|Date of Birth:||05/27/1992|
|Drafted:||2016 | Round 4 | Pick 136|
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The Giants are releasing Devontae Booker, according to multiple reports.
Booker ran well for the Giants last season, carrying 145 times for 593 yards and two touchdowns for a struggling team, but the franchise is continuing to make moves in an effort to improve the cap situation for 2022. The veteran Booker shouldn't have much trouble landing with another team this offseason.
Devontae Booker (hip) is officially active for Week 11.
Booker is ready to go off the bye. He’ll back up Saquon Barkley, who is now back from an ankle injury, tonight against the Bucs.
Devontae Booker (hip) is officially questionable for Week 11.
Booker is expected to be fine coming off the bye, but perhaps he'll be held out on Monday night if Saquon Barkley (ankle) returns to the lineup as expected.
Devontae Booker agrees to deal with the Giants.
Booker ran very hard for the Raiders last season when given opportunities, and now he'll join the Giants backfield mix behind Saquon Barkley. The veteran running back also brings plus ability as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.
Devontae Booker is signing with the Raiders.
While the Raiders added Lynn Bowden Jr. in the draft, Booker is another option that will help pick up the slack at running back with DeAndre Washington now with the Chiefs. Booker has potential as a runner, but he's been at his best as a receiving option and pass protector on third downs during his time with the Broncos. Las Vegas appears to be a deep team on paper heading into 2020.
Devontae Booker gets ten touches in Week 17.
Booker carried five times for 14 yards along with five receptions for 20 yards against the Chargers, bringing his season total to 34 carries for 183 yards and one touchdown along with 38 receptions for 275 yards. The third-year running back played well when he was given opportunities, but he's probably capped as just a primary receiving back for Denver in 2019.
Devontae Booker handles six touches in Week 16 loss.
Booker rushed three times for 21 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards. The Broncos haven't really given the Utah product many touches this season behind Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, but he will look to finish the year strong next week against the Chargers.
Devontae Booker catches two passes in Week 15.
Booker gained 17 yards on his two receptions against the Browns, including a clutch 15-yard reception on a fourth down late in the fourth quarter. However, the Broncos were unable to get in position for a potential game-winning field goal after the drive stalled. Booker is more of a real-life contributor than fantasy asset entering championship weeks.
Devontae Booker catches two passes in Week 14.
Booker gained 11 yards on his two receptions versus the Niners. Booker has a reception in 11 consecutive games, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option right now.
Devontae Booker gets three touches in Week 13.
Booker carried once for four years and caught two passes for 38 yards including a 30-yard reception. Booker is just a deep-league PPR FLEX option for now.
Devontae Booker catches one pass in Broncos' win.
Booker gained six yards on his lone receptions versus Pittsburgh. Booker isn't a recommended fantasy option at the moment.
Devontae Booker handles one touch in Week 11 win.
It was a four-yard reception on his only target of the game. Rookies Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman are the backs to own for Denver, so Booker is only likely to became a fantasy contributor through injury or a very tilted game script. The Broncos take on the Steelers next Sunday.
Devontae Booker handles five touches in loss to the Texans.
Booker rushed three times for 15 yards and a touchdown, also adding two carries for nine yards. The third-year back fumbled in the first half to set up a short field for one of Houston's touchdowns, but he bounced back with a 14-yard score just a couple possessions later. Booker should remain involved with Royce Freeman (ankle) expected to return after Denver's Week 10 bye, but he's nothing more than a FLEX option in deeper leagues.
Devontae Booker plays well in Week 8.
Royce Freeman missed this game with an ankle injury, which gave Booker more opportunities behind Phillip Lindsay (18 carries, 95 yards, touchdown). Booker had nine carries for 78 yards and added four receptions (on four targets) for 23 yards against the Chiefs. The 2016 fourth-round pick would be in the PPR FLEX conversation for Week 9 if Freeman misses more time.
Devontae Booker gets one touch in Broncos' win.
The Broncos didn't need to pass much in their 45-10 rout of the Cardinals, so Booker appeared to get less playing time than usual. He had one reception for -1 yards. Booker is only a fantasy option in very deep PPR leagues.
