RB Devontae Booker - Las Vegas Raiders
|5-11, 219||Born: 5-27-1992||College: Utah||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2016|
2019 Week 9 vs CLE (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Booker returned a few kicks and made his first offensive appearance of the year, hauling in his only target for a 15 yard gain.
2019 Week 11 vs MIN (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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 12 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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 13 vs LAC (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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 14 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
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 15 vs KC (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker didn't see many snaps on offense and touched the ball just once. He logged a 5 yard carry in the 3rd quarter.
2019 Week 16 vs DET (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Booker lined up wide right in a 4WR set and caught a short crossing route late in the 4th quarter.
2019 Week 17 vs OAK (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Booker mixed in on some passing downs and gathered both his targets. He got open across the middle in the 2nd quarter for a 9 yard gain out of the backfield, then picked up another 8 yards on a checkdown pass from Lock in the 3rd.
2018 Week 1 vs SEA (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Booker was overshadowed by the two rookie backs and did not have much of a role in week 1. He worked some passing downs early and was featured at the end of the first half as the Broncos fielded their two minute offense, catching a screen pass for a short gain. Booker picked up one other reception late in the 4th as Keenum dumped it off to him under duress. He was outsnapped by both rookie RB's and was not as effective a receiver as Lindsay.
2018 Week 2 vs OAK (3 / 17 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker got some snaps in third down situations and worked as the back in the two minute offense at the end of the 1st half. He had three carries on the day with a long of 11 yards. He was not targeted in the passing game despite his third down work.
2018 Week 3 vs BAL (5 / 10 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 34 / 0 rec)
Booker handled passing down work and got some extra snaps in the 2nd half after Phillip Lindsay was ejected from the game for throwing a punch. Booker lined up in the slot on 3rd and 6 in the 1st quarter, and made an impressive catch to convert on an out route that wasn't perfectly thrown by Keenum. He hauled in a swing route out of the backfield for a 6 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. Booker faked a handoff and picked up another first down with a an 8 yard gain on a crossing route in the 4th quarter. Booker hauled in another short out route late in the 4th on 2nd and 20. Keenum targeted him one final time on a crossing route out of the backfield with 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Booker finished with 5 receptions on 7 targets(second highest target total for the Broncos), and just 10 yards on his 5 carries.
2018 Week 4 vs KC (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Booker didn't get any work until the 2 minute offense at the end of the 1st half. He caught a swing route out of the backfield for a 9 yard gain then carried the ball once for 5 yards on the next play.
2018 Week 5 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
Booker saw his first snaps in the 2 minute offense at the end of the 1st half, and only played in passing situations. He caught a check down pass from Keenum for a short gain at the end of the 1st half. Keenum checked it down to him again at the end of the 4th quarter, one play before Demaryius Thomas' big touchdown catch. Booker caught a screen pass underneath the New York prevent defense with 2 minutes left in the game, weaving his way through defenders for a 22 yard gain. Keenum hit him with two more check down passes on the next two plays for moderate gains. Booker did not log any carries.
2018 Week 6 vs LAR (2 / 15 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Booker was unheard from until he got to work late in the 2nd quarter during the 2 minute drill. He hauled in an out route from the backfield for a short gain and had a carry for 9 yards. Booker got a few more snaps at the end of the game with the Broncos down 23-13 and driving with minutes left. He hauled in another short check down from the backfield, and had a second carry for a 6 yard gain. Booker continues to vulture limited touches from Lindsay and Freeman during the 2 minute offenses.
2018 Week 7 vs ARI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Booker caught his only target of the day, a short screen pass that was brought down behind the line of scrimmage late in the 2nd quarter. Despite Freeman missing the 2nd half, Booker saw his lowest snap and touch totals of the year. The game script did not favor Booker, who is typically only deployed in passing situations.
2018 Week 8 vs KC (9 / 78 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
Booker got involved early, coming in to relieve Lindsay on Denver's second offensive drive of the game and delivering a nice 10 yard carry off right tackle. He was picking up chunks of yardage just like Lindsay as Denver's offensive line delivered a nice push in the run game. Booker peeled off a nice 26 yard run in the 4th quarter(the longest for any runner in the game), following fullback Janovich off left tackle and up the sideline. Booker was dropped behind the line of scrimmage for a loss on his first reception late in the 4th quarter. His second reception two plays later was similarly stopped at the line of scrimmage. Keenum scrambled on the next play and pitched the ball to Booker with a short shovel pass that picked up 14. Booker also caught a checkdown pass at the end of the game, pitching the ball desperately as the offense attempted to score from their own 20 with time expired. Booker finished the game with over 100 yards combined rushing and receiving, a first for this season.
