Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry

28-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tennessee Titans
2022 Fantasy Outlook
A foot injury that cost him the entire second half of the season might have been the only thing standing between Henry and a third straight rushing title, and maybe even a second straight 2,000-yard campaign. In only eight games, he piled up 937 rushing yards and 10 TDs despite seeing eight-man fronts over 36 percent of the time, one of the highest marks in the league. There were signs his huge workload was catching up to him though, even before he got hurt. Henry's 4.3 yards per carry was a step back from his performance the last two seasons, and the downturn largely came from the fact he wasn't blowing up as many would-be tacklers as before. He managed only 2.2 yards after contact per carry in 2021, following a 3.2 mark in 2019 and 2.8 in 2020, and his 10 broken tackles in those eight games was almost half the rate we're used to seeing from Henry. He still runs with power plus that shocking speed for a big man, as Jonathan Taylor was the only running back to post a faster top speed on a touchdown in 2021, but those 300-carry campaigns appear to be catching up with him. Henry did return from his foot injury to play in the Titans' divisional-round loss to the Bengals, and he should be 100 percent heading into training camp, but 100 percent in 2022 may not be the same as his 100 percent from a couple years ago. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Titans in July of 2020.
Held in check
RBTennessee Titans
January 22, 2022
Henry (foot) rushed the ball 20 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 19-16 divisional-round loss to the Bengals.
ANALYSIS
Henry was active for the first time since Week 8, and he immediately returned to play a central role in the Titans' offense. However, he was largely held in check by Cincinnati, as his longest rush went for only nine yards and he averaged only 3.1 yards per carry. He did manage to tally the first touchdown of the game, plunging into the end zone from three yards away midway through the second quarter. While Henry may have experienced limited explosiveness in his return from a lengthy absence, his presence on the field is an encouraging sign that he'll be healthy enough to retain a workhorse role in 2022.
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How do Derrick Henry's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
9.6%
 
Positive Run %
81.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
72.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
4.6%
 
Touches Per Game
29.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
60.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
3.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
90.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.3
 
% Targeted On Route
16.7%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.28
 
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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
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It's still mind-boggling that as recently as 2018, the Titans thought Henry needed to split touches with Dion Lewis. Since then, he's proven to be the most physically dominant back in the league, winning consecutive rushing crowns and posting the eighth 2,000-yard campaign in NFL history. Henry hasn't wilted as his carries have increased either, keeping his YPC higher than 5.0 for the second straight season and finishing second to Dalvin Cook in broken tackles. In fact, Henry seems to thrive on dishing out punishment to defenders, and if you only counted his yards after contact, he still would have finished fourth in the league in rushing. There's just nothing subtle about his running style, as he uses his 6-3, 247-pound frame to bludgeon his way through holes and over would-be tacklers, while his nimble feet and breakaway speed are what set him apart from large backs who get stuck in short-yardage roles. The Titans will look for 2020 third-round pick Darrynton Evans to take a step forward and become a reliable passing-down option, but there's little else on the depth chart behind the duo as the team has clearly learned its lesson. Henry should once again see a big workload, pound out yards and wear down defenses, allowing Ryan Tannehill to do damage off play-action.
Henry's eruption at the end of 2018 proved to be merely a prelude to a thunderous 2019. He edged Nick Chubb for the rushing crown thanks both to a league-high 303 carries and 5.1 YPC, while also tying Aaron Jones for the league lead with 16 rushing touchdowns. At a beastly 6-3, 247, Henry is nearly impossible to bring down once he gets a head of steam - he tied for third in the NFL with 29 broken tackles (emphasis on the "broken") while ranking second with an average of 3.2 yards after contact. The Titans remain reluctant to use him much in the passing game, putting a ceiling on his overall fantasy production, but he continues to show some ability as a receiver, and there may be no more terrifying situation for a cornerback than seeing Henry get the ball in the flat and realizing you're all that stands between him and the end zone. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill thrived with the play-action opportunities Henry helped to create, and it is unlikely offensive coordinator Arthur Smith will add too many wrinkles to a formula that worked so brilliantly in the second half of last season. Henry even signed a long-term contract in July, removing the possibility of a holdout. Given his low workload prior to 2019, he should still have a few more seasons of peak output in the tank despite his punishing running style.
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.
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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Set to face Bengals
RBTennessee Titans
January 22, 2022
Henry (foot), who was activated from IR on Friday, is expected to start Saturday's playoff game against the Bengals, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
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Activated from injured reserve
RBTennessee Titans
January 21, 2022
Henry (foot) has been activated from IR ahead of Saturday's playoff game against the Bengals, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Expected to come off IR
RBTennessee Titans
Foot
January 21, 2022
The Titans plan to activate Henry (foot) from IR in advance of Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Bengals, Turron Davenport of ESPN reports.
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Increasing practice workload
RBTennessee Titans
Foot
January 20, 2022
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said Thursday that Henry (foot) has been taking more reps in each successive practice since the Titans designated him for return from injured reserve Jan. 5, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
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Takes contact without setbacks
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Foot
January 19, 2022
Henry (foot) responded well to contact Tuesday and will now continue practicing throughout the rest of the week, with the Titans likely waiting until Friday to decide on his availability for Saturday's divisional-round game against Cincinnati, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
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