Darrell Henderson
Darrell Henderson
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Rams
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Henderson generated plenty of hype after being selected in the third round of last year's draft, but injuries and a tough adjustment to the pro game left him with only 43 touches in 13 games. His college tape from Memphis shows speed and burst that make him seem capable of breaking off a big gain every time he gets the ball, and he also displayed receiving skills that hint at three-down potential. Henderson struggled to pick up the playbook in the preseason, however, and while he wasn't expected to see a large role behind a healthy Todd Gurley, he didn't even see double-digit snaps until Week 6 and barely saw the field at all after Week 8. Gurley's now in Atlanta, though, replaced by 2020 second-round pick Cam Akers. The Rams figure to have a competition for backfield roles, with veteran and longtime Gurley backup Malcolm Brown also in the mix. Brown and Henderson have the benefit of scheme familiarity, while Akers has the advantages of draft capital, prototypical size (5-10, 217) and experience handling a three-down role at FSU. That's not to say Henderson is out of the running for the lead role, but he's more likely to end up second or third in a committee. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.21 million contract with the Rams in June of 2019.
Bottled up by Niners
RBLos Angeles Rams
November 30, 2020
Henderson rushed 10 times for 19 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to San Francisco.
ANALYSIS
The sophomore's fantasy day could have been somewhat saved if quarterback Jared Goff hadn't overthrown Henderson on a would-be touchdown in the third quarter. Instead, Henderson has now been limited in consecutive games with just 24 rushing yards on 18 carries and four receiving yards on two receptions. Making matters worse, the Rams continued their commitment to utilizing three running backs. Rookie Cam Akers was the most explosive runner Sunday with 84 yards and a touchdown, whereas veteran Malcolm Brown led the backfield in offensive snaps with 25. It's all adding up to Henderson's value trending in the wrong direction.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darrell Henderson's 2020 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 %
8.3%
 
Positive Run %
79.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
51.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
3.3%
 
Touches Per Game
12.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
46.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.10
 
% Team Air Yards
1.1%
 
% Team Targets
5.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.7
 
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#% of Team Snaps

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8140%
28537%
7637%
11114%
4723%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
75.2
 
Cornerbacks
78.1
 
Safeties
53.8
 
Linebackers
80.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Darrell Henderson'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
5' 8"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
8.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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3 days ago
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3 days ago
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
The most electric big-play threat at running back in this year's draft, Henderson averaged an incredible 8.9 YPC the last two seasons for Memphis while handling a heavy workload. He doesn't have the prototypical frame for an NFL starter, but his balance and footwork make him tougher to bring down in traffic than his upright running style suggests, and his incredible acceleration allows him to hit top speed in a hiccup and turn a small crease or tiny patch of green into a huge gain. Henderson also showed he can be an asset as a receiver, both as a check-down option and as a route-runner, but he might need to improve his blocking skills to see significant passing-down action. If he's stuck purely as Todd Gurley's backup, Henderson's touches will be limited, especially if Malcolm Brown also stays in the mix for snaps. The big question is whether Gurley can stay on the field amidst reports of a degenerative condition in his left knee. If not, Henderson could land a key role in an efficient, uptempo offense with strong blocking and impressive downfield weapons.
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Unproductive against Bucs
RBLos Angeles Rams
November 23, 2020
Henderson rushed eight times for five yards and caught two of three targets for four yards in Monday night's 27-24 win over the Buccaneers.
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Finds end zone in win
RBLos Angeles Rams
November 15, 2020
Henderson carried the ball seven times for 28 yards and a touchdown and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Seahawks.
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Cleared for Sunday
RBLos Angeles Rams
November 13, 2020
Henderson (quad) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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Officially limited Thursday
RBLos Angeles Rams
Quadriceps
November 12, 2020
Henderson (quad) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
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Returns to practice Thursday
RBLos Angeles Rams
Thigh
November 12, 2020
Coach Sean McVay said Henderson (quadriceps) will practice Thursday and is expected to suit up Sunday against the Seahawks, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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