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What to do with Derrick Henry in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Derrick Henry ahead of the Titans Week 17 matchup against the Texans.

Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball while being tackled by Krys Barnes #51 of the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at Lambeau Field on December 27, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Derrick Henry’s having a monster season. His 1,777 rushing yards lead the NFL, and his 15 touchdowns, all rushing scores, are good enough for the third-most touchdowns of any player in the league. He’ll be padding those numbers this week with the Tennessee Titans playing a must-win game against the Texans.

Fantasy Football analysis: Titans RB Derrick Henry

Henry actually had a down game last week, rushing for just 98 yards on 23 carries against the Packers. He had 362 yards in the two games prior to that, and he’s got nine games with triple-digit rushing yardage out of 15 played so far.

The Texans are giving up 5.4 yards per attempt to opposing running backs, and they’ve given up 19 rushing touchdowns to those players this season. In fact, Houston’s only played one game this season where it didn’t allow an opposing running back to cross the goal line.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Derrick Henry’s been a must-start player all season, and that doesn’t change this week. Get him in your lineup and watch him rack up points.