College: Alabama | 5 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 247 lbs
Birth Date: 1/4/1994
2020 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 288.6
Avg Pts: 18.04
Rank: 2 RB
|Week 1||26.90||Derrick Henry 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Derrick Henry 1 yd rushing TD
Derrick Henry 1 reception (0.50 pts)
Derrick Henry 204 rush and rec yds (20.40 pts)
|Week 2||25.32||Derrick Henry 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)|
. . . Derrick Henry 3 yd TD pass to Corey Davis
Derrick Henry 3 passing yds (0.12 pts)
Derrick Henry 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Derrick Henry 202 rush and rec yds (20.20 pts)
|Week 3||13.10||Derrick Henry 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Derrick Henry 4 yd rushing TD
Derrick Henry 2 receptions (1.00 pts)
Derrick Henry 61 rush and rec yds (6.10 pts)
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was relegated to "Tier 3" in Pro Football Focus' Dwain McFarland's list of top players at the position. McFarland indicated that while Henry was dominant on the ground in 2019, the team's unwillingness to use him as a part of the passing game makes him less effective than others. While this notion may be true to some degree, Henry was still one of the most efficient PPR backs last season after running for over 1,500 yards in addition to accumulating 16 touchdowns. With the departure of Dion Lewis, the door may be open for the 26-year-old to do some additional damage catching passes out of the backfield during the 2020 campaign. He should remain a first-round target in most fantasy formats.
The Tennessee Titans and running back Derrick Henry agreed to a four-year deal worth $50 million on Wednesday, according to a source. Two years will basically be guaranteed. Henry capitalized after winning the NFL's rushing title in 2019 with 1,540 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on 303 carries. The bruising downhill runner is a perfect fit in Tennessee's run-first offense and will be a first-round pick as an RB1 in 2020 drafts, but he might be one of the more volatile high-end running backs because of his lack of involvement in the passing game with just 18 receptions in 2019 and 57 total in his four seasons with the Titans.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry agreed to a new four-year contract with the Titans Wednesday, July 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fantasy Spin: The Titans were able to sign Henry and Ryan Tannehill to long-term deals this offseason, so fantasy players should expect a similar offense this season. Henry will receive plenty of carries each game and should be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is expected to reach a long-term contract extension agreement before the deadline, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: Henry was the top rusher in the NFL and will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Titans. He should be a first-round pick in all fantasy leagues and will be a weekly starting option.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is unlikely to strike a long-term deal by the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, July 15, according to a source. He's scheduled to make $10.27 million and become a free agent next offseason.
Fantasy Spin: Henry is a stud RB1 in fantasy, but he suffers in PPR formats and may drop closer to a midrange RB1.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has less than a week to sign a long-term contract, or he will play the 2020 season under the franchise tag. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stressed Thursday, July 9, deal's like these take time and patience is needed on both sides. 'Derrick signed his franchise tender, he's under contract,' Vrabel said. '... Having been involved with the NFL for a lot of years, getting deals done is about being patient, hopefully keeping them private and confidential. So I'm going to try to respect that, and understand that we love Derrick and he understands how important he is to our football team. Again, his leadership that grew last year, I'm looking forward, I know our team is looking for more of that this year.'
Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson has continued discussions with running back Derrick Henry's representation on a long-term contract extension with just one week left to reach an agreement before the July 15 deadline. If the sides can't agree, Henry will play 2020 on the $10.278 million franchise tag. Henry led the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns in 2019. He led the team to the AFC Championship game and added 446 rushing yards in three playoff games. The former Alabama star had six 100-yard rushing games in the regular season and two more in the postseason. The bruising 25-year-old back will continue to be featured in this run-first offense, which makes him a top-five fantasy football running back that will come off the board in the first round.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is not close to a long-term contract extension at this point. Henry's representatives have been talking with the Titans this offseason about a new deal.
Fantasy Spin: The two sides have a week to reach a deal or Henry will play on the one-year contract he signed. Henry is one of the top running back in the NFL and should be a first-round pick in all fantasy leagues.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was ranked as the No.1 back in the league against a stacked box in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus. With 244 carries against such a defensive setup, nearly 78 more than second-ranked Dalvin Cook, he maintained five yards per carry during those situations, with 4.4 of them coming after contact. The 25-year-old led the league in both rushing yards and touchdowns while also finishing fifth in PPR leagues at his position (second in standard formats). Look for him to go somewhere within the early first-round in fantasy drafts for the upcoming season, so fantasy managers should plan accordingly.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has averaged 4.5 yards per carry after contact over the last two seasons.
