Derrick Henry Injury Update Suggests He's RB1 in Week 15 Fantasy Football Playoffs

Derrick Henry rushed for 103 yards against the Oakland Raiders in Week 14.
Derrick Henry rushed for 103 yards against the Oakland Raiders in Week 14. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Derrick Henry gave his fantasy owners a scare in Week 14, as the Tennessee Titans' running back appeared hobbled by a hamstring injury. While he didn't practice this week, his latest injury update suggests Henry will be safe to fire up as a no-brainer RB1 in Week 15 against the Houston Texans.

Derrick Henry Injury Update and Fantasy Outlook Week 15

His fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Henry has been an absolute workhorse over the past few weeks, averaging 149.8 rushing yards per game across his last four. Henry has also scored seven touchdowns during that span.

He has all the makings of a league winner in the fantasy football playoffs, and he shouldn't face much resistant from the Texans. Houston surrenders the fifth-most PPR points to opposing running backs, and the Texans rank No. 14 in Football Outsiders' DVOA rush defense rankings.

Barring a setback, Henry should be in line for another massive late-season game. We currently have him ranked as the RB7 in our Week 15 fantasy football PPR rankings.

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