RB “Black Friday” Deals – Devontae Booker, D’Onta Foreman
At running back, we are scrapping to get by these days. The backs I am going to list here, I would not look to start any time in the immediate future, but if you have roster space, add them to your roster.
The first is Devontae Booker. He’s only rostered in 9% of Yahoo leagues, and frankly, if you have Josh Jacobs on your rosters right now and you don’t have Booker, and he’s available, go add him now.
When Jacobs is out, Jon Gruden and the Raiders have turned to Booker to fill the same shoes, and he has. Even in a backup role, he’s had double-digit fantasy point weeks in two of the last 3 weeks. If Jacobs goes down for any reason, Booker steps into RB2 territory immediately. Booker should be on, at least 30-40% of rosters, as a handcuff for Jacobs.
The next back is largely the same type of situation. I get this back is listed as fourth running back on the depth chart, but he is the most like the starter, and that’s D’Onta Foreman.
It wasn’t that long ago that Foreman was a hot name in the preseason and a potential starter, but injuries have derailed his career so far.
If you watched the Week 10 game of the Titans vs the Colts, you saw Foreman go for 7 for 18, 1 catch for a TD. Nothing that would make you scream, “add that guy to my roster”, but he looked solid.
They obviously wanted to see him play and he only got 1 attempt the following week against Baltimore, but none of the other backs on that roster, look or run like Henry does. Granted, no one does what Henry does, but Foreman is the closest on that roster. He’s a big, powerful back, with some deceptive speed. He’s also only rostered in 0% of leagues on Yahoo.
If you have Henry on your roster, and you have bench space, protect yourself with Foreman for the playoff push. The fantasy playoff schedule for the Titans is mouthwatering for the running backs with Jacksonville, Detroit, and Green Bay for weeks 14-16.