Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry
24-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.
Totals eight touches
RBTennessee Titans
October 14, 2018
Henry rushed for 21 yards on seven carries during Sunday's 21-0 loss to the Ravens. He also added one reception for five yards.
ANALYSIS
Henry led the Titans' backfield with eight touches but still didn't get enough volume to make an impact. That was due at least in part to game script; however, Henry has yet to see 20 touches in a game this season. Henry's poor individual performance -- he's averaging just 3.4 yards per carry -- and the Titans' poor offense have led to disappointing results through six games. Henry will look to get things going in Week 7 against the Chargers.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    139
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
270
0
2017
411
0
2018
139
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   247 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.54 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.38 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.20 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   33.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   130 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   22 reps
GOOD
Tennessee Titans Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
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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Still can't find end zone
RBTennessee Titans
October 7, 2018
Henry rushed for 56 yards on 11 carries during Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Bills. He was targeted once, but did not record a catch.
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Held to 31 yards
RBTennessee Titans
September 30, 2018
Henry rushed for 24 yards on eight carries and added seven yards on two catches during Sunday's 26-23 win over the Eagles.
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Leading rusher in Week 3 win
RBTennessee Titans
September 23, 2018
Henry rushed 18 times for 57 yards and failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 9-6 win over the Jaguars.
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Set to face Jaguars in Week 3
RBTennessee Titans
September 21, 2018
Henry (back) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars after practicing fully Friday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited again Thursday
RBTennessee Titans
Back
September 20, 2018
Henry (back) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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