The Broncos look like a share-the-load operation. So far in camp Phillip Lindsay, a Pro Bowl selection as a rookie last season, Royce Freeman and Devontae Booker have already taken plenty of practice snaps dispersed across the first- and second-team offenses. They already know, at least they are already preparing for the idea, their "touches" will be a moving target.
One thing that's for certain, Broncos coach Vic Fangio and offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello believe the run game should have a significant place in the Broncos' offense, even in a league that is more pass-happy than ever, the story said. Seems like a nightmare for fantasy owners. While Lindsay led the way last year, we've heard good things about Freeman during the offseason. We currently have Lindsay 24th on our RB list with Freeman at 42nd in PPR.
DEN RB Devontae Booker - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
Even though he is just 27 and in his fourth NFL season, Devontae Booker remains the old man in the Denver backfield, with second-year players Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. With the younger backs ahead of him on the depth chart, Booker made the most of his playing time in ’18, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and snagging a career-high 38 passes.
Unless one of the RBs in front of him succumbs to injury, Booker will be the Broncos No. 3 RB on the depth chart heading into the regular season. After recording 174 carries during his rookie campaign, he has totaled only 109 and 72 touches during the past two years.
Once again Booker holds little fantasy value when the regular season begins. He has scored just twice the past two seasons and likely won’t see much action near the goal line in ’19. Booker is an RB to keep an eye on if Lindsay or Freeman go down during the season, but there is no reason for him to be a part of your fantasy team in Week 1.