Devontae Booker handles four touches in Week 6 loss.
Booker rushed twice for 15 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards against the Rams. He will remain involved as the team's best blocker at running back, but Booker isn't seeing enough work behind Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay to be worth considering as a fantasy option.
Devontae Booker catches five passes in Week 5.
Booker benefited from the Broncos going into pass-happy mode and throwing 51 passes, and the third-year running back gained 59 yards on his five receptions. Booker is the clear lead receiving back for Denver, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option outside of deeper PPR leagues.
Devontae Booker handles two touches in loss to the Chiefs.
Booker rushed once for five yards and caught a nine-yard pass. The third-year back was on the field to start Denver's final drive for a potential bid at a game-winning touchdown, but Phillip Lindsay eventually finished the drive/game. Booker is clearly the No. 3 running back behind Royce Freeman and Lindsay.
Devontae Booker gets ten touches in Broncos' loss.
Booker carried five times for ten yards and caught five passes for 34 yards against the Ravens. Phillip Lindsay was ejected in the first half of the game, but it didn't lead to a lot more work on the ground for Booker. Booker is only a recommended FLEX option in very deep PPR leagues.
Devontae Booker gets three carries in Week 2.
Booker gained 17 yards on his three attempts, but he simply isn’t getting enough work to be a reliable fantasy option at the moment.
Devontae Booker gets four touches in Week 1.
Booker carried twice for four rushing yards and caught tow passes for 11 receiving yards. While Booker works in on third downs, he appears to be the clear No. 3 running back behind Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay based on Week 1. Booker does not need to be owned in standard-sized fantasy leagues.
Devontae Booker handles four touches in Week 17 loss.
Booker rushed three times for 21 yards and caught one pass for 25 yards. The second-year back finishes the season with 79 attempts for 299 yards (3.8 yards per carry) and one touchdown on the ground, also adding 30 receptions for 275 yards. Booker is probably just as likely to be the starter next season as he is to not be on the team, so his fantasy value will be determined in the offseason.
Devontae Booker gets 13 touches against the Redskins.
Booker ran well in the Week 16 loss, but he did lose a fumble and received less work than C.J. Anderson. Overall, Booker had eight carries for 47 yards along with five receptions (on eight targets) for 24 yards. Perhaps the Broncos will give him a heavy workload to end the season next week, but he's a risk in fantasy lineups.
Devontae Booker gets 12 touches against the Colts.
Booker received a good amount of work in tonight's win, but it was C.J. Anderson (30 carries) that clearly led the backfield for the Broncos. Booker had 11 carries for 39 yards along with a ten-yard reception on his only target of the game. The second-year back did also return kicks. He's just a dynasty-league option right now, as Anderson is currently carrying most of the load in the backfield.
Devontae Booker operates behind C.J. Anderson in 23-0 win.
Booker rushed nine times for 22 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards, while Anderson handled 24 total touches. The second-year back would seemingly be in for a larger workload down the stretch for a 4-9 team, especially after Anderson rushed for just 48 yards on 22 attempts against the Jets, but he is too risky to consider for fantasy lineups on Thursday night when the Broncos take on the Colts.
Devontae Booker sees just three touches in Week 13 loss.
Booker rushed twice for eight yards and caught a pass for no gain. It's a surprise in a game that Denver was dominated 35-9, and it no longer looks like fantasy owners can rely on them playing the youger Booker down the stretch. It still might be worth keeping the second-year back rostered, but he shouldn't be in lineups next week with fantasy playoffs set to begin.
Devontae Booker gets eight touches in Week 12.
Booker carried six times for 11 yards and added two receptions (on two targets) for 22 yards against the Raiders. Denver couldn't run the ball at all against Oakland, so Booker wasn't alone in his subpar rushing performance. However, it's good to see the Broncos continue to get Booker involved as a receiver, including deep down the field where he caught a pass just short of the goal line—and it looked like he might've been in, but he officials disagreed. In PPR leagues, Booker is in the FLEX conversation for Week 13.
