Player Outlook
Boone will once again be the No. 3 running back in Denver, and he has minimal Fantasy value in that role. Boone is not worth drafting in the majority of leagues. In 2021, Boone appeared in just eight games and finished with six total touches. He would only be worth adding off the waiver wire in deeper leagues if Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon got hurt.

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2021 35 8.75 2 22 50.6
2020 59 5.36 1 2 10 120.8
3y Avg. 122 5.81 1 2 16 191.5
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Finishes season with six touches

    Boone appeared in eight games in 2021 and rushed four times for 35 yards while catching his only two targets for 22 yards. Boone missed the first five games of the 2021 campaign with a quadriceps injury he suffered before the season in training camp. When the veteran running back made his return to the field, his involvement was minimal as a result of the near-even backfield split between Melvin Gordon and rookie Javonte Williams. Both backs had a strong year, so Boone played a depth role for the games in which he was active while also contributing on special teams. Boone is entering the second year of his two-year contract he signed in March of 2021, so he will likely be a member of the Broncos next season. Gordon, however, is set to become a free agent this offseason. It's possible that Boone could become Denver's de facto No. 2 running back behind Williams if Gordon signs with another team. In that scenario, Boone would hold some value in 2022 as a change-of-pace back for a team that runs the ball effectively.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Returns from COVID-19 list

    Denver reinstated Boone (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Denver received a roster exemption for Boone, so he could be eased back into the fold with lighter workloads in practice to begin the week after he spent 10 days on the reserve/COVID-19 list following his positive test of the virus. Through five appearances with Denver this season, Boone has garnered only seven touches (five carries, two receptions), but he's produced 47 yards from scrimmage. Even so, Boone isn't likely to see much of an uptick in opportunity over Denver's final three games while both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams are healthy.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Tests positive for COVID-19

    The Broncos placed Boone on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday due to a positive test for the virus, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. As a result, Boone won't be available Sunday against the Lions. The Broncos list Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) as questionable for Week 14, so if he ends up sitting a second game in a row, Damarea Crockett would be the only other running back on the active roster behind rookie second-rounder Javonte Williams.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Placed in COVID protocol

    Boone was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Boone was pulled from Friday's practice after reporting that he wasn't feeling well. While he hasn't been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against Detroit, it's highly unlikely that Boone will clear the COVID-19 protocol in time to suit up. The Broncos are optimistic that Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) will be able to play, but if Gordon and Boone both end up sitting, Damarea Crockett would be left as the lone backup to Javonte Williams.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Limited role in loss

    Boone rushed four times for 35 yards and caught his only target for 19 yards in Sunday's 22-9 loss to the Chiefs. Boone operated as the Broncos' No. 2 running back in the contest with Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) sidelined, though it was rookie Javonte Williams who received the bulk of the carries and targets out of the backfield, as expected. Boone showed burst in his limited touches, but Williams stole the show in his first opportunity as a true feature back. With Gordon expected to practice ahead of Week 14 matchup with the Lions, Boone should return to the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Likely headed for No. 2 role

    Boone is expected to serve as the Broncos' No. 2 running back behind Javonte Williams in Sunday's game against the Chiefs with Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) listed as doubtful for the contest, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Gordon wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week, making it likely that he'll be inactive for the first time all season. Through their first 11 games, the Broncos have deployed a near-even backfield timeshare of Gordon and Williams, with both receiving similar snap and touch counts in nearly every game. That has left scant work for Boone since coming off injured reserve Week 6, though he showed the ability to produce on the occasions he saw carries for the Vikings the past three seasons. Even so, rather than simply plugging Boone in for Gordon as part of a timeshare, the Broncos are more likely to prepare the Williams for his first look in a three-down bellcow role, with Boone likely mixing in when the rookie requires a breather.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Suits up Sunday

    Boone (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Boone trended up all week in practice and is accordingly good to go Sunday. He'll see action in just his fourth game of the year.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Participates fully Friday

    Boone (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. Boone was limited in the first two practice sessions of the week before being a full-go Friday. It's looking likely he'll resume his predominantly special-teams role come Sunday.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Limited at Wednesday's practice

    Boone (hip) was a limited participate at practice Wednesday, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports. Boone was inactive for the Week 10 loss to the Eagles, but he's back at practice coming out of the bye week. The 26-year-old should be able to avoid an injury designation for this weekend if he can practice fully later in the week.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Can't go Sunday

