Draft Engine Expert Analysis
Fantasy football is right around the corner, as people are finally starting to draft their teams. One thing that is starting to stick out is that Derrick Henry's ADP is currently sixth overall. In the Draft Engine Fantasy Football Guide, Henry was our fifth-ranked player. However, we think there's a good case for him to go inside the top 3 at the moment.
By now, one would have thought the Titans would bring in a running back to fill Dion Lewis' third-down role, but that hasn't been the case. Rookie Darrynton Evans figures to be the guy to fill that role right now, but he has been having some fumbling issues in camp. If Evans isn't capable of being on the field, that could open some opportunities for Henry to make some plays as a receiver. Henry had only 18 catches in 2019, but he's actually a better receiver than he's given credit for, and having something like 40 catches in 2020 would give him legit RB1 upside.
If you're looking to make a splash in your draft, grabbing Henry is the move. It doesn't hurt that he's one of the more durable backs in the league, and he's playing in an offense that gives him a ton of opportunities.