Posted: 4/02/2020 5:29 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry signed his franchise tender Thursday, April 2. Henry and the Titans remain committed to reaching a long-term agreement before the July 15 deadline.
Huddle Up: This is reassuring, since there may have been enough speculation to the contrary to make fantasy footballers nervous. Look for Henry to be rumbling as a No. 1 fantasy back on Sundays, provided we have football games in which he can rumble.
Posted: 4/01/2020 9:09 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans franchise free-agent RB Derrick Henry's representatives have talked with the Titans about a long-term contract, according to general manager Jon Robinson.
Huddle Up: The two sides have a few months to reach a long-term contract, but Henry will be with the team for at least one more season. He was the top running back in the NFL this past season and should see plenty of carries in 2020. He can be a first-round pick in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/25/2020 2:44 am UTC
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry ran for 896 yards and 10 touchdowns from Week 10 to Week 17 last season, becoming the first player in modern history (since 1950) to run for at least 500 yards and 10 TDs over that same time frame multiple times in his career. Henry also rushed for 759 yards and 10 TDs from Week 10 to Week 17 in 2018 as well.
Posted: 3/16/2020 2:31 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry received the franchise tag Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Henry was the rushing champion in 15 games with 1,540 yards and 16 scores. In PPR leagues, though, he fell from second to fifth in fantasy points. You can make a case for him to be the top option in non-PPR drafts, but he absolutely suffers when receptions are awarded.
Posted: 3/15/2020 6:28 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans impending free-agent RB Derrick Henry is a candidate for the franchise tag since the team agreed to a new contract with QB Ryan Tannehill.
Huddle Up: Henry led the NFL this past season with 303 carries and 1,540 yards. He will continue to be a focal point on offense for the Titans and probably will be one of the first running backs drafted in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 2/25/2020 9:17 pm UTC
Impending free-agent RB Derrick Henry will be attempted to be retained by the team, according to general manager Jon Robinson Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We're going to work through that one and do everything we can to try to keep him around,' said Robinson.
Huddle Up: It's well known how well Henry can perform in the Titans' system, and while it's likely he can be a top fantasy performer wherever he could go, fantasy managers shouldn't be hoping for a chance. He'll be in the RB1 conversation if back with the Titans in 2020.
Posted: 2/21/2020 3:17 am UTC
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has a good chance to receive a big extension from the Titans, according to an AFC scout. 'Keep a guy who you know you're getting with such consistency,' the scout said.
Huddle Up: Henry said he is looking to be paid like one of the top backs in the league, but staying in Tennessee is probably the best-case scenario for his fantasy value. If Henry is back with the Titans in 2020, he should be a RB1 in all formats.
Posted: 2/07/2020 4:40 am UTC
Tennessee Titans impending free-agent RB Derrick Henry said that Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's contract 'is the floor' for what he will be expecting with his next contract.
Huddle Up: After leading the NFL in rushing and carrying the Titans to the AFC Championship Game, Henry is in prime position to receive a huge contract. Even if he doesn't end up back in Tennessee, Henry should be a workhorse and a RB1 wherever he lands.
Posted: 1/30/2020 5:30 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry, an impending free agent, said Thursday, Jan. 30, that 'I definitely want to stay in Tennessee.'
Huddle Up: Henry's eye-popping late-season run -- 1,183 rushing yards and 12 TDs over his final nine games, including three playoff contests -- certainly states his free-agent case, but he'll be fighting the modern NFL RB big-money contract stigma, not to mention the fact that QB Ryan Tannehill also is a free agent. Wherever Henry ends up, though, in 2020, he'll be in the fantasy RB1 conversation.
Posted: 1/18/2020 5:52 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has rushed for 377 yards on 64 carries in two wins this postseason, but Kansas City Chiefs DE Frank Clark says he isn't intimidated heading into the AFC Championship matchup with the Titans on Sunday, Jan. 19. 'He's not hard to hit,' Clark was quoted as saying on NFL Network. 'He's just a big guy -- 240, 245, 250 (pounds). Honestly he should be running harder at his weight and size. I don't see no difficulty in tackling him. ... He's just easy to me up front because I don't look at any running back like they can't be tackled. He's not one of the best guys at breaking tackles to me, honestly.'
Huddle Up: Henry is on a truly historic run -- with only Terrell Davis owning more 150-yard postseason games (four) than Henry's three -- and it will be challenge for Clark and the K.C. D, which ranked in the bottom fourth of the league in allowing 128.2 rushing yards per game and 4.9 yards per carry, to slow down -- let alone shut down -- Henry and the run-first Titans.