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Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry


Height: 6' 3"Weight: 247 lbsAge: 28College: AlabamaDrafted: #45 (2nd Rd. by Tennessee)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #5
Projection 15.3 pts

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Has the big dog lost his bite? That's the worry. Running behind an offensive line that's 16th in adjusted line yards and 21st in second-level yards, Henry has looked like a mere mortal. He's averaged 17 touches and 53.5 total yards through two games. Among 51 running backs with at least ten carries, he ranks 27th in yards after contact per attempt, 28th in breakaway percentage, and 36th in PFF's elusive rating. These aren't the type of numbers you hoped for when you selected him in the first round of drafts. The matchup this week is tough. The Raiders are top six in adjusted line yards, second-level yards, and open field yards allowed. They have permitted the seventh-lowest rush EPA and sixth-lowest explosive run rate. Henry remains a low-end RB1 based on projected volume and goal-line work, but he could be slipping into RB2 territory in the coming weeks.

Henry had only 13 carries for 25 yards and 1 TD this week. He just does not have the explosion that he has had in previous years, but the Raiders are only 26th against fantasy backs. Henry seems more like a RB2 based on what we have seen in the first two games.

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