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Running Back, Denver Broncos

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Draft: 2016 Round 4 (38)
College: Utah
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 219 DOB: 1992-05-27 Age: 26
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#32 6 12.09

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 DEN 16 174 612 3.5 4 46 31 265 8.5 1 117.7 7.4
2017 DEN 13 79 299 3.8 1 38 30 275 9.2 0 63.4 4.9
2018 DEN 6 13 51 3.9 0 20 15 127 8.5 0 17.8 3.0
2018 (Projected) DEN   163 636 3.9 4   33 256 7.8 1 119.2  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
An early-season wrist injury cost Devontae Booker significant playing time this past season, which is disappointing because many believed that he would end up out-scoring veteran C.J. Anderson in the Denver backfield if he was given the opportunity. Despite playing in 13 games, Booker failed to reach even 300 yards on the ground and faded into relative obscurity as the season went on.

Booker is likely considered the "starter" heading into camp but don't be fooled by that. The Broncos selected Royce Freeman in the third round of the draft and there's really no question that he's the preferred option for fantasy purposes. Booker simply lacks the size, speed or strength to be an every down workhorse and despite his production in the passing game, he's not good enough there to completely keep Freeman off the field in all passing downs.

Booker is a late-round PPR option at best but he would almost certainly take over as the top back on the roster if Freeman were to go down with an injury, so there's some upside there as well.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Phillip Lindsay
RB2RB1 Royce Freeman
RB3RB3 Devontae Booker
RB4FB1 Andy Janovich
Broncos Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Broncos going with "hot hand" in backfield
"Doesn't matter who starts"
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 17, 7:30 pm

Denver Broncos
Phillip Lindsay didn't start, but in on the second play and got the ball. Vance Joseph said not considering starting him: “No, because it doesn’t matter. Our deal with that room is more of game plan. It’s what they do best. It’s more of who has the hot hand that day." (Mike Klis on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Lindsay has played nine more snaps than Royce Freeman and 13 more than Devontae Booker. Lindsay is the league's third-leading rusher after two games, but one has to wonder if this is the coaching staff's way of holding out hope (or trying to get more out of) Freeman. The 190-pound Lindsay is a poor bet to hold up with a heavy workload, plus Freeman supposedly had the "hot hand" in August. It's hard to trust either player as anything more than a flex option at the moment.


Royce Freeman named Week 1 starter
Some sort of committee still expected
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 3, 6:05 pm

Denver Broncos
Vance Joseph says Royce Freeman No. 1, Devontae Booker third-down and Phillip Lindsay for a "package" of plays. (Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Step 1 of the Freeman Plan is now complete, but the rookie is going to have to carry over his preseason dominance into the regular season in order to eventually become the feature back in Denver. It should happen eventually, but the Broncos have been selling a committee pretty hard for a while. If Freeman shows well - Seattle should be accommodating in Week 1 - then he could easily live up to his fourth-round ADP. Just don't expect it to happen right away.


Denver eyeing committee backfield
Vance Joseph wants RBs to share the load
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 19, 5:50 pm

Denver Broncos
Each season from 2012-16, two Broncos running backs had at least 100 carries. HC Vance Joseph wants a return to that divided workload. “We want two or three guys to be our main core backs,” Joseph said after minicamp last month. (The Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: While this doesn't burst the Royce Freeman balloon, it does take some air out of it and means the rookie will have to be dominant in preseason action to get the kind of workload owners desire. By most accounts, Devontae Booker appears to be a slight favorite to start the season, but it sounds like the Broncos will very much try to ride the "hot hand." It's very possible Freeman, Booker and De'Angelo Henderson will be no better than flex options in seasonal leagues barring injury.



2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 SEA W 27-24 2 4 2.0 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 1.5
2 OAK W 20-19 3 17 5.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
3 at BAL L 14-27 5 10 2.0 0 7 5 34 6.8 0 4.4
4 KC L 23-27 1 5 5.0 0 2 1 9 9.0 0 1.4
5 at NYJ L 16-34 0 0 - 0 6 5 59 11.8 0 5.9
6 LAR L 20-23 2 15 7.5 0 3 2 14 7.0 0 2.9

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
4 OAK W 16-10 3 14 4.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
6 NYG L 10-23 1 2 2.0 0 6 4 78 19.5 0 8.0
7 at LAC L 0-21 2 6 3.0 0 4 3 22 7.3 0 2.8
8 at KC L 19-29 6 40 6.7 1 3 3 14 4.7 0 11.4
9 at PHI L 23-51 6 21 3.5 0 3 2 9 4.5 0 3.0
10 NE L 16-41 8 24 3.0 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 2.9
11 CIN L 17-20 14 44 3.1 0 6 5 54 10.8 0 9.8
12 at OAK L 14-21 6 11 1.8 0 2 2 22 11.0 0 3.3
13 at MIA L 9-35 2 8 4.0 0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0.8
14 NYJ W 23-0 9 22 2.4 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 3.4
15 at IND W 25-13 11 39 3.5 0 1 1 10 10.0 0 4.9
16 at WAS L 11-27 8 47 5.9 0 8 5 24 4.8 0 7.1
17 KC L 24-27 3 21 7.0 0 1 1 25 25.0 0 4.6

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CAR W 21-20 3 8 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.8
2 IND W 34-20 9 46 5.1 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 5.1
3 at CIN W 29-17 4 8 2.0 0 1 1 17 17.0 0 2.5
4 at TB W 27-7 7 30 4.3 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.0
5 ATL L 16-23 6 23 3.8 0 6 4 36 9.0 0 5.9
6 at SD L 13-21 5 46 9.2 0 2 2 7 3.5 0 5.3
7 HOU W 27-9 17 83 4.9 1 2 1 4 4.0 0 14.7
8 SD W 27-19 19 54 2.8 1 6 5 30 6.0 0 14.4
9 at OAK L 20-30 10 22 2.2 0 3 1 8 8.0 0 3.0
10 at NO W 25-23 24 76 3.2 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 8.8
12 KC L 27-30 24 79 3.3 0 2 1 22 22.0 0 10.1
13 at JAC W 20-10 18 35 1.9 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 9.7
14 at TEN L 10-13 3 1 0.3 0 2 2 10 5.0 0 1.1
15 NE L 3-16 6 17 2.8 0 4 2 16 8.0 0 3.3
16 at KC L 10-33 5 27 5.4 0 10 6 44 7.3 0 7.1
17 OAK W 24-6 14 57 4.1 1 3 2 52 26.0 1 22.9

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