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| Now entering his second season as a pro, Devontae Booker should be looking to forget what was a poor rookie season. The former fourth round pick showed some serious signs of potential early in 2016, but failed miserably to produce even acceptable numbers once he was given the opportunity after an injury to C.J. Anderson. Booker finished his rookie season with just a 3.5 yards per carry average in Gary Kubiak's one-cut, zone blocking scheme. Coaching changes now have most experts believing that the Broncos will turn to a more traditional power running scheme in 2017, which could do wonders for a 220-lb back like Booker. He'll start the season behind Anderson on the depth chart and he could even be behind Charles once he gets on the field. For that reason, Booker projects as a late-round flier with upside, but one who is unlikely to produce unless other players on the team go down.
| RB Booker expected back early in regular season|
HC Vance Joseph comments on RBBC in Denver
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 16, 8:30 am
|Joseph has said he plans to take a committee approach with his running backs.
“The running back position, you need two or three guys who are going to carry the load,” he said in May. “It’s no longer a one-guy position.”
Anderson is the starter and returned to camp this year in the best shape of his career. And although Booker quickly went down with a wrist injury, he is expected to be back early in the regular season and the team has high hopes for him. Joseph said that while Booker is listed as the No. 2 back on the depth chart, he was pushing to be No. 1 before the injury. That says a lot.
FFToday's Take: Denver's rushing attack is lining up to be a nightmare for fantasy owners to decipher. Knowing that the coaching staff feels C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker (wrist) are that close on the depth chart while reserving a role for Jamaal Charles and possibly rookie De'Angelo Henderson will prevent anyone in Denver's backfield from being more than a RB3/Flex this season.
| Wrist injury for Devontae Booker, out 6-8 weeks|
Broncos begin training camp Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jul 26, 11:00 pm
|Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Devontae Booker has a wrist injury. He’s expected to miss up to 6-8 weeks. It’s unclear how he was injured. He’s currently expected to be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He would be able to exit PUP at any time before Week One. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: The cause of the injury is unknown at this time. Jamaal Charles has been cleared for camp but he's expected to be brought along slowly during August. Rookie De'Angelo Henderson is currently next on the depth chart but if the Broncos believe Booker's injury lingers into the season, the could go after a free agent (Rashad Jennings, DeAngelo Williams) for depth.