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Rams RB Darrell Henderson (ribs) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals. He put in a full practice on Friday, though, and HC Sean McVay confirmed that Henderson will play on Sunday. He was getting feature-back usage before that rib injury, but we wouldn't be surprised if Los Angeles scaled back Henderson's workload a bit going forward. Still, he's a nice Week 4 fantasy play in a likely shootout vs. a leaky Arizona run defense.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson (ribs) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. "He had a good look in his eye and took part in the walk thru just now," HC Sean McVay said. "So I think the expectation and anticipation is that he’ll play, but not 100% sure." Henderson was getting feature-back usage before the rib injury, but we wonder if Los Angeles will lighten his load a bit going forward. Check back tomorrow for another update on Henderson's status.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that RB Darrell Henderson (ribs) is making good progress and that he's "hopeful" Henderson will be back for this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals. Sony Michel got feature-back usage with Henderson out Week 3, racking up 20 carries and 4 targets. Michel will be a top 20 fantasy play in Week 4 if Henderson remains sidelined.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson (ribs) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Bucs. Sony Michel will step in as Los Angeles’ lead back, with Jake Funk as the #2 RB. The matchup vs. a stout Tampa run defense leaves Michel as just a RB3 in the Week 3 rankings.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Rams expect RB Darrell Henderson to be inactive for today's game against the Buccaneers. He's officially questionable with a rib injury. If Henderson is out, we should see Sony Michel operate as L.A.'s lead back. Tampa Bay presents arguably the league's worst rushing matchup, so don't expect a big fantasy day. But Michel will be in play for lineups in need.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson (ribs) didn’t practice all week but will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s tilt vs. the Bucs. That game doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET, but we’ll look for an update on Henderson on Sunday morning. Between the rib injury and a brutal matchup, he’ll be a shaky fantasy start if he plays. If Henderson is out, Sony Michel should get the majority of the Rams’ RB touches and would be in the RB2 conversation.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson (ribs) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. The team is expected to test those injured ribs on Friday. Check back then for another update.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson suffered a rib cartilage injury in Sunday's win over the Colts, HC Sean McVay said. McVay didn't rule Henderson out for this weekend's showdown with the Bucs, according to The Athletic's Jordan Rodrigue. These rib injuries tend to be pain management issues, so this might come down to a game-time decision. RB Sony Michel, who received all 10 Rams carries after Henderson exited in Week 2, needs to be owned in just about every fantasy league.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson suffered a rib injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game vs. the Colts and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for updates.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that RB Sony Michel is on track to play against the Bears this weekend -- although McVay stopped short of guaranteeing that Michel will suit up for that one. The former Patriots has been in Los Angeles for just a couple of weeks, so don't expect an extensive role in the opener. But Michel's presence adds downside for RB Darrell Henderson.

Rams HC Sean McVay talked about his new-look backfield of Darrell Henderson and Sony Michel on Thursday. “Wanted to make sure that we got somebody else that’s played in big-time games," McVay said of Michel, per NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano. “The goal is to get him ready to go and have him a big-time contributor on the 12th (Week 1)." Of Henderson, McVay said, "Darrell’s still going to have a very big role. Doesn’t really change the outlook for him." We at least expect Henderson to open the season as Los Angeles' lead back. But it could be a fluid situation.

Appearing on SiriusXM radio this morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter said Sony Michel will "probably be the lead back" in Los Angeles. It sounded like much more opinion than report -- but Schefter is obviously 1 of the most plugged-in reporters in the industry. Although he's struggled with injuries through 3 NFL seasons, it's worth remembering that Michel was the 31st overall pick of the 2018 draft. He's still only 26 years old. And he averaged 5.7 yards on 79 carries last year, ranking 26th among 76 qualifying RBs in Pro Football Focus' rushing grades. RB Darrell Henderson, by the way, finished 17th on that list. We'll be keeping a close eye on this backfield over the next couple of weeks. But, for now, both Henderson and Michel look like risk/reward RB3 targets in fantasy drafts.

The Patriots traded RB Sony Michel to the Rams in exchange for a pair of late-round conditional picks, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The Rams always seemed likely to add to the backfield after losing Cam Akers for the season. Even if they believe in RB Darrell Henderson, the depth behind him wasn't NFL-caliber. Henderson still figures to get the 1st crack at lead duties in Los Angeles. But expect Michel to be involved, potentially serving as a short-yardage and goal-line back. Michel ripped off 5.7 yards per carry last year and has looked good this preseason. Rams RBs Xavier Jones and Jake Funk are obviously undraftable now. Meanwhile in New England, Damien Harris is now even safer as the clear lead ball-carrier -- although he'll continue to lose almost all the passing-down work to James White. Michel's departure also makes rookie Rhamondre Stevenson a more interesting late-round flier.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson practiced on Tuesday with a non-contact jersey and a "large wrap" on his injured left thumb, according to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. Henderson will be able to maintain his conditioning as he rehabs that thumb injury. He's fully expected to be ready for Week 1.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson is considered "day to day" with his thumb injury, according to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. Testing revealed no ligament damage to the thumb. We'll keep an eye on him, but Henderson should be fine for Week 1.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson injured his thumb in Monday's practice. Both NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter report that it's a minor sprain. Schefter adds that Henderson is expected to be ready for Week 1. It's still not an ideal development for a guy who has had trouble staying healthy -- and is now being counted on in an expanded role. We'll keep you updated on Henderson's status. There's no clear-cut handcuff to Henderson right now after RB Jake Funk started over RB Xavier Jones in the 2nd preseason game. The Rams could still add to the backfield before the start of the season.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson is "looking healthy and explosive" early in training camp, according to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. It's notable after Henderson was hobbled by an undisclosed injury this spring. Durability has been a problem for Henderson through 2 NFL seasons, which HC Sean McVay pointed out recently. Henderson is set to take on his biggest workload as a pro this year with RB Cam Akers out.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that RB Darrell Henderson won’t play in any preseason games. Per a tweet from beat writer Cameron DaSilva, McVay said it’s never been an ability question for Henderson; it’s about availability and staying healthy. Indeed. Through 2 pro seasons, Henderson’s sustained a pair of ankle sprains and a hamstring strain. So the team is wise to save its new lead back for the games that count. Barring a legit backfield addition, Henderson projects as a top-20 RB across formats.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Rams RB Cam Akers suffered a torn Achilles' tendon while training. That should obviously mean the end of his season, less than 2 months ahead of the opener. It clears a path for Darrell Henderson to lead a backfield that let Malcolm Brown walk in free agency. Behind Henderson on the current depth chart sit Xavier Jones, Raymond Calais and rookies Jake Funk and Otis Anderson. We'd bet on L.A. adding to that group via a trade or the pool of cut players as teams whittle their rosters this summer. Regardless of upcoming moves, Henderson should be in for a large workload and could remain a nice temporary value in best-ball drafts as fantasy football players digest the news and reset his ADP.

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