RB - LAR
Rams RB Darrell Henderson told reporters that he’s still continuing to rehab from ankle surgery that landed him on the IR last season. He added that he’s good to go and that he would be a full participant for training camp.
The 2019 3rd round pick out of Memphis is expected to be the “home run hitter” in the Rams backfield to complement rookie RB Cam Akers and veteran RB Malcolm Brown. Henderson showed some promise last season, however was behind Todd Gurley on the depth chart, so he wasn’t able to get many reps. The thought was that the backfield would be his when Gurley signed with the Falcons, but then the Rams spent a 2nd round pick on Akers. Expect Henderson to be a part of the mix, but he’s nothing more than a RB3/4 or deep flex play until he shows he can be more than a change of pace guy to Akers, who is expected to be the lead dog. Akers owners would be wise however to use a pick on Henderson to have the two main pieces of the Rams backfield.
Rams GM Les Snead told reporters the team wants to utilize more than one workhorse when it comes to their running philosophy this season.
"What we do want to be is a team that utilizes more than one workhorse moving the ball, with different skill sets" were Snead's exact words. Many fantasy analysts are pegging Darrell Henderson for a major role following the team's release of Todd Gurley. These comments from Snead throw water on the Henderson hype train, however. Still, even functioning as the Rams' lead back (not necessarily a workhorse role) would be big for Henderson's fantasy value.
Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Henderson is a promising talent that was only expected to get his chance to shine if Todd Gurley's knee issues proved to be as bad as some thought in the offseason. Henderson's rookie season ends with just 43 touches. He remains a hold in dynasty leagues, but his stock has taken a hit with Gurley once again deemed healthy enough to operate in a feature back role. The Rams were always one of the few teams Henderson was likely to end up buried on the depth chart as a rookie.
Darrell Henderson rushed twice for seven yards in the Rams' Week 16 loss to the 49ers.
Henderson remains a dynasty stash and nothing more at this point. The rookie has simply failed to see much action this season.
Darrell Henderson rushed four times for 17 yards in the Rams' 34-7 Week 13 win over the Cardinals.
Todd Gurley was given 19 carries while Malcolm Brown received six. Henderson remains nothing more than a high-upside dynasty asset right now.
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