Week 17 at Chicago Bears
Devontae Booker has been surprisingly useful in recent weeks, despite being the clear backup running back to Saquon Barkley. Booker had four receptions and six carries for 46 yards against the Eagles last week. While those aren’t great numbers, fantasy managers in PPR formats can be encouraged by his double-digit touches and his 14 receptions over his past four games. Against the Bears this week, he shouldn’t be considered a high-end option by any means. However, if you’re struggling to find someone who won’t net you a big goose egg, you could do worse than putting Booker in as a low-end flex play in deep, PPR leagues.
If Saquon Barkley – who was seen limping a little on the sidelines according to our own Adam Hutchison – is shut down, then Booker immediately becomes a viable RB2 option. Watch Barkley’s status carefully heading into the weekend.