Michael Boone figures to begin 2019 as a backup on the running back depth chart behind Dalvin Cook. Chances are he won't help Fantasy managers at all unless Cook misses extensive playing time, and that's if he actually lands the primary backup gig. Boone shouldn't be on seasonal Fantasy rosters.
Boone will face extra competition for Minnesota's backup running back role from 2019 third-round draft pick Alexander Mattison. Boone looked set to compete with Roc Thomas and Ameer Abdullah for the backup role to Dalvin Cook. However, the addition of Mattison means Boone could be fighting for a roster spot this summer as the Vikings may keep only three running backs on the roster.
Boone carried 11 times for 47 yards and caught two passes for one yard over eight games this season. Boone had a minor offensive role during the first half of the season when Dalvin Cook was sidelined with a hamstring injury, but saw action in only one of the final seven games. The undrafted running back had a quiet but solid rookie campaign, considering he managed to maintain a spot on the 53-man roster for the entire season. The 23-year-old will hope to push for the No. 2 job behind Cook as Latavius Murray is headed for free agency in 2019.
Boone played just three snaps in Sunday's win over Detroit, all on special teams. With Dalvin Cook back from a hamstring injury, both Boone and Roc Thomas will be almost exclusively limited to special teams.
Boone had three carries for 11 yards in Sunday's loss to the Saints. He played seven snaps on offense and could see increased work this week if Dalvin Cook and Roc Thomas remain sidelined with hamstring injuries. However, no backup to Latavius Murray has received significant work while Cook has been out.
Boone had four carries for four yards and didn't have a reception on his only target in Sunday's win at the Jets. Neither Boone (eight snaps) nor Roc Thomas (three snaps) got much playing time behind Latavius Murray with Dalvin Cook out due to a hamstring injury. Neither has been much of a factor in the offense while Cook has been out.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||@Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
|5||10/06||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
|9||11/03||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||23.78|
|15||12/16||@Los Angeles Chargers||24||20.00|
|16||12/24||Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||11||47||0||2||1||0||4|