2018 Week 9 vs HOU (3 / 15 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Booker backed up Lindsay in Royce Freeman's absence. He caught a screen out of the backfield early in the 2nd quarter and fumbled it after picking up a few yards. The Texans recovered the ball and scored a couple of plays later. Booker took a handoff from a shotgun formation off right tackle for a 14 yard touchdown in the 2nd quarter. The play was well blocked and the Texans seemed surprised by the run call as Booker made it into the end zone untouched. Booker also split out wide left and had a nice reception to convert 3rd down late in the 4th quarter on the Broncos final drive. Despite being the lone backup, Booker still only managed 5 total touches on the day.
2018 Week 11 vs LAC (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Booker didn't see the field much until the final two minute drill late in the 4th quarter. He totaled 10 snaps in the game, and caught one short checkdown pass from Keenum in the 4th.
2018 Week 13 vs CIN (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Booker got to work early, lining up as a wide receiver in multiple positions on the opening drive with Phillip Lindsay in the backfield. Booker shifted to the backfield and got a rare 1st down carry on the same drive, picking up 4 yards. Booker lined up in the right slot and ran a deep comeback route in the 2nd quarter, getting open up the right sideline for a 30 yard gain. He lined up wide right and caught a shallow crossing route on the next play for an 8 yard gain inside the Cincinnati red zone.
2018 Week 14 vs SF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Booker was featured during the 2 minute offense at the end of the first half. He caught a short checkdown pass out of the backfield for a short gain. Booker picked up a few more yards with one last checkdown pass at the end of the 4th quarter.
2018 Week 15 vs CLE (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Booker lined up as a WR and got a red zone target that he couldn't corral in the 1st half. He caught a checkdown pass for a 15 yard gain and another short pass to convert 4th and 2, keeping Denver's final drive alive in the 4th.
2018 Week 16 vs OAK (3 / 21 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Booker saw action on the opening drive of the game, relieving starter Lindsay and hauling in a checkdown pass that didn't quite convert 3rd and long. He had another big gain called back for offensive pass interference in the 3rd quarter. Booker lined up in the slot and caught a curl route in the 4th quarter. Booker caught a halfback screen later in the 4th for another solid gain. He also managed 21 yards rushing on just three carries. Booker should see some extra snaps next week with Lindsay officially out.
2018 Week 17 vs LAC (5 / 14 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 20 / 0 rec)
The Broncos gave Freeman lead back duties in Lindsay's absence, but Booker still got his normal share of work in the passing game, hauling in 5 of 7 targets for 20 yards and carrying the ball 5 times. Booker bounced a carry off left tackle and broke it for a 54 yard touchdown run in the 2nd quarter, but the play was called back for a holding penalty on the offensive line, and Booker finished with just 14 yards on the ground.
2017 Week 4 vs OAK (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker, active for the first time this season, entered the game briefly in the 1st quarter. He mixed in and logged a few snaps before taking a backup role to Anderson after halftime as Jamaal Charles disappeared. He finished with 14 yards on his 3 carries and no targets in the passing game.
2017 Week 6 vs NYG (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 78 / 0 rec)
Booker entered the game after Anderson and Charles, working primarily on passing downs. He only carried the ball once, but he moved around the formation, lining up in the backfield as well as out wide and in the slot. He was targeted on a corner route in the end zone late in the 1st quarter, but Siemian overthrew the ball and on a difficult route(especially for a RB). Siemian hit him on a RB screen in the waning seconds of the 2nd half for a short gain. Booker caught a dumpoff pass out of the backfield late in the 4th and took it up the middle of the field for a 29 yard gain. He leaked out of the backfield again on a similar route right up the middle of the field for a big gain. Denver playing from behind certainly helped Booker pad his stats late in the game. Booker, who finished his day with 6 targets, seemed to be Denver's preferred pass-catching back, running a much more diverse route tree than Charles, who had a few targets out of the backfield, and Anderson, who was not targeted at all.
