Posted: 12/28/2018 1:12 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker will serve as the backup running back but will see a 'bunch of runs' against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17, according to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.
Huddle Up: With Phillip Lindsay out of action, Booker figures to slide into a third-down role while Royce Freeman handles a bulk of the early-down work. Booker could be a desperation flex play in PPR formats, but Freeman is the safer option for fantasy owners this weekend.
Posted: 10/29/2018 6:10 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker carried the ball nine times for 78 yards and added four receptions for 23 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8.
Huddle Up: This was by far Booker's best game of the season. Will it lead to an increased role or was it merely a blip on the radar? We'll see, but you might want to add his name to your watch list just in case.
Posted: 9/24/2018 1:09 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker had seven of his 10 touches after the team fell behind by 13 points in the third quarter as the team trusts him in the passing game as a blocker and receiver. He had 26 snaps on offense overall for 38 percent of the offense.
Huddle Up: Booker isn't doing much with his touches. He has 10 rushes for 31 yards and seven catches for 45 yards. He's unplayable right now, but he's still worth holding as depth.
Posted: 8/29/2018 4:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RBs Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker are the two top candidates to start, but head coach Vance Joseph isn't placing an emphasis on declaring a starter for the Sept. 9 season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. 'It's not a focus of mine right now because it's going to take 3-4 guys (to produce),' Joseph said Tuesday, Aug. 28. “If we run a power play against Seattle on first-and-10, it's probably going to be Royce (starting). If we go empty and throw a quick pass, it may be 'Book' (starting). Who the lead guy is doesn't really matter.”
Huddle Up: Freeman, the rookie third-round pick, has rushed for a TD in all three of the Broncos' preseason games and owns a current fantasy ADP of 56.73 -- a full 84 spots higher than Booker's 141.22. But while Freeman seemingly is in line to garner the most rushing attempts and goal-line work, don't reach too high for him in fantasy drafts as Booker and impressive rookie free-agent Phillip Lindsay will likely be regularly involved as well, particularly on passing downs.
Posted: 8/19/2018 4:08 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman and RB Devontae Booker are still in a competition, head coach Vance Joseph said Saturday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Both players saw action with the starters in the second preseason game, but Freeman picked up the touchdown. If that trend continues, Freeman will be the stronger option, even if carries are split somewhat evenly.
Posted: 8/09/2018 9:08 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker and RB Royce Freeman will split snaps with the first-team offense during the first preseason game Saturday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Booker and Freeman are competing for the starting job and likely will continue to split snaps with the starters until the team names a winner. The team probably will use a committee regardless of who wins the competition, so both running backs will have fantasy value.
Posted: 7/29/2018 7:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RBs Royce Freeman, Devontae Booker, De'Angelo Henderson and Phillip Lindsay all received first-team reps Sunday, July 29, prompting Lindsay H. Jones of USA TODAY Sports to say the 'running back job is totally open.'
Huddle Up: This has been a familiar refrain throughout the spring and summer, although 9News' Mike Klis has emphasized Booker figures to be the lead back early on due to a 'good command' of the offensive playbook. Head coach Vance Joseph has repeatedly said he expects two or three backs will handle the load, so this has all the makings of being a committee backfield for most - if not all - of the 2018 season.
Posted: 7/22/2018 5:07 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker has 'good command' of the offensive playbook and become a competent pass protector, according to Mike Klis of 9News, who added Booker is expected to start the season opener over Royce Freeman against the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: This news figures to sink the current fifth-round ADP of Freeman and spike the 12th-round ADP of Booker temporarily at the very least. Denver head coach Vance Joseph has already stated he plans on utilizing two and possibly three backs all season long, so this has all the makings of being a 'hot-hand' backfield. Both Booker and Freeman need to be viewed as high-upside RB3s for the time being.
Posted: 5/13/2018 1:05 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will have a chance to become a '1B' back to RB Devontae Booker, according to Mike Klis of 9News.com.
Huddle Up: Devontae Booker hasn't exactly stood out when given playing time in the past, and it sounds like Freeman will have the opportunity to earn a meaningful amount of touches. Consider him an upside RB5 for now.
Posted: 4/28/2018 1:04 am UTC
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman will likely compete with RB Devontae Booker for the starting role, according to Mike Klis of 9News.com, but Klis expects Booker to open the season as the starter.
Huddle Up: Booker has battled injuries and has shown little explosiveness when on the field. Even if he does head into Week 1 as the starter, he looks like a RB3.