Fantasy Spin: Henry was the main focus on offense for the Titans during the 2019 season and was one of the top running backs in the NFL. He will see plenty of carries again this upcoming season and will be a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson said that he's had positive talks with running back Derrick Henry's representatives over the last two weeks. The two sides have until the deadline of July 15. If Henry can't reach a long-term deal, he'll make $10.2 million on the franchise tag. The 26-year-old bruising back has a ton of value as the Titans workhorse in a run-first offense, especially after he led the league in 2019 with 303 carries for 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns. Because of the phenomenal season he had last year, Henry will be a first-round fantasy pick as a top-10 RB1, but he could be volatile on a week-to-week basis because of his lack of involvement in the passing game and with the Titans potentially trying to ease his overall workload.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry's agent has talked with the Titans multiple times over the last few weeks regarding a long-term contract for Henry, according to general manager Jon Robinson.
Fantasy Spin: Henry has until the end of July to reach a long-term contract with the Titans. He was one of the top running backs in the NFL last season and should receive a similar workload in 2020. He should be a first-round pick in fantasy drafts.
TennesseeTitans.com's Jim Wyatt thinks that offensive coordinator Arthur Smith will look to spread the ball around more to a number of players in 2020, which is why he thinks it's unrealistic to think that running back Derrick Henry has a chance for 2,000 rushing yards. The team will try to take some of the load off of the bruising back, which could reduce his touches and snaps. Henry, last year's rushing champion, will still be plenty involved in this run-first offense and is a no-doubt RB1. But fantasy owners might want to bake in a little regression, especially since he's been basically non-existent in the passing game and rookie Darrynton Evans could factor in there.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry earned more rushing first downs on first down (31) than any other running back in the league last season. Henry also had nine rushing touchdowns on first down (second-most in the NFL) and another on a pass. His yards per rush after contact of 4.2 was the best in the league among those with a minimum of 100 rushes, including the playoffs, according to Pro Football Focus. In a run-first offense, Henry was the key cog in Tennessee's machine, helping them to an AFC Championship appearance. The 26-year-old led the league in rushing attempts (303), rushing yards (1,540), rushing TDs (16) and rushing yards per game (102.7). While Henry is an obvious RB1, his lack of involvement in the passing game can make him volatile on a weekly basis.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry's carries will change depending on how each game is going this upcoming season, according to offensive coordinator Arthur Smith.
Fantasy Spin: Henry was one of the top running backs this season and should continue to be a focal point on offense even if the team decides to rest him more often in 2020. He likely will be a first round pick in most fantasy drafts and will be a must-start player.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry led the NFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns last season and was a key piece of the team's attack down the stretch, but offensive coordinator Arthur Smith says that Henry's 2020 workload will "depend [on] how games go." Smith went on to add that the team wants to make sure other guys get touches as well. It makes sense to reduce Henry's workload some to keep him healthy and rested for the stretch run, as last season he led the NFL in rushing attempts. He's still a fantasy RB1 -- and has the potential to be the overall RB1 in standard-scoring leagues by the end of the year -- but his ceiling could be limited somewhat if Darrynton Evans gets a larger percentage of the touches than Dion Lewis did last season.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry recently received some noteworthy praise from former Giants great, Tiki Barber. The legendary runner was quoted saying, "If I were picking a running back, aside from Christian McCaffrey, I would take Derrick Henry," when asked who he would prefer if he were an NFL general manager. The former second-round pick finished with 16 rushing touchdowns, tied for first with Aaron Jones, and also won the rushing title. While he isn't a reliable week-to-week pass-catching option, his 968 yards YAC makes him a bruising force for fantasy owners. Expect him to go somewhere in the first round in fantasy drafts for the 2020 campaign in all formats.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed for at least 10 yards on 42 carries during the 2019 regular season, which ranked second in the NFL.
Fantasy Spin: Henry was one of the top running backs in the NFL in 2019 and should continue to see plenty of carries this upcoming season. He likely will be selected in one of the first few rounds of fantasy drafts and will be a must-start option each week.
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry led the league with 106 carries against defenses with eight or more defenders in the box in 2019, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen. Additionally, he ranked third in the league among running backs with 5.4 yards per carry on those rushing attempts.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is favored to once again lead the league in rushing in 2020, at least according to Caesars Sportsbook. The 26-year-old is currently listed as a +300 favorite to take home the rushing title and could become the first player to do so in consecutive seasons since LaDainian Tomlinson did it over a decade ago. Henry came up big for fantasy owners in 2019, finishing with a league-leading 16 touchdowns in addition to his equally impressive 1,540 yards on the ground. He may see a slight regression if he concedes touches to rookie Darrynton Evans this upcoming season, but he could still produce enough to surpass his current ADP and finish with more fantasy production than most at his position.