Derrick Henry: Offensive Player of the Year/NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year
When you’re primed to have the kind of year Henry is, multiple opportunities at awards are possible.
Henry busted out of his shell late last season, with 585 yards and seven touchdowns in his last four regular season games. One of those games was a 238-yard, four-touchdown beatdown of the Jacksonville Jaguars, which included a record-tying 99-yard scamper for a score.
Clearly Henry has the goods to have a huge year, but his limited carries for much of the 2018 campaign slowed him down. That shouldn’t be the case again in 2019.
Titans coaches have seen just what Henry can do when he gets the ball consistently. He’s a bruiser who can run over defenders, but he has also shown time and time again to be a home run hitter, capable of taking any carry to paydirt from anywhere on the field.
His knack for scoring touchdowns with long plays or from the goal line with his huge frame (6-foot-3, 237 pounds) ensures he’ll be scoring on a regular basis. If he has the capability to score seven touchdowns in four games like he did in 2018, just imagine how many he can score with a full slate of games with consistent carries.
It’s quite possible that not only does Henry win Offensive Player of the Year honors, but he would also likely garner NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year, as well. Running backs who are capable of putting up big numbers like Henry are invaluable fantasy assets.
Just ask those who had him on their roster last season during that legendary four-game stretch.