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Austin Ekeler or Derrick Henry

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 2# 5-
Best Rank# 1# 2-
Worst Rank# 7# 9-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total187.5273.8-
Avg Game20.817.1-
Avg Projection263.9250.6-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1123-
    
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Austin Lee A. Lee
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
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Connor Rigg C. Rigg
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Michael Beller M. Beller
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
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Billy Mansell B. Mansell
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Andy Behrens A. Behrens
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Justin Lampkin J. Lampkin
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Tom Strachan T. Strachan
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Mark Ringo M. Ringo
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Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
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Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
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Smitty S.
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Jeff Bell J. Bell
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John Hesterman J. Hesterman
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Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
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Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
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Michael Hauff M. Hauff
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Craig Phillips C. Phillips
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Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
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Richard Cooling R. Cooling
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Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
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Jody Smith J. Smith
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Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
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#3#2-
    
Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
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Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
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#3#2-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
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Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
05/25
#3#2-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
05/17
#3#4-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
05/16
#3#4-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
05/14
#3#2-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
05/24
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Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
05/11
#4#7-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
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05/10
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Richard King R. King
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Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
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Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
05/03
#3#4-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
05/02
#3#2-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
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#4#2-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
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Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. NYG vs. LV
Week 2 at BUF at KC
Week 3 vs. LV vs. JAC
Week 4 at IND at HOU
Week 5 at WAS at CLE
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. DEN
Week 7 vs. IND vs. SEA
Week 8 at HOUBYE WEEK
Week 9 at KC at ATL
Week 10 vs. DEN at SF
Week 11 at GB vs. KC
Week 12 vs. CIN at ARI
Week 13 at PHI at LV
Week 14 vs. JAC vs. MIA
Week 15 at LAC vs. TEN
Week 16 vs. HOU at IND
Week 17 vs. DAL vs. LAR
Week 18 at JAC at DEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts378.4222.7
Rush Yards1,697.4980.1
Rush TDs12.39.8
   
Receiving
   
Receptions26.775.7
Rec Yards205.4662.2
Rec TDs0.85.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points263.9250.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Points 
Week 17.711.7
Week 241.713.5
Week 316.416.7
Week 423.726.5
Week 531.027.9
Week 633.65.5
Week 714.4
Week 86.818.4
Week 98.2
Week 1011.9
Week 1135.5
Week 1215.9
Week 1312.4
Week 1414.4
Week 1514.2
Week 16
Week 1717.2
Week 1823.9
Total187.5273.8
Average20.817.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
2021 Targets 
Week 140
Week 269
Week 336
Week 425
Week 505
Week 637
Week 72
Week 8010
Week 93
Week 106
Week 117
Week 128
Week 135
Week 144
Week 154
Week 16
Week 173
Week 1812
Notes for Player Combination
 
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Austin Ekeler
RB - LAC
Expert 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Top RB in half PRR Fantasy PPG over past 3 seasons (min. 30 games), but coming off a serious foot injury at his size and age (28) is cause for pauseIn PPR formats, has highest Fantasy Points per Touch mark among RBs over the past 3 seasons (min. 30 games)
Justin Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football
I am more worried about this than probably any other 1st round pick. we all know the upside Derrick Henry brings to the table, but it seems the big hits and insane workload are beginning to pay a toll on this real life titan. with AJ Brown gone he may somehow face even more stacked boxes.This is the safest 1st round pick for me, Ekeler is a true duel threat, running and receiving the football. He is still young and an explosive offense that will score more often than not.
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
Those that faded Derrick Henry as a first-round pick in 2021 received suboptimal results. The Tennessee Titans running back led the position in fantasy PPR points per game (23.4) through eight weeks and bested his 2020 2,000-yard campaign by more than 2.5 PPR points per game. The unicorn running back averaged 29.6 touches per game - seven more than the next closest running back before his injury. And although he didn't play again until the postseason, Henry still finished 15th in the NFL in total touches and as the RB20 overall in just eight games played. No running back better depicts the "volume is king" mantra better than the King himself and his guaranteed volume make him near bulletproof. Coming off an injury-plagued season does raise some concerns about whether Henry's body is going to break down because of his insane workload. And the lack of pass-game usage is a detriment to his value in PPR formats. But it's impossible to ignore his workload opportunity in 2022 within a Titans anemic passing offense. They don't have any reason to not feature him and there are no indications that they are going to stop with him due $15M this season. Seems more likely than not they ride Henry did his contract expires before the 2024 season when he hits age 30.Austin Ekeler isn't used as a true three-down workhorse, but it's hard to tell based on the actual amount of touches he sees in the Los Angeles Chargers offense. At 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, Ekeler finished 8th in the NFL in total touches (276) and 14th in touches per game (17.2). But the raw touches hardly showcase the fantasy value Ekeler possesses, because he often commands an extremely high-share of high-value targets ie. targets and red-zone opportunities. His 13.9% target share and 70 receptions ranked second behind only Najee Harris. Ekeler's 18 red-zone touchdowns and 63 red-zone touches ranked first and second respectively. With such a secure role as a receiver out of the backfield and as a featured red-zone weapon in a high-powered offense, it's hard to imagine a healthy Ekeler not returning at least top-5 fantasy status in 2022. He wrapped a bow on the 2021 season as the RB3 in points per game and RB2 overall in half-point scoring.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Henry was on a ridiculous pace with 219 rushing attempts for 937 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in 8 games before he suffered a foot injury and missed the rest of the fantasy season. He turns 28-years old this year, but has only 1,401 career carries. He should be able to withstand the pounding an be an elite fantasy running back in 2022.Ekeler had a breakout elite RB1 year with 1,459 yards from scrimmage and 18 touchdowns in the fantasy season. He should be an elite RB1 playing with Justin Herbert in 2022.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 5/2: Line beefed up, but Spiller is also most legit RB he's ever had to share a backfield with