“Until you get the pads on and really get going through preseason, I look at them both as 1A and 1B,” LaFleur said. “I feel confident in both of those guys. They both bring a little bit different qualities to what they do. But I think we’ve got two really good backs that we’re excited about.”
Fantasy owners are expecting 2018 to be a breakout year for Henry, but they may want to temper those expectations. While Henry will likely lead the team in carries, the gap between he and Lewis, who ran the rock 14.6 times per game over his final 11 regular season contests in 2017, remains to be seen. Lewis is also expected to be the primary receiver out of the backfield. 4for4 ADP has Henry going in the late-third round, while Lewis is not coming off the board until the middle of round five.