Derrick Henry Injury Update Solidifies Outlook for Fantasy Football Playoffs

Colton Dodgson
Titans running back Derrick Henry carries the ball against the Oakland Raiders
Titans running back Derrick Henry carries the ball against the Oakland Raiders / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Derrick Henry received treatment on his injured hamstring all throughout Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders. That didn't stop him from totaling 103 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, and probably from winning fantasy owners their first playoff matchup of 2019.

It sounds like he's all but a lock to suit up again in Week 15, giving him another chance to help carry fantasy owners deeper into the playoffs.

According to ProFootballTalk, Henry and the team have been managing the injury for the last couple of weeks. His practice participation has been spotty as of late, so it doesn't look like a limited week would be out of the ordinary.

He's touched the ball an average of 23.3 times per game over the last four, averaging a ridiculous 7.0 yards per carry, and there's no need to worry about his effectiveness even if he's limited in practice again this week.

The Titans have an extremely important tilt against the Houston Texans up next, a contest in which they're 3-point favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook. The Texans have allowed the fifth-most points to fantasy running backs this season, while Henry ranks fifth among RBs in PPR fantasy scoring this year.

It'll be worth monitoring his status in the coming days, but it appears as though he'll play. So long as his leg remains fully attached to his body, that is.

With a favorable matchup on tap, Henry checks in at RB7 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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