Running back: C-
This is a tale of two backs. Derrick Henry is a huge swing and miss player right now and for the majority of his career. To be successful he either needs a long runway or the conviction to lower his head and run behind his pads.
Both are hard to come by because it is hard to consistently run Henry wide when teams know he doesn’t cut back well. When the Titans try to run it inside, he constantly stands straight up and looks around for open holes to run through which gets him killed.
He is a home run hitter and the size tends to fool people into thinking something that he is not. He is a role player at running back and can’t be relied on as an every down back.
Lewis is different because he seemingly always makes plays with the ball in his hands out of the backfield. While he isn’t a great pure runner right now, he has to stay on the field for what he does in the passing game.
Henry had a few big gains, but his biggest plays came for the other team when he was losing chunks of yards in key moments.
On the other hand, Lewis didn’t have any big plays throughout regulation, but when overtime came he converted the last 4th down before the Titans scored and got them inside the 15.
Henry is someone you have to make an effort to get going and Lewis is someone who effortlessly seems to generate yards. There is no doubt in my mind who should get more snaps going forward.