    Boone (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. Boone was limited Thursday before a DNP on Friday. Damarea Crockett should pick up the slack in the meantime.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Listed as questionable

    The Broncos have listed Boone (hip) as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, Aric DiLalla of the team's official website reports. Boone reportedly suffered the injury at Thursday's practice. His status Sunday will depend on how he is feeling during pregame warmups.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Inactive against Browns

    Boone (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Browns, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. Boone made his season debut last week but played just five offensive snaps against the Raiders. He won't suit up against Cleveland, and Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams will shoulder the load for the Broncos once again.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Limited role in season debut

    Boone caught his only target for three yards while failing to record a single rushing attempt in Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Raiders. Boone made his season debut Sunday, but he only saw six of the team's 81 offensive snaps. The running back did, however, play on 61 percent of Denver's special teams plays. Boone is buried on the Broncos' depth chart behind both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams, as the two are splitting time almost evenly. Boone will likely continue to see limited snaps on offense barring an injury to either Gordon or Williams. Nonetheless, he will have a chance to see the field in some capacity again when the Broncos visit the Browns on Thursday night.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: On track to play

    Boone (quadriceps) was activated off injured reserve Saturday and is expected to play Sunday against the Raiders, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. It'll be interesting to see how much playing time Boone syphons away from Melvin Gordon (hip) and Javonte Williams given the duo has operated in a 55-45 split to date. Signed this offseason as a change-of-pace option, Boone figures to be more of a reserve depth piece unless one of the aforementioned players suffers an injury.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Could play Sunday

    Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that Boone (quadriceps) is "ready to go," suggesting the running back could be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. Assuming Boone is activated, he could factor into the Denver backfield mix right away, as Melvin Gordon is dealing with a hip issue that caused him to miss practice Wednesday. The Broncos haven't suggested whether Gordon is at any major risk of sitting out Sunday, so if he's ultimately cleared to play and Boone gets activated, the latter would likely be third in line for touches out of the backfield behind Gordon and rookie Javonte Williams.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Not returning Week 5

    The Broncos didn't activate Boone (quadriceps) from injured reserve Saturday, making him ineligible to play Sunday against the Steelers, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports. Head coach Vic Fangio teased a potential Boone return Sunday while the running back practiced for a second straight week, but the Broncos will ultimately keep him off the 53-man roster for a little longer. Since Boone's 21-day evaluation window opened Sept. 29, Denver will have to activate him by Oct. 20, or shut him down for the season. While Boone is idle for at least one more game, Damarea Crockett will serve as the No. 3 back behind Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Close to returning

    Head coach Vic Fangio said Thursday that Boone (quadriceps) is close to making his return to the field, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. The veteran running back has been practicing for the past two weeks, and it's possible that the team could activate him from IR ahead of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. Even if Boone returns, he likely would be in third in line for work out of the backfield behind Melvin Gordon or Javonte Williams. Gordon is dealing with a bruised lower leg and was limited in practice Thursday as a result, so Boone's return to the roster ahead of this weekend's contest could hinge on Gordon's availability.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Not available Week 4

    Boone (quadriceps) was not activated off injured reserve and therefore will not be available Sunday against the Ravens, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports. Boone managed to practice all week, but the team will opt to take the cautious approach with the depth running back. It's hard to imagine Boone threatening the workload of either Melvin Gordon or Javonte Williams, especially the way the duo has been running as of late, so any path to consistent production will likely depend on the health status of the aforementioned ball carriers.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Looking healthy in practice

    Boone (quadriceps) showed no signs of limitations while participating in individual drills during Thursday's practice, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Boone was able to run, cut and accelerate without any issues as he prepares to return to the field. It appears the 26-year-old has recovered from a quadriceps injury he suffered in August. If Denver decides to play Boone this week, it is plausible to think that he could handle a few carries and contribute on special teams in the Broncos' Week 4 matchup against the Ravens.
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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Working into game shape

    Coach Vic Fangio said Thursday that Boone (quadriceps) isn't yet in full game shape, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. Boone was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, and it's unclear if he'll be activated for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens. Even if he's in uniform, the 26-year-old won't immediately take on a full workload.
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