Posted: 7/16/2021 3:02 am GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry averaged 10.87 mph when crossing the line of scrimmage in 2020, according to NFL Next Gen Stats, the best of any running back with at least 150 carries.
Posted: 7/13/2021 1:51 am GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry led the league with 1,073 rushing yards after contact in 2021, according to Pro Football Reference.
Huddle Up: It marks the second straight year Henry paced the NFL in rushing yards after contact (968 in 2019) and the third consecutive season in which he finished inside the top two. The major concern for fantasy owners moving forward is his recent workload (418 touches in 2020 and 409 in 2019 - both including the postseason). The argument for Henry is that he usually delivers the punishment much more than he absorbs it, while the counterargument is that his two-year workload is almost unprecedented. Fantasy managers seem to be unfazed, typically taking him inside the top five picks in most drafts.
Posted: 5/12/2021 1:14 am GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has registered a league-high 90 carries of at least 10 yards over the last two seasons - more than 11 NFL teams - according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Henry has obviously benefited from a league-high 681 rush attempts over that span, but that should not take away from just how impressive of a number that is for the 247-pounder. It's fair to wonder how much longer Henry can continue handling 300-plus carries and remain this explosive, and there is reason to expect him to take a step back in 2021 after former offensive coordinator Arthur Smith left to take the head-coaching job with the Atlanta Falcons. Henry should remain in the RB1 conversation, but he may not be the force he has been in recent seasons.
Posted: 3/22/2021 4:22 am GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is tied for second in the league with 29 runs of at least 20 yards since 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: It's actually a bit surprising he's not the leader in this category because he seemingly breaks off a long run at least once per game, but it is still very impressive nonetheless. While it will be interesting to see how much the departure of former offensive coordinator Arthur Smith will affect his production in 2021 and beyond, the safe money is on Henry seeing enough volume moving forward to remain firmly in the RB1 discussion for at least one more season.
Posted: 2/24/2021 6:44 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is only one of two running backs that has forced at least 50 missed tackles in each of the last two seasons.
Huddle Up: Henry posted a career-high 2,027 yards this season and has recorded at least 12 touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. He will continue to be one of the focal points on offense for the Titans and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 2/07/2021 2:41 am GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry was named The Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 6.
Huddle Up: Henry topped 2,000 yards on his way to his second straight rushing title. He also led the NFL in rushing touchdowns for the second year in a row, and he has found the end zone a total of 35 times over the past two seasons. The centerpiece of Tennessee's offense, he will enter 2021 as one of the safest first-round options in all formats.
Posted: 1/22/2021 3:08 am GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry led all running backs with 75 forced missed tackles this season, and his 1,490 rushing yards after contact were the most in the league.
Huddle Up: Henry has been a fantasy monster since Ryan Tannehill took over as the Tennessee quarterback. His massive workload will likely take a toll at some point, but there is no reason he shouldn't deliver another RB1 campaign in 2021.
Posted: 1/08/2021 11:33 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (non-injury) practiced in full and was removed from the injury report Friday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Henry has followed the same practice regimen at the end of the week for four straight weeks, getting a limited session in on Thursday before returning to a full practice Friday. The 27-year-old has logged at least 23 touches each of those weeks and in six of his last seven outings overall, so it's reasonable to expect another huge workload from him on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Posted: 1/08/2021 5:50 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has rushed for 100-plus yards in back-to-back games against the Baltimore Ravens heading into their wild-card matchup Sunday, Jan. 10. The only running back with three straight 100-yard games against the Ravens was the Pittsburgh Steelers' Jerome Bettis in 1996-97.
Huddle Up: Henry has rushed for at least 156 yards in three of his five career playoff games, including a career postseason-high 195 vs. the Ravens in the divisional round last season. Henry should get his yards again Sunday, and the Ravens' best bet will likely be focusing on outscoring the Titans, given Tennessee's extremely shaky defense.
Posted: 1/08/2021 12:09 am GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (non-injury) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Henry has been limited in practice each of the previous three Thursdays, only to handle at least 23 touches in each game three days later. If the Titans are to pull the upset on the Baltimore Ravens for the second straight postseason, they'll need another big effort from their 2,000-yard rusher. Despite the difficult matchup, Henry is a good bet to run for over 100 yards and find the end zone at least once.