Player Outlook
Expect King Henry to get grabbed anywhere between second and fifth overall in every league that doesn't start multiple quarterbacks. Worried about his foot? He deserves credit for coming back, and he's spent the offseason doing his typical warrior workouts to get himself ready. Plus it's a bonus that he only had 257 touches last year, preserving his body from the typical wear-and-tear he feels. Worried about his lack of receptions? Henry was on-pace to finish as the No. 1 running back in full-PPR leagues (23.6 points per game) before he got hurt. He's also finished no lower than fourth on a per-game basis in PPR leagues in each of the past three years. And Henry was automatic in 2021, posting at least 17 PPR points in six of his first seven games before the injury. Worried about the Titans offense? Hey, Henry IS the offense, and the team's moves this offseason should have them in position to be one of the league's top run games again. The 28-year-old should still have enough left in the tank to overpower defenses in 2022 -- a pretty good projected schedule further helps.

Fantasy Stats

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2021 937 4.28 10 18 154 17622
2020 2027 5.36 17 2 19 114 31319.6
3y Avg. 1501 5.00 14 2 18 158 1 25319.5
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Fantasy News

  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Preseason action unlikely

    Coach Mike Vrabel doesn't anticipate Henry participating in any preseason games, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. That's not much of a surprise, with Henry bouncing back from a foot injury that limited him to eight regular-season games in 2021 and firmly entrenched as the Titans' lead back. On the plus side, the 28-year-old has indicated that he's past his foot issue, but there's little incentive for the team's coaching staff to expose Henry to unnecessary injury risk ahead of Week 1. Meanwhile, with D'Onta Foreman having signed with the Panthers this offseason, Hassan Haskins and Dontrell Hilliard are currently in line to compete for complementary touches behind Henry, who's destined to maintain a high volume of carries for Tennessee when healthy.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Top backup TBD

    With D'Onta Foreman having signed with the Panthers, Hassan Haskins and Dontrell Hilliard are in line to compete for RB touches behind Henry, who remains the Titans' clear-cut top back, Mike Moraitis of USA Today reports. When healthy, Henry -- who was limited to eight regular season games in 2021 -- is destined to see the bulk of Tennessee's carries, a context that probably won't lead to regular volume for his backups. That said, if the Titans are inclined to lessen his workload at all, or if the 28-year-old (who has indicated that he's past his right foot issue) misses time for any reason, Henry's understudies would see an uptick in fantasy value. Unless the team adds another back in advance of Week 1, Haskins (a 2022 fourth-rounder) has a chance to be the next man up, though Hilliard -- who held his own last season while Henry was out -- could factor in as well. Also currently in the team's backfield mix looking to secure depth roles are Trenton Cannon, Jordan Wilkins and Julius Chestnut.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Held in check

    Henry (foot) rushed the ball 20 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 19-16 divisional-round loss to the Bengals. Henry was active for the first time since Week 8, and he immediately returned to play a central role in the Titans' offense. However, he was largely held in check by Cincinnati, as his longest rush went for only nine yards and he averaged only 3.1 yards per carry. He did manage to tally the first touchdown of the game, plunging into the end zone from three yards away midway through the second quarter. While Henry may have experienced limited explosiveness in his return from a lengthy absence, his presence on the field is an encouraging sign that he'll be healthy enough to retain a workhorse role in 2022.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Set to face Bengals

    Henry (foot), who was activated from IR on Friday, is expected to start Saturday's playoff game against the Bengals, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. The report notes that the running back, who is bouncing back from surgery that involved having a steel plate inserted into his foot, is also on track to play Saturday with a protective metal plate (described as a modified orthotic) in his shoe. Though Henry, who hasn't seen game action since Oct. 31, isn't expected to be on a snap count in his return to action per Rapoport, he will be monitored by the team, presumably with game flow and how he does with his carries early on likely to dictate his workload. D'Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard -- who had been filling in for Henry of late -- are available to handle complementary/change-of-pace touches in order to take some of the load off Tennessee's star back.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Activated from injured reserve

    Henry (foot) has been activated from IR ahead of Saturday's playoff game against the Bengals, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. The move sets the stage for Henry -- who last suited up Oct. 31 -- to return for Saturday's divisional-round contest versus Cincinnati. Considering the lengthy layoff, it remains to be seen how much work Henry will log, but ESPN's Turron Davenport indicated that the star back -- who practiced this past week without any setbacks -- is expected to start when Tennessee's offense takes the field. Game flow and how Henry fares with his carries early on figure to dictate his workload, with D'Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard available to handle complementary/change-of-pace touches.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Expected to come off IR

