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RB TEN

College: Alabama | 3 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 247 lbs
Birth Date: 1/4/1994
2019 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 147
Avg Pts: 9.19
Rank: 9 RB

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Henry had his first 1,000-yard season as a pro last year, mainly because of a huge finish to his season. Henry had fewer than 60-rushing yards his first 12 games. But over this last four games, Henry ran for 585 yards and seven touchdowns. Henry had just 15 receptions, though, which was a career high. He continues to get little work in the passing game. Henry should get the early-down work in the Titans run-heavy offense. He will lose out on playing time to Dion Lewis, though, especially in passing situations. Henry is a great one-cut runner that can get downhill in a hurry. Henry can be a punishing runner. He lacks some moves in space, though, and still needs work catching the ball, having just 39 receptions in three seasons.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Henry is setup to be a boom or bust player. He has the potential to be huge, but also the potential to disappear. The Titans should be a run-heavy team, though, so Henry should get his chances on a weekly basis. Just don't expect many receptions, which will hold back his fantasy value. Consider him a low-end No. 1 or top No. 2 fantasy back. Look for around 1,400 total yards, double-digit scores and 20 or so receptions.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Perhaps it's unfair to ask, "is this finally the year?" regarding Derrick Henry after his 1,059-yard, 12-touchdown 2018 campaign. To ask that question, though, is to touch on what fantasy owners everywhere believe: that he is capable of even more. If we take away the two-game stretch near the end of last season in which Henry combined for 50 carries, 408 yards and six touchdowns, Henry's 2018 stat line would read as follows: 11.79 carries per game, 46.5 yards per game, and six touchdowns. His best sample of the season came in the final month, which has vaulted him up 2019 draft boards as fantasy managers anticipate a full season's worth of a bell-cow workload for the first time in Henry's career. He will certainly need more than 12 carries per game to return investment on an early-round draft pick, so here's hoping Tennessee's play-callers lean on him in September 2019 the way they did in December 2018. If such is the case, Henry will return first-round value at a late second or early third-round ADP. The other side of that coin flip is another frustrating usage pattern, in which case Henry's fantasy managers could find themselves trotting out dead weight at RB2.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 13Derrick Henry 5 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 26 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 26 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 24Derrick Henry 56 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 56 rushing yds (2 pts)
Derrick Henry 8 passing yds (1 pts)
Week 33Derrick Henry 57 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 57 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 43Derrick Henry 7 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 24 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 24 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 53Derrick Henry 56 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 56 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 63Derrick Henry 5 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 21 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 21 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 710Derrick Henry 32 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 32 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Derrick Henry 1 yd rushing TD
Derrick Henry 33 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 33 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 8
Week 99Derrick Henry 5 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Derrick Henry 1 yd rushing TD
Derrick Henry 27 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 27 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 1015Derrick Henry 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Derrick Henry 1 yd rushing TD
. . . Derrick Henry 10 yd rushing TD
Derrick Henry 58 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 58 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 113Derrick Henry 46 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 46 rushing yds (2 pts)
Week 123Derrick Henry 19 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 30 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 30 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 1310Derrick Henry 5 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Derrick Henry 1 yd rushing TD
Derrick Henry 40 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 40 rushing yds (2 pts)
Playoff Week 138Derrick Henry 4 rushing TDs (24 pts)
. . . Derrick Henry 3 yd rushing TD
. . . Derrick Henry 99 yd rushing TD
. . . Derrick Henry 16 yd rushing TD
. . . Derrick Henry 54 yd rushing TD
Derrick Henry 99 yd TD rush (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 54 yd TD rush (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 238 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 238 rushing yds (11 pts)
Playoff Week 222Derrick Henry 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Derrick Henry 1 yd rushing TD
. . . Derrick Henry 1 yd rushing TD
Derrick Henry 170 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 170 rushing yds (8 pts)
Derrick Henry 6 passing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 312Derrick Henry 8 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Derrick Henry 1 yd rushing TD
Derrick Henry 84 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 84 rushing yds (4 pts)
Playoff Week 46Derrick Henry 13 receiving yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 93 rushing yds (1 pts)
Derrick Henry 93 rushing yds (4 pts)
No Playoff Match Up
Player Notes
Aug 19 3:50pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (calf) returned to practice today for the first time since the opening day of training camp. Although his Week 1 status was never in serious question, this is a good sign for Henry's 2019 fantasy stock. Henry will slide right back in as the feature back for new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith's offense entering his make-or-break contract year. Henry continues to be one of the most polarizing players for the 2019 fantasy season, but only time will tell if we are to get the Henry from the last four games of the regular season or the Henry from the first twelve. In reality, his upside will likely depend majorly on the ability of quarterback Marcus Mariota to produce more consistently in the passing game.

From RotoBaller

Aug 19 3:43pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (foot) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19. It's his first practice since Day 1 of training camp.

Fantasy Spin: Henry is suddenly a strong value as an RB2 at the end of the third round. He has long struggled with consistent production over the course of a full season, but he dominated at the end of the 2018 season and has the added incentive of a contract year. His ADP is likely to rise quickly now that he's back on the field.

From TheHuddle

Aug 12 7:53pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (undisclosed) worked on the side during practice Monday, Aug. 12.

Fantasy Spin: Henry appears to be making good progress in his recovery, but fantasy players should continue to keep an eye on the situation. He will receive a majority of the carries this season if he is healthy and can be a No. 2 fantasy back.

From TheHuddle

Aug 12 3:43pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (calf) got some practice work in on a side field Monday, Aug. 12 - the first time since the opening day of camp that he has been able to do something other than catch balls off the JUGS machine, according to ESPN's Turron Davenport.

From TheHuddle

Aug 11 8:43pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (calf) was able to work out on the side during practice Sunday, Aug. 11.

Fantasy Spin: After a strong finish to last season, Henry is finally expected to be treated like a workhorse back. At worst, he should be a volume-based RB2, and he has legitimate RB1 upside.

From TheHuddle

Aug 2 8:40pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry continues to sit out of training camp with a calf strain. While he was seen without the walking boot at Wednesday's practice, there are reports that suggest Henry could sit out approximately two more weeks of the preseason as a precautionary measure. While this may be worrisome for fantasy owners, a precautionary approach is much more beneficial for Henry's 2019 outlook. As the unquestioned lead back in the offense, it would not be a surprise if Henry sat out the entire preseason altogether.

From RotoBaller

Jul 31 10:30am ET

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was observed sporting a walking boot after injuring his calf during training camp. Though he is expected to miss two weeks, head coach Mike Vrabel wouldnt specify an exact return date. The 25-year-old had his best season to date in 2018, finishing the year with 1,059 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. The injury isnt considered serious, but it is something to keep an eye on, especially for those drafting within the next few weeks.

From RotoBaller

Jul 30 12:23pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (calf) is wearing a walking boot while recovering from a strained calf muscle that is expected to sideline him about two weeks, a source said Tuesday, July 30. The injury is not considered serious, and the team is playing it cautious.

Fantasy Spin: Something to keep an eye on, but Henry should recover well in time before the games that matter. He remains a solid RB2 pick.

From TheHuddle

Jul 29 10:43pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, July 29.

Fantasy Spin: Henry is reportedly in a walking boot, so it may be a while before he returns to the field. Henry should be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back this season if he is healthy.

From TheHuddle

Jul 28 9:03am ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (leg) was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot after being injured during the first day of training camp Friday, July 26, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Head coach Mike Vrabel said Henry was listed as day-to-day and added that the injury was not serious Friday, but did not provide an update on his condition Saturday, July 27.

Fantasy Spin: It is unclear if Henry injured his left foot or ankle but he will almost certainly be held out of practice for several days. He is expected to receive the bulk of the carries for the Titans this year and should be viewed as a decent RB2 option in standard fantasy formats.

From TheHuddle

Jul 27 4:33pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (undisclosed) and WR A.J. Brown (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Saturday, July 27.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players should monitor the situation to see when Henry and Brown will be able to return. Henry is coming off a terrific 2018 season and can be a No. 2 running back in standard leagues if he is healthy. Brown should have a decent role in the passing game and could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.

From TheHuddle

Jul 26 2:03pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (undetermined) and WR A.J. Brown (undetermined) left practice early Friday, July 26, but head coach Mike Vrabel said afterward there's not a lot of concern. '(They're) day to day,' he said.

From TheHuddle

Jul 26 1:20pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry left practice Friday following the team stretch and did not return. When asked about his status, head coach Mike Vrabel called Henry "day to day" and mentioned that it was not a concern for the team. It sounds like nothing more than a precautionary rest day for Henry, who is slated to be the focal point of the Titans offense in 2019. Health aside, fantasy owners should be monitoring Henry's involvement in the passing game throughout training camp. Should he see an expanded role in that facet of the game, Henry could truly be in line for a workhorse role this season.

From RotoBaller

Jul 25 1:00am ET

Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan has been suspended for the first four games of the NFL season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Lewan is one of the NFL's best tackles, and while the team should mostly be fine in his absence, the offense is likely going to see a slight dip in production over the first four games. That could especially affect running back Derrick Henry, who's been inconsistent at times across his NFL career. The news shouldn't make you cross any Titans off of your draft list, but it does make things tougher for them in the early part of the year.

From RotoBaller

Jul 18 12:00am ET

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry finished the 2018 season on a tear, rushing for 625 yards and eight touchdowns in the month of December alone. New Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith has stated that he plans to "ride" Henry going forward, but perhaps expectations should be tempered. While the Titans did improve their offensive line through free agency and the draft this offseason, Henry's involvement should remain game-script sensitive with receiving back Dion Lewis still in Tennessee. Henry is likely going to win you some matchups this season with his big play ability and touchdown upside, but he is also likely to lose you some weeks should the Titans fall behind early, making Henry a risky pick in the late second or early third rounds of fantasy drafts.

From RotoBaller

Jul 16 9:33pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry ran for 625 yards and eight touchdowns on 97 carries in five December games last season. New offensive coordinator Arthur Smith intends to ride Henry in 2019, according to Jim Wyatt of the team's website.

Fantasy Spin: Henry is entering the final year of his contract and has a solid offensive line in front of him, which may be the two most important reasons why the Titans may not care about running him into the ground. Other reasons may include Smith not knowing if Marcus Mariota can hold up his end of the deal. If Smith stays true to his word, Henry has as good of a chance to lead the league in carries and rushing yards as any back.

From TheHuddle

Jul 5 4:03pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry ran for 553 yards when the defense had eight or more men in the box in 2018 - the third-best mark in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.

From TheHuddle

Jul 4 3:33pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry forced 45 missed tackles as a runner in 2018 - tied with Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson and Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson for the most in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.

From TheHuddle

Mar 28 7:43pm ET

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry will be the main running back in 2019 after finishing strong in 2018, according to general manager Jon Robinson. 'He proved that he can step in there and carry the load, and we'll try to put that right back on him,' Robinson said. 'We'll certainly be mindful of the carries that he's getting and the touches that he's getting.'

Fantasy Spin: Henry rushed for 625 yards and eight touchdowns in five December games and will receive a majority of carries next season. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Mar 28 4:30pm ET

Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson reiterated that the team plans to ride running back Derrick Henry as their lead back in 2019. In five December games last year, Henry carried the offense, running for 625 yards and eight touchdowns. He finished with 215 attempts, 1,059 yards and 12 touchdowns (4.9 yards per carry) in 2018. The Titans also have Dion Lewis, though, and he ran for 517 yards and a touchdown in his first year in Tennessee. He was also second on the team with 59 receptions. Henry should be the main man on early downs, but Lewis will factor more into the passing game.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 09-May-2016: TEN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2019)
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