RB Mike Boone - Minnesota Vikings

5-10, 206Born: 6-30-1995College: CincinnatiDrafted: ---

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Recent Stats and Projections

16 vs GB 18 11 28 0 1 1.0 5 0 0 3.3
17 vs CHI 28 17 148 1 3 2.0 12 0 0 22
18 at NO 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
19 at SF 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Mike Boone's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 17 vs CHI (17 / 148 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

This is the game that most people were expecting to see out of Boone in week 16 against the Packers. The big runs came a week too late for most and Boone ended the regular season on a high note. What is not seen in the box score was how he did not help his quarterback at all. Boone took the first play of the game 59 yards off the left tackle for a big play. The Vikings called his number on the next play, but he was unable to secure the pitch from Mannion. Since Boone never had possession of the ball, the fumble was credited to Mannion. It was not a bad pitch at all, and it looked like Boone simply took his eyes off the ball to look up field. On the next drive, Boone caught a check down across the middle and bobbled the ball as he tried to tuck it and turn up field. He knocked the ball up in the air and right into the arms of a Bears defender. Boone was then tackled in the end zone early in the 2nd quarter for a safety. The play had no chance with the Bears bringing pressure and blowing up the Viking offensive line. Boone saved his day with a 1-yard touchdown run to start the 4th quarter. He took the ball off the right guard and powered into the end zone for the score. This brought the Vikings to within 5 and made it a game. Boone is a power back, but the Vikings like the skill sets of Cook and Mattison for the long term. While his numbers looked great in the box score, Boone did more damage to the Viking offense than he did good.

2019 Week 16 vs GB (11 / 28 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

This was Boone's chance to show that he can handle a bigger role in the Vikings offense and that he should be considered a key piece for the future. Unfortunately, the Packers defense was up for the task this week and shut down almost every aspect of the Vikings offensive game plan. Boone was swarm tackled and often met in the back field before he even had a chance to make a move down field. Boone had 11 carries to just 4 for Abdullah but he was unable to do anything with them and averaged just 2.8 yards per carry. His longest run went for 7 yards and his involvement in the passing game was a single reception for 5 yards. The Vikings sorely need better blocking out of the offensive line and for any combination of Cook or Mattison to come back.

2019 Week 15 vs LAC (13 / 56 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Boone was pressed into a starting role in the second half this week. He was active with Alexander Mattison sitting out with an ankle injury. He led all rushers with 13 carries and 56 yards and his longest run going for 10. The Vikings did not fully trust him to carry the load and spread carries out over 9 different players. 3 different wide receivers got a carry, but it was Boone who punched in the touchdowns. In just over a 2minute span, Boone punched in 2 touchdowns. The first was a power run up the middle for 8 yards. It came on the heels of a 7 play 96-yard drive. Then the defense forced a fumble of Hunter Henry on the Chargers first offensive play and Boone punched in a 2-yard power run up the middle again. It was a dream scenario for any running back and put the game completely out of reach for the Chargers. We will have to watch the injury report on both Cook and Mattison this week before projecting what type of role Boone could have on Monday night against the Packers.


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