2017 Week 7 vs LAC (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Booker entered the game midway through the 2nd quarter, after Anderson and Charles had already been featured on a few offensive drives. He was stuffed for no gain on his first carry, then picked up 6 yards on his second and final carry of the day. Booker lined up wide right in a 5WR set later in the same drive and caught a bubble screen for 15 yards. Booker hauled in a couple more checkdown passes out of the backfield as the Broncos struggled to protect Siemian long enough to get the ball downfield. Week 7 saw Booker again benefiting from Denver playing from behind. If the Broncos can ever muster up a lead again, Booker will likely see less work in the passing game. For now, he's certainly showing the most diverse route tree of the three backs.
2017 Week 8 vs KC (6 / 40 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Booker had less carries than Anderson or Charles, but did gather the most red zone touches of the three. Booker entered the game early in the 2nd quarter after Denver drove down to the Kansas city red zone, carrying the ball on 1st and goal for no gain. Booker got two more consecutive red zone carries in the 3rd, scoring on a 6 yard run right up the middle. Booker picked up most of his 40 yards rushing on a 26 yard scamper, adding a few receptions late in the 2nd half as the Broncos tried in vain to close the lead.
2017 Week 9 vs PHI (6 / 21 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Philadelphia raced to a 17-3 lead by the end of the 1st quarter, forcing Denver to utilize Charles and Booker over Anderson as the offense passed the ball more. Booker had a few decent carries(long of 9), but Denver was well behind and committed to the pass by the 2nd quarter. Osweiler threw a crossing route too high to Booker and nearly had the ball picked when it bounced off Booker's hands. Booker secured his second target, a swing route, and broke a few tackles on his way to a first down. Booker handled most of the 2nd half snaps with Charles featuring for one series in the 4th. Booker also returned kickoffs for the first time this year.
2017 Week 10 vs NE (8 / 24 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Booker entered the game late in the 1st and played nearly as many snaps as Anderson for the second week in a row. However, he posted a lower per-carry average on his 8 carries than Charles or Anderson. Booker did not get his usual work in the passing game, catching his lone target for a five yard gain. Booker continues to return kickoffs as well.
2017 Week 11 vs CIN (14 / 44 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Booker out-snapped and out-touched CJ Anderson in week 11, carrying the ball 14 times to Anderson's 13 and hauling in 5 receptions on 6 total targets. Neither back was particularly effective on the ground, but Booker did edge Anderson out on a per-carry average, though Anderson scored the only rushing touchdown. Booker moved around the formation as a receiver, splitting out wide for several routes. He caught a slant route from the outside receiver position in a 5WR set in the 2nd quarter. Booker lined up in the backfield and caught a wheel route that he turned up the left sideline for a 21 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. Booker hauled in another out route from the backfield later in the 4th quarter for a short gain, then caught a swing pass and hurdled a defender later in the drive inside the Cincinnati red zone. Booker was targeted one final time on another checkdown from the backfield, picking up 12 yards on a 3rd and 17 as the Broncos desperately tried to mount a comeback with less than two minutes left.
2017 Week 12 vs OAK (6 / 11 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Booker was the third back to enter the game late in the 1st quarter, but he quickly supplanted Anderson as the primary back as Denver fell behind. Booker and Lynch barely missed a touchdown reception early in the 2nd quarter. Lined up inside the Oakland red zone, Booker took off on a wheel route out of the backfield and up the right sideline. Lynch dropped a beautiful pass over his shoulder, but Booker was deemed down by contact at the 1 yard line after a diving catch. Booker got the call on the next play, with an extra defensive lineman lined up at fullback, but the run was stuffed and Paxton Lynch threw an interception on the next snap, a play action pass attempt. Booker started the 2nd half in the backfield and hauled in an out route for a short gain on the first play. Booker returned one kickoff for 14 yards.
2017 Week 13 vs MIA (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Siemian's top two targets in week 13 were backs, unfortunately neither was Booker, who had been leading the Broncos' backfield in receiving lately. Booker picked up most of his touches on an early 2nd quarter series in the Miami red zone. Booker carried the ball for 5 yards and then secured a swing route for no gain, his only target of the day. He did not see much action after halftime.
