Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tennessee Titans
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Henry's 2018 campaign really doesn't make much sense on paper. For 12 games he struggled in a timeshare with Dion Lewis, pigeon-holed as a short-yardage and power complement to the shifty former Patriot. Then Week 14 against the Jaguars happened. It's hard to believe a single performance could so radically change a club's perception of a player, but when the player rumbles for 238 yards and four TDs in four quarters, that's exactly what happens. Henry took on a heavier workload as the unquestioned lead back after that, and all told he piled up 55 percent of his rushing yards and seven of his 12 TDs in the season's final quarter, looking like a modern-day Earl Campbell while doing it. There's nothing subtle about Henry's skill set. He's a huge back who runs at and through people (his 38 broken tackles on rushes tied Saquon Barkley for second in the league) and while he possesses strong balance and surprising speed, his mindset is to wear down the defense and make it dread trying to tackle him. Lewis remains on hand for passing downs, but now that the Titans have figured out what they have in Henry, expect them to lean heavily on their 247-pound back. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.41 million contract with the Titans in May of 2016.
Held in check to close season
RBTennessee Titans
January 19, 2020
Henry carried the ball 19 times for 69 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
ANALYSIS
Henry worked fairly effectively in the first half, racking up 62 yards on the ground while finding the end zone. However, he was largely scripted out of the second half gameplan as the Titans fell behind, receiving only three carries in the final two quarters. It was a disappointing conclusion to a tremendous postseason for Henry, who surpassed 200 total yards in the team's two victories. Now, Henry will turn his focus to inking a new contract as he enters the free-agent market for the first time in his career.
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How do Derrick Henry's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
15.5%
 
Positive Run %
82.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
62.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.2
 
Rushing TD %
5.3%
 
Touches Per Game
21.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
53.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-3.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.5%
 
% Team Targets
5.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
72.0%
 
Drop Rate
12.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
14.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Derrick Henry's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
247 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.38 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.20 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
130 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
The Titans elected not to bring back DeMarco Murray for 2018, and it's easy to see why after Henry outperformed the 30-year-old on the ground last year. One of the NFL's most intimidating backs, Henry uses every bit of his 6-3, 247-pound frame to inflict damage on any defender with the temerity to try bringing him down. He also displays surprisingly nimble feet, but for the most part his game is pure power, as he muscles through arm tackles in the hole and simply relies on mass and inertia to pick up yards after contact. So far, it's worked - Henry had eight runs of at least 15 yards and scored five TDs in each of his first two NFL campaigns, despite getting minimal work at the goal line. He figures to have more scoring opportunities with Murray out of the picture, but the Titans didn't give Dion Lewis a four-year, $19.8 million contract just to have him watch from the sidelines. Lewis figures to handle third-down work and mix in with Henry on early downs, likely forming a true timeshare. Nonetheless, Henry is poised for a big bump in his production, running behind a strong offensive line with new coordinator Matt LaFleur calling the shots.
Plucked in the second round of the 2016 draft, Henry's chances of making an impact as a rookie were dashed when the Titans picked up DeMarco Murray on the cheap from the Eagles, but he still put together a solid first season in the NFL with his limited opportunities. A huge, bruising force of nature out of the backfield at 6-3, 247, Henry doesn't make many people miss and doesn't need to, instead using his size and power to make himself difficult to wrap up and take down. He started to earn the coaching staff's trust at the goal line as the season progressed, scoring three TDs from inside the 5-yard line in the last three games, and he could see his duties there expand in 2017 as the Titans look to keep Murray healthy. As long as the veteran is around, though, Henry's touches and production will be capped.
Henry finally stepped into a featured role as a junior at Alabama, and he was ready for the work. The Tide ran him into the ground through 15 games: a ridiculous 395 carries, good for 2,219 yards and 28 scores. Henry capped his career with a Heisman trophy in December and a National Championship in January. He rolled up 167 yards and three scores in the clincher over Clemson. Henry starts the year as the clear No. 2 back in Tennessee — behind veteran DeMarco Murray — and Henry's lack of receiving chops (17 career catches) won't get him on the field. His 6-foot-3, 245-pound frame can be seen as a blessing or a curse — it enables him to run over defenders and gain yards after initial contact, but it also makes him a big target. Henry could lead Tennessee in rushing touchdowns, and he should be a weapon.
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Tramples another elite defense
RBTennessee Titans
January 11, 2020
Henry rushed 30 times for 195 yards, threw a three-yard touchdown pass, and brought in both his targets for seven yards in the Titans' 28-12 divisional-round win over the Ravens on Saturday.
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Runs over Patriots
RBTennessee Titans
January 4, 2020
Henry carried the ball 34 times for 182 yards and a touchdown in the team's wild-card round win over New England. He added one reception for 22 yards.
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Wins rushing title
RBTennessee Titans
December 29, 2019
Henry recorded 32 carries for 211 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans.
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Practicing fully
RBTennessee Titans
December 26, 2019
Henry (hamstring) was listed as a full practice participant Thursday.
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Trending toward return
RBTennessee Titans
December 25, 2019
Henry (hamstring) was listed as full participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
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