Running Backs: B
Derrick Henry and Co. fell well short of my bold prediction of 250-plus yards and three touchdowns, but he still had a pretty solid day, rushing for 90 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries, and he added an 18-yard reception for good measure, racking up 108 yards of total offense.
Henry didn’t break any big gains in this game, with his longest carry only netting 12 yards, but he was effective nonetheless, averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
Dion Lewis was a non-factor, netting just one carry for two yards, and was targeted once on a screen pass which he smartly dropped, as catching it would have lost yardage.
Henry did most of the work, and despite not really making any huge plays, he still did enough to take some of the pressure off of Tannehill, and I think that merits giving the running backs a “B” grade.