Brandon Bolden

Brandon Bolden

34-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a two-year, $5.01 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2022.
Stuck to special teams role in 2023
RBLas Vegas Raiders
January 16, 2024
Bolden finished the 2023 season with four total carries for 31 yards and a touchdown in 17 games.
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Bolden was limited to a special teams role in his second campaign with the Raiders, logging just five offensive snaps throughout the entire season while Josh Jacobs, Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah handled the bulk of the work out of the backfield. Bolden turns 34 years old in late January and is slated to hit free agency, so a retirement conversation may not be completely out of the question in 2024.
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How do Brandon Bolden's 2023 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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  • 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 %
75.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
19.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.5
 
Rushing TD %
25.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.55 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.44 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.96 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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Bolden logged double-digit offensive snaps in just three of 16 games played during the 2022 season, ultimately finishing his campaign with 17 carries for 66 yards to go along with nine catches on as many targets for 57 yards and a score. The 33-year-old primarily served on special teams, and that could remain the case in 2023 as Josh Jacobs, Zamir White, Ameer Abdullah and possibly even Brittain Brown round out the Raiders' backfield. Las Vegas could save just north of $2 million in cap space if they part ways with Bolden, though he retains that coveted Patriots connection with coach Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler.
Bolden has found a new home in Las Vegas, joining head coach Josh McDaniels as the latter served as the 32-year-old running back's offensive coordinator in New England. Bolden flashed his versatility in 2021 as he posted a career-best receiving stat line out of the Patriots' backfield with 41/405/2 on just 49 targets in 17 games. This coming season, in addition to potentially being a core special-teamer he should have a chance to compete for complementary backfield touches behind Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake and Zamir White.
Bolden, who opted out of the 2020 season, returns to the team's backfield mix but largely earns his living on special teams, having just 52 touches in 61 regular-season appearances from 2016 to 2019. Though the versatile 31-year-old is capable of subbing in at running back when the need arises, he's behind Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson in the early-down equation and James White in passing situations.
Bolden, who had spent the previous season with the Dolphins, returned to the Patriots in 2019, reprising his duties as a versatile backfield depth option and core special teamer. In the process, he logged 15 carries for 68 yards and three touchdowns and nine catches on 11 targets for 111 yards and a receiving score over the course of 15 games. In late July, the 30-year-old elected to opt out of the 2020 season.
Back with the Patriots after a one-season stint with the Dolphins, 29-year-old Bolden is on track to reclaim his previous role as a core special-teamer. His fantasy value is minimal, however, given that he is merely a depth option in the team's backfield, which also includes Sony Michel, James White, Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead. During the 2018 campaign, Bolden logging just eight rushing attempts for 91 yards and two TDs, while catching three passes for 13 yards and a receiving score.
The 28-year-old has been with the Patriots since 2012, and he's managed to stick around that long thanks to his versatility and special-teams prowess. Bolden finished up the 2017 season with 13 carries for 67 yards and one catch for seven yards in 16 games and now faces his annual challenge of securing a roster spot with the team.
The 27-year-old Bolden is on track to reprise his role as a core special-teamer for the Patriots, though his fantasy value is minimal given that he is merely a depth option in the team's backfield, which also includes Dion Lewis, James White, Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead and D.J. Foster. During the 2016 campaign, Bolden played in 14 games, logging just one rushing attempt for four yards, while catching two passes for 15 yards.
Bolden finished up the 2015 regular season with 63 carries for 207 yards to go along with 19 catches for 180 yards and two TDs in 15 games. Though Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount still top the Patriots' running back depth chart, Bolden is on track to reprise his role with the team this coming season as a versatile depth back, who is also a valuable special teams contributor. It's that element of his game that figures to secure his role with the team, while James White, Tyler Gaffney and D.J. Foster battle for the remaining backfield spot or two.
While Bolden’s fantasy upside is limited, the Patriots thought enough of him to ink him to a two-year, $2.32 million contract extension this offseason. Though Bolden can offer value as a backup running back option, his prime value to the team is that he is one of the Pats’ core special-teamers. While LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray are the team’s top power backs and James White and Travaris Cadet profile more as change-of-pace options, Bolden’s versatility and special-teams value should be enough to secure him a roster spot, though it would take a series of injuries in the team’s backfield for him to enter the fantasy equation.
Bolden maintained a healthy 4.9 YPC and upped his number of receptions from two the year previous, to 21 in 2013. His utility role in the Patriot's offense came about with injuries to Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. His role projects to be much of the same in 2014.
Bolden figures to directly compete with newcomer LeGarrette Blount for a depth role behind presumed starter Stevan Ridley. Both are bruising backs and unless injuries hit the team's other backfield options during the preseason, it's quite possible that only one of the two will make the team's final roster.
A fractured ankle that Bolden suffered as a senior, plus a one-game suspension he was handed, probably caused him to slide out of the draft, but he'll take aim at cracking a New England backfield that also includes Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead and Joseph Addai. Even if he doesn't make the team's final roster, he could end up on the team's practice squad out of the gate, as fellow undrafted free agent BenJarvus Green-Ellis did.
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Finds end zone Thursday
RBLas Vegas Raiders
December 15, 2023
Bolden rushed twice for 25 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 63-21 win over the Chargers.
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Yet to play on offense
RBLas Vegas Raiders
December 13, 2023
Bolden played all 22 of his snaps on special teams Sunday in the Raiders' 3-0 loss to the Vikings.
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Limited to special-teams role
RBLas Vegas Raiders
September 20, 2023
Bolden played all 14 of his snaps on special teams Sunday in the Raiders' 38-10 loss to the Bills.
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Handles just 26 touches in 2022
RBLas Vegas Raiders
January 16, 2023
Bolden did not play an offensive snap in the Raiders' Week 18 loss to the Chiefs, finishing his 2022 season with 17 carries for 66 yards to go along with nine catches on as many targets for 57 yards and a score.
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Season-high eight carries in loss
RBLas Vegas Raiders
January 2, 2023
Bolden took eight carries for 32 yards in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the 49ers.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could see expanded role
RBNew England Patriots
November 7, 2021
Bolden could dominate touches in the Patriots' backfield in Week 10 against the Browns, as both Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson exited the team's Week 9 win over the Panthers due to head injuries.
ANALYSIS
New England normally likes to use a committee in the backfield, but if the team is without both Harris and Stevenson, Bolden should take on a workhorse role. The Patriots also have J.J. Taylor, who was inactive against Carolina, but Taylor's averaging a paltry 2.0 yards per carry this season. Bolden has proven adept as both a rusher and pass-catcher, having racked up at least 79 scrimmage yards in two of his past three games despite being part of a three-man committee.
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