RB Derrick Henry - Tennessee Titans
|6-3, 247||Born: 7-17-1994||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2016|
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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
2019 Week 19 vs BAL (30 / 195 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry continues to amaze as he finished with yet another mammoth performance on the ground, rushing 30 times for 195 yards. Henry first broke off a few chunk gains of nine and seven yards on the second drive of the game as he touched the ball on five of eight plays on what would end up being a touchdown-scoring drive. Once the Titans went up by two scores to start the second quarter, the game script was ripe for Henry to really get going. He busted his first long run on the last drive before halftime, sparked by first showing great patience to wait for a hole to open up at the line of scrimmage. Henry made a nice cut, broke a tackle five-yards downfield, and proceeded to stiff-arm his way to a 27-yard gain. Coming out after halftime, Henry proceeded to account for all 81 yards of the opening drive for Tennessee as he capped it off with, of all things, a passing touchdown to Corey Davis. Henry took the snap from three-yards out, scrambled around, and made a jump pass to Davis to cap off a drive on which he also broke off his longest run of the game. The big run of 66 yards came on a draw play that was going nowhere, but Henry somehow stayed upright at the line of scrimmage and had no defenders left in front of him as he sprinted to the big gain, finally being caught 66-yards downfield. For the rest of the game, Henry ground out tough gains while busting one more big run of 23-yards before the end of the third quarter.
2019 Week 18 vs NE (34 / 182 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry literally represented 75 percent of the Titans' offense as he helped lead this team to one of their biggest wins in recent history. Henry got going early and could not be stopped, notching runs of 8, 4, 10, 9, 6, 7, and 5 yards all on the first drive alone. The Titans offense fizzled on the next two drives, but Henry found some big gaps again on a two-minute drill to close out the first half. He led that drive off with his longest run of the game--a 29-yard between the tackles to the right side. Henry broke a tackle near the line of scrimmage and outran the defense before going out of bounds in Patriots territory for the big gain. He followed that run up with another chunk gain of 11 yards up the middle, followed by a nine-yard run on the next play. Henry. Henry nearly scored on a screen pass from 23-yards out, but he was ruled one-yard short of the goal line after a replay review. Henry would punch it in for the touchdown on the next play though, capping off a 75-yard drive on which Henry accounted for 100% of the yards. He finished the first half with 128 rushing yards--more than three times the total yards (41) from the rest of the Titans offense. Henry wouldn't see as many explosive runs during the second half, but he was still very productive and broke off a few chunk gains that helped the Titans salt away this huge win. His biggest run of the second half came with just over two minutes remaining in the game as Henry picked up 11 yards to move the chains just before the two-minute warning--a huge situational run that allowed more time to run off the clock.
2019 Week 17 vs HOU (32 / 211 / 3 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry capped off the regular season with his biggest game of the year, finishing with a season-high 32 carries for 211 yards and three touchdowns. Henry started the second drive of the game by fighting for a few first downs, showing great vision to convert on a 2nd-and-3 and followed that up a few plays later by finding the left edge and out-muscling the defender to convert a 2nd-and-4. Henry would get stuffed at the goal line and miss out on a scoring chance at the end of this drive. On the following drive, Henry ran downhill for a 13-yard gain with his first carry of the drive, but he closed out the first half with a marginal 33 rushing yards. The second half, as has been the case all season for Henry, was a big one. He led off the half with a big run of 15 yards, finding space on the left side before stumbling to the ground instead of picking up what could have been a few more yards. A few plays later, the Titans offensive line set Henry up with impressive blocking for another chunk gain of eight yards. Henry continued to pick up chunk gains until finally jogging into the end zone from three yards out to cap off a drive on which he carried eight times for a total of 46 rushing yards. On the next drive, Henry followed up a couple of chunk gains for eight and seven yards by punching in another touchdown from the one-yard line--his second touchdown of the day. After the offense continued to lean heavily on Henry for the next few drives, he busted off another big run near the end of the fourth quarter for 23 yards, coming off a pitch left on which he easily beat the Texans defender to the sidelined and streaked 23-yards downfield. Just a couple plays later, however, Henry capped off this game with the big one--a 53-yard touchdown run right up the middle that would lock up the 2019 rushing title for Henry.
