Titans and Henry Approaching Long-Term Deal

The Titans and Running Back Derrick Henry are reaching a long-term deal in advance of Wednesday’s 4pm deadline.

Henry is coming off of the best season of his career, leading the NFL in rushing and carrying the Titans deep into the playoffs. Locking up a deal now is a smart move for #1 fantasy RB in 2020 as the 2021 free agent and draft class are stacked with backs.

The 2019 season was a rollercoaster for Henry’s fantasy owners, and it’s safe to say that consistency is what those owners will be looking for in 2020. His upside is somewhat capped in PPR leagues due to the lack of targets and receptions in the passing game, but he should still remain a top-tier option in that format.

In standard scoring leagues, Henry should be considered a viable option in the top five. What is going to make or break his fantasy value are touchdowns and game script. Henry led the league in rushing attempts last year with 303 and also tied for the most rushing touchdowns with 16. He’s due for a bit of regression in both areas, but those numbers shouldn’t look all that different this season.

Henry is one of the safest picks available due to his role already being established, and he’s going to benefit from consistent quarterback play for the first time in his career. Draft him with confidence as a RB1.

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