Posted: 4/20/2021 5:10 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Devontae Booker was 'worth the price' the team paid in free agency because he is 'a three-down back' that 'only makes the Giants stronger,' according to general manager Dave Gettleman. New York inked Booker to a two-year contract worth $5.5 million earlier this spring.
Huddle Up: Booker may have a three-down skill set in theory because he is a capable receiver, but he's a replacement-level runner on his third team in three years and hasn't logged more than last year's 93 carries in a season since his rookie year in 2016. Moreover, Saquon Barkley, if he can stay healthy in 2021, will keep Booker on the sidelines for all but a few snaps per game. Booker's only value to fantasy owners is that of a low-end handcuff.
Posted: 3/16/2021 12:28 am UTC
Impending free-agent RB Devontae Booker (Raiders) reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $6 million with the New York Giants on Monday, March 15.
Posted: 12/12/2020 3:47 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Devontae Booker (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Booker's offensive role will depend on if Josh Jacobs is able to play. He likely would receive most of the carries if Jacobs is ruled out but did not have much success in that role last week. Fantasy players probably can avoid Booker this week.
Posted: 12/11/2020 3:46 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Devontae Booker (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Booker's fantasy value will depend on if Josh Jacobs is able to play. He did not have much success last week but would still see a majority of the carries if Jacobs is out. He could be a possible flex option in deeper leagues if he starts.
Posted: 12/09/2020 11:40 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Devontae Booker (back) was listed as a full participant at practice Wednesday, Dec. 9.
Huddle Up: Booker carried the ball 16 times for 50 yards with RB Josh Jacobs sidelined in Week 13. Booker will be a serviceable RB2 for as long as Jacobs remains out of the lineup, but he won't hold value once Jacobs returns.
Posted: 12/06/2020 9:41 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Devontae Booker rushed for 50 yards on 16 carries against the New York Jets in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Booker received the start with Josh Jacobs sidelined and did not have much success against the Jets. His role for the next game is uncertain because Jacobs could return. Fantasy players probably should avoid Booker even if he starts again.
Posted: 12/05/2020 1:08 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Devontae Booker (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Booker likely will receive most of the work at running back with Josh Jacobs ruled out. He will have a favorable matchup this week and can be considered a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option.
Posted: 11/16/2020 1:29 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Devontae Booker rushed 16 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos and he added one catch for two yards on his only target.
Huddle Up: Booker saw plenty of late touches with the game out of hand, but obviously Josh Jacobs is the workhorse for the Raiders. As such, don't overvalue Booker and grab him in fantasy leagues because of this big performance. The Raiders host the Chiefs in Week 11.
Posted: 11/09/2020 4:26 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Devontae Booker rushed eight times for 68 yards and a touchdown in a 31-26 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 9.
Huddle Up: Booker made the most of his limited touches, and he continues to be the primary backup to Josh Jacobs. He's a handcuff for fantasy purposes.
Posted: 11/01/2020 10:20 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Devontae Booker rushed five times for just 29 yards in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns while adding one reception for 17 yards on one target.
Huddle Up: Booker was used a little more to give Josh Jacobs a breather, as the Raiders ran the ball 45 times in windy and snowy conditions. While he averaged 5.8 yards per attempt, he remains nothing more than a reserve option in deeper fantasy leagues unless something happens to force Jacobs out. The Raiders travel to meet the Chargers in Week 9.