Devontae Booker fantasy: He has finished as a fantasy RB2 each of the last three weeks. He’s basically been “discount Barkley” similar usage, but not quite as good productivity. Booker has done his part to help fantasy managers get by until Barkley returns.
Devontae Booker is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Utah. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
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Saquon Barkley suffered a nasty ankle injury, so Devonte Booker will be command a top waivers claim, especially with the byes arriving this week. Barkley wasn’t the only starting running back who exited a game early, as Patriots’ bruiser Damien Harris (chest) also got dinged up.
That potentially paves the way for rookie sleeper Rhamondre Stevenson to finally get his shot, too. He joins the likes of Booker, Kadarius Toney, David Njoku, and Hunter Henry as a projected top add this week.
Joe Judge wouldn’t say Saquon Barkley has a sprained ankle (he does), but he said X-Rays came back “with better news than it could’ve been. A little bit of a sigh of relief.”
Devontae Booker had 51 yards and a touchdown on the ground last week against the Panthers, and added another 15 yards on a pair of receptions. Booker hasn’t been great filling in for the injured Saquon Barkley, but he’s getting touches and appears to be the clear handcuff in New York.
From Weeks 7-13 in 2020, Wayne Gallman averaged 15.8 ppg while filling in for an injured Barkley. The Giants used Gallman as their every-down back. If last week’s game is any indication, they intend to use Booker the same way.
He played virtually every snap, with Elijhaa Penny popping up as a fullback. Booker logged an 88% snap share and posted 20 PPR fantasy points. He carried the ball 16 times for 42 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 16 yards, scoring both on the ground and through the air.
With the departure of Wayne Gallman in the offseason, Booker is the clear-cut backup to Barkley for Big Blue. The five-year NFL veteran spent his first four seasons in Denver before landing in Las Vegas last year and now New York. And though he has just 129 carries over the last three seasons, he’s averaged 4.8 yards per carry while also amassing 61 receptions for 416 yards.
Taylor Heinicke, Washington
He is probably more of a streaming option and not a longterm pickup, but his matchup in Week 6 against the Chiefs is a good one. Kansas City can’t stop anyone right now, and Heinicke has some real weapons at his disposal that could go off against the Chiefs like Antonio Gibson and Terry McLaurin.