Derrick Henry is a Titan in nearly each respect.
He’s a titan of a operating again, a big-bodied bruiser who stands taller than a lot of his friends. He’s a titan in efficiency, this being his third straight 12 months main the league in speeding and third straight within the high 5 at his place in fantasy.
And, after all, he actually is a Tennessee Titan.
However the fantasy gods have robbed us of this titan. It was introduced Monday that Henry may have surgical procedure on an injured foot. Coach Mike Vrabel stopped in need of ruling him out for the season, however fantasy managers shouldn’t maintain out hope.
You probably have an IR spot, put him there. But when your roster is stacked and you would need to minimize a productive participant to maintain Henry, go forward and drop him.
The Madman is keen to gamble that even when he can return, he received’t be again in time to assist our fantasy groups. Regular restoration time reportedly is six to 10 weeks.
Six weeks, the most effective case, would put Week 15 on the radar for a possible return. As we’ve talked about earlier than, we don’t like beginning gamers of their first sport again after lengthy absences. In Week 16, the Titans have a Thursday sport towards the 49ers. Now we have a tough time envisioning a sensible situation wherein he performs each these video games, even in the most effective circumstances.
So that may push our first focused fantasy use in Week 17, championship week in most leagues. You probably have superior to your title sport with out him, would you actually plug him in with the whole lot on the road?
And bear in mind, that is the best-case situation. More likely, Henry isn’t able to return till the NFL playoffs. I imply, he’s a operating again, having foot surgical procedure. These two issues don’t combine effectively.
So what do you do to make up for his manufacturing in your fantasy crew? First, perceive you don’t substitute the manufacturing of the highest participant at a place, you merely attempt to reduce the injury.
The crew signed Adrian Peterson within the wake of the harm. However don’t count on the world from him. Final season was his lowest-ever profession common per carry (3.9) — in a season wherein he obtained at the very least 150 carries. Count on Arizona James Conner-type of manufacturing. We would favor to seize Seattle’s Alex Collins.
Henry’s harm will create different ripples. Jeremy McNichols’ use doubtless will get an uptick — that is particularly important in PPR scoring codecs, since he performs a bigger function within the passing sport than the bottom assault.
Additionally count on extra reliance by Tennessee on the move on the whole. So Ryan Tannehill will get a lift, and our confidence in A.J. Brown is solidified. We’re nonetheless scared of Julio Jones attributable to sketchy availability, however possibly not fairly as petrified.
Henry’s harm leaves a gaping gap in your fantasy roster. You’re not going to have the ability to fill the entire gap, so simply fill as a lot as you possibly can.
Take a look at that
Michael Carter RB, Jets
Rookie had his massive breakout in Week 8 — the chief amongst all RBs heading into Monday with 32.2 PPR factors. In two video games with Mike White as the first QB, Carter has 17 catches — he had 9 mixed the primary 5 video games.
Rex Burkhead RB, Texans
Took over the function Sunday we’ve been anticipating for Phillip Lindsay. Burkhead’s snap share jumped from the only digits to 49 % in Week 8. May do worse for an end-of-bench RB.
James Robinson RB, Jaguars
Put a scare into fantasy managers, leaving Sunday with a heel harm. However prevented main harm and is “day-to-day.” No must rush and seize Carlos Hyde.
Dan Arnold TE, Jaguars
He obtained 10 targets (8-for-68) in Sunday’s loss, his highest of the season — which began in Carolina. No TDs but, however with that form of goal quantity, they are going to come.
Mike White QB, Jets
What an ideal story: large sport and unimaginable rally in his first profession begin. However don’t count on this each week. Take into account it an anomaly for now.
Jimmy Garoppolo QB, 49ers
Don’t be fooled by giant fantasy consequence — 27.78 factors. He had two speeding TDs to spice up his in any other case humdrum fantasy rating. That’s 40 % of his profession whole (5). Depart him on waivers.
Kenneth Gainwell RB, Eagles
Was anticipated to get some extra use with Miles Sanders out. As an alternative, he break up carries nearly evenly with Boston Scott, Jordan Howard. However it was Scott and Howard who obtained the TDs — two every — and Gainwell was the least efficient of the lot.
DeVante Parker WR, Dolphins
He’s hit-and-miss when he performs. Was a reasonable hit Sunday (8-for-85, 16.5 PPR factors). However additionally it is hit-or-miss if he performs. Don’t take the bait.