The Titans have applied the franchise tag to RB Derrick Henry. The move was expected, as Tennessee reportedly wants to work out a longer-term deal with its lead back. We have all seen, of course, big-money RB deals quickly look bad in other situations. But Henry should be well set up for workhorse usage and good fantasy value for 2020 (and perhaps beyond).
Titans RB Derrick Henry (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. It seems like he's as healthy as he's been in a while. Henry should be in for a big workload on Sunday against a Texans defense that's allowed 4.3 yards per carry to RBs over the last 5 weeks.
Titans RB Derrick Henry (hamstring) is expected back for Sunday's win-and-in game against the Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tennessee held Henry out of a Week 16 game that ended up meaning nothing for the team's playoff chances. Now "he'll be as healthy as he's been in a long time," Rapoport says. Henry should be in for big volume this weekend.
Titans RB Derrick Henry (hamstring) is officially inactive for today’s game against the Saints. That leaves Dion Lewis as Tennessee’s lead back, ahead of Dalyn Dawkins and Khari Blasingame. Lewis sits in RB3 range in our Week 16 Rankings.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Titans RB Derrick Henry (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Saints today. He's been dealing with a bum hamstring for the past few weeks and was downgraded to questionable on Saturday. His absence leaves Tennessee with RBs Dion Lewis, undrafted rookie Khari Blasingame and practice-squad call-up Dalyn Dawkins. 29-year-old Lewis has struggled to just 3.5 yards per carry and 6.0 yards per catch in limited action this year. We're not expecting great efficiency today against a solid Saints defense, but Lewis should be in line for 15+ touches. That at least makes him a RB3 or flex option.
The Titans have downgraded RB Derrick Henry (hamstring) to questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. He was limited in Wednesday's practice, held out on Thursday and a full-go on Friday. It's unclear if he tweaked the hamstring on Friday or just woke up a bit sore today. We'll look for further updates on Henry, but stashing RB Dion Lewis wouldn't be a bad idea.
Titans RB Derrick Henry (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Texans. He didn’t practice at all this week, but NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported this morning that it was “mostly a maintenance thing.” Henry remains a must-start as he looks for his 5th straight game of 100+ yards and 1+ TDs.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Titans expect RB Derrick Henry to play through the questionable tag for the hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week. Pelissero calls it "mostly a maintenance thing" and adds: "They'll see how he feels in the morning and be smart with him, but no pitch count planned." As long as Henry's active, you're playing him.
Titans RB Derrick Henry (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. He didn't practice all week. HC Mike Vrabel has said that Henry will play in this divisional showdown, but it's clear that he's dealing with a legitimate hamstring issue. It obviously adds risk to Henry's Week 15 outlook. But he remains a must-start if active.
Titans RB Derrick Henry practiced on Monday for the 1st time since suffering a calf injury on the 1st day of training camp back in late July. He ended up missing about 3 weeks of work but still has almost 3 weeks to get ready for the season opener. Barring a setback, the calf shouldn't be an issue. Henry's ADP is sitting in the mid-4th round of 12-team PPR drafts.
Titans RB Derrick Henry is expected to be sidelined "about 2 weeks" with a strained calf, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. "The injury is not considered serious and the team is being cautious," Schefter adds. So Henry isn't in any danger of missing the start of the season, barring a setback. We're not adjusting Henry's projections right now but will continue to monitor his status.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Titans RB Derrick Henry's lower-leg injury is "not a big deal." We don't have any more details on the ailment at this point, and HC Mike Vrabel declined to give a timetable for Henry's return on Sunday. But Rapoport adds that "the team is not worried about it." We'll see when Henry is able to get back on the field, but we're not moving him in the RB rankings right now.
Titans RB Derrick Henry was seen with his left foot in a walking boot after getting injured in Friday’s practice. That news comes from team insider Terry McCormick. No word on the exact injury Henry suffered, but it doesn’t appear serious as HC Mike Vrabel called the 25-year-old “day to day.” We’ll see when Henry returns to practice.
Titans OC Arthur Smith plans to "ride" RB Derrick Henry this season, Jim Wyatt of the team's official website writes. That's what we're expecting. We currently project Henry for 263 carries -- 4th most among all RBs. The question is whether his role in the passing game will expand. Henry totaled just 18 catches and 15 targets last year. And even during that huge 4-game stretch to close last season, he saw just 3 targets. It'll be tough for Henry to break into RB1 territory without more receiving production. The good news is that his ADP is still sitting in RB2 territory in the 4th round.
Titans new OC Arthur Smith said RB Derrick Henry will be a "big part of the offense" in 2019. Henry, of course, exploded for 585 rushing yards and 7 scores over the final 4 games this past season. "He has a rare skill set," Smith continued. "Derrick's a home-run hitter. We are taking another step hopefully with him." Smith was an offensive lineman in college and was most recently Tennessee's TEs coach. It sounds like he's planning to deploy a run-leaning offense featuring 2- and even 3-TE sets. It's all good news for Henry and worrisome for QB Marcus Mariota and the Titans' pass-catchers.
The Titans have promoted TEs coach Arthur Smith to OC. Smith has been with Tennessee for 8 years, starting as a defensive assistant before moving to the other side of the ball. The Titans are aiming for continuity from the departed Matt LaFleur's scheme, but Smith is a complete unknown as a play-caller.
Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Seahawks. He put in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. Murray will likely be a game-time call, which complicates the situation with Titans-Seahawks not kicking off until 4:05 pm ET. Between the bum hammy and a tough matchup, Murray is best off on fantasy benches this week. Derrick Henry will be a RB3 or flex if Murray is active; a RB2 if not.
Titans RB DeMarco Murray is "day-to-day" with the hamstring injury that knocked him out of Sunday's win over the Jaguars, HC Mike Mularkey said Monday. Mularkey also said that he still views Murray as the starting RB. We're not reading much into that. Murray has been bothered by this hammy since August and is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry through 2 games. Derrick Henry simply looks like the better RB at this point. We're expecting a full-blown committee in Week 3 -- assuming Murray plays.
Titans RB DeMarco Murray was bothered by a “slight” hamstring issue during Sunday’s win over the Jaguars, HC Mike Mularkey said. Murray carried just once for no gain in the 2nd half. Derrick Henry capitalized on the opportunity by ripping off 87 yards and a score on 12 carries over the final 30 minutes. We’re not sure what the bigger concern is for Murray at this point: the hamstring or Henry.
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