The same night I published a piece regarding fantasy studs who can turn it around in which I included Anderson, he suffers a knee injury on Monday Night which looks to keep him out a few weeks. With Anderson out, it looks like it’s time for rookie Devontae Booker to emerge in Denver’s backfield.

Fantasy Impact

I was very high on the 4th round pick out of Utah. Booker has a hard, physical running style which suits him well behind Denver’s offensive line. He’s coming off a season-high 17 carries for 83 rushing yards with a TD in relief of the injured Anderson this past Monday Night.

Booker was one of the hottest waiver wire snags heading into week 8, as any new starting tailback will be. With a passing game that the Broncos can’t exactly rely on, Booker will be fed a heavy dose while filling in for Anderson.

Looking at this week’s matchup against a stout San Diego front 7, he should turn in a solid performance, although I don’t expect the huge breakout game that some expect against a Chargers run defense which is top 10 in the league, allowing just 90 rushing yards per game. As long as he’s the starter, he’s a must start.

Week 8 Projection: 21 carries, 93 rushing yards, 1 catch, 12 receiving yards (10.5 fantasy points)

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Jonathan has been investing his time in sports writing for the past decade. Breaking Football's lead writer covers anything from the NFL Draft to providing fantasy football insight. Born and raised in the Jersey Shore. Follow him on Twitter @JonValencia_WiB to talk anything football.