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Darrell Henderson Injury Update Boosts Fantasy Outlook Ahead of Week 15

Larry Rupp
Darrell Henderson's latest injury update boosts his fantasy outlook ahead of Week 15.
Darrell Henderson's latest injury update boosts his fantasy outlook ahead of Week 15. / Bob Levey/GettyImages

The Los Angeles Rams have been without starting running back Darrell Henderson for the last two weeks as he dealt with both a thigh injury and an illness. Fortunately, the ground-and-pound ball-carrier is on track to play in Week 15 after recently being activated from the COVID-19 reserve list.

Darrell Henderson Fantasy Outlook

Backup Sony Michel has filled in nicely in Henderson's absence, racking up 200 rushing yards on 44 carries over the last two games. However, this offense is brought to a whole other level when Henderson is healthy. The third-year pro is averaging a career-high 4.6 yards per carry in 2021.

Henderson's versatility has made him a PPR darling in fantasy football leagues this season as he ranks No. 12 at his position on a points-per-game basis. He is averaging 82.0 yards from scrimmage per game and has scored a total of 8 touchdowns (5 rushing & 3 receiving) across 10 games played.

Fantasy managers have a right to be hesitant when it comes to starting Henderson in a do-or-die playoff matchup this week. He may be eased back into action by splitting carries with Michel. It's important to note that the Seattle Seahawks are giving up the second-most PPR fantasy points to opposing RBs, though.

This is a perfect matchup for Henderson to bounce back with a solid RB2 performance. Just keep an eye on any reports about his workload ahead of Tuesday night. The 24-year-old checks in at RB22 in The Duel's Week 15 fantasy football rankings.

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