Devontae Booker leads backfield in Week 11 loss.
Booker rushed a team-high 14 times for 44 yards and caught five passes for 54 yards. The second-year back could get more and more work down the stretch, and he's worth a pickup in all leagues. It's worth noting that C.J. Anderson lost a fumble and Jamaal Charles had just three touches on Sunday. Denver plays Oakland next Sunday.
Devontae Booker rushed eight times for 24 yards in Sunday's loss to New England.
He also caught a five-yard pass. Booker is too difficult to trust in lineups with C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles both in the backfield, but perhaps he will get more work down the stretch if/when Denver is eliminated from playoff contention. They host the Bengals next Sunday.
Devontae Booker gets eight touches against the Eagles.
Booker carried six times for 21 yards and caught two of three targets for nine yards. He carried the ball the best out of the Broncos backfield (C.J. Anderson had nine carries for 13 yards, and Jamaal Charles had four carries for one yard), and we know the coaching staff really likes him, so it's possible Booker starts to emerge as the clear lead runner for Denver. The Broncos face the Patriots on Sunday night next week.
Devontae Booker scores against the Chiefs.
Booker probably played the best in Denver's backfield tonight, carrying six times for 40 yards and adding three receptions for 14 yards in the Broncos' loss. After missing the early parts of the season while recovering from his wrist injury, Booker could be poised to get more and more work moving forward. There are probably better FLEX options in Week 9 against the Eagles, but Booker is someone to keep an eye on.
Devontae Booker handles five touches in Week 7 loss.
Booker rushed twice for six yards and caught three passes for 22 yards. Denver isn't really giving C.J. Anderson a chance to get going in recent weeks, but perhaps starting next week against the Chiefs, they will give Booker more carries anyway. The second-year back is just a bench stash at this point, though.
Devontae Booker impresses as a receiver in loss to the Giants.
Booker was helped by some garbage time production, but he made a nice one-handed grab and finished with four catches for 78 yards in his second game of the season. The young running back looked smooth out of the backfield, and his ability as a pass-catcher was apparently talked up by coaches during the week. Booker is worth monitoring, especially if C.J. Anderson continues to be inconsistent as the starter.
Devontae Booker makes 2017 debut in Broncos' win.
Booker played clearly behind C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles, rushing three times for 14 yards, while Anderson handled 24 touches and Charles handled six. It looks like there's a chance Booker takes over as the backup over Charles, but that would be surprising with the veteran averaging 5.3 yards per carry. The Broncos have a bye week to figure things out before taking on the Giants in Week 6.
Devontae Booker is active for the Broncos.
The second-year back is making his season debut after missing the first three games of the season while recovering from surgery on his fractured wrist. He's not a recommended fantasy option in his first game back, but we'll see how much he eats into the workload of C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles.
Devontae Booker (wrist) is not on the injury report.
It looks like the second-year back will make his season debut this Sunday against the Raiders. Because he missed several weeks and is likely to be behind both C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles in his return, Booker should not be in fantasy lineups. However, he's worth an add as someone with upside, though this is clearly C.J. Anderson's backfield right now, and Charles is doing a great job mixing in right now.
Devontae Booker (wrist) is out for Week 2.
Booker was a limited participant in practice all week, but this was the expectation. It'll be mostly C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles on Sunday against the Cowboys. The hope is that Booker is ready to go for Week 3 against the Bills.
Broncos running back Devontae Booker has a wrist injury and could miss 6-8 weeks, according to PFT.
It's tough luck for Booker, who said he was feeling a lot more comfortable this year after admitting his "head was spinning" as a rookie. Booker was getting some first-team reps at the first practice yesterday, but now it looks like he'll miss the entire preseason. The second-year back should still make the team, but C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles will likely handle most of the work to open the season. Coastal Carolina rookie running back De'Angelo Henderson, who has reportedly impressed, now has an even better chance of making the roster with Booker unlikely to be ready for Week 1.
Second-year running back Devontae Booker says he's "more ready" this season.
