RB Derrick Henry - Tennessee Titans
|6-3, 247||Born: 7-17-1994||College: Alabama||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2016|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 11): Give the Chiefs defense some credit for Henry's big game but the Titans defense also kept the team in the game early so Henry could grind down the Chiefs late. He'll get to rest during his bye and smash tired defenses down the stretch.
Week 11: bye week
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
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 | Derrick Henry pounds Kansas City (Sun Nov 10, 09:31 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed 23 times for 188 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for three yards in a 35-32 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10. link to story Titans | Derrick Henry rushes for 63 yards, TD (Sun Nov 3, 08:41 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed 13 times for 63 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers and he added three grabs for 36 yards and a score on his three targets. link to story Titans | Big game for Derrick Henry? (Fri Nov 1, 11:53 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry faces the Carolina Panthers in Week 9, and the Panthers have allowed an NFL-high 12 rushing touchdowns this year and the second-most yards per carry (5.0). link to story
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