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  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
 
 
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total112.0186.3-
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Avg Projection198.5192.7-
    
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  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL at CLE
Week 2 at GB vs. IND
Week 3 vs. OAK at JAC
Week 4 at CHI at ATL
Week 5 at NYG vs. BUF
Week 6 vs. PHI at DEN
Week 7 at DET vs. LAC
Week 8 vs. WAS vs. TB
Week 9 at KC at CAR
Week 10 at DAL vs. KC
Week 11 vs. DENBYE WEEK
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 13 at SEA at IND
Week 14 vs. DET at OAK
Week 15 at LAC vs. HOU
Week 16 vs. GB vs. NO
Week 17 vs. CHI at HOU
  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts237.3256.1
Rush Yards1,098.11,198.5
Rush TDs6.110.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions57.916.2
Rec Yards443.8124.3
Rec TDs2.20.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points198.5192.7
   
  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
2018 Points 
Week 17.53.1
Week 29.05.9
Week 35.7
Week 42.03.1
Week 55.6
Week 62.6
Week 712.5
Week 8
Week 910.99.2
Week 1017.8
Week 11-1.04.6
Week 1213.62.9
Week 1310.610.5
Week 1414.347.8
Week 1528.329.2
Week 1610.815.2
Week 176.010.6
  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
2018 Targets 
Week 171
Week 250
Week 31
Week 402
Week 51
Week 61
Week 72
Week 8
Week 942
Week 100
Week 1130
Week 1233
Week 13102
Week 1470
Week 1521
Week 1631
Week 1751
  Dalvin Cook
RB - MIN
Dalvin Cook
Derrick Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
Expert 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Dalvin Cook has played in just 15 games over his first two seasons, so durability is absolutely a concern. Sports injury predictor has him as an elevated injury risk, and I have to agree. He's suffered a shoulder tear, an ankle sprain, another shoulder tear, a torn ACL, and two pulled hamstrings. When he's been on the field he's been electric. Cook has a career 4.7 YPC, including 3 yards per carry after contact last season. He's also shown his receiving upside with 3 or more receptions in 73% of his career games. When it comes down to it, I've very rarely pulled the trigger on Cook in drafts. Not only does the injury history concern me, but his two career 100 yard rushing games, and just 4 career rushing TD's over 15 games makes me question his upside. This is an elite offense, and he's absolutely the lead back, but I've just found myself going with other guys in this range.Derrick Henry is one of the most polarizing players in fantasy football. Unfortunately, I don't have a strong take for or against Henry. I believe that the end of last season was likely the best run of his career, but that he's capable of matching that performance for stretches going forward. He finished last season with a disgusting 87/585/7 stat line over the final FOUR WEEKS! That was 6.72 yards per carry across 87 carries!. Now, most of that was from the crazy Jaguars game. In fact, he went over 95 rushing yards just twice last season, and was under 60 rushing yards in every game from weeks 1-12. I'll even do you one further. Henry has under 95 rushing yards in 91% of his career regular season games, and less than 3 targets in that same percentage. It's not all bad for Henry though. He was PFF's third rated RB last season, ranked second in yards per carry after contact, 3rd in elusiveness rating, and 3rd in percent of carries that gained positive yardage. Henry is a good RB, and it's shocking that he's never been given the opportunity to be the bell cow. Henry has more than 19 carries in just 6% of his career regular season games. I expect that to increase this season. The Titans should improve as an offense with the addition of A.J. Brown, and the return of Delanie Walker. The receptions won't be there, so he's going to be volatile, but Henry has massive weekly upside in any format...and I wouldn't be shocked if he posts a 1,300/13 stat line this season.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We've still yet to see Cook stay healthy throughout an NFL season, but that's not stopping drafters from taking him with a pick inside the first two rounds. The Vikings are a high-powered offense who upgraded their offensive line this offseason, so the appeal is justified. The Vikings did draft Alexander Mattison in the third-round, so they're obviously concerned about the depth behind Cook, but he's the starter as long as he's healthy.Are the Titans really ready to promote Henry to a workhorse role? That's doubtful considering Dion Lewis is still on the roster and they're not paying him close to $5 million this year to sit on the bench and be a cheerleader. Henry deserves more touches, that much is certain, but what happens when the Titans fall behind in a game? Lewis is far-and-away the better pass-catcher, which means Henry will be gamescript-dependent. If you believe the Titans are contenders and will finish with a winning record, that's a vote of confidence for Henry, though it's hard to say that with any confidence. He's the ultimate boom-or-bust running back, which is why he's best-suited as an RB2.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Vikings had a horrible run / pass ratio that they seemed to correct toward the end of the season. Cook will be a year removed from his ACL tear and he should be a low-end RB1. It will also help that RB Latavius Murray is in New Orleans and he will not be taking away as many carries from Cook this year.Henry carries some risk in 2019, because the bulk of his production came in Week 13-17, when he had 97 rushing attempts for 625 yards, 6.44 yards per carry and 7 TDs. I would value him as a RB2 until he shows he can be a bell cow back for an entire season.