Devontae Booker
Devontae Booker
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Booker has all but proven himself as a passing down back at this point, as his 134 career targets yielded 99 catches for 815 yards (73.9 percent catch rate, 6.1 YPT), but he's demonstrated little beyond that unfortunately. He can't break tackles in the NFL like he did at Utah, and he otherwise struggles to elude tacklers. Now with Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman established ahead of him, it's hard to project more than 300 or so snaps for Booker in Denver. If he makes a fantasy impact this year, it likely will require at least one of those runners ahead of him to get hurt. The Broncos actually signed Theo Riddick to replace Booker on passing downs, but Riddick suffered a shoulder fracture in the first week of the preseason. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.72 million contract with the Broncos in May of 2016.
Continues slide in 2019
RBDenver Broncos
January 4, 2020
Booker caught six of nine targets for 57 yards and added nine yards on two carries in 2019.
ANALYSIS
Booker has seen his yardage and touch numbers decline each year since his 877-yard rookie campaign in 2016. Booker recorded a touch in just six of 16 games in 2019 and didn't get on the stat sheet until Week 9. His role in the return game was also reduced with the emergence of former CFL star Diontae Spencer. Given the production Denver has gotten out of young stars Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, Booker figures to be playing for another squad in 2020, as the Broncos are likely to find younger, cheaper options at RB3.
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How do Devontae Booker's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
100.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
133.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
6.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
30.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.27
 
% Team Air Yards
1.0%
 
% Team Targets
1.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
11.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Devontae Booker's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
219 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
8.68 in
 
Arm Length
31.67 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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For the second straight season, Booker failed to do much with his opportunities, falling short of 4.0 YPC and finding the end zone once in 13 games. Even with C.J. Anderson heading out the door this offseason, the 2016 fourth-round pick isn't guaranteed a lead role in the Denver backfield, or even a significant increase in touches. Coming out of Utah, his patience, burst and pass-catching skills seemed to make Booker a great fit for the Broncos offense, but those traits haven't been evident in the NFL. With Bill Musgrave taking over as offensive coordinator from Mike McCoy (who took over from Rick Dennison), Booker will need to adapt to his third scheme in three years. He's had trouble staying healthy, dealing with a preseason knee injury as a rookie and then wrist surgery, which delayed the start of his 2017 campaign, but even when he's been on the field he's had trouble making an impact. Denver used a third-round pick on Royce Freeman in the 2018 draft, and last year's preseason darling De'Angelo Henderson remains, so Booker needs to hit the ground running to lock down a major role.
Booker had an opportunity to claim the starting job in Denver last year after C.J. Anderson injured his knee in Week 7, but instead the rookie flopped in the lead role, failing to top 3.3 YPC for seven straight games after Anderson went down. Much of the blame can be laid on an offensive line that struggled to open holes and on a passing game that gave defenses plenty of incentive to stack the box, but Booker himself displayed little of the vision, patience or burst that he flashed in college. The Broncos brought back Mike McCoy to take over as offensive coordinator and re-made their O-line in the offseason, which offers the hope of a more productive running game. On the other hand, the team also re-made its backfield as Jamaal Charles will join a healthy Anderson in a fierce competition for touches that might leave little room for Booker. Further muddying the picture, Booker had surgery on his wrist in late July, with the recovery timetable estimated at 6-8 weeks. He's said to be targeting a Week 3 return, but even if that happens, he'll have missed an opportunity to prove himself in training camp and the preseason. It's unclear if he'll be involved in the offense once he's available.
Booker is a decisive, inside grinder who looks like a good fit for Gary Kubiak's one-cut running game. His hands could go either way — he's shown the ability to be a factor in the passing game, but he also had fumbling problems in college. Booker is also old for an NFL rookie — he turned 24 in late May — and his initial progress was held back by a springtime knee injury. He's expected to be fine by summer camp, however, and he's more of a threat to C.J. Anderson than Ronnie Hillman is.
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Picks up two yards in win
RBDenver Broncos
December 24, 2019
Booker caught one of his two targets for two yards during Sunday's 27-17 win over the Lions.
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Gets one touch
RBDenver Broncos
December 16, 2019
Booker earned a five-yard carry during Sunday's 23-3 loss in Kansas City.
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Gains season-high 24 yards
RBDenver Broncos
December 9, 2019
Booker caught two passes for 24 yards during Sunday's 38-24 win over the Texans.
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Gains four yards in loss
RBDenver Broncos
November 19, 2019
Booker gained four yards on his lone rush during Sunday's 27-23 loss in Minnesota. He was unable to bring in either of his targets.
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Gets first offensive touch of 2019
RBDenver Broncos
November 4, 2019
Booker caught a 14-yard pass during Sunday' 24-19 win over the Browns. He also had a 32-yard kick return during the contest.
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