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Running Back, Tennessee Titans

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Draft: 2016 Round 2 (14)
College: Alabama
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 247 DOB: 1994-07-17 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#30 6 6.06

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 TEN 14 110 490 4.5 5 15 13 137 10.5 0 92.7 6.6
2017 TEN 10 101 441 4.4 3 10 6 45 7.5 0 66.6 6.7
2017 (Projected) TEN   153 675 4.4 5   18 145 8.1 1 118.0  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
Opportunity is all that stands between Derrick Henry and fantasy accolades. The rest of the league seems to use a RBBC with lesser talent, but in Nashville the Titans prefer only one guy plucking on the fiddle. The team knows it has a true workhorse type runner in DeMarco Murray but they also want to get some return on their investment from last year's second round selection, Derrick Henry. He caught 13 of his 15 targets and maintained an YPC of 4.5 on his 110 carries so it's no secret he has the ability to be a true difference maker in the fantasy game. It's a good situation for the Titans but it's a bad situation for fantasy owners looking to invest in Henry because he remains a true backup who needs more touches to be a weekly fantasy starter in most formats. In his rookie campaign, following Week 7, Henry was able to post double-digit fantasy scoring four times but failed to score more at least five points in any of the other games he played during that time. His five touchdowns with limited touches may fool some to believing he can be used as a flex option in 2017 but his role says he won't be consistent enough to trust. That doesn't mean there isn't value to be had in drafting a talented running back on a run heavy team. Henry represents one of this season's best lotto tickets to buy and he will likely get scooped up in the middle rounds as a result.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 DeMarco Murray
RB2RB2 Derrick Henry
RB3RB3 Jalston Fowler
RB4RB4 David Fluellen
Titans Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Walker, Murray expected to play for Titans
Injured Titans will give it a go
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 22, 7:30 am

Tennessee Titans
Titans running back DeMarco Murray and tight end Delanie Walker are expected to play through injuries against the Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium, ESPN reports, citing sources.  (The Tennessean)

FFToday's Take: Murray got in one limited practice this week (Friday) while Walker hurt his calf on Thursday and missed Friday's session. Murray's availability puts a damper on Derrick Henry's upside but we still expect Henry to out-touch Murray and be a RB2 against the Browns. Murray will likely play the majority of third downs and get some early-down work.

Injury DeMarco Murray limited Friday
Gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 20, 2:16 pm

Tennessee Titans
With DeMarco Murray nursing a hamstring injury, the door is open for Derrick Henry to gobble up a larger share of the carries in Tennessee. Murray was limited Friday after sitting out practice the previous two days because of a hamstring issue, and the starting running back is questionable heading into Sunday's game versus the Cleveland Browns. (

FFToday's Take: Murray missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a hamstring injury that's been bothering him since early August. He will be a gametime decision. “We’ll see how I feel. I’m going to get a good warmup in before the game and see how I feel and then make a decision from there,” Murray said. Even if he plays Derrick Henry would be the preferred fantasy option in the Titans backfield.

Injury DeMarco Murray absent from practice Thursday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 19, 2:30 pm

Tennessee Titans
DeMarco Murray did not practice again today for @Titans with hamstring. Mularkey mentioned Khalfani Muhammad as a potential roster call up if @demarcomurray can’t play for @titans (Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It appears Murray is truly questionable this week against the Browns. If he sits Friday, it will be a good indication that Murray will end up on the Inactive list Sunday. For now, it looks like Derrick Henry will be the Titans RB to play in Week 7.

Titans will continue to use both running backs
Derrick Henry earns more carries after MNF performance
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 18, 9:00 am

Tennessee Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There has been so much talk about whether DeMarco Murray or Derrick Henry should be the Tennessee Titans' feature back, and Monday night confirmed the team's decision. They're choosing both. "I'd say that's a pretty good model of what we're looking for," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Tuesday. "It's a good combination, and it's tough to defend." (

FFToday's Take: DeMarco Murray has been dealing with a hamstring "issue" for much of the season so it makes sense for Mike Mularkey to talk up a more defined RBBC after Henry's Week 6 performance. Henry should see at least half of the carries moving forward and may continue to out-touch Murray in the coming weeks.

