It looked bad for C.J. Anderson owners after Anderson was helped off the field during the Broncos Monday Night Football game against the Texans. A few plays later, fantasy owners breathed a sigh of relief when Anderson re-entered the game and scored a touchdown on the same possession. It is back to bad news as Anderson looks to be out for several weeks if not more.
Anderson is seeking a second opinion, but Devontae Booker’s fantasy value could not be higher. The rookie running back out of Utah is a must-add in all leagues and has already proved to be fantasy relevant this season.
He is coming off his best game yet, and it happened with Anderson playing. Booker had 17 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown on Monday night. It was good enough for almost 15 fantasy points in standard leagues. He is averaging 4.8 yards per carry this season with a limited workload.
The Broncos drafted him in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Utah. He rushed for 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns in ten games during his final season at Utah before tearing his meniscus. Booker likely would have been selected higher in the draft if he was not coming off an injury.
The Broncos are high on the rookie running back, and Booker has seen his workload increase in recent weeks.
Here are some highlights of Booker during his final season at Utah:
Here’s a look at some of his runs against the Texans in Week 7: