Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tennessee Titans
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Titans elected not to bring back DeMarco Murray for 2018, and it's easy to see why after Henry outperformed the 30-year-old on the ground last year. One of the NFL's most intimidating backs, Henry uses every bit of his 6-3, 247-pound frame to inflict damage on any defender with the temerity to try bringing him down. He also displays surprisingly nimble feet, but for the most part his game is pure power, as he muscles through arm tackles in the hole and simply relies on mass and inertia to pick up yards after contact. So far, it's worked - Henry had eight runs of at least 15 yards and scored five TDs in each of his first two NFL campaigns, despite getting minimal work at the goal line. He figures to have more scoring opportunities with Murray out of the picture, but the Titans didn't give Dion Lewis a four-year, $19.8 million contract just to have him watch from the sidelines. Lewis figures to handle third-down work and mix in with Henry on early downs, likely forming a true timeshare. Nonetheless, Henry is poised for a big bump in his production, running behind a strong offensive line with new coordinator Matt LaFleur calling the shots. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.41 million contract with the Titans in May of 2016.
Hyped by new OC Smith
RBTennessee Titans
February 5, 2019
Speaking at his introductory press conference, Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith referred to Henry as a "home-run hitter" with "a rare skill set," Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Henry will enter his fourth NFL season with his third offensive coordinator, though it should be an easy transition given that Smith plans to retain the terminology used by Matt LaFleur in 2018. Assuming he learned something from his predecessor's early mistakes and eventual success, Smith presumably will feature Henry as the lead back while Dion Lewis is mostly used on passing downs. The 247-pound behemoth memorably erupted for 585 rushing yards and seven touchdowns over the final four weeks of the 2018 campaign, nearly dragging a mediocre Titans squad into the playoffs. While Henry still figures to be the centerpiece of most weekly game plans, any reasonable path to success involves the acquisition of better receiving weapons for Marcus Mariota (neck).
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How do Derrick Henry's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
16.5%
 
Positive Run %
86.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
72.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.6
 
Rushing TD %
5.6%
 
Touches Per Game
14.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
57.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.6%
 
% Team Targets
4.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Derrick Henry's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
247 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.38 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.20 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
130 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Plucked in the second round of the 2016 draft, Henry's chances of making an impact as a rookie were dashed when the Titans picked up DeMarco Murray on the cheap from the Eagles, but he still put together a solid first season in the NFL with his limited opportunities. A huge, bruising force of nature out of the backfield at 6-3, 247, Henry doesn't make many people miss and doesn't need to, instead using his size and power to make himself difficult to wrap up and take down. He started to earn the coaching staff's trust at the goal line as the season progressed, scoring three TDs from inside the 5-yard line in the last three games, and he could see his duties there expand in 2017 as the Titans look to keep Murray healthy. As long as the veteran is around, though, Henry's touches and production will be capped.
Henry finally stepped into a featured role as a junior at Alabama, and he was ready for the work. The Tide ran him into the ground through 15 games: a ridiculous 395 carries, good for 2,219 yards and 28 scores. Henry capped his career with a Heisman trophy in December and a National Championship in January. He rolled up 167 yards and three scores in the clincher over Clemson. Henry starts the year as the clear No. 2 back in Tennessee — behind veteran DeMarco Murray — and Henry's lack of receiving chops (17 career catches) won't get him on the field. His 6-foot-3, 245-pound frame can be seen as a blessing or a curse — it enables him to run over defenders and gain yards after initial contact, but it also makes him a big target. Henry could lead Tennessee in rushing touchdowns, and he should be a weapon.
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Modest output in loss
RBTennessee Titans
December 30, 2018
Henry received 16 carries for 93 yards and added another 13 yards on his lone reception in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.
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Hits paydirt in victory
RBTennessee Titans
December 22, 2018
Henry rushed 21 times for 84 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 25-16 win over Washington. He caught his lone target for eight yards.
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Pummels way to big game
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December 16, 2018
Henry carried the ball 33 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Giants. He caught one pass for zero yards.
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Career-best night in win
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December 6, 2018
Henry rushed 17 times for 238 yards and four touchdowns in the Titans' 30-9 win over the Jaguars on Thursday.
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Finds end zone
RBTennessee Titans
December 2, 2018
Henry rushed the ball 10 times for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-22 win over the Jets. He added two receptions for five yards.
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