clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

What to do with Derrick Henry in Week 12 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Derrick Henry ahead of the Titans Week 12 matchup against the Colts.

Running back Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans carries the ball against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Game day update: The Colts are going to be without defensive linemen DeForest Buckner and Denico Autry. Derrick Henry is always a must-start, but his ceiling is through the roof this week against a depleted Colts defensive front.

The Colts will try their best to stop the closest thing the NFL has to a human wrecking ball. Let’s talk about Derrick Henry.

Fantasy Football analysis: Titans RB Derrick Henry

Week 11 at Baltimore was the quintessential Derrick Henry performance. Through the first three quarters, He took only two of his 18 carries for at least 8 yards. In the fourth quarter and through five minutes of overtime, Henry picked up at least 8 yards on four of 10 carries. He seemingly wears defenses down past their breaking point each week. That was on display against the Ravens as he galloped for his 29-yard, game-winning TD.

The Colts bent but didn’t break against Henry in Week 10 as he ran for 19 carries on 103 yards in an Indianapolis victory. That remains the only 100-yard performance from any running back against the Colts this year. Although this isn’t the softest matchup, the good news for Henry’s fantasy owners is the going will get much easier after this. He will face the Jaguars, Lions, Packers and Texans from Weeks 14-17. Henry is going to win a lot of people their fantasy leagues.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start him until you can no longer do so. He costs $7,900 on DraftKings.