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College: Memphis | Rookie
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 208 lbs
Birth Date: 8/19/1997
Depth Chart: RB1.3
2019 Bye Week: 9

Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 61 RB

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2019 RTSports Outlook

The Rams got some insurance for Todd Gurley, picking Henderson in the third round of this year's draft. He will be the top backup for the Rams. Henderson has elite speed at the position, getting to the next level in a hurry. He lacks some moves in space and doesn't run with a ton of power, but his speed makes up for a lot of that. He also can catch the ball pretty well. The Rams will find ways to get him involved, especially if Gurley still isn't 100 percent.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: The health of Gurley is a question mark, so Henderson has some real value this year. If he would end up starting in this offense, his fantasy value would be extremely high. But for now, take him as a No. 3 fantasy back. He'll get around 700 or 800 total yards and five or so scores.

RotoBaller's Outlook

What can Darrell Henderson do as a part-time player in Los Angeles? Well, he was also a part-time player in college, and he did quite a bit. In his final two seasons, he averaged over nine yards per touch, caught 43 passes, five receiving touchdowns, rushed for 3,000 yards and 31 touchdowns.He is not going to take over the job fromTodd Gurley. At 58 and 208 pounds, the Rams do not want him to either. However, he will be on the field whether or not Gurley is healthy. If he is the second back in the committee, he should still see 8-to-10 touches a game. If Gurley does miss some time and Henderson is the lead back, he could see 15 or more touches a game. These are not the touch numbers you require from an RB1, but it is very good for a weekly flex option with boom potential. And when it comes to the flex position, boom potential can be a great option for you.Currently going in the ninth round, Hendersons price is only going to increase as people see him in the preseason. He will likely end up being the main man in the backfield at some point, as Gurley's knees are going to need rest. This means come prime draft season he could be more than likely a seventh or eighth round selection. But in my mind, this is still an alright price for him. He should do very well in a very good Rams offense. He will not be the target of defenses, and this will help him maximize his touches when he does get them during games. Dont expect RB1 upside from Henderson. Even if Gurley were to go down,Malcolm Brown is there to split time. Right now he fits perfectly in the RB3 discussion and if Gurley does go down, an RB two finish is not unrealistic.

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Sep 3 2:40pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson will play in Week 1 against the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Sean McVay hinted that they could deploy three-running back sets. Henderson lined up wide as a receiver several times in the preseason. The third-round pick will play, but his fantasy value hinges on the health of star running back Todd Gurley (knee). In the event something happened to Gurley, Henderson would share work with Malcolm Brown. That uncertainty keeps the rookie as someone to own, but he doesn't figure to see enough of a chunk of work to be a contributor while Gurley is active.

From RotoBaller

Aug 25 4:40pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running backDarrell Hendersontook the first snaps of Saturday's contest against the Denver Broncos. With Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown sitting out, Henderson struggled as the leader, as his 11 carries were only good for 28 yards. With a string of lackluster preseason performances (overall 23 carries for 57 yards), odds are that Brown will receive the bulk of the work if Gurley goes down. On draft day, Brown's ADP of 199 may be of better value than Henderson's ADP of 83.

From RotoBaller

Aug 20 1:20pm ET

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson has been heavily involved in the offense during the first two preseason contests. Henderson has 12 rushing attempts for 29 yards and seven receptions for 33 yards through two games. He's listed as the third string running back for the Rams going into the season. However, he could play himself into some real game action this season. Todd Gurley is going to be the workhorse, so unless he goes down, Henderson likely won't have much fantasy value.

From RotoBaller

Apr 28 11:58am ET

Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay consider running back Darrell Henderson as a change-of-pace back to Todd Gurley. McVay called Henderson a unique playmaker, but the pick was made more for Henderson's skills and not Gurley's knee. The Rams took Henderson with the sixth pick of the third round (70th overall). He's a home run hitter with the ball in his hands and has comparisons to Denver's Phillip Lindsay, but he won't see consistent touches in 2019 as long as Gurley remains healthy. You might consider him as a handcuff to Gurley because of the issues surrounding his knee.

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  • 07-Jun-2019: LAR - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
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