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Darrell Henderson


#19 Running Back

185 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 11
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 23
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 208
40 Time: 4.53

2021 Projections & Outlook


#19 Running Back

185 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 223 959 8 2 2 35 291 2

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What You Need to Know:

  • Henderson opened last season as the Rams’ #3 RB behind Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown, playing just 5 snaps in Week 1.
  • Akers suffered a rib injury in Week 2, and Henderson took over as lead back. From Week 2 to 7, he averaged 14 carries and 2.2 targets per game.
    • He averaged 4.8 yards per carry during that stretch, scored 4 times and ranked as a top 15 RB across fantasy scoring formats.
  • From Week 8 to 15, though, Henderson averaged just 5.6 carries and 1.6 targets per game to Akers’ 14 carries and 1.3 targets. Akers out-carried Henderson in 5 of those 7 games, including in each of the final 3 by a total margin of 65 to 6.
  • In his last 3 games alongside Akers, Henderson registered snap rates of 21%, 11% and 12%.
  • Henderson missed the regular-season finale and both playoff games with a high-ankle sprain. In those games, Akers carried 21, 28 and 18 times.
  • Henderson beat Akers in yards per carry, Elusive Rating, Pro Football Focus rushing grade and Football Outsiders DVOA last year.
  • All indications from the Rams coaching staff and beat writers suggest Akers will enter the 2021 campaign as the clear lead back.
  • Brown is gone, leaving behind 101 carries and a RB-high 33 targets from a year ago.
  • The Rams have finished top 10 in rushing TDs in all 4 seasons under HC Sean McVay, who returns for 2021. They’ve also ranked top 10 in rushing attempts and yards in 3 of those 4 seasons.
  • Henderson was the 70th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft; Akers the 52nd overall pick of the 2020 draft.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Henderson finished last season on the sidelines with an ankle injury, while Cam Akers played a workhorse role. Akers looks like the favorite to lead the backfield in 2021 -- but don’t consider him locked into that job. He saw extensive work in only 6 games as a rookie last year and actually got beat by Henderson in most advanced rushing metrics.

Henderson has a chance at seeing enough work to be a fringe fantasy play this season. And, at worst, he’s a high-end handcuff.


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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.

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Rams RB Darrell Henderson (ankle) has been placed on IR. So he's out for Week 17 and would also miss the Rams' first 2 playoff games. RB Cam Akers seems unlikely to play vs. the Cardinals this weekend due to his high-ankle sprain, so it'll be RB Malcolm Brown in a workhorse role.

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Rams RB Darrell Henderson is believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain in yesterday's loss to the Seahawks and is considered unlikely to play vs. the Cardinals on Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. RB Cam Akers suffered the same injury in Week 15 and isn't a good bet to be available this weekend. Look for RB Malcolm Brown to play something close to an every-down role vs. Arizona.

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Rams RB Darrell Henderson injured his left ankle in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. We'll update his status when we know more. With RB Cam Akers inactive with his own ankle injury, the Rams are down to RB Malcolm Brown.

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Rams RB Darrell Henderson (quad) isn’t listed on the final Week 10 injury report. He graduated from no practice, to a limited practice to a full workout from Wednesday to Friday. Henderson figures to resume lead ball-carrying duties vs. the Seahawks this weekend.

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