Mike Boone
Mike Boone
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Minnesota Vikings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Vikings in April of 2018.
Gets first carries Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
September 24, 2019
Boone had three carries for 28 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland.
ANALYSIS
Boone got his first carries of the season amid a blowout win. He played just five snaps on offense. He's not going to get much action off the bench unless Dalvin Cook or Alexander Mattison is hurt. However, he could eventually emerge as the No. 3 RB over Ameer Abdullah.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mike Boone's 2019 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.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
21.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Minnesota VikingsVikings 2019 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

262
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Lions pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Oct 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
75.1
 
Cornerbacks
64.5
 
Safeties
88.2
 
Linebackers
98.7
 
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2019 Mike Boone Split Stats
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Just two snaps Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
September 9, 2019
Boone played just two snaps on offense in Sunday's win over Atlanta but did not have a carry or target.
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Another productive day
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 24, 2019
Boone carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards and found the end zone in the Vikings' third preseason game against the Cardinals on Saturday. He also added one reception for six yards.
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Gains 66 yards rushing Sunday
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 19, 2019
Boone had 21 carries for 66 yards in Sunday's preseason win over Seattle.
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Could fall on depth chart
RBMinnesota Vikings
April 30, 2019
Boone will face extra competition for Minnesota's backup running back role from 2019 third-round draft pick Alexander Mattison.
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Plays in eight games
RBMinnesota Vikings
January 18, 2019
Boone carried 11 times for 47 yards and caught two passes for one yard over eight games this season.
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