    The Titans plan to activate Henry (foot) from IR in advance of Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Bengals, Turron Davenport of ESPN reports. A transaction to confirm such an outcome is slated to arrive later Friday. Per Davenport, Henry is expected to start when Tennessee's offense takes the field Saturday, though it's unclear how much he'll play in his first game action since Week 8 remains to be seen. With that in mind, it's plausible that D'Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard -- who have been filling in for Henry of late -- will continue to be involved in the team's ground game versus Cincinnati as Henry works his way back into mix.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Takes contact without setbacks

    Henry (foot) responded well to contact Tuesday and will now continue practicing throughout the rest of the week, with the Titans likely waiting until Friday to decide on his availability for Saturday's divisional-round game against Cincinnati, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. The fact that the Titans made Henry available to speak to the media Wednesday might be taken as another sign he's headed in the right direction, especially after the running back said that his surgically repaired foot didn't feel any different than it did pre-injury, despite him having a steel plate inserted a couple months ago, per Davenport. Henry will still need to make it through a couple more practices without setbacks, and he may not quite be in peak condition after the long layoff, but he should have a big role if he plays. To that end, neither player nor the coaching staff provided much hint on workload expectations for Saturday, with offensive coordinator Todd Downing merely saying Henry would be "monitored in the game" if he's "given the green light," according to Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Practicing, taking contact

    Henry (foot) is practicing Tuesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. He's in pads, taking contact and appears to be running full speed, but that doesn't necessarily make him a lock for Saturday's game against Cincinnati, with coach Mike Vrabel cautioning earlier Tuesday that the Titans would need to see Henry practice throughout the week before making a decision. Given that he's still on IR, albeit with a designation to return, Henry won't be listed on the daily practice reports. He last played Week 8, shortly before undergoing foot surgery at the start of November,
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Not activated for Week 18

    Henry (foot) remains on IR ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. With Henry -- who last suited up in Week 8 -- not moved to the active roster Saturday, the star running back will target a potential return to the lineup in the Titans' postseason opener. In his continued absence, D'Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard will head the team's rushing attack in Week 18, with Jordan Wilkins on hand in reserve.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Decision pending for Sunday

    The Titans have until 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday to activate Henry (foot) from injured reserve and make him available for Sunday's game at Houston, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports. Henry has been on the reserve list since breaking a bone in his right foot on Oct. 31 that required surgery. The Titans designated the running back for return from IR only Wednesday, opening a 21-day window to evaluate him at practice. Speaking to the media Friday, coach Mike Vrabel said the team has "some time to make that decision," but after back-to-back sessions at their indoor facility, they'll "see where he is at" Saturday to get a sense of where Henry stands in his recovery. Before Henry returned to drills, Dianna Russini of ESPN reported there's a chance he's cleared to play this Sunday, but it's also a long shot. In the end, Henry is more likely to get back on the active roster at some point in the playoffs.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Cleared for practice

    Tennessee designated Henry (foot) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Dianna Russini of ESPN reported Tuesday that Henry was expected to make his long-awaited return to practice Wednesday, and the transaction now makes the matter official. The Titans now have a 21-day window to evaluate Henry's health in practice while not having him count toward the 53-man roster until he's officially activated from IR. Henry hasn't played since Oct. 31, when he suffered a broken bone in his right foot in a win over the Colts that required surgery days later. According to Russini, Henry is a "long shot" to make it back for Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Texans, but if the Titans are able to clinch the AFC's No. 1 overall seed with a win, the star running back will have a good chance at being available for Tennessee's first playoff game in the divisional round.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Set to resume practicing Wednesday

    Henry (foot) is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, though he's viewed as a "long shot" to be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale in Houston, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports. Before Henry is eligible to mix into drills with his healthy teammates, the Titans must first designate him to return from IR, a transaction that will open a 21-day window for the team to evaluate him for a spot on the 53-man roster. Henry's impending return to practice was foreshadowed Monday, when he took part in individual drills after he was previously seen jogging around in cleats a week before. Given that he hasn't played since late October after fracturing a bone in his right foot and undergoing surgery, Henry will likely need some time to get his conditioning in order. Moreover, since the heavily favored Titans are in good shape to secure a first-round bye in the playoffs with a win over the 4-12 Texans, the team likely won't push Henry to return at less than 100 percent for the regular-season finale. Ideally though, Henry will be back to full speed or close to it for the start of the playoffs, giving a major boost to a Titans squad that has managed to stay afloat atop the AFC South while the league's reigning rushing leader has been sidelined for the second half of the season.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Participating in individual drills

