Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tennessee Titans
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Henry's 2018 campaign really doesn't make much sense on paper. For 12 games he struggled in a timeshare with Dion Lewis, pigeon-holed as a short-yardage and power complement to the shifty former Patriot. Then Week 14 against the Jaguars happened. It's hard to believe a single performance could so radically change a club's perception of a player, but when the player rumbles for 238 yards and four TDs in four quarters, that's exactly what happens. Henry took on a heavier workload as the unquestioned lead back after that, and all told he piled up 55 percent of his rushing yards and seven of his 12 TDs in the season's final quarter, looking like a modern-day Earl Campbell while doing it. There's nothing subtle about Henry's skill set. He's a huge back who runs at and through people (his 38 broken tackles on rushes tied Saquon Barkley for second in the league) and while he possesses strong balance and surprising speed, his mindset is to wear down the defense and make it dread trying to tackle him. Lewis remains on hand for passing downs, but now that the Titans have figured out what they have in Henry, expect them to lean heavily on their 247-pound back. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.41 million contract with the Titans in May of 2016.
Tops 100 total yards
RBTennessee Titans
October 20, 2019
Henry rushed the ball 22 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Chargers. He also added one reception for 18 yards.
ANALYSIS
Henry didn't break free from the Chargers defense regularly, with his longest run of the game picking up just 12 yards. However, he amassed 20 carries for the third time in his last four games, providing him with volume to cover up his lack of efficiency. His most impactful run came late in the fourth quarter, when he scored on an 11-yard run for what turned out to be the game-winning score. It's clear that Henry will remain an integral part of the Titans' offense with Ryan Tannehill under center, though his lack of involvement in the passing game will cap his potential upside. In addition, Henry will draw a tough matchup against the Buccaneers' stout run defense in Week 8.
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How do Derrick Henry's 2019 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 rush attempts.
  • 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 %
20.4%
 
Positive Run %
75.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
75.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
3.5%
 
Touches Per Game
19.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
52.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-5.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.14
 
% Team Air Yards
-2.6%
 
% Team Targets
7.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
25.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
19.5
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Chargers
Sunday, Oct 20th at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
82.7
 
Cornerbacks
77.7
 
Safeties
93.3
 
Linebackers
98.5
 
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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
2018
2017
2016
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.
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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Bottled up by Broncos
RBTennessee Titans
October 13, 2019
Henry carried the ball 15 times for 28 yards and caught one of three targets for five yards in Sunday's 16-0 loss to the Broncos.
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Finds rhythm in second half
RBTennessee Titans
October 6, 2019
Henry carried the ball 20 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Bills. He was not targeted in the passing game.
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Reaches century mark
RBTennessee Titans
September 29, 2019
Henry carried the ball 27 times for 100 yards in Week 4 against Atlanta. He also added one reception for eight yards.
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Stonewalled in loss
RBTennessee Titans
September 19, 2019
Henry rushed 17 times for 44 yards and a touchdown and brought in one of two targets for two yards in the Titans' 20-7 loss to the Jaguars on Thursday.
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Barrels into the end zone
RBTennessee Titans
September 15, 2019
Henry ran for 81 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and added 12 yards on two catches during Sunday's 19-17 loss to Indianapolis. He fumbled during the contest, but it wasn't lost.
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