Mike Boone

Mike Boone

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Denver Broncos
2021 Fantasy Outlook
An undrafted free agent out of the University of Cincinnati in 2018, Boone saw little work in the Vikings' backfield until the tail end of 2019, when he erupted for 232 rushing yards and three touchdowns the final three weeks. He didn't get a similar opportunity last year though, and left for what he hoped would be greener pastures in Denver over the offseason. The explosive athleticism Boone flashed in the predraft process has rarely turned into production on the football field, and he's mainly had to content himself with carving out a role on special teams in the NFL. And despite getting some guaranteed money on his new contract, Boone may again find himself relegated to special teams, after the Broncos drafted Javonte Williams in the second round to join Melvin Gordon in the backfield. A quad injury could force Boone to miss time early on this season, but when healthy, he profiles as the Broncos' No. 3 back, likely needing an injury ahead of him in order to see more than a few touches per game. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $2.6 million contract with the Broncos in March of 2021.
Likely headed for No. 2 role
RBDenver Broncos
December 3, 2021
Boone is expected to serve as the Broncos' No. 2 running back behind Javonte Williams in Sunday's game against the Chiefs with Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) listed as doubtful for the contest, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
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Gordon wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week, making it likely that he'll be inactive for the first time all season. Through their first 11 games, the Broncos have deployed a near-even backfield timeshare of Gordon and Williams, with both receiving similar snap and touch counts in nearly every game. That has left scant work for Boone since coming off injured reserve Week 6, though he showed the ability to produce on the occasions he saw carries for the Vikings the past three seasons. Even so, rather than simply plugging Boone in for Gordon as part of a timeshare, the Broncos are more likely to prepare the Williams for his first look in a three-down bellcow role, with Boone likely mixing in when the rookie requires a breather.
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How do Mike Boone's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
-1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.19
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-4.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
% Targeted On Route
0.4%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.05
 
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Snap Counts
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37334%
9135%
35933%
2510%
212%
156%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Dec 12th at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
83.9
 
Cornerbacks
66.8
 
Safeties
114.7
 
Linebackers
83.8
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
Boone operated as Minnesota's No. 3 running back for most of 2019, but he started the final two regular-season games with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison sidelined. Boone had solid production for the season with 49 rushes for 273 yards and three touchdowns despite playing only 82 offensive snaps. The 2018 UDFA has performed well in his limited opportunities, but he'll likely remain in a reserve role for 2020 with Cook and Mattison again heading the backfield.
Boone posted a relatively obscure rookie season despite Dalvin Cook missing five games as the rookie saw action in just seven contests, totaling 11 carries for 47 yards mostly in mop-up duty. An absurdly productive Cincinnati pro day (4.44 40, 42-inch vertical, 139-inch broad jump) acts as an irresistibly tantalizing carrot for a team that doesn't exactly have a sturdy depth chart at running back - with injury-prone Dalvin Cook manning the top position and 2019 third-round pick Alexander Mattison potentially factoring in as a goal line back. Boone figures to compete with Lions castoff Ameer Abdullah and last year's undrafted free agent Roc Thomas for the No. 3 role.
Boone was dynamite his first two years at Cincinnati, torching Bearcats opponents for 1,399 yards (6.8 YPC) and 18 touchdowns in his first 20 games. Unfortunately, his production fell off a cliff in his final two seasons, totaling just 851 yards (4.0 YPC) and six touchdowns in 19 games while struggling to stay healthy. Foot and ankle troubles plagued him consistently over that stretch. You can't just wave away durability concerns, especially when complemented by inadequate production, but Boone's trajectory reminds somewhat of Elijah McGuire's. McGuire was off to a blazing fast start at Louisiana-Lafayette before chronic foot issues weighed him down, but he had better luck with the Jets last year. Aside from his promising early-career production, Boone's strongest selling point is his athletic testing. He lit up Cincinnati's pro day with a 4.44 40-yard dash, 42-inch vertical, 139-inch broad jump, and 6.95-second three-cone, and that broad jump especially is a remarkable figure. Dalvin Cook has a long history of injury troubles and Latavius Murray isn't known for his durability, either, so keep an eye on both Boone and Roc Thomas this preseason to see if one claims that RB3 role in Minnesota.
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Suits up Sunday
RBDenver Broncos
November 28, 2021
Boone (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
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Participates fully Friday
RBDenver Broncos
Hip
November 26, 2021
Boone (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Limited at Wednesday's practice
RBDenver Broncos
Hip
November 24, 2021
Boone (hip) was a limited participate at practice Wednesday, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports.
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Can't go Sunday
RBDenver Broncos
Hip
November 14, 2021
Boone (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Listed as questionable
RBDenver Broncos
Hip
November 13, 2021
The Broncos have listed Boone (hip) as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, Aric DiLalla of the team's official website reports.
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