue to be a low-upside offense unless Drew Lock manages to have a repeat performance from the flashes he showed against Houston last week. The Chiefs saw improved play from their otherwise bottom-of-the-barrel run defense last week as they limited the Patriots to just 94 rushing yards, of which running backs accounted for only 66 yards. Having a relatively healthy front seven certainly made this group look better in that game, but the game script also helped them as the Chiefs jumped out to a lead and had the Patriots into a pass-heavy script. Play from this defense throughout the season has been truly abysmal, as even with that nice game last week, they are still giving up the fifth-most rushing yards per game (137.7) and sixth-most fantasy points per game to running backs in their last four outings. Linebacker Reggie Ragland has been decent when given snaps against the run, but the rest of this linebacker group has struggled all season. The line has also been relatively porous beyond Chris Jones on the interior. This is a matchup in which even the lowly Broncos offensive line should contend enough to allow Phillip Lindsay to have a decent day.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Devontae Booker's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 14 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec - 3.4 points, $4500)
Booker worked into the backfield rotation sparingly. He had a 25 yard catch and run out of the backfield in the 2nd quarter, but lost a yard on his only other target of the day.
2019 Week 13 vs LAC (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 0 points, $4500)
Booker didn't contribute anything offensively, but vented some frustrations on the Chargers punter as he hit hit him after a punt and drew a personal foul penalty in the 1st half.
2019 Week 12 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 0 points, $4500)
Booker fielded a couple of kicks and saw a few snaps as a third-down back. He did not carry the ball and was not targeted.
2019 Week 11 vs MIN (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec - 0.4 points, $4500)
Booker saw very limited work as the third back in the rotation. He logged one 4 yard carry and could not haul in either of his two targets.
2019 Week 9 vs CLE (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec - 1.9 points, $4500)
Booker returned a few kicks and made his first offensive appearance of the year, hauling in his only target for a 15 yard gain.
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