Peterson will need to get up to speed but should project to get a lot of the early down work with McNichols remaining a change of pace and passing down back. Some who follow the team feel McNichols is not an every down back so it's possible Peterson has low-end RB2 or RB3 fantasy value going forward as Henry is expected to miss the rest of the regular season. The trading deadline is Tuesday and it's possible the Titans make another move, but for now, Peterson is expected to eventually be elevated to the active roster. When last seen with the Lions, Peterson ran 156 times for 604 yards and seven TDs in 2020.
Rapoport's tweet went on to say six would be quite fast and eight is more likely. Either way, Tennessee expects Henry back this season. Six weeks may get Henry back for the start of fantasy playoffs but the eight-week mark would possibly bring him back for fantasy finals. This is a close call in redraft leagues and owners probably can't drop him just in case of a return before the season is over. In the meantime, McNichols is next up but he's more of a third down back. With about a day left until the trade deadline, it's possible the Titans make a move. Peterson has been mentioned as a free agent signing with other names like Ronald Jones and Marlon Mack being mentioned as trade candidates.
Titans’ RB Derrick Henry suffered a potentially season-ending foot injury during Sunday’s 34-31 win over Indianapolis, sources reported ESPN. Henry is undergoing an MRI today to determine the full extent of the damage.
Ian Rapoport added that Henry will have an MRI today. The immediate concern is that he has a fracture in his foot.
Hawkins looked to be the team's fourth running back but was likely battling Hill for the RB3 role. It could be a bit of good news for Evans, who was talked about as a back who could see a much bigger role this season. But Evans got hurt in a preseason game and has missed time. If anything, this could at least mean Evans is on the mend and poised to see an RB2 role on the Titans. He's expected to be involved in the passing game.