More work forthcoming for Derrick Henry?
OC praises RB's patience and work ethic
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 12, 6:20 pm

Tennessee Titans
Titans OC Terry Robiskie said team plans to get Derrick Henry more involved. Said RB has been patient, and continues working hard. (TitansOnline - Jim Wyatt)

FFToday's Take: Robiskie must really love what he is seeing in practice because Henry hasn't been doing it over the last two weeks in games (10 carries, 16 yards). DeMarco Murray is simply running better at the moment, so this feels more like something to light a fire under Murray or an announcement the team plans to run more often in general than an actual change in carry distribution. Owners may get their answer on Monday Night Football when the Titans face the Colts to end Week 6.

Injury DeMarco Murray more than likely to play
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 24, 7:30 am

Tennessee Titans
Titans RB DeMarco Murray, listed as questionable for Sunday, is “more than likely” to play vs Seattle, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Murray was limited in practice this week, but it sounds like he will be on the field. His role remains to be seen, but smart money would be on Derrick Henry receiving the bulk of reps at running back. Murray can't be trusted in Week 3.

Injury No practice for DeMarco Murray on Thursday
Sat out Wednesday as well; still day-to-day
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 21, 8:05 pm

Tennessee Titans
DeMarco Murray (hammy) didn't practice today. He was inside on the treadmill during the viewing period. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Tennessee seems willing to let Murray play and start if he can show the coaching staff something before the end of the week, but owners probably need to consider other alternatives considering he is obviously less than 100 percent and the matchup (Seattle). If he ends up sitting, Derrick Henry figures to be a strong candidate for 20 touches and should be trusted as a RB2, even in a difficult matchup.

Injury DeMarco Murray, Corey Davis day-to-day
Hamstring injuries
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 18, 4:45 pm

Tennessee Titans
Titans injuries: DeMarco Murray and Corey Davis day to day with hamstring injuries. (TitansOnline - Jim Wyatt)

FFToday's Take: While it appears the Derrick Henry era is about to begin in Tennessee, owners should pump the breaks just a bit, especially with Seattle and Houston coming up next. Murray had an 8-2 advantage in touches before half and enjoyed a 37-30 edge in snaps despite barely playing after the break. It does seem as though Murray would be well-served by sitting out a week or two, however, so Henry would be worth a fantasy start should that end up being the case.

Injury Murray leaves in 3rd quarter with hamstring injury
Titans turn to Derrick Henry in Murray's absence
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 18, 10:45 am

Tennessee Titans
DeMarco Murray had just 25 yards on nine carries, the fewest since he joined the team, and left in the third quarter with a tight hamstring. It was the same hamstring that caused him problems during the preseason. (The Tennessean)

FFToday's Take: Derrick Henry finished with a career-high 92 rushing yards on 14 carries in Murray's absence. Most of Henry's high draft cost was directed at his enormous upside and likely RB1 status if Murray were to go down with injury. Murray has 69 rushing yards on 21 carries through two games.

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 OAK L 16-26 6 25 4.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.5
2 at JAC W 37-16 14 92 6.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 15.2
3 SEA W 33-27 13 54 4.2 0 1 1 10 10.0 0 6.4
4 at HOU L 14-57 6 7 1.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7
5 at MIA L 10-16 4 9 2.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
6 IND W 36-22 19 131 6.9 1 1 1 14 14.0 0 20.5
7 at CLE W 12-9 13 13 1.0 0 3 2 11 5.5 0 2.4
9 BAL W 23-20 8 26 3.3 1 2 2 10 5.0 0 9.6
10 CIN W 24-20 11 52 4.7 0 3 0 0 - 0 5.2
11 at PIT L 17-40 7 32 4.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.2

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 MIN L 16-25 5 3 0.6 0 2 2 41 20.5 0 4.4
2 at DET W 16-15 9 40 4.4 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 4.9
3 OAK L 10-17 10 45 4.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.5
4 at HOU L 20-27 3 9 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
5 at MIA W 30-17 7 54 7.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.4
6 CLE W 28-26 2 7 3.5 0 2 2 20 10.0 0 2.7
7 IND L 26-34 1 3 3.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.3
8 JAC W 36-22 16 60 3.8 1 5 4 37 9.3 0 15.7
10 GB W 47-25 9 31 3.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.1
12 at CHI W 27-21 8 60 7.5 1 0 0 0 - 0 12.0
14 DEN W 13-10 12 42 3.5 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 4.7
15 at KC W 19-17 9 58 6.4 2 0 0 0 - 0 17.8
16 at JAC L 17-38 4 13 3.3 0 2 2 22 11.0 0 3.5
17 HOU W 24-17 15 65 4.3 1 1 1 3 3.0 0 12.8

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