RB Derrick Henry - Tennessee Titans
|6-3, 247||Born: 7-17-1994||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2016|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 12): Henry finally got a good script and he ran over a Patriots team that looked like they already gave up in the second half. He's got a low floor, but his ceiling is established now heading into a matchup with the Colts.
Week 11: at Indianapolis Colts
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Derrick Henry's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 9 vs DAL (6 / 27 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry saw his fewest snaps of the season this week, playing just 14 snaps (20%) compared to the 59 snaps (84%) alloted to Dion Lewis. Henry did not see many opportunities to start the game, but on his second carry of the night, the Titans placed him in the Power I formation at the goal line to allow Henry to do what he does best as he slammed into the end zone for the Titans' first score of the game. Henry would see just six touches after that touchdown, one of which netted him 12 yards as Henry found a nice hole using a cutback to set up his longest run of the game late in the third quarter.
2018 Week 7 vs LAC (12 / 33 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 32 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry had one of the better games of his season despite averaging fewer than 3.2 rushing yards per attempt for the sixth time in seven games this season. Henry saw one fewer carry than Dion Lewis as he was relatively ineffective on the ground. It was positive for Henry to see the goal line work here as he found the end zone for the first time this season from one yard out to cap off the Titans' first drive of the second half. Outside of that touchdown, Henry's main contributions actually came through the air as he hauled in both targets on the day. The first was a short pass in space to Henry for 11 yards, while the second was another short pass off play action finding Henry with nobody around him. Henry accelerated upfield, received a great block, and actually made a defender miss as he picked up an extra few yards to cap off the 21-yard reception.
2018 Week 6 vs BAL (7 / 21 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
The rushing game could not get going for the Titans as the entire offense struggled this week. Four of Derrick Henry's seven rushing attempts came on the first drive for a combined nine yards to start the game. Henry would add one more carry before halftime, then rush just three times in the second half--none of which were effective plays. The Titans offensive line had a really bad game here as they could neither pass nor run block against a stout Ravens defensive front. With the combination of poor offensive rhythm and the need for Henry to chip in blocking, this game stacked up to what has been a routinely dreadful showing.
2018 Week 5 vs BUF (11 / 56 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry was the starting running back, but he ended up getting out-touched by Dion Lewis 11 to 15. Henry saw the field for the first two Titans series, but with turnovers and ineffective plays, Henry only managed to run once for four yards. Henry took back over in the second quarter and had one of his best runs of the day on the second play of that drive. The run came on a second chance effort as he plowed into the back of his lineman, nearly being knocked down in the backfield, but instead bounced to the right and weaved between defenders for a 14-yard gain. Henry would bust off another 14-yard run in the Titans' last drive of the game, showing great vision to find his hole between the tackles as he accelerated upfield before being pushed by a defender for the last few yards.
2018 Week 4 vs PHI (8 / 24 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry had a rough day on the ground with limited touches as he managed only 3.0 yards per rush attempt. Henry's day started with surprise reception coming off a nice play-action fake by Marcus Mariota. It was a screen pass that Henry gained 13 yards on with great effort after the catch to charge downfield. Henry would haul in one more reception, but it was a busted screen pass that he lost six yards on. His longest gain of the day came early in the second quarter on a pitch to the left side that he took for 14 yards, bouncing off defenders to gain an extra few yards beyond the first down marker. Henry would have one more solid rush during overtime, but no other notable plays outside of that as he was used on a rather limited basis this week due to the Titans playing from behind for much of this game.
2018 Week 3 vs JAX (18 / 57 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry was the lead back for the second week in a row, out-touching Dion Lewis 18-to-12 overall with all 18 of Henry's touches coming on the ground. Henry picked up some tough yards as he finished with an almost identical stat line as Week 2. It was a difficult matchup in a sloppy offensive contest with many of Henry's runs going for only a couple yards here and there. Henry's highlight run came near the start of the fourth quarter as he led off the Titans' drive with a 14-yard run up the middle on a well-blocked play allowing Henry to use his speed to get past the front seven before powering through some arm tackles to pick up a few extra yards. This would be his only rushing attempt of greater than six yards on the day.
2018 Week 2 vs HOU (18 / 56 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Despite the inefficient stat line, this was a solid game for Derrick Henry. Henry out-carried Dion Lewis 18-to-14 here as he served as the primary early-down back on all but a couple series where Dion Lewis was featured. The game script was extremely run-heavy with Blaine Gabbert under center, so Henry feasted from a slew of carries. Henry even had the opportunity to take a few snaps in the wildcat formation on the second drive of the game, completing one shovel pass while running up the middle for some decent gains. Henry made The blocking was suspect all day long due to the absence of both starting tackles Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin in addition to a late scratch of backup right tackle Dennis Kelly. This certainly contributed to some of the short and negative runs by Henry as he was simply running into clogged holes.
2018 Week 1 vs MIA (10 / 26 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry started the game as the lead back and put together a few decent runs behind good blocking, but his efficiency was lackluster overall with only two of his runs resulting in more than three-yard gains. Henry was targeted once and hauled it in for five yards. After his high usage in the first quarter, Henry was basically an afterthought to Dion Lewis, who out-touched him 21-to-3. The game script may have played a role here with the Titans being behind and Lewis the better pass-catching back.
Latest NewsTitans | Derrick Henry finds end zone twice (Sun Nov 11, 08:01 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed 11 times for 58 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10 against the New England Patriots and he didn't have a catch. Our View: The Titans finally got a big lead for Henry to salt away and he delivered. Henry will face an underrated Colts defense next week and is still probably just a what the heck flex.
link to story Titans | Derrick Henry finds the end zone (Mon Nov 5, 11:21 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed six times for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 game against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, Nov. 5, and he had two catches for five yards. link to story
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