Darrell Henderson
Darrell Henderson
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Los Angeles Rams
Questionable
Injury Ankle
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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#114.14
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$Signed a four-year, $4.21 million contract with the Rams in June of 2019.
On track for training camp
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ankle
June 10, 2020
Henderson (ankle) said Wednesday he'll be fully ready for the start of training camp, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
The 22-year-old missed the regular-season finale with a high-ankle sprain and underwent surgery in late December, but the procedure won't impact his availability for the start of the 2020 campaign. As a rookie in 2019, Henderson rushed 39 times for 147 yards and caught four passes for 37 yards, but the departure of Todd Gurley leaves a significant void in the backfield. Malcolm Brown and rookie second-round pick Cam Akers will also be competing for playing time, though Henderson may start out atop the depth chart.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Darrell Henderson'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 %
33.3%
 
Positive Run %
76.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
82.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
3.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
45.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.03
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
1.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.5
 
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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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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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Competition added in draft
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ankle
April 25, 2020
Henderson (ankle) received competition for playing time entering the 2020 season after the team selected Cam Akers in the second round of this year's draft, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN reports.
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Likely leader of committee?
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ankle
April 7, 2020
Rams GM Les Snead envisions Henderson (ankle) operating as part of a multi-player backfield, Greg Beacham of The Associated Press reports. "What we want to be is a team that utilizes more than just one workhorse running the ball," Snead said. "We have this big-picture vision, Darrell (Henderson) being a part of it, but we do expect other pieces to be a big part of it as well."
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Eyeing lead role
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ankle
March 20, 2020
Henderson (ankle) has a big opportunity ahead with Todd Gurley no longer part of the Rams backfield, Rich Hammond of The Athletic reports.
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To be put on IR
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ankle
December 22, 2019
Henderson (ankle) will be placed on injured reserve, Sarina Morales of the Rams' official site reports.
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Dealing with ankle injury
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ankle
December 21, 2019
Henderson suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's loss to the 49ers.
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