Derrick Henry
  • Derrick Henry

  • RB
  • , Baltimore Ravens
  • 30
  • 247 lbs
  • 6' 3"
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by Brandon Niles

TEN RB Derrick Henry - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Derrick Henry had a nice game against the Steelers last week, carrying the ball 17 times and catching three passes for a total of 102 yards and a touchdown. Henry is averaging 19.4 touches per game this season, although he’s only found the end zone four times on a struggling Titans team. He has been in double-digit fantasy points in both of Will Levis’ starts, however, so he should be solid for the rest of the season.

This week, Henry faces a tough Buccaneers defense that ranks fourth in aFPA to opposing running backs. Definitely consider Henry a lower-end RB1 option in a difficult matchup, but with his consistent workload and talent, you can’t ignore him completely. Start him every week, but temper expectations in this one.

by Spencer Babbitt

TEN RB Derrick Henry - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 at Pittsburgh Steelers
Derrick Henry had a great game on Sunday when he saw 26 touches and racked up 122 total yards, but perhaps most encouraging for his fantasy prospects moving forward was Will Levis' strong NFL debut. Henry appeared to be at risk of a total structural collapse for the Tennessee offense following Ryan Tannehill's injury, but Levis looked far better in his one-game sample than Tannehill has all season. If Levis is going to be a long-term solution at QB, Henry will be one of the primary beneficiaries as he is still seeing the vast majority of the backfield touches for Tennessee. Levis, Henry, and company travel to Pittsburgh for a tough road game in Week 9, but the Steelers have been below-average in suppressing opposing RB production in 2023. It's best to think of Henry as a high-end RB2 for now, but if the Titans offense has another strong showing on Thursday we might have to adjust his fantasy standing rest of season.

by Spencer Babbitt

TEN RB Derrick Henry - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 vs. Atlanta Falcons
Derrick Henry logged a RB5 finish in Week 7 by racking up 113 total yards and a touchdown on 14 touches. The efficiency is a great sign, but Henry could have tough treading ahead with Ryan Tannehill going down with an injury, setting up rookie second-round pick Will Levis to start on Sunday. Levis is a wild card having not played in a regular season game, but it's fair to project the Titans' offense to take a step back with a rookie under center. The Titans already weren't lighting up the scoreboard, and now the prospect of negative game scripts only increases. Add onto that the fact that the Falcons have been a difficult matchup for opposing running games this year, and Henry can only be considered a RB2 for Week 8.

by Spencer Babbitt

TEN RB Derrick Henry - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs. Baltimore Ravens (London)
Derrick Henry continues to get the majority of the backfield opportunities in Tennessee, but it's time to be concerned about the increasing involvement of Tyjae Spears. Spears played 49% of the Titans' offensive snaps in Week 5, but has out-snapped Henry twice this year already and saw 12 of the 28 backfield opportunities (carries plus targets) in last week's game. Henry will not have nearly the floor he usually does if he is effectively splitting touches with Spears, and he really only projects for a ceiling outcome in games with a clear positive game script. That will not be the case this week with the Titans traveling to London to take on a formidable Ravens defense. Henry is still a surefire fantasy starter, but he is more of a RB2 in his current environment for Week 6.

by Spencer Babbitt

TEN RB Derrick Henry - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at Indianapolis Colts
Derrick Henry finally got to experience a positive game script in Week 4 and fantasy managers reaped the benefits as he broke out for 133 total yards on 23 touches, and logged both a rushing and passing touchdown. Henry finished as the RB7 on the week, showing he still has a lofty ceiling when things break right for him in terms of game script. Henry has a chance to turn in another solid showing this week with the Titans installed as road favorites over the Colts. Indianapolis has a fairly mediocre run defense and Henry should be given plenty of work so long as the Titans don't fall behind early on the scoreboard. Lock Henry into lineups as a low-end RB1 this week.

by Spencer Babbitt

TEN RB Derrick Henry - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Derrick Henry's Week 3 performance was an abject disaster as the Titans got obliterated by the Browns' elite defense and failed to clear 100 total yards of offense. The Browns look like they might have the best defense in football this year, so Henry's matchups can only improve from here. That being said, Henry gets the Bengals in Week 4 who also have a solid run defense and will put Henry at risk for a negative game script given their talent on offense. Henry's lack of pass catching contributions (five receptions in three games) make him higher risk than other backs that are typically ranked near him for fantasy. Henry is still a large part of the Titans' weekly game plans for as long as the game remains competitive, but he is looking more like a low-end RB1 or RB2 given how inconsistent the Titans have been offensively this year.

by Spencer Babbitt

TEN RB Derrick Henry - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Cleveland Browns
Derrick Henry's robust workload remains intact as he has logged 40 carries through the first two weeks of the season to go along with five receptions and 214 total yards. Negative game scripts will continue to be an issue for Henry with backup Tyjae Spears working in on most obvious passing downs, but he still projects for one of the league's best workloads in any game that is remotely competitive. This week's game falls into that category, as the Titans will travel to Cleveland face off with a Browns defense that is far better against the pass than they are against the run. Henry should be the clear focal point of the Titans' offensive game plan this week, and is a locked-in RB1 for fantasy managers in a game where he should dominate touches for Tennessee.

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