    Henry (foot) will participate in individual drills Monday, Joe Rexrode of The Athletic reports. Henry underwent surgery to address a broken fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot at the beginning of November. Coach Mike Vrabel said Monday that the team doesn't have plans for Henry to suit up for Sunday's Week 18 matchup against the Texans, but the team will decide sometime this week whether to designate the running back to return from injured reserve. Although it doesn't appear as though the 27-year-old will be able to return during the regular season, he'll likely have a chance to do so in the playoffs.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Could be back Week 18

    The Titans anticipate Henry (foot) will ready to return from injured reserve as early as the team's Week 18 matchup with the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Henry has been sidelined since undergoing surgery Nov. 1 to address a broken fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot after he picked up the injury a day earlier in the Titans' Week 8 win over the Colts. Initial estimates followed surgery placed Henry's recovery time at 6-to-10 weeks, and though Rapoport reports that rehab has gone well over the past month and a half, the reigning NFL rushing champion still looks to be trending toward the longer end of that timeline. Tennessee has gone 2-2 in the absence of their top back to stay atop the AFC South with an 8-4 record, and the expectation is that Henry will be feeling fresh and ready to go ahead of a potential playoff run. In the meantime, the Titans are expected to rely on a committee of D'Onta Foreman, Jeremy McNichols and Dontrell Hilliard out of the backfield for at least their next four games.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Early January return possible

    The Titans have optimism that Henry could return from injured reserve in early January if all goes well in his recovery from right foot surgery, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports. The Titans play Jan. 2 in Week 17 and close out their regular-season schedule a week later, so counting on the star running back to make a splash during the fantasy playoffs remains a speculative proposition. However, with Tennessee heading into Week 11 with an 8-2 record, this news is relevant to the team's postseason prospects. For now, Henry remains on IR, with D'Onta Foreman, Adrian Peterson and Jeremy McNichols (concussion) headlining the backfield in the meantime.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: May not return this season

    The Titans remain hopeful that Henry (foot) can play again at some point in 2021, though a source familiar with the situation believes it "would be very surprising if [the running back] made it back this season," Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Regardless, Henry is out indefinitely, and in his absence, the Titans will proceed with a backfield committee that currently includes Adrian Peterson, Jeremy McNichols and D'Onta Foreman. Henry injured his right foot last Sunday against the Colts, was placed on injured reserve Monday and underwent surgery Tuesday.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Officially on IR

    Henry (foot) has been placed on IR by the Titans, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports. This was an expected move, with Wyatt having previously noted that the running back is slated to undergo foot surgery Tuesday. Though coach Mike Vrabel didn't offer a timetable for Henry's recovery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has suggested that Henry is expected to miss 6-10 weeks. In the meantime, Jeremy McNichols, Dontrell Hilliard and practice-squad member Mekhi Sargent are internal options to see added backfield work, while veteran RB Adrian Peterson reportedly is in line to be added to Tennessee's practice squad, with the expectation he'll be promoted to the team's active roster.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Expected to miss 6-to-10 weeks

    Henry, who is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday on his fractured right foot, is expected to be out 6-to-10 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Per Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site, head coach Mike Vrabel declined to put an official timeline on Henry's recovery, though it's safe to say that the star running back is out indefinitely. The estimate put forth by Rapoport indicates that Henry has a chance to return before the end of the season, but for now, Tennessee will need to find a way to fill the void created by the looming absence of one of the NFL's leading MVP candidates. Jeremy McNichols and Dontrell Hilliard currently are the team's top in-house options, but the franchise is expected to add at least one more back to the roster in short order.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Slated for surgery

    Henry (foot) will undergo surgery Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Henry broke his fifth metatarsal bone during Sunday's overtime win over the Colts. While coach Mike Vrabel said Monday that the 27-year-old doesn't yet have a timetable for his return, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the running back could miss the remainder of the season. Jeremy McNichols is in line for an expanded role in Henry's absence, while the Titans reportedly will host Adrian Peterson for a tryout this week.
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  • Titans' Derrick Henry: Foot injury may be severe

    Henry suffered a potentially serious foot injury in Sunday's game and is scheduled for an MRI on Monday to determine the full extent of the damage, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Henry took 28 carries for 68 yards in a 34-31 overtime win over the Colts, but Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports that the running back was carted around inside the stadium after the game. Schefter's report refers to the foot injury as "potentially season-ending", albeit with the disclaimer that an MRI is still needed for a proper diagnosis. Jeremy McNichols has operated as Henry's backup and passing-down replacement this year, while 2020 third-round pick Darrynton Evans (knee) is out for the season after being placed on injured reserve for a second time. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports suggests Henry likely suffered a broken fifth metatarsal of his foot.
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