Derrick Henry Fantasy Outlook Could Make Him a League-Winner Based on Late-Season Production Trend

Mike Esposito
Jacksonville Jaguars v Tennessee Titans
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Derrick Henry has finally found some consistency in the late stages of the 2019 fantasy season and, based on his track record from the past couple of seasons, the third-year back could be a championship x-factor as the fantasy football playoffs near.

Since 2017, Henry's been nearly unstoppable in the months of November and December, recording five 100-yard rushing games while finding the end zone an incredible 17 times in 12 games played during that span.

And as Henry's fantasy owners can attest to at this point in the year, we should definitely expect this trend to continue as this season winds down. Through three November games so far, the 25-year-old bruiser has racked up an incredible 410 yards rushing (136.7 yards-rushing per game) and has found the end zone five times.

Currently ranked as the RB8 in our Week 13 PPR Rankings, Henry draws a shaky matchup against a tough Indianapolis Colts defense that has allowed just 13.1 fantasy points to running backs this year (No. 5 in the NFL). However, considering he already has a 15.4-point fantasy performance against Indy already to his name this year, Henry owners shouldn't worry to much about the matchup and can fire him up as an RB2 with high-RB1 upside.

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