Derrick Henry’s outlook
The Titans running back salvaged his Week 3 game against the Jaguars with a late touchdown, but it was a disappointing showing overall for Derrick Henry, who averaged 23.1 fantasy points (PPR) over his first two games, only to score 11.6 in his third game.
Henry was bottled up in Week 3 for just 44 yards (2.6 yards per carry), but did have 17 carries because his offensive coordinator continued to irrationally feed him the rock late in the game with the Titans trailing by multiple scores.
Good for fantasy owners, bad for Titans fans.
Henry left plenty of points on the field also. He had an impressive 10-yard run in which he had to cut back across the entire field to salvage a busted play, however the run was called back because of a bogus holding call on Tajae Sharpe.
He also had a wide open screen pass he stone cold dropped with plenty of green in front of him that could have led to a huge play and a much better fantasy night. If there’s one area Henry needs to improve, it’s catching the football. He now has multiple drops this season.
The Titans offensive line is atrocious, but things will get better once Taylor Lewan returns and rookie Nate Davis takes over at right guard. Even still, Henry should be able to produce the RB1 numbers we expect him to until they return and is a must-start back, regardless of matchup.
Most importantly, it looks like the Titans are committed to feeding their No. 1 back, as Henry is averaging 17 carries per contest so far. The snap count split between he and Dion Lewis is still mind-boggling (42-38 in favor of Lewis), but that hasn’t stopped Henry from getting a solid workload. He should still get more carries, though.