Derrick Henry Fantasy Outlook Remains High Against Patriots on Wild Card Weekend

Derrick Henry led the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards this season.
Derrick Henry led the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards this season. / Tim Warner/Getty Images

In an AFC Wild Card Weekend matchup, the Tennessee Titans head to Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots. Currently, the Titans are 4.5-point underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook. However, with Derrick Henry running wild, Tennessee will look to pull off the upset this weekend.

Derrick Henry Fantasy Outlook in Wild Card Round

While the Patriots have been led by their strong defense this season, they have shown a bit of weakness in the running game, giving up 4.2 yards per carry (T-No. 16 in NFL). If there's one player that can exploit this weakness, it's Henry, who finished the season as the second-ranked running back in fantasy football.

Henry finished the season with the NFL's most rushing attempts (303) and rushing yards (1,540), was tied for the most rushing touchdowns (16) and had the sixth-best yards-per-rush average (5.1).

He has been especially hot down the stretch, averaging 149.3 rushing yards over his past six games, finding the end zone 10 times in that stretch. His lowest rushing output in those games was 86 yards against the Texans in Week 15, but he still averaged 4.1 yards per rush in that game.

Henry will yet again be the focal point of this Titans offense this weekend, and he very well could lead his team to an upset over the reigning Super Bowl champions. He checks in at RB5 in our Wild Card Weekend fantasy football rankings.

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