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There's nothing more frustrating to a fantasy football player than owning a running back in a crowded backfield, so it makes sense that the Tennesse Titans have been giving people fits for the past couple of seasons now. 


Coming into the year, Derrick Henry was supposed to be the lead back in Tennessee and was a consensus early-round draft pick in most fantasy formats. As it turns out, he's the lead back in name only. 


So far, the Titans have played Henry on just 36 percent of their offensive snaps this season.

As a result, Henry has compiled just 87 total yards and two touchdowns through two games this season. Clearly, Tennessee's coaching staff has a preference towards Dion Lewis and it's easy to see why. Unlike Henry, Lewis is a well-rounded back with great receiving ability, which keeps defenses on their toes and allows the Titans to be more creative on offense. 


Judging by Henry's usage so far, it's hard to believe he'll see enough snaps to be a fantasy difference-maker unless the Titans have a sizeable lead late in the game. Lewis is seemingly the safer way to go, especially in PPR leagues. 


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