Derrick Henry Injury Update Boosts Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook Against Texans

Jason Schandl
Derrick Henry runs the ball against the Texans in Week 15.
Derrick Henry runs the ball against the Texans in Week 15. / Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Derrick Henry was held out of the Titans’ Week 16 game against the Saints as he was nursing an injury. With Tennessee needing a win in Week 17 against the Houston Texans to get into the playoffs, Henry is expected to be active in a positive matchup.

Henry continues to play terrific at the end of this season, which is a trend we've seen through his entire career. He has run for 1,300 of his 3,622 career yards in the month of December, also finding the end zone on the ground 15 times in December alone.

This season he's run for an average of 137 yards per game over this past five outings, finding the end zone seven times over this stretch.

He faces a positive matchup against the Texans, who have surrendered the fifth-most PPR fantasy points to running backs over the past five weeks. Henry comes in as RB9 in our Week 17 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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