- 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 had a very nice day Wednesday in the joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Most importantly, Henry's pass blocking skills stood out in the one-on-one and team drills. Henry's inability to protect the quarterback were a major reason that he deferred to veteran DeMarco Murray during his first two years in the league. These concerns carried over when the Titans signed Dion Lewis, but it appears that Henry has improved drastically in the passing game. Henry's offseason reports paint him out as a much more complete back than he was previously regarded as, but it is still unknown whether or not he can carry it over to the regular season.
Tennessee Titans running backs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis have been splitting first-team reps evenly so far in training camp. As expected, Lewis has been used more often in passing situations than Henry, although Henry has seen some targets his way as well. Henry has reportedly been running very well in the new zone scheme, but the involvement of Lewis in the passing game definitely lowers his weekly floor. This backfield is looking more and more like a committee each day, with both running backs carrying RB2 value.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry could still easily lead the backfield in rushing attempts and rushing yards despite the offseason signing of Dion Lewis. However, the more versatile Lewis could have more all-purpose yards than Henry. The Titans will surely create game-day packages for each back, and both runners could be on the field together at the same time often. The presence of both backs means neither will be an RB1 for fantasy purposes, but they can both be productive in a run-first offense behind a great offensive line. Consider both Henry and Lewis as RB2 targets, with Henry being more valuable in standard-scoring formats and Lewis more attractive in PPR setups.