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Running Back, Los Angeles Rams

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Draft: 2019 Round 3 (6)
College: Memphis
Ht: 5’8”  Wt: 208 DOB: 1996-00-00 Age: 25

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2019 LAR 13 39 147 3.8 0 6 4 37 9.3 0 18.4 1.4
2020 LAR 15 138 624 4.5 5 24 16 159 9.9 1 114.3 7.6
2021 LAR 2 29 123 4.2 2 6 4 46 11.5 0 28.9 14.5
2021 (Projected) LAR   180 772 4.3 6   35 286 8.2 2 153.8  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
The late-first round of fantasy drafts took a hit when it was announced that Cam Akers suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the 2021 season. Akers looked set to be the workhorse back in what should be an improved Rams offense this season, but now the whole backfield is in shambles. The team moved on from veteran Malcolm Brown this offseason, so the immediate impact would seem to be that third-year back Darrell Henderson should see an immediate and significant bump in value, given that he's now the only running back on the roster who's seen much NFL action.

Henderson was actually fairly productive and efficient when given an opportunity in 2020, but it was clear that the team was eventually going to make the move to Akers either way - and they did. Now that Akers is out, Henderson's only real obstacle to avoid is the Rams signing a veteran like Le'Veon Bell, Todd Gurley or Adrian Peterson. It does seem unlikely that the Rams will go into the season without making some sort of move to at least add to their running back depth, but there's a very real chance that he starts the season as the top back on the depth chart for what should be at least a decent Rams team.

Henderson saw 138 carries and caught 16 passes in 2020 in what was, at best, a split backfield. A 200-touch season is not out of the realm of possibilities for Henderson and that'd immediately catapult him into legitimate fantasy RB2 discussion, as only 20 total running backs touched the ball 200 times or more in 2020.

ADPs on Henderson haven't been corrected yet so it's hard to know where he's going to end up in fantasy drafts, but you're likely going to find a wide variety of opinions on his value at the moment, at least until we get closer to the preseason kickoff. There will likely be someone in most drafts who takes a "YOLO" approach when it comes to Henderson, opting to take the chance on him taking over the role as the team's bell cow back in 2021, so if you're interested, you're probably going to need to reach a round or even two higher than his ADP in order to land him in your draft.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Darrell Henderson
RB2RB2 Sony Michel
RB3RB3 Jake Funk
RB4RB4 Cam Akers
Rams Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Darrell Henderson dealing with rib injury
In question for Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 20, 8:10 pm

Rams coach Sean McVay says that RB Darrell Henderson has a rib cartilage injury but they have hope and optimism with him and will be checking in again Friday. (ESPN - Lindsey Thiry)

FFToday's Take: Rib cartilage injuries tend to be pain management issues, so expect Henderson to be listed as questionable on the final injury report of Week 3. It would be hard to pin this injury on Henderson's lack of durability, but one of the reasons he has yet to assume a feature-back role is because he hasn't been able to stay healthy for any length of time when he's had the chance. Expect more Sony Michel as the season progresses.


Sony Michel on track to play Week 1
Rams new RB still learning playbook but should be available
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 7, 10:44 am

Kevin Modesti (@KevinModesti) via Twitter: "Also "on track" for the Rams' game against the Bears on Sunday is running back Sony Michel, who's learning the playbook after the Aug. 25 trade. McVay said he'll know more later in the week." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Michel could eventually challenge Darrell Henderson for touches in a committee role, but he'll likely be eased in at first until he's up to speed with Sean McVay's scheme.


Darrell Henderson still very much in Rams' plans
HC: Addition of Sony Michel "doesn't change the outlook for him"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 26, 11:25 pm

Sean McVay on Sony Michel: “Wanted to make sure that we got somebody else that’s played in big-time games.” “(Darrell Henderson) is still going to have a very big role. Doesn’t really change the outlook for him." (NFL Network - Andrew Siciliano)

FFToday's Take: While fantasy managers can be a skeptical bunch, what McVay is saying makes a lot of sense. Michel hasn't handled much work in the passing game and isn't going to get the reps he needs to be a factor there at this point of the preseason. Anderson's fantasy value undoubtedly takes a hit, but he should still be viewed as a strong flex option with occasional RB2 upside to begin the season. What happens after that depends largely on how quickly Michel adjusts to his new system.


Injury Darrell Henderson injures thumb in practice
Rams RB could be limited, but not a lot of info on recovery
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 24, 9:50 am

Via Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) on Twitter: Rams RB Darrell Henderson injured his thumb during practice. "I'm not sure," Sean McVay said after practice when asked about his status. "He got his thumb. Don't have any updates on that." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thanks for the info, Sean! Coach was probably annoyed because the Rams are basically "all in" on the veteran back, and the RB depth in Los Angeles is pretty thin because of the devastating Cam Akers injury in the offseason. So if Henderson misses time we'll see a lot of UDFA Xavier Jones, who was signed in 2020. Other than that it's just seventh-round selection Jake Funk, who could carve out a role eventually.


Injury Cam Akers out for the season with Achilles tear
Suffered injury while training
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jul 20, 10:25 am

#Rams RB Cam Akers suffered a torn Achilles while training, per source. Brutal blow for L.A., which loses its leading rusher from last season a week before camp begins. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Brutal. Akers was inline to be a workhorse back and was highly sought after by the fantasy community checking in with a 2nd round ADP. Darrell Henderson, Xavier Jones, Raymond Calais and Jake Funk are next up on the depth chart but don't be surprised if the Rams make a play for a free agent running back. Le'Veon Bell, Duke Johnson and Adrian Peterson are still free agents. Henderson's value should be on the rise with this news.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CHI W 34-14 16 70 4.4 1 1 1 17 17.0 0 14.7
2 at IND W 27-24 13 53 4.1 1 5 3 29 9.7 0 14.2

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DAL W 20-17 3 6 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
2 at PHI W 37-19 12 81 6.8 1 3 2 40 20.0 0 18.1
3 at BUF L 32-35 20 114 5.7 1 3 1 6 6.0 0 18.0
4 NYG W 17-9 8 21 2.6 0 1 1 16 16.0 0 3.7
5 at WAS W 30-10 15 38 2.5 1 4 3 30 10.0 1 18.8
6 at SF L 16-24 14 88 6.3 0 0 0 4 - 0 9.2
7 CHI W 24-10 15 64 4.3 0 2 2 13 6.5 0 7.7
8 at MIA L 17-28 8 47 5.9 0 2 1 11 11.0 0 5.8
10 SEA W 23-16 7 28 4.0 1 1 1 5 5.0 0 9.3
11 at TB W 27-24 8 5 0.6 0 3 2 4 2.0 0 0.9
12 SF L 20-23 10 19 1.9 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.9
13 at ARI W 38-28 3 49 16.3 1 3 2 25 12.5 0 13.4
14 NE W 24-3 2 5 2.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.5
15 NYJ L 20-23 1 -2 -2.0 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 0.3
16 at SEA L 9-20 12 62 5.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.2

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at CAR W 30-27 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0
6 SF L 7-20 6 39 6.5 0 2 1 9 9.0 0 4.8
7 at ATL W 37-10 11 31 2.8 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 3.9
8 CIN W 24-10 11 49 4.5 0 3 2 20 10.0 0 6.9
10 at PIT L 12-17 4 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
13 at ARI W 34-7 4 17 4.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.7
16 at SF L 31-34 2 7 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7

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