2017 Week 14 vs NYJ (9 / 22 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Booker entered the game in relief of Anderson a couple minutes into the 1st quarter. He managed 11 touches behind Anderson, who led the Broncos backfield with 22 carries and 2 targets. Booker struggled on the ground, as did the entire Denver run game-QB Siemian posted the longest run of the day with a 9 yard scramble. Booker lined up in the slot and caught a slant route early in the 3rd quarter. Siemian improvised a shovel pass to Booker on an awkward play later in the 3rd quarter, picking up a short gain. Anderson and fullback Janovich got the only goal-line carries in the 3rd quarter.
2017 Week 15 vs IND (11 / 39 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Booker entered the game on the Broncos second offensive drive, carrying a toss play around right end for a short gain. Booker caught a swing pass late in the first half and hurdled a cornerback near the sideline before taking the pass to the end zone. Unfortunately, the highlight-reel play was called back for a holding penalty on the offensive line. Booker hauled in another short out route on the sideline on the next drive. Booker's longest carry of the day was a 12 yard run right up the middle in the 3rd quarter. Booker drew a facemask penalty that extended a drive on 3rd and 21 in the 4th quarter. His 12 touches were well behind Anderson's 30, but ahead of Jamaal Charles, who did not log any touches on his one drive.
2017 Week 16 vs WAS (8 / 47 / 0 rush, 8 / 5 / 24 / 0 rec)
Booker entered the game on Denver's second offensive drive, converting a 3rd down with a short carry. Booker picked up a couple more first down carries on the drive and hauled in a short out route on his first target of the day. Osweiler would continue to pepper him with targets as Denver's passing game struggled downfield. Booker caught a halfback screen at the end of the first half and weaved his way through tacklers for a 19 yard gain. Osweiler hit him with a swing pass in the 4th that picked up a couple of yards on the left side of the formation. Booker caught a screen that was blown up behind the line of scrimmage on the next play. Booker caught a short checkdown pass late in the 4th and had the ball knocked loose. Booker got most of the work in relief of Anderson as rookie Henderson only recorded one carry and one target.
2017 Week 17 vs KC (3 / 21 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Booker received just a few touches as Anderson led the ground attack and the Broncos gave rookie Henderson a lmore work. Booker bounced a toss play off left tackle for a 14 yard gain in the 1st quarter. He was left wide open on his only target of the game, a wheel route out of the backfield in the 4th quarter that picked up 25 yards.
2016 Week 1 vs CAR (3 / 8 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker killed Denver's first offensive drive by fumbling his first NFL carry and took a backseat to the CJ Anderson show. Although he did come back into the game on the next drive for a couple of carries, it may have just been to relieve Anderson, who had taken a big shot on the previous play. The rookie back finished the day with just 3 carries and 8 yards. Anderson was the star of the offense and it looks like things will stay that way going forward. Booker probably won't have any standalone value unless Anderson is injured.
2016 Week 2 vs IND (9 / 46 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Booker entered the game in the 1st quarter, giving Anderson a breather after a couple of offensive drives. He caught an out route out of the backfield for a short gain on his first snap of the day. He followed the catch up with a nice run off of left tackle that gained 11 yards. Booker got a red zone carry later in the 2nd quarter and took the ball down to the Indy 4-yard line, setting up Anderson for an easy score on the next play. Booker seems to have put his fumble in the first game behind him, and had a fine showing in week 2. He averaged over 5 yards a carry on his 9 carries (46 yards) and chipped in 5 yards on his lone target in relief of Anderson.
2016 Week 3 vs CIN (4 / 8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Booker didn't see much action as the Broncos rushing attack took a backseat to the passing game in week 3. He gathered 4 carries for minimal yardage in relief of Anderson. Booker had a nice reception during a 2nd quarter drive. QB Siemian rolled out right to avoid pressure, and Booker leaked out into the flat about 10 yards deep, following Siemian until the QB was able to drop the pass in for a 17 yard gain.
2016 Week 4 vs TB (7 / 30 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker began mixing in with CJ Anderson in the 1st quarter and broke a nice run for 11 yards off the left side in the 2nd. He netted 30 yards on his 7 carries and missed his only target of the game.
