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What to do with Derrick Henry in Week 8 fantasy football

We go over Derrick Henry’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Titans Week 8 matchup against the Bengals.

Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Nissan Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.  Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Sunday Update: Henry is projected to lead Tennessee with 22.81 fantasy points in ESPN leagues. The windy forecast bodes well for the running back, who has yet to go two straight games without crossing the century mark on the ground. Expect Henry to get a healthy helping of touches.

A year after rushing for 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry is on pace for an even bigger season. The NFL rushing leader with 663 yards, he’s on pace for more than 1,700 yards. While that number might be a stretch overall, Henry is still one of the league’s best running backs and one of the most valuable players in fantasy football.

Fantasy Football analysis: Titans RB Derrick Henry

Henry had one of his worst games of the season last week, but he still managed 75 yards on 20 carries and found the end zone for the fourth week in a row. He’s the centerpiece of Tennessee’s offense, and he’ll get his touches regardless. That, and the fact that he’s really good, makes him a must-start player every week.

This week’s matchup against the Bengals isn’t an easy one. Cincinnati hasn’t let a running back find the end zone since Week 2, which was also the last time they let someone rush for more than 100 yards. But don’t let the matchup scare you away from starting Henry. He always seems to find a way to produce.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Derrick Henry.