Derrick Henry Fantasy Outlook Points to Consistent Production Thanks to High Volume

Zach Brunner
Tennessee Titans v Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans v Jacksonville Jaguars / James Gilbert/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans were embarrassed on Thursday Night Football by the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3, but one of the few Titans to put together a solid game from a fantasy perspective was Derrick Henry. Through the first three weeks of the NFL, Henry is proving that he can return RB2 value on a consistent basis.

In the game versus the Jaguars, Henry was only able to total 46 yards. He was able to find the end zone, though, and has scored in every game this season. That gives Henry touchdowns in seven of his last eight games played.

Through three games in 2019, Henry has 210 rushing yards and three touchdowns to go along with four catches for 89 yards and another touchdown. This has him averaging 18 fantasy points per game in standard scoring leagues, which is the fourth most among running backs.

Aside from his ability to find the end zone, the most consistent part of Henry's game has been his workload, which was in question after an early training camp injury. He has totaled 55 touches through three games, with no fewer than 18 total touches (17 rushes) in a contest. Despite trailing the entire game, Henry still ran the ball 17 times against Jacksonville, showing Tennessee's commitment to the getting Henry the ball regardless of game flow.

While we can't rely on Henry finding the end zone every single game, look for him to continue producing consistent numbers overall, given his workload, while he could also get a boost if the offensive line improves once tackle Taylor Lewan is back from suspension.

Henry has already shown us that he has a massive weekly ceiling by recording the highest single-game fantasy score for any RB in 2018 (Week 14 against Jacksonville), but this volume gives him a level of consistency we've not seen in his career so far, making his fantasy football value higher than it's ever been.

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