2019 Week 15 vs HOU (21 / 86 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry had a relatively slow day by his standards as he was held out of the end zone and under 100 rushing yards for the first time in over a month. He came into this game with a hamstring injury, but it did not noticeably limit him ad Henry still rushed 21 times and played the majority of the snaps. It wasn't until the third drive of the game until Henry finally had a few decent runs, gaining six yards on back-to-back runs between the end of the first and start of the second quarters. He followed those runs up just two plays later with a huge gain of 23 yards, taking advantage of great blocking as he found a sizeable hole through which to make his way downfield. He saw out the next series and was quiet to close out the first half. Henry was featured with seven runs on the first drive after halftime, which included an 11-yard run from inside the red zone as Henry broke a tackle and came within just two yards of scoring. The rest of the game was uneventful for Henry as the Titans were in pass-first mode trying to catch up with the Texans.
2019 Week 14 vs OAK (18 / 103 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry was very busy early in this game, and he had nice run right out of the gate as he took one up the middle for seven yards on the first play of the game. He did get stuffed a few times on that drive, but also converted a key 3rd-and-1 with a powerful run behind his left tackle. Henry also showed great vision later in this first drive to cut back left after a pitch and accelerate to a 12 yard gain. Henry ran for two more 12-yard gains on the next drive, one of which ended in a touchdown as Henry took a pitch on the left side of the field and red his blocks well to basically walk into end zone for his first score. Henry would slow down a bit in the second quarter as an injury to his hamstring flared up, causing him to head to the locker room a few minutes before halftime. He was back on the field to start the second half though, and on the second possession of the second half, Henry would find the end zone for the second time on a well-blocked 10-yard run up the middle. He reached over the goal line to complete that run, barely breaking the plane for the score. On the next possession, Henry showed no signs of slowing down as he busted off a six-yard run along with his longest run of the day--24 yards--by squeezing through a tiny hole on the left side of the field and accelerating down the left sideline. That would be his last drive and gain of the day as Henry played no snaps in the fourth quarter due to the big lead and hamstring issue.
2019 Week 13 vs IND (26 / 149 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry had another massive day on the ground as he rushed for over 140 yards for the third straight week. The first play of the game could not have gone much worse for Henry though, as he was on his way to at least a 10-yard gain on a pitch to the left side when he had the ball punched out from behind resulting in a fumble. That would certainly be the low-light of his day though, as Henry came out on the next drive and ran five times, including a pair of eight-yard runs as he helped the Titans run down the field to their first touchdown. Henry would lead off the second quarter with three nice runs in sequential plays, including eight-yard run up the middle and a nine-yard pitch right where Henry showed great speed to find the edge. Henry kept it going after halftime as he busted a 34-yard run on hisw second carry of the half. It was a pitch play to the right side, giving Henry an extra few yards to build steam. That momentum came in handy as he basically ran right through a tackle about four yards past the line of scrimmage, which allowed him plenty of space to accelerate down the sideline before being caught by a defensive back. He would cap that drive off with a 13-yard touchdown run, coming off a nice jump-cut left before hitting his hole and stiff-arming a defender to help get him across the goal line.
2019 Week 12 vs JAX (19 / 159 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry had a monstrous day as he ran all over the Jaguars defense throughout the afternoon. The first quarter was relatively quiet for Henry, as he had some mediocre runs along with what would have been a 26-yard touchdown reception if not for an offensive holding penalty. Near the start of the second quarter, Henry got going as he strung together back-to-back chunk gains of 11 and 8 yards to jump-start what would end up being the first touchdown drive of the game for Tennessee. Things really got going after halftime as Henry would score two touchdowns within a 20-second span midway through the third quarter. His first was the big run of the game--a 74-yard touchdown. Henry ran through a gaping hole at the line of scrimmage before turning on his speed to basically blast through the secondary of Jacksonville, stiff-arming a defensive back while sprinting down the sideline on his way to the end zone. After a timely Jaguars turnover, Henry took his very next carry to the house as well--this time from just seven yards out as he made a great jump cut left of the line and powered his way across the goal line with the help of his offensive line giving him that last push. Henry would continue to pound away chunk gains for the rest of the game, but he did cough up a fumble on the first play of the fourth quarter to close out what was an otherwise flawless outing.
2019 Week 10 vs KC (23 / 188 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 3 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry carried the Titans offense as he had another big day on the ground, showcasing his power and speed all day long. The afternoon was off to a relatively slow start as Henry had just under 50 rushing yards at halftime. He did show spectacular strength on a run near the end of the first half on which he appeared to be bottled up after gaining seven yards, but he powered forward with three defenders surrounding him for an additional five or so yards to complete a yard gain. The big one for Henry came midway through the third quarter as he hit a massive hole and got the benefit of two poor tackle attempts by Chiefs defenders as he made his way downfield for a 68-yard touchdown, outrunning the entire Chiefs secondary with his straight-line speed. Two drives later, Henry strung together more impressive runs of 12 and 14 yards before walking in a run from the one-yard line for his second touchdown of the day.
