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What to do with Derrick Henry in Week 13 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Derrick Henry ahead of the Titans Week 13 matchup against the Browns.

Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans looks to gain yardage in the third quarter against Rock Ya-Sin #26 of the Indianapolis Colts during their game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts were supposed to be a tough matchup for Derrick Henry in Week 12.

Tough, shmough. Henry destroyed Indy to the tune of 178 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries. That might be a preview of what’s to come for Henry.

Fantasy Football analysis: Titans RB Derrick Henry

The Titans take on the Cleveland Browns this week. They have been a middle-of-the-road defense against running backs this year. But at this point, matchups don’t matter to Henry, especially after that Week 12 showing against a defense that had given up just five rushing touchdowns and 641 rushing yards to RBs not named Derrick Henry. Henry cast them aside as if they were a JV squad. The Browns, at least on paper, don’t offer a tougher task, so his roll shouldn’t stop this week — or really for the rest of the season as Henry features possibly the easiest slate of games during the fantasy playoffs, Weeks 14-16.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Henry is a unique case in DraftKings. He doesn’t catch passes and he’s really expensive in this PPR format ($9,200). Yet, he’s a freak of nature who is getting close to 30 touches per game right now. As long as the Titans keep games close, Henry will continue to go to work and often succeed. The league’s leading rusher will carry many to fantasy championships this winter.