Derrick Henry 2016 Fantasy Football Rookie Profile

2016 Fantasy Football Profile: RB Derrick Henry 0001

Derrick Henry was selected 45th overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2016 NFL Draft. Playing his college football at Alabama, Henry finished with 602 rushes for 3,591 yards and 42 touchdowns over the course of his three-year college career. He was awarded with the Heisman Trophy for his tremendous play at Alabama last season, leading the Crimson Tide to the national championship.

Henry has great size, good speed and is excellent at running through defenders when he builds up momentum. He is physical and runs hard. However, there are reasons Henry wasn't the first RB taken in the draft. He lacks wiggle (agility), needs to improve his hands, and needs to be more aggressive at the point of contact.

Henry is inserted into a very crowded Titans backfield in 2016. They already have DeMarco Murry, Antonio Andrews, David Cobb and Bishop Sankey on the roster. There will be plenty of time for Henry to develop and learn the offense.

NFL COMPARISON: There isn't one. Henry is one of the fastest, big individuals I have ever watched in my life. I have never seen a man his size move like he does.

2016 FANTASY VALUE: Derrick Henry will be a lottery ticket in 2016. I have no idea what the plan will be for him sitting behind DeMarco Murray. The best I can predict is that both will be on the field, taking significant time away from each other.

DYNASTY FANTASY VALUE: Henry's long-term outlook is more positive than his 2016 redraft value. Henry profiles as a quality running back in the NFL and is currently going in the top 10 of rookie drafts. The Titans operate an "exotic smash mouth" running game and should implement two running backs. The biggest question for Henry: How long will DeMarco Murray stick around in Tennessee? Henry is a quality add in all dynasty formats if he slides to pick 10 or later in rookie drafts.

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