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Darrell Henderson Injury Update Boosts Sony Michel Week 13 Fantasy Outlook

Larry Rupp
Darrell Henderson's latest injury update boosts Sony Michel's Week 13 fantasy outlook.
Darrell Henderson's latest injury update boosts Sony Michel's Week 13 fantasy outlook. / Mike Stobe/GettyImages

Updated (Sunday, Dec. 5, 2:40 p.m. EST): Darrell Henderson is officially active heading into Week 13. The injury will make him tough to trust, but a matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars is too juicy to bench him. He should be a volatile RB2 this week. Sony Michel should see some increased work, but he's little more than a desperation FLEX option now that Henderson is active.

The Los Angeles Rams are eighth in the NFL in scoring this season (27.2 points per game) thanks in large part to the efforts of starting running back Darrell Henderson. Backup Sony Michel will have to pick up the slack on Sunday with Henderson likely missing the game due to a thigh injury, though.

Darrell Henderson Injury Update

Henderson will go through pre-game warmups in order to give it one last shot, but things are not looking good. The third-year pro is in the midst of the best season of his career, rushing for a career-high 648 yards through 10 games played. Henderson is also averaging a healthy 4.6 yards per carry.

Keep an eye on Henderson's status up until kickoff at 4:05 p.m. and make sure to have a backup option ready to go.

Sony Michel Fantasy Outlook

Henderson's absence directly boosts the Week 13 fantasy outlook of backup Sony Michel. The first-year Ram is expected to take on the majority of the work alongside practice squad call-up Mekhi Sargent. Keep in mind Michel racked up 79 yards on 23 touches during his lone start of the year (Week 3).

Michel has a shot to run wild on Sunday against a Jacksonville Jaguars' defense that has allowed 11 rushing touchdowns this season (No. 30 in NFL). The game script here also bodes well for the 26-year-old. The Rams are 13-point favorites and it wouldn't be surprising to see head coach Sean McVay lean on the running game throughout the second half in order to drain the clock.

Michel should be picked up across all league formats and has RB1 upside in Week 13.

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