RB Derrick Henry
ADP and Positional Ranking: 33rd Overall, 18th Running Back
Split backfields have historically not performed well in fantasy football, which is why Derrick Henry is being drafted below players like Joe Mixon and Jerrick McKinnon, who have no competition for snaps. Even sharing snaps with Dion Lewis, Derrick Henry still has the potential to put up 1,000 yards on the ground, in much the same way that Mark Ingram shared the field with Alvin Kamara and still put up 1124 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Early training camp indicates that Derrick Henry will receive the majority of the carries (and likely all of the goal line carries) as Dion Lewis takes up the rest of the carries and operates as a receiving threat all over the field. Derrick Henry’s productivity as a backup bodes well for his chances as a feature back. If Derrick Henry can build on his first two years as a pro in a bigger role, he will be a steal in the third or fourth round.