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Why Darrell Henderson will go OVER or UNDER rushing yards, rushing TDs for 2021 NFL season

With Cam Akers sidelined with an Achilles tear, Darrell Henderson steps in as the Rams’ new lead back. While the injury affects the team’s depth, it doesn’t lower its ceiling on offense.

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson (27) participates in drills during mini camp held at the practice facility at Cal State Lutheran. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Before the Los Angeles Rams even reported to training camp, they saw a key contributor to their offense suffer a major injury. Second-year running back Cam Akers tore his Achilles tendon, leaving Darrell Henderson as the new lead back in L.A.

While Henderson has only served in a part-time role previously, he offers upside now that he has stepped in as the lead back. Here, we take a look at the prop bets on the table for him on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the 2021 NFL season and make our picks.

Darrell Henderson prop bets for 2021 NFL season

875.5 rushing yds: Over (-115) or Under (-115)

Our pick: Over

With Akers on the shelf and no established back currently present to post a meaningful threat to Henderson’s workload, reaching 876 or more rushing yards comes down to health. Henderson has missed only three games during his two-year career, both at the end of the season.

As a starter, Henderson averages approximately 49 yards per game. While a low clip, it figures to go up significantly with him as the uncontested lead back. And on a per-snap basis, Henderson proved to be a more efficient back than Akers last season. While he doesn’t offer the same size, he can deliver similar or better production on the ground.

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