Boone completed his season with 11 carries for 59 yards and one touchdown through 16 games. He also caught both of his targets for 10 yards. In a much quieter season for Boone compared to his last, the 25-year-old wasn't utilized in the offense much with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison dominating the backfield. After competing with Ameer Abdullah (16 touches) for the No. 3 spot in Minnesota this year, both running backs have finished their contracts, and neither of their roles are guaranteed heading into 2021.
Boone scored on a four-yard touchdown run in Friday's 52-33 loss to the Saints. To the dismay of Dalvin Cook's fantasy managers, Mike Boone punched in a four-yard score in the second quarter. That rush marked Boone's fifth carry of the season, and he's played just 19 snaps on offense all year.
Boone had two carries for eight yards and one reception for four yards in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. Boone played just four snaps on offense, as he and Ameer Abdullah combined for just seven touches behind Dalvin Cook with Alexander Mattison (abdomen) out. No backup running back will have viable fantasy value in most formats as long as the Vikings continue to heavily utilize Cook.
Boone played two snaps on offense and didn't receive a touch in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Jaguars. Boone didn't receive increased usage with Alexander Mattison (abdomen) out of the lineup. Instead, Dalvin Cook handled 87 percent of the offensive snaps and totaled 38 touches. Boone won't have fantasy value unless Cook gets hurt. Even if that happens, he'll compete with Ameer Abdullah for reps behind Mattison, making Boone a poor insurance policy for fantasy purposes.
Boone posted one tackle on 18 special-teams snaps, but he logged zero offensive snaps during Sunday's 34-20 win against the Lions. The third-year back out of Cincinnati collected a combined four offensive touches between Weeks 5 and 6, with Dalvin Cook's inactive designation Oct. 18 against the Falcons due to a groin injury providing extra opportunity for the backup committee. With Cook returning to the fold after Minnesota's Week 7 bye, Boone hasn't fielded an offensive snap since. Boone remains the Vikings' No. 3 back behind Cook and Alexander Mattison heading into a Week 10 matchup against the Bears' 14th-ranked rush defense.
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