3 reasons Derrick Henry’s fantasy football stock rose without playing a game
In this slideshow, we’ve listed three reasons why Derrick Henry’s fantasy football stock rose after not playing a snap in the Tennessee Titans’ preseason opener.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry saw his fantasy football stock rise after one preseason game, and he didn’t even play.
There are so many factors that go into the success of a running back in fantasy.
Backs need to get a consistent workload with plenty of carries per game and/or be involved in the passing game. Having a timeshare with another back on the roster is a recipe for disaster in most cases, and we saw that with Henry early on last season.
The more important of those two factors for Henry will be the former, after he caught just three passes when his workload was increased in the last four weeks of 2018, but still finished as the top PPR back in that span by a nearly 17-point margin, per Fantasy Pros.
Another important factor for a fantasy running back doing well is the offensive line in front of him. Rarely do backs succeed with a lackluster offensive line blocking for them, unless, of course, you’re Barry Sanders.
We can also talk about health, obviously, and there is an issue for Henry there. He came up with a strained calf muscle after the team’s first practice and hasn’t returned since. Head coach Mike Vrabel didn’t seem concerned about it and Henry has plenty of time to get right before Week 1.
So, how can Derrick Henry’s stock possibly rise if he hasn’t even played a preseason snap yet? Let us show you the way by clicking on through.