2016 Week 5 vs ATL (6 / 23 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Booker entered the game during Denver's first offensive drive and continued to see his role in the offense increase. He carried the ball 6 times for 23 yards and drew 6 targets in the passing game. Booker saw most of his carries in the 1st half as the Broncos attempted to inject some life into the run game, but the Denver offensive line struggled to get any sort of push against Atlanta's front 7, and had to abandon the run by the 2nd half. Booker showed some great footwork on a short 3rd quarter reception where he dodged several tackles to pick up 11 yards. He picked up a 1st down on 4th and 1 late in the 4th to extend Denver's only touchdown drive of the day. Booker recovered a bad Paxton Lynch fumble in the 3rd quarter. He finished the day with 36 yards on his 6 targets, 3rd on the team behind Sanders(9 targets) and Thomas(7).
2016 Week 6 vs SD (5 / 46 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Booker saw his first action in the 2nd quarter after the Chargers held the ball for the majority of the 1st quarter. Booker had a beautiful run on a toss around left end for his biggest gain of the day(17), breaking several tackles on the way. Booker followed the play up with a nice catch and run up the left sideline for 9 more yards. The next play he took the ball straight up the middle for another 15, and gathered another short reception 3 plays later. This series generated the majority of his fantasy output for the day, and showed what he can do when featured in the backfield for a whole drive. CJ Anderson looked sluggish and unathletic at times, and may continue to lose snaps to Booker.
2016 Week 7 vs HOU (17 / 83 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Denver coaches lived up to their promise to get Booker more opportunities, as he received an almost even share of snaps and touches as CJ Anderson. Both halfbacks played well, and posted similar stat lines (17-83-1 for Booker and 16-107-1 for Anderson). The two backs sometimes took snaps together on the same series, while both were also featured on their own at times. Booker ran hard and had solid yardage after contact, bulldozing several would-be tacklers over the course of the game. Booker ripped off 3 consecutive runs of 8 or more yards during a late 2nd quarter drive that would end in Demaryius Thomas scoring Denver's second TD of the day. The rookie scored on a goal-line carry at the end of the 3rd quarter. WR Sanders set Denver up inside the 5 yard line with a 30 yard reception down the left sideline, and fullback Janovich took a FB dive down to the goal line. Booker followed Janovich into the end zone for the score on the next play. Booker had a slow day in the passing game, catching 1 of 2 targets for 4 yards out of the backfield.
2016 Week 8 vs SD (19 / 54 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)
Booker drew the start in CJ Anderson's absence and received the lion's share of running back duties-19 carries and 6 targets. The San Diego defensive line turned in a strong performance and limited Booker, who averaged less than 3 yards a carry. Booker did score in the 3rd quarter after a Darian Stewart interception set the Broncos up on the Chargers' 10 yard line. Booker carried the ball for 6 yards on 1st down and punched it in on the next down for the score. The rookie back broke his longest run in the 4th quarter on a 3rd and 1 pitch play, picking up 18 yards and setting the Broncos up inside the San Diego 10 yard line. Booker lost a fumble at the goal line in the 3rd quarter after catching a short pass. Booker looked to be preparing to extend the ball over the goal line for another touchdown when a defender punched the ball loose and knocked Booker away from it. In the passing game, Booker was the only back targeted, securing 5 of 6 targets for 30 yards on short routes and screens out of the backfield
2016 Week 9 vs OAK (10 / 22 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Booker was a complete non-factor for the offense in week 9 as Oakland's defensive front abused the Denver offensive line in the run and pass game. Booker carried the ball 10 times for just 22 yards. His longest run was a brief 5 yard trot in the 3rd quarter. Booker did not concede many touches to Kapri Bibbs, but Bibbs did a lot more with his few touches. Booker's only reception of the night was a swing route out of the backfield for an 8 yard gain in the 2nd quarter.
2016 Week 10 vs NO (24 / 76 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Booker had a solid, but not spectacular outing in week 10 as he consistently churned out runs of 5+ yards in the 1st half, before cooling off a bit as the game script dictated more passing in the 2nd half. Despite chatter that Kapri Bibbs might vulture a large share of Booker's week 10 work load, Booker was the clear lead back. He finished the game with 24 carries to Bibbs' 7, collecting 76 yards on the ground. Booker's longest run of the day was only 11 yards, but he made a great lateral move bouncing the run outside after taking a handoff up the middle for the gain. Booker also secured both of his targets for the day on a late 4th quarter drive for 12 yards total receiving.
