Devontae Booker

Sports Injury Predictor

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 24%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 1.6%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 0.7
Durability: question mark 5

Low Risk

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Devontae Booker Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Dan Duggan of The Athletic reported that the Giants considered Booker a “priority free agent.” That’s backed up by the fact that the time signed him right at the beginning of free agency.
  • The Giants also let RB Wayne Gallman walk in free agency after he led the 2020 team in rushing.
  • As of this writing, only Ryquel Armstead, Corey Clement and 6th-round rookie Gary Brightwell sit behind Booker on the RB depth chart.
  • Booker averaged a career-low 4.9 yards per reception with the Raiders last year. He’s averaging 7.8 yards per catch for his career.
  • Booker earned his best Pro Football Focus overall and rushing grades last season.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

We could dig further into Booker’s numbers, but there’s really no point. He hasn’t been all that good in the NFL (or fantasy). But the Giants clearly consider him an upgrade over their entire 2020 backup plan for Barkley. So Booker’s in line to get a whole bunch of touches should Barkley go down again. He’ll need that if he’s to find meaningful fantasy value.

Devontae Booker Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Jun 15, 2017 NFL Hand Wrist Fracture Booker first reported wrist discomfort in June. When the pain persisted at training camp, he underwent surgery, which included 2 screws to help the healing.
Nov 14, 2015 Non-NFL Knee Meniscus Tear Booker underwent surgery on November 19.