RB Derrick Henry - Tennessee Titans
|6-3, 247||Born: 7-17-1994||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 2|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 17 vs HOU (15 / 65 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry rushed for his highest yardage total of the season with his fifth rushing touchdown--four of which game in the last five games. Henry looked good yet again this week, averaging 4.3 yards per carry. He received a ton of work in this game, out-touching Murray 16 to 12 while seeing plenty of work in the red zone yet again. Henry had the only rushing touchdown for the Titans here, which was a goal line carry from the two that he plowed in. Henry will continue to serve in a backup role next season, but will be one of the best backups in the league based on his performance this year.
2016 Week 16 vs JAX (4 / 13 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry did nothing of fantasy value in this game, rushing for only 13 yards with a couple receptions for 22 yards. Henry did have a nice 11 yard catch and run for a big first down to keep one of the Titans' drives alive. Henry has now received a very consistent 18, 17, and 17 snaps in the last three weeks, and he continues to be heavily involved in red zone packages and favored for carries near the goal line. However, he will not be a great option next week against the Texans' solid rushing defense.
2016 Week 15 vs KC (9 / 58 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry had a very productive outing on limited snaps, rushing for an average of 6.4 yards per carry for the first multi-touchdown game of his career--the only two touchdowns that the Titans would score. Over half of Henry's touches came on the first drive in the 2nd quarter, where Henry ran for first downs on his first two carries of the game. The Titans then fed Henry on the next three consecutive plays from the red zone, resulting in a four-yard touchdown run to cap off the drive. Henry's second touchdown can be debated to have come by chance, as Demarco Murray just hauled in a 15-yard reception before being pulled for Henry to get the goal line carry. However, the coaching staff had been wanting to get Henry more involved around the goal line anyways due to his bruising style of play and larger frame.
2016 Week 14 vs DEN (12 / 42 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry saw quite a few snaps in this contest as he carried the ball 12 times for 42 yards. Henry looked great when he was on the field, showing his usual explosiveness and power. The Titans did give him a carry inside the five yard line, but he was stopped at the goal line before they brought in Demarco Murray on the next play for the touchdown. Henry now has 12 and eight carries in his last couple of outings, and coach speak around the Titans locker room says that Henry should continue to be involved in their offensive plan, particularly in short-yardage situations. Leaning heavily on the run game helped the Titans pull off the win this week, so look for a similar approach going forward.
2016 Week 12 vs CHI (8 / 60 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry's up and down usage continued this week as Henry had a very solid outing even with limited playing time. After seeing the field for only three snaps with no touches last week, Henry saw 14 snaps with eight carries for 60 yards and a touchdown this week. Henry had a few big plays, including a 17-yard scamper on a simple but well-blocked run between the tackles. Henry's other notable play was his 11-yard touchdown which was really manufactured by Henry as he did not like what he saw at the line of scrimmage, forcing him to bounce the run to the left side and accelerate in for the easy touchdown. It is tough to predict when Henry will be used, but with the ongoing health concerns of DeMarco Murray, Henry should be more of a factor going forward. Coach Mike Mularkey has also said they have discussed using Henry more in short-yardage situations, which would be a huge boost for his fantasy upside.
2016 Week 8 vs JAX (16 / 60 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry had a career day this week as he saw double digit snaps for the first time in three weeks. Even before the first half injury to Demarco Murray, Henry was heavily involved in the offense as he basically had the entire drive to himself to start the second quarter, capping it off with a 6-yard touchdown run that he bounced to the right side crossing the goal line untouched. This was the first touchdown of Henry's career. This was encouraging to see Henry more involved after receiving only three carries in the last two weeks, albeit this uptick in usage was due to Demarco Murray's injury. Henry will continue to play second fiddle going forward.
2016 Week 3 vs OAK (10 / 45 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Henry continues to be productive in his second fiddle role to Demarco Murray. Coming in primarily in short-yardage situations or to give Murray a breather, Henry ran with power on every single attempt, looking like a really solid back that could be starting on a number of other teams. Henry had a big run in the 4th quarter that would have added at least 20 yards to his rushing total, but it was called back due to a holding penalty. Henry's workload continues to rise each week as this was the first time he had double-digit carries, but he still will be only useful in very deep leagues and not playable in DFS quite yet.
2016 Week 2 vs DET (9 / 40 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry again looked great in the limited work he received. His split of carries was much more even this week as Henry was afforded 9 attempts compared to Murray's 12, however Henry was not a heavy target in the passing game as he only hauled in 1 pass for 9 yards. Henry is a bruising runner, showing his ability throughout this game to break tackles and hit his usually small holes for short physical gains. The Titans brought him in on multiple occasions in short-yardage situations, and it wouldn't be surprising if Henry got some goal line work before the season is over. However, given the usage of Demarco Murray that we have seen thus far, Henry is not yet worth consideration as a starting RB option in most leagues or DFS formats.
2016 Week 1 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 41 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry was worked in here and there throughout the game, but only accounted for 5 total carries on the day as he was primarily used in either a decoy or blocking role. Henry's best play of the game came on what looked like a busted screen play, but Henry switched fields and accelerated through a number of tackles on his way to a team-high 29 yard gain. Henry also played a key part in the first Demarco Murray touchdown as he fooled Minnesota's defense on play action to set up the open look for Murray.
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