- Height / Weight
- 6'3" / 247 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 17, 1994 (24)
- 4th Season
- 2016 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 45 (TEN)
Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson reiterated that the team plans to ride running back Derrick Henry as their lead back in 2019. In five December games last year, Henry carried the offense, running for 625 yards and eight touchdowns. He finished with 215 attempts, 1,059 yards and 12 touchdowns (4.9 yards per carry) in 2018. The Titans also have Dion Lewis, though, and he ran for 517 yards and a touchdown in his first year in Tennessee. He was also second on the team with 59 receptions. Henry should be the main man on early downs, but Lewis will factor more into the passing game.
Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith made it clear that running back Derrick Henry is expected to have a big role in the 2019 offense in the final year of his rookie deal. Henry, who is 6-foot-3, 247 pounds, had 1,059 yards on the ground in 2018, with more than half of his yards coming in the final four weeks when the Titans leaned on him. "Derrick will be a big part of the offense," Smith said. "He has a rare skill set. Derrick's a home-run hitter. We are taking another step hopefully with him. What he did over the last five weeks will open up a lot of things." Henry did very little for two-thirds of the season, but he broke out and was one of the league's best running backs down the stretch, carrying many teams to a fantasy title. He's more of a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex with Dion Lewis also in the backfield, but Henry's stock is on the rise after his strong finish.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has gone from zero to hero in the month of December, rushing for 532 yards and eight touchdowns in just four games. With quarterback Marcus Mariota questionable for the regular season finale against a hot Indianapolis Colts team, don't be surprised if we see another big dose of Henry again. The offense has been much more effective featuring him as the centerpiece over the last three games. Henry's insane usage and touchdown projections make him an easy RB1 in a week where not many teams have something to play for. The Colts defense will be no slouch, however.