RB Lorenzo Booker - Chicago Bears
|5-10, 195||Born: 6-14-1984||College: Florida State||Drafted: Round 3, pick|
2011 Week 2 vs TB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker saw time in this game as a kick returner and split out on the end on a couple plays. He was targeted once when McNabb was under pressure, and just threw it away in his general direction. He should not be considered a fantasy option unless someone gets hurt.
2011 Week 3 vs DET (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker only saw the field as a returner, but played quite well there, bringing a kickoff from 5 yards deep in the endzone 68 yards to the Detroit 37.
2011 Week 5 vs ARI (1 / 25 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Booker is quickly becoming more than just a kick returner for the Vikings. He looks like he is taking over as their 'change of pace back for Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart. Booker only touched the ball three times on offense, but turned it into 50 yards of offense and it was explosive each time. The first was a double reverse where Percy Harvin took a toss from McNabb and broke to one side of the field, Booker blew past him going the other way and after Harvin flipped him the ball, he exploded into the open field for a big 25 yard gain. Later in the third he took a simple check down for 10 yards and almost reached the first down marker. His final catch was a perfectly executed screen that he broke for a 15 yard gain and nearly broke it all the way for a TD. He won't do much more than that in any game, but the Vikings are clearly going to get him a few offensive touches every week.
2011 Week 6 vs CHI (1 / -3 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker had just one offensive play - the final play of the first half. He took an inside handoff from McNabb and was immediately dropped for a three yard loss. While he still appears to be the change of pace back for Peterson and Gerhart, he did not see much action in this game despite the fact that the Vikings were losing for the entire game.
2011 Week 7 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker took over the kick return duties when Harvin left the game with a rib injury. He also saw a couple plays as the 3rd down / change of pace back for Minnesota, but finished the game without a catch. He had one pass thrown to him in the flat, but it was too high and he couldn't come up with the reception. Peterson and Gerhart are the #1 and #2 backs, and Booker won't see much time unless someone is hurt.
2011 Week 10 vs GB (2 / 12 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Saw some action late when the game was well in hand. Nothing to get excited about here.
2011 Week 13 vs DEN (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Booker got a few touches in this game, but was limited in his opportunities by the effectiveness of Gerhart and Harvin running the ball. He did have a nice screen pass on 3rd and long that he nearly converted along the left sideline, but the Denver defense swarmed and stopped him short of the first down.
2011 Week 14 vs DET (3 / 17 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker had three carries in this game and put the ball on the ground on two of them. The first was a nice 13 yard gain, but he had the ball poked out from behind him and Devin Armomashodu recovered. On the second carry, he miss-handled the hand off and dropped the ball while no one was within 2 yards of him. His final carry was a short gain up the gut for a couple yards.
2011 Week 17 vs CHI (2 / -3 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Booker showed no success out of the backfield, losing yardage on both of his carries. Catching the ball was a different story as he was shifty and showed good instincts coming back to QB Joe Webb when Webb was in trouble. Two of Booker's three catches came with the Bears in prevent defense and willing to give up the small chunks.
2010 Week 14 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
This was Booker's first action with the Vikings and he proved that he still has something to offer. While Peterson and Gerhart were the main RBS, Booker contributed on special teams, including a nice 96 yard kickoff return for a TD that was called back on a stupid blocking penalty away from the ball. It was clearly an illegal block in the back, but the defender would not have gotten to Booker given his angle and speed. It cost the Vikings a big momentum shift. Booker contributed on offense with one reception on a quick swing pass early in the 1st quarter. He also was flagged for a false start penalty at the end of the third quarter when he took off a full count before the ball was snapped.
2010 Week 15 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Returned a lot of kicks on the night and had a couple receptions but no impact on the running game at all.
2010 Week 16 vs PHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Lorenzo Booker caught one short pass late in the fourth quarter for a big six yard gain on third down. Booker was used mostly on kick returns in Week 16.
2010 Week 17 vs DET (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Lorenzo Booker was primarily involved in the kick returns for the Vikings, but was able to get involved in one offensive series late in the first quarter. Booker lined up in the backfield, but motioned out into the flanker position before the ball was snapped.Joe Webb rolled out to his side to avoid pressure and Booker took off up field after the DB released to key on Webb. Webb lobbed the pass to Booker but it was too high and it fell incomplete. Booker would have had an easy TD had he been able to come up with the reception. On the following play, Webb was under pressure again, and he checked down to Booker for a short five-yard gain. It was Booker's only offensive contribution.
2008 Week 1 vs STL (5 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker got most of his carries when the other starters came out in the fourth quarter. He was not overly effective running for only nine yards on five carries.
2008 Week 4 vs CHI (2 / 7 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -3 / 0 rec)
Booker only ran the ball twice for seven yards and was tackled behind the line of scrimmage on his only reception for negative three yards.
2008 Week 5 vs WAS (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Booker caught his only target, a deep fade down the sideline, but he came down out of bounds.
2008 Week 6 vs SF (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
RB Lorenzo Booker did not see much action in the victory. He dropped one pass that he should have caught.
2008 Week 14 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Booker received only one target on the day, which was good for a one yard reception.
2007 Week 13 vs NYJ (1 / 6 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 63 / 0 rec)
Booker was the main pass catching threat out of the backfield as he saw seven total targets, grabbing six of them for 63 yards. He also added a six yard gain on his only rushing attempt.
2007 Week 14 vs BUF (4 / 13 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 34 / 0 rec)
Booker ran the ball four times for 13 yards. His long gain went for seven yards. Booker was used primarily in the passing game and grabbed six passes for 34 yards.
2007 Week 15 vs BAL (8 / 17 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 60 / 0 rec)
Booker got more than his usual action in the game, as he carried the ball when Samkon Gado was temporarily out of the game with an injury. He also got several passing targets as a receiver out of the backfield, and finished third on the team in receiving yards while placing second in receptions.
2007 Week 16 vs NE (8 / 56 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Booker ran fairly well for Miami in the loss but the quick deficit forced Miami to focus on their meager passing game early.
2007 Week 17 vs CIN (7 / 33 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 54 / 0 rec)
Booker had three carries for only one yard and two catches for six yards in the first half. He did have a nice run after the catch on a ball thrown to him out of the flat for an 18 yard gain. He caught a lot balls late in the game, and finished with seven catches for 54 yards in the game.