Week 10 vs. Arizona Cardinals
Darrell Henderson quietly took a stranglehold of the Rams backfield in Week 9. Henderson’s 50% of the team’s rush share was his highest number since Week 1. Henderson looked strong on his attempts rushing for 12-56. This completely outshined fellow running back Cam Akers five attempts for three yards on the day. Unfortunately for Henderson, the pass game usage hasn’t been there as he only ran 11 routes and saw one target on 31 Matthew Stafford drop-backs in Week 9.
Heading into Week 10, there is a glimmer of hope for Henderson as the Rams get a rematch vs. the Cardinals. The Rams’ rushing attack showed some signs of life vs. the Cardinals back in Week 3 as Cam Akers rushed for 61 yards and a score. Now with Henderson taking over the lead back role, he is a good bet to lead the backfield in touches in this plus matchup. In three of the last four games, the Cardinals have allowed at least 97 yards to the lead back including Kenneth Walker (21-91-1), Dalvin Cook (20-111), and Kenneth Walker (26-109-2). This matchup along with his increased usage makes Henderson a flex option in Week 10.