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  Derrick HenryD. Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 1# 8-
Best Rank# 1# 3-
Worst Rank# 10# 24-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. JAC vs. MIN-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs JACThis is a 2 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs MIN-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att2836
Rush Yds105.5154.5
Rush TD0.51
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total13.18.9-
Avg Game13.18.9-
Avg Projection18.813.3-
Week 113.18.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather65 F, ClearIndoor-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Derrick HenryD. Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
31 rush, 116 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at JAC
9 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
6 tar, 6 rec, 67 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. JAC vs. MIN
Week 3 at MIN vs. NYJ
Week 4 vs. PIT at CHI
Week 5 vs. BUF at CLE
Week 6 vs. HOU vs. CIN
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 at CIN at DET
Week 9 vs. CHI vs. BAL
Week 10 vs. IND at TEN
Week 11 at BAL vs. GB
Week 12 at IND vs. TEN
Week 13 vs. CLE at HOU
Week 14 at JAC at LV
Week 15 vs. DET vs. HOU
Week 16 at GB at PIT
Week 17 at HOU vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
  Derrick HenryD. Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts22.714.9
Rush Yards112.768.0
Rush TDs1.00.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions1.82.8
Rec Yards16.325.8
Rec TDs0.10.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.813.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Derrick HenryD. Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
2020 Points 
Week 113.18.9
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Total13.18.9
Average13.18.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Derrick HenryD. Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
2020 Targets 
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Notes for Player Combination
  Derrick HenryD. Henry
RB - TEN
Derrick Henry
vs. JAC, Sun 1pm EDT
Jonathan TaylorJ. Taylor
RB - IND
Jonathan Taylor
vs. MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Taylor had nine carries for 22 yards, hauling in all six of his targets for 67 yards last week. Mack had 4 carries and 3 targets before he left so we may not want to bump up Taylors opportunities to bell-cow status quite yet.
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Derrick Henry finds himself in a smash spot this weekend. The last time he took on the Jaguars, he earned 175 yards and two scores. Jacksonville's defense has since gotten worse, and the absence of A.J. Brown leaves Henry as the only factor in the Titans' offense. The Titans will lean on Henry come Sunday, and I fully expect him to produce high-end RB1 numbers.Jonathan Taylor is a great upside pick against Minnesota this week. The Vikings just surrendered 158 rushing yards and a score to the Packers, and as Indianapolis' lead back, Taylor looks like a high-end RB2. The Colts have one of the best offensive lines in the league, as PFF ranked them first, so I would play Taylor with confidence here.
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Broncos held Derrick Henry to just 3.7 yards per carry last week, but the Jaguars' defense projects as much worse against the run. After a Week 1 in which they allowed both Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines to have great games out of the Colts' backfield, things only get tougher against Henry. He's a lock for the top five this week in this matchup and has RB1 potential.If you drafted Jonathan Taylor early, things could not be off to a better start for you. Marlon Mack's unfortunate Achilles injury leaves Taylor as the clear-cut first and second-down back behind an elite offensive line. Nyheim Hines will still see heavy involvement on third down, but Taylor caught 6 passes for 67 yards last week as Philip Rivers is addicted to throwing to his running backs. The Vikings allowed Aaron Jones to have an awesome Week 1 and Taylor could see as many as 20 touches in this matchup. He's a borderline top-five guy this week and is a locked-and-loaded RB1 for the foreseeable future.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Henry has loved facing this Jaguars team in the past and he's in line for a monstrous game. With the workload, plus the matchup, Henry's a virtual lock for a top-5 finish this week.Taylor is now deemed the starter with Mack's season-ending injury. He could easily see 17-20 touches in this matchup and he should become the player that we expect to see at the NFL level sooner than later. JT can be rolled out as a safe RB2 this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
This is the definition of a smash spot. Henry's last game against them was in Week 12 of last year when he racked up 175 total yards and two touchdowns. This defense has only gotten worse after losing the star power they once had. Start Henry as an elite RB1 and expect big results. He's in play for both cash and tournaments this week.After getting word that Marlon Mack is out for the season, these two running backs are going to be major factors in fantasy moving forward. Some will say that Hines only has a big role due to Mack's injury, but that's not true, as he was splitting reps with Mack while Taylor was the clear No. 3 running back. Taylor didn't have a touch in the first quarter and didn't get on the field until Mack was hurt. It may have been to ease the rookie in, but Hines certainly had a big role. With the way Rivers operates, this could very easily be a Melvin Gordon/Austin Ekeler-type backfield. The Vikings have allowed a stable 4.43 yards per carry over their last 17 games, so they're not the elite run-stopping defense that everyone remembers. There were five different running backs who crossed the 100-rushing-yard threshold against them last year. The refreshing part of Taylor's performance that was just two-and-a-half quarters was that he saw six targets and caught all of them for 67 yards. That's not going to be an every-week thing, but it's good to know he'll be used in that fashion, even in a game that has a neutral gamescript. With the issues the Vikings have in their secondary right now, they can't afford to focus too much energy on stopping the run. Start Taylor as a high-end RB2 who should net 15-plus touches.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Jaguars are 30th against fantasy running backs, Henry should have a monster day against the Jaguars porous run defense.The Vikings were 24th against fantasy running backs last week as the Packers torched them at home. They should be better than that most weeks, but Taylor has a great opportunity with Marlon Mack lost for the year. Taylor should be a solid RB2 with upside.