McNichols rushed the ball five times for 51 yards in Week 6 against the Texans. He also added two receptions for 11 yards. With Darrynton Evans (hamstring) on injured reserve, McNichols had the opportunity to work as the change of pace back for Derrick Henry. He was effective in the role, breaking free for gains of 20 and 10 yards to help keep the offense moving. Though he won't have any value without a forced absence for Henry, McNichols is the clear second-string running back in Tennessee for the time being.
McNichols (ribs) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing fully Friday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports. With Darrynton Evans (hamstring) on IR, McNichols is now slated to serve in a change-of-pace role behind top back Derrick Henry. It's a playing context that gives McNichols a modest degree of fantasy utility in deeper formats or for managers scrambling for a bye-week plug-in.
McNichols (ribs) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports. McNichols' ability to take a step forward from no activity on Wednesday's estimated practice report suggests he's trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Texans. Perhaps more importantly for McNichols' fantasy outlook, fellow running back Darrynton Evans (hamstring) landed on injured reserve Thursday, per Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site. With Evans now set to miss at least Tennessee's next three games, McNichols should be relatively unchallenged for the change-of-pace role behind bell cow Derrick Henry in the short term.
McNichols was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report due to a rib injury, John Glennon of The Athletic reports. McNichols didn't show any signs of injury during Tuesday's win over the Bills; in fact, he saw ample use during Tennessee's final drive, carrying four times for eight yards. If McNichols is able to shake off this injury before Sunday's game against the Texans arrives, he could handle the change-of-pace role behind starter Derrick Henry. The Titans' normal No. 2 back, Darrynton Evans, (hamstring) was also listed as a non-participant Wednesday and may have a tough time gaining clearance for the Week 6 game.
McNichols rushed the ball nine times for 28 yards in Week 5 against the Bills. He also added one reception for three yards. McNichols got the opportunity to work as the Titans' change-of-pace back after Darrynton Evans exited the contest early with a hamstring injury. He didn't do all that much with that opportunity, as he averaged only 3.1 yards per carry, with his longest rush of the day going to seven yards. Depending on the severity of Evans' injury, McNichols could be the running back to keep an eye on should Derrick Henry miss any game action.
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