Devontae Booker

#23 RB / Denver Broncos / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 219 lb Age: 27 College: Utah Bye 10

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: Sees reduced role in 2018

    Devontae Booker rushed 34 times for 183 yards and a touchdown and added 38 catches for 275 yards on 51 targets in 2018.Despite establishing a new career high in receptions, Booker still finished his third NFL campaign with 37 fewer touches than either of his first two seasons. The presence of rookies Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman were major factors, with a large chunk of Booker's carries coming in games in which one of the two young stars exited early. Booker should have a similar third-down role in 2019, though his opportunities could diminish if the Denver Broncos grow more comfortable with using Lindsay in those situations.

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: May benefit from Lindsay's absence

    Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said Devontae Booker will "get a bunch of runs" in Sunday's season finale against the Chargers, Zac Stevens of reports.Both Booker and Royce Freeman will see boosts in their respective fantasy stocks in Week 17 after lead back Phillip Lindsay was shut down with a wrist injury that will require surgery. Given that he's logged 113 rushing attempts to Booker's 29 this season, Freeman will inherit the bulk of Lindsay's touches on the ground, though Musgrave's comments hint that a timeshare on some level will be in the works. Even if Booker notices a mild uptick in carries, he's still more likely to offer most of his utility in the passing game, where he's consistently held a more prominent role than Freeman all season.

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: Totals 42 yards in loss

    Devontae Booker rushed three times for 21 yards and caught three of five targets for 21 more yards in Monday night's 27-14 loss to the Raiders.Booker was a triple threat on Christmas Eve as he added 116 yards on five kick returns in the contest. He saw his first rushing attempts in three weeks while Phillip Lindsay was knocked out of the game with a wrist injury. If Lindsay is unable to go Week 17 at home against the Chargers, Booker would stand to see another handful of rushes in addition to his usual allotment of targets.

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: Snags two passes

    Devontae Booker caught two of three targets for 17 yards during Saturday's 17-16 loss to Cleveland.Just about every Denver loss has come with the Denver Broncos driving for the winning score in the closing seconds but coming up short. That was the case again Saturday when Booker almost saved the day, helping convert a fourth down with a 15-yard catch in the game's closing moments. The Broncos stalled shortly thereafter. The veteran continues to trail both of his rookie teammates in snaps per game as he holds the role of third-down back. Sunday brings an Oakland squad that, despite its struggles, has actually ranked among the best in limiting opposing passing attacks at just 244 yards per game.

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: Targeted twice in loss

    Devontae Booker caught both of his targets, gaining 11 yards during Sunday's 20-14 loss in San Francisco.Booker was held without a carry for the third time in four games, not surprising considering the Denver Broncos' typically efficient run game was limited against a stout 49ers front. With Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) now out for the year, the Broncos have nothing resembling experience at receiver, and teams really only need to worry about stopping the run. Stacked boxes are typically bad for tailbacks, but Booker's role as the pass-catching back can be more valuable. That formula might be a tough play Saturday, however, against a Cleveland defense stingy against the pass but only mediocre against the run,

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: Delivers with clutch catch

    Devontae Booker caught both of his targets for 38 yards and added a 4-yard carry during Sunday's 24-10 win over Cincinnati.Booker made his impact during the Denver Broncos' final drive of the first half. Facing third-and-long at midfield, a scrambling Case Keenum found Booker along the right sideline for a 30-yard catch-and-run. Booker nabbed an 8-yard pass on the next play to set up a Phillip Lindsay touchdown run. Booker, the elder statesman in the Broncos' backfield, has certainly seen his opportunities drop behind rookies Lindsay and Royce Freeman. He's mostly been relegated to the passing game, which may be key next Sunday as the 49ers have been stronger against the run than the pass this season.

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: Sees just six snaps

    Devontae Booker caught one of two targets for six yards during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Steelers.Booker has now not recorded a carry in consecutive games and in three of his last five contests. His role is pretty strictly as a pass protector and occasional third-down target. On Sunday, he saw just six offensive snaps, well behind rookies Phillip Lindsay (36) and Royce Freeman (15). Sunday brings a weak Bengals defense ranked in the bottom 10 of the league against the pass and the run, but Booker likely will not get enough opportunities to capitalize.

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: Role declines with Freeman back

    Devontae Booker played 11 of the Denver Broncos' 56 offensive snaps (19.6 percent) and finished with a four-yard reception on his lone target in Sunday's 23-22 win over the Chargers.After playing 43 percent of the Broncos' snaps in their previous two games, Booker predictably saw his usage decline while rookie Royce Freeman (ankle) returned from injury. Freeman only played 13 snaps, but saw eight touches (seven carries, one catch) behind lead back Philip Lindsay (11 carries, four receptions), leaving no real role left in the game plan for Booker. Assuming Freeman came out of the contest without any setbacks, his opportunities should only expand from here, relegating Booker mainly to a special-teams role.

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: Scores first touchdown of 2018

    Devontae Booker rushed for 15 yards and a touchdown on three carries and added two catches for nine yards during Sunday's 19-17 loss to Houston. He fumbled during the contest.Booker swept around the right end and dashed upfield for a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter, helping dig Denver out of the 13-0 hole it had found itself in. To be sure, Booker helped contribute to that hole as his costly turnover deep in Denver Broncos territory set up a Texans touchdown. Booker was coming off a big 101-yard game in Week 8 but was cut back on Sunday. His touches probably will dwindle further following the bye, when rookie Royce Freeman (ankle) likely returns against a middle-of-the-road Chargers run defense.

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    Broncos' Devontae Booker: Shines in elevated role

    Devontae Booker tallied 78 rushing yards on nine carries and reeled in all four of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Chiefs.After logging a season-low six offensive snaps in the Denver Broncos' Week 7 win over the Cardinals, Booker saw his role expand in a significant way with rookie Royce Freeman (ankle) unavailable. Though Phillip Lindsay retained starting duties and picked up 18 carries and three receptions on the day, the Broncos kept a backfield committee in place, enabling Booker to earn a season-high touch total (13) while playing 32 of the team's 73 offensive snaps (44 percent). If Freeman's high-ankle sprain sidelines him for the Broncos' next game Nov. 4 against the Texans, Booker should be in store for a similar-sized role, as he did little Week 8 to justify ceding more snaps to Lindsay.