- Height / Weight
- 6'3" / 247 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 17, 1994 (24)
- 3rd Season
- 2016 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 45 (TEN)
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry stole the show on Thursday Night Football, setting the Titans single-game rushing record with 238 yards and four touchdowns on just 17 carries. Henry also tied the record for longest run in NFL history with a 99-yard touchdown. The Jacksonville defenders had seemingly no desire to bring Henry down in the open field all night as he sprung long run after long run. This game served as a reward for any fantasy owners still brave, or desperate, enough to start Henry after his underwhelming 2018 campaign. Expect the Titans to continue to try to lean on Henry down the stretch as they make a playoff push, but don't let this explosion create inflated expectations for his production going forward.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has not been what fantasy owners would hope for this season, but when he gets into the end zone, it can numb the pain. Henry did just that this week in the Titans 26-22 victory over the Jets. Henry threw up a mildly decent stat line with 40 yards rushing, two receptions and a touchdown. Normally, Henry owners expect Dion Lewis to get the bulk of the carries, but this week he just couldn't get it done, forcing the Titans to find another way to win. The Titans face the Jaguars in Week 14, a team only allowing about 14 points on average to running backs.
Tennessee Titans running backs Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry have been uninspiring lately, combining for just 34 carries and 108 yards over the last two contests. They have both seen an equal share of those carries, although Lewis has seen more work in the passing game. It appears that this backfield has shifted away from Lewis as the number one and back to a timeshare, leaving it a muddled mess for fantasy owners. Lewis will continue to have the higher weekly floor due to his receiving work, but Henry does possess the touchdown upside. Both backs should be treated as flex plays going forward unless a leader emerges down the stretch.