2016 Week 12 vs KC (24 / 79 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Booker faced tough sledding against a Chiefs front 7 that was penetrating the line of scrimmage in both the run and pass game. He was constantly hit behind the line of scrimmage as the Broncos shuffled offensive linemen around to try and slow the Chiefs down. Booker still had a decent day, racking up 79 yards on 24 carries. Booker ripped a 14 yard run up the middle early in the 3rd quarter. He was still going strong in overtime, hauling in a short out route and taking it downfield for 22 yards as the Broncos marched down the field for opening field goal. Booker was unable to secure his only other target of the game.
2016 Week 13 vs JAX (18 / 35 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Booker continued to struggle, failing to average even 2 yards per carry on his 18 totes(35 yards). Booker found paydirt late in the 2nd quarter, spinning out of one tackle and carrying a couple of defenders with him into the end zone on a goal line carry. Kapri Bibbs probably deserved the carry, since he had a couple of big runs earlier in the drive to set the offense up in the red zone. Bibbs was much more effective on his handful of carries, but he left the game with a high ankle sprain and did not return. Booker caught his only target of the day for a gain of 2 yards.
2016 Week 14 vs TEN (3 / 1 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Booker split time with newly signed Justin Forsett, edging him out by just a couple of snaps. Forsett got more carries, though, as Booker rushed just 3 times for 1 yard. Booker secured both his targets as he caught a halfback screen at the end of the 1st half for a gain of 4 yards and another short gain on a quick out route two plays later. Forsett looked comfortable in the offense and should continue to eat into Booker's workload.
2016 Week 15 vs NE (6 / 17 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Booker continued to share a portion of the Broncos backfield, but conceded more snaps and touches to Justin Forsett than last week. Booker entered the game after the first couple of offensive drives, carrying the ball sparingly(6 for 17 yards) and working a lot of passing downs as the Broncos ground game sputtered. He was targeted in the end zone on his first snap of the 1st quarter, but Siemian overthrew the deep wheel route out of the backfield. Booker secured a short out route for a gain of 2 later in the 2nd quarter. Booker's caught his final target, a dumpoff out of the backfield in the last minute of the 4th quarter. He totaled 16 yards on the 2 catches.
2016 Week 16 vs KC (5 / 27 / 0 rush, 10 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)
Booker picked up 10 yards on his first carry of the game, one play after taking a screen pass 16 yards down the field.He finished the day as the Broncos' leading rusher, doing more with his 5 carries(27 yards) than Forsett did with his 5 carries(11 yards). Booker was featured heavily in the passing game, leading the Broncos with 10 total targets. His 44 yards receiving were also the most by any Bronco in week 16. Booker caught his first target in the 1st quarter, a screen pass out of the backfield that he turned into a 16 yard gain. Siemian targeted him on the same play later in the same drive, but sailed the pass high. Booker caught another dumpoff for a 3 yard gain to start the 2nd quarter out. The Broncos went back to the well again with the same halfback screen to Booker in the 2nd quarter on 3rd and 19, picking up only 10 yards. Booker ran the same play yet again later in the 2nd for his biggest gain of the day, a 21 yard catch and run. The Broncos tried to set Booker up on a halfback screen that was blown up by a savvy KC linebacker late in the 4th quarter. He lost a 4th quarter fumble that was punched loose as he was being tackled.
2016 Week 17 vs OAK (14 / 57 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 52 / 1 rec)
Booker and Forsett saw a pretty even split in snaps, with Forsett receiving more carries(22 to Booker's 14). Forsett racked up more yards, but Booker was the back to find the end zone, mixing into the rotation early and rushing for an 11 yard touchdown in the 1st quarter. Booker doubled down with a 43 yard touchdown reception in the 2nd quarter on a halfback screen. Booker showed great vision as he cut through traffic and dodged several tacklers on his way to the end zone. Booker tacked on one more reception for a gain of 9 yards in the 2nd quarter. He finished with 57 yards rushing and 52 yards receiving to go with his two scores.