Booker wants to compete for the Broncos number one running back job, and new head coach Vance Joseph said Booker wants to be "the guy" in the backfield. Joseph also indicated at least a couple times during the offseason that he would like to use a backfield by committee. Booker was a fourth-round pick in 2016 and was a perfect fit for Gary Kubiak's offense, so the former Broncos head coach's retirement was not ideal for him. However, he still has a lot of ability and should be just fine in Mike McCoy's offense. Booker admitted he felt "nervous," was overthinking, and his "head was spinning" as a rookie last year, but he says the game is moving slower this year, so he can play faster.
Speaking at the NFL Combine, John Elway said he has high expectations for running back Devontae Booker.
Booker had only 3.5 yards per carry in his rookie season, but he showed flashes of why the Broncos select him in the draft last season. While he was a great fit in Gary Kubiak's offense, he should have no problem in Mike McCoy's offense. C.J. Anderson will be the lead back, but Booker should have a nice role in his second season.
Devontae Booker ends the season with two-touchdown game.
Booker rushed 14 times for 57 yards and one touchdown, adding two catches for 52 yards and another score. The rookie struggled in the lead back role after C.J. Anderson went down, but he showed enough flashes to be in a committee with Anderson to start 2017. Booker finishes his first season with 612 yards on 174 carries (3.5 YPC) and four touchdowns. He also caught 31 passes for 265 yards and another touchdown. He will be worth a mid/late round pick in fantasy drafts this summer.
Devontae Booker leads Broncos in both rushing and receiving on Christmas.
Booker rushed five times for 27 yards and caught six passes for 44 yards in the 33-10 loss on Christmas Night. Denver should have probably given the rookie more carries with their quarterback completing just 17/43 passes and the game not being out of hand until the 4th quarter. Booker will end his rookie campaign next Sunday against the Raiders; he's a FLEX option.
Devontae Booker sees only eight touches in Broncos loss to New England.
Booker had six carries for 17 yards and two catches for 16 yards. The Broncos seemed to want to get Booker involved as a receiver down the field a couple of times, but couldn't connect. All of a sudden in the backseat of a committee in a pass-oriented offense, Booker is not a good FLEX option. The Broncos would like to run the ball, but can't get anything going on the ground.
Devontae Booker sees just three carries in loss.
With the newly-signed Justin Forsett in town, Booker was not given the workhorse role he had since C.J. Anderson went down. The rookie rushed just three times for one yard and caught two passes for 10 yards. Booker did still out-snap Forsett, but not by a large margin. Plus, Forsett just joined the team. The talent is there for Booker, but it doesn't look like he'll make a fantasy impact the rest of his rookie campaign; Forsett is the back to own in Denver.
Devontae Booker rushed 18 times for 35 yards and a touchdown, adding one catch for two yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
Booker was inefficient as a ball-carrier again, as he was severely outplayed by Kapri Bibbs (five carries for 49 yards). However, the rookie is going to remain the workhorse for Denver, as Bibbs went down with an ankle injury. His touchdown on Sunday was actually a nice run from Booker as he powered through tackles into the end zone. Denver is going to have to sign someone, but they probably won't pose a threat to Booker's huge workloads. A reunion with Knowshon Moreno would be awesome.
Devontae Booker gets 25 touches in Week 12 loss.
Booker had 24 carries for 79 yards and one catch for 22 yards. Booker seemed to break more tackles than he was before the bye week, and rarely went down on first contact against the Chiefs. Booker is almost a lock for 20 touches per week and is an RB1/RB2 next week against Jacksonville.
Devontae Booker retains workhorse status in win.
The rookie rushed 24 times for 76 yards, adding 12 yards on two catches. There was talk that Booker would lose work to Kapri Bibbs, but that didn't happen, as Bibbs handled just seven touches. The heavy workload is a great sign for Booker's rest of season outlook, especially with all favorable matches after Denver's Week 11 bye. Despite not being very efficient since becoming the starter, we still like Booker as an RB1 down the stretch as the focal point of the Broncos run-heavy offense.