2019 Week 9 vs CAR (13 / 63 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)
Derrick Henry took a while to get going in this game as he finished with just four rushing yards from only two touches before halftime. He had a 13-yard gain on the second drive of the game called back due to a holding penalty, but that was his only notable play of the first half with Dion Lewis seeing more playing time than usual. Henry would get going out of the gate in the second half though, breaking off runs of 9, 7, 12, 7, and 8 yards as he was hard to bring down. Henry showed speed on a couple of those runs to the outside but also displayed his power as he was hard to bring down on a number of runs, including the eight-yard touchdown play. Henry found the end zone again near the start of the fourth quarter as he was the recipient of a screen from 23-yards out and took advantage of great blocking while also making a man miss on his way to his second receiving touchdown of the season.
2019 Week 8 vs TB (16 / 75 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry was bottled up for most of the afternoon against one of the league's toughest run defenses. Over half of his runs before halftime actually went for negative yards, but he made up for it on his second carry of the game, which would be Henry's best play of the afternoon. Lining up from their own one-yard line, the Titans handed it to Henry who hit a very well-blocked hole as Henry sped into the second level and shed two tacklers on his way to a 34-yard run. Henry made a blunder just after halftime though, as he was on his way to a 10+ yard run but fumbled right at the first down marker as he committed the only turnover of the day for Tennessee. A couple drives later, Henry had another big run as he found the edge on the right side of the field and accelerated to an 18-yard gain. Henry would haul in his only reception of the game on that drive as well, taking a screen pass eight yards. He had another pair of big runs for 11 and 15 yards on the Titans' first drive of the fourth quarter, but his first one of 11-yards would get called back from a holding penalty. Henry's 15-yard run was a beauty though as he turned on the wheels for a toss right that he accelerated 12 yards before even being touched.
2019 Week 7 vs LAC (22 / 90 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry saw 23 touches and amassed over 100 yards and a touchdown in what would be a solid showing for him. He would finish with eight rushes of five or more yards, showing great burst throughout the afternoon. Henry had a great opportunity with a well-blocked screen just before halftime that he took for 18 yards, his longest play of the day. He followed that reception up with a big 12-yard run on a draw play up the middle where Henry showed his power to break through the line of scrimmage and shed another arm tackle before being brought down. He had another nice run midway through the fourth quarter as he read the line of scrimmage well, hit his hole, and made a great cut left to pick up eight yards and get the Titans into the red zone. Two plays later, Henry took a toss to the left to the corner and accelerated his way into the end zone from 11 yards out behind great blocking as he scored what would end up being the game-winning touchdown for Tennessee.
2019 Week 6 vs DEN (15 / 28 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry was absolutely shut down this week. Despite rushing 15 times, he was held to just 1.9 yards per rush attempt with no run longer than six yards. The offense had absolutely no rhythm beyond a garbage-time drive late in the fourth quarter. Henry added one catch for five yards, but it truly was a game with no highlights for the Titans running back.
2019 Week 5 vs BUF (20 / 78 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry saw another healthy workload as he ran 20 times for 78 yards and a touchdown. Henry's longest run of the day came late in the first quarter as he kicked off a drive with a 24-yard run. He showed excellent patience to wait on his blockers to set up the play down the right sideline, then he capitalized on an open hole to accelerate through on the way to his longest gain of the game. He would break free for another big gain, this time 17-yards, as Henry mowed over a group of three Bills defenders before being taken down just inside the Bills 10-yard line. Henry would follow that drive up with the goal-line plunge for the Titans' only touchdown of the game. Henry should have had a second touchdown on a solid eight-yard run up the middle, but it was nullified by an offensive holding penalty.
2019 Week 4 vs ATL (27 / 100 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry had a heavy workload from a favorable game script this week, rushing a season-high 27 times for 100 yards. This performance was predicated mainly on volume, as Henry sifted through a few negative gains and 0-5 yard runs. He did finish with a few chunk runs of note, including a 16-yard run late in the first quarter where Henry found the edge and accelerated down the sideline. Henry picked up 15 yards out of the wild cat late in the third quarter, highlighted by a big stiff arm and broken tackle as Henry found the edge. He followed that up with another big gain of 13 yards right up the middle on the very next play.
