In Sportzshala Fantasy Football Prediction, Matt Harmon and Dalton Del Don discuss the lack of production from Tennessee Titans RB’s Derrick Henry during the first two weeks of the season and argue over whether managers should undersell and walk away from Henry this season.
Matt Harmon: Derrick Henry. I saw this, again, as credit to Andy Behrens from his Stat Pack article: “Derrick Henry got 101 yards after contacting him for 34 PFF carries.” Andy says it’s “a notable number because he actually only ran 107 yards.”
Taylor Levan may be out for the rest of the season, their left tackle. Dude, it’s a Titans attack… Okay, the Bills beat two pretty good teams. I don’t know how good the Titans team is.
And, I mean, Derrick Henry… [SIGH] I love Derrick Henry, man. 17th in the NFL in total yards with that 107 yards. Yeah, you… man, I feel… I… if I have Derrick Henry on the fantasy team… and I don’t have him on any team… I feel pretty scared about how the rest of the season will look like.
DALTON DEL DON: Yes, in the last three years leading up to the start of this season, his PPR dropped by about 33% due to losses. And the Titans don’t look like a great team either. He left the field on the third down even without Hilliard on Monday night. Yeah, he’s playing with the cymbal and twisting his leg with all that mileage. So it doesn’t look very good.
You mentioned injuries in the offensive line. Todd Downing looks like a disaster as offensive coordinator. So yeah, it’s not great.
If you have Derrick Henry on your fantasy teams, things will get better. It was a tough match against the Bills. It was overkill. In the end, they played from behind. But, yes, he’s going to have an uphill battle this season, of course, in terms of gameplay.
Matt Harmon: The bottom six guys are yards before contact for a rush attempt here. Cam Akers, -0.22 yards to contact per rush. Rashaad Penny, 0.06 yd. Derrick Henry third with 0.12 yards to contact for a rush attempt. Then Rex Burkhead, Tyrion Davis-Price and Austin Eckeler, sixth from bottom, as we discussed yesterday.
The Chargers’ running game hasn’t quite worked out yet. But there is … I think that until the end of the road, Ekeler has high hopes. But man, Derrick Henry, I… he’s the kind of guy that if I… again, if he was on my team, I’d think, like… this could be a low-price selling point. .
DALTON DEL DON: Yes. Sell cheap. I’m with you.
Matt Harmon: Yeah, just get out before it gets worse, honestly. And I feel terrible. I love Derrick Henry. He’s a great dude and all. But it’s just… I’m really scared of the ecosystem it’s in right now.
DALTON DEL DON: And then I have only one thing to add in the end. If you’re in a deeper league, definitely a super flex league given how this season is going, Malik Willis will be cashing in during the fantasy playoffs because he’ll run and get into the top 12 QBs right away. fantasy terms. And it seems more and more likely that this season it will be an audition.
Matt Harmon: I think so too. I think we’ll see… we’ve already seen Malik Willis. And by the way, this is… I know that Traylon Burks clearly has hope. And I… Burks… hey, just get him to lean and cross against the cover zone and he’ll be fine.
And that might be literally all he can do right now. Every time someone shows a big game of Treylon Burks, like grab this guy more often, it’s always the same route, and that’s fine. It’s like… but you can make him do it on the field.
It’s… I don’t know, man. If Malik Willis takes over, I don’t know how excited we should be about any of these guys in this attack. I mean, it’s not like anyone is getting stoned at this point anyway. So not great. Not good for the Titans, that’s for sure.