Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will suit up in Week 15, according to multiple reports.
If you needed some extra reassurance that Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will play in Week 15 against the Houston Texans, we now have it.
On Thursday, Henry said he’d be “ready to go” for Sunday, however some concern obviously arose from the fact that Henry didn’t get in a single practice all week for the first time this season after playing injured in Week 14.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Henry will play in Week 15.
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero also confirmed that Henry will take the field against the Texans, but also stated that the Alabama product not practicing was due to maintenance and there is no plan for him to be on a pitch count.
This is great news for the Titans and fantasy football owners who have Henry on their team.
Over the last four weeks, Henry has been arguably the best running back in the NFL with 599 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
In Week 14, Henry still posted 103 yards and two scores, but certainly didn’t look like he was running at 100 percent, which was particularly apparent on a 24-yard run, his longest of the game against the Oakland Raiders.
Henry’s importance to Tennessee comes in the form of more than just his success on the ground. Ryan Tannehill and the Titans’ passing attack has thrived off play action, something that is set up by Henry’s dominance in the running game.
If these reports are true, the Titans will have their most important weapon on offense for what is a crucial showdown with the Texans for first place in the AFC South.
The first of two meetings in the final three weeks of the 2019 season between these teams will kickoff at noon CST on Sunday in Nissan Stadium. The Titans have won the last three meetings with the Texans on their home turf.