2019 Week 3 vs JAX (17 / 44 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Highlights were few and far between for Henry on a day where the Titans offense sputtered with poor offensive line play against a very stout Jaguars defensive front. Henry started off with a nice cut behind the line of scrimmage as he bounced his second carry to the right side for an eight-yard gain. He had another nice run a couple plays later, but it was called back due to a penalty. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards midway through the third quarter as Henry found a rare hole in the middle of the field. Beyond that handful of nice runs, however, Henry found very little room to run with a number of his attempts going for two or fewer yards. He would cap off a disappointing game with a one-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to somewhat salvage his stat line.
2019 Week 2 vs IND (15 / 81 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Derrick Henry saw another solid workload with 15 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown. He had a relatively quiet first half outside of a busy third drive, where Henry busted off a couple of long runs of eight and 12 yards while also taking a screen pass for nine yards. He would fumble on the goal line near the end of that series though, with one of his linemen recovering it to save the Titans' scoring chances. Henry would redeem himself after halftime though, finding the end zone on the first drive from two yards out. He followed up the touchdown with a 12-yard carry on his first run of the next drive. Henry would also string together three great runs to close out the third quarter, rushing for 11, 6, and 18 yards on consecutive plays. All but one of Henry's runs went to the right side of the offensive line in this game, as it was clear the Titans are not comfortable with the left side of their line with Taylor Lewan still serving his four-game suspension.
2019 Week 1 vs CLE (19 / 84 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 75 / 1 rec)
Derrick Henry was not finding much room to run early in this game, but he did make it count early in the red zone as Henry saw a couple of goal-line carries--one of which he punched in from the 1-yard line for the Titans' first touchdown of the season. On the first play of their next possession, Henry made a great read bouncing a run to the right side as he sprinted to an 18-yard gain. He followed that up with another good run a few plays later as he followed his blockers for a gain of eight yards. Overall, Henry would finish with 19 carries for 84 rushing yards as he saw ample opportunities to grind out tough yards on the ground later in the game. Where Henry flashed this week, however, was through the air as he owned the longest play of this game--a 75-yard screen pass that he took to the house for a touchdown late in the third quarter. The play was set up and blocked very well, but it was Henry who showed his acceleration and speed to sprint downfield as he outran the Browns defense.
Latest NewsTitans | Tennessee heads home after valiant run (Sun Jan 19, 06:54 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill completed 21-of-31 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the AFC Championship Game loss Sunday, Jan. 19 against the Kansas City Chiefs. RB Derrick Henry was held mostly in check, running 19 times for 69 yards and a score, while WR Corey Davis led the team with five grabs for 65 yards and eight targets. WR A.J. Brown posted three grabs for 51 yards, and TE Jonnu Smith factored in with three catches and 38 yards. WR Adam Humphries also contributed with four receptions for 25 yards, while TE Anthony Firkser found the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown on his only grab. link to story Titans | Derrick Henry not intimidating? (Sat Jan 18, 12:52 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has rushed for 377 yards on 64 carries in two wins this postseason, but Kansas City Chiefs DE Frank Clark says he isn't intimidated heading into the AFC Championship matchup with the Titans on Sunday, Jan. 19. 'He's not hard to hit,' Clark was quoted as saying on NFL Network. 'He's just a big guy -- 240, 245, 250 (pounds). Honestly he should be running harder at his weight and size. I don't see no difficulty in tackling him. ... He's just easy to me up front because I don't look at any running back like they can't be tackled. He's not one of the best guys at breaking tackles to me, honestly.' Our View: That's not what you want to say if you're facing Henry in the AFC Championship Game. Clark has given the Titans some bulletin board material to be sure. We'll see if the Titans run all over the Chiefs defense on Sunday.
link to story Titans | Derrick Henry has great matchup (Thu Jan 16, 11:14 AM) - Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed 23 times for 188 yards and two scores in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Titans will take on the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 19. Our View: Henry is on a historic tear and should once again be in for a huge role. Don't be surprised if Henry has another 100-yard performance in the playoffs -- even with the Chiefs doing everything in their power to stop him.
link to story Titans | Divisional Round stats for TEN (Sat Jan 11, 11:30 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill passed for 88 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs. He added a rushing score on six carries. RB Derrick Henry rushed 30 times for 195 yards, while WR A.J. Brown caught one pass for a 9-yard touchdown, and WR Corey Davis' lone reception was a 3-yard touchdown. TE Jonnu Smith scored once on his two receptions for 12 yards. Our View: The Titans were able to move the ball on the ground with great success against the Ravens and that was their key to success. That's their formula for winning most every week and it worked to near perfection in the Divisional Round.
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