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Darrell Henderson

Darrell Henderson

Running Back #8
ADP:Round: 11, Pick: 1
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Ht / Wt:5'8" / 208 lb.
College:Memphis
Age:
Born:None
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 3 (70)
Draft Team:LAR

Darrell Henderson: Garners 15 carries

Henderson rushed 15 times for 64 yards and caught both of his targets for 13 yards in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Henderson did most of his damage on a third-quarter touchdown series in which he totaled 32 yards on three touches. That came after teammate Malcolm Brown put Los Angeles in the end zone with a one-yard touchdown rush to cap the drive prior. Brown gained 57 yards on his 10 carries, so Henderson still paced his team on the ground overall. With at least 14 carries in four of his last five games, including each of his last three, Henderson will now turn his attention toward Week 8's matchup against the Dolphins.

October 26, 2020 8:31 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: All set for Monday

Henderson (thigh) does not carry an injury designation into Monday's contest against the Bears, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Confirming what was reported by coach Sean McVay on Friday, Henderson is full go for a prime-time matchup against the Bears on Monday. While Chicago's defense has the reputation of a fearsome unit, Mike Davis' 52 rushing yards last week was actually the fewest rushing total allowed to a starting running back by the Bears since Week 2. Of course, the ever-present potential of Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown could complicate matters for Henderson, especially if he were to get off to a slow start Monday, but the second-year back remains an intriguing fantasy option after registering 29 combined carries over the last two weeks.

October 24, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Should be ready for MNF

Coach Sean McVay expects Henderson (thigh) to play in Sunday's game against the Bears, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Henderson was held out of practice Thursday and Friday, but the Rams apparently remain optimistic about his status for Monday night. If the team starts to sing a different tune, the backfield burden will fall on Malcolm Brown and Cam Akers.

October 23, 2020 1:28 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Dealing with thigh injury

Henderson didn't practice Thursday due to a thigh injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Henderson didn't appear impeded Sunday at San Francisco, averaging 6.3 yards on his 14 carries. Still, he emerged from the contest with a health concern and now will need to be monitored as the Rams prepare to host the Bears on Monday Night Football. Malcolm Brown and Cam Akers are the next backs up in the event Henderson needs a respite.

October 22, 2020 4:54 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Leads team in rushing

Henderson rushed 14 times for 88 yards in Sunday's 24-16 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: Henderson led the Rams' backfield in touches for the second consecutive week despite mid-week rumblings of the Rams looking to get other backs more involved after he averaged just 2.5 YPC over the last two weeks. The rumors proved to be just that, as the 23-year-old was the clear lead back while also improving his efficiency (despite not scoring a touchdown). A matchup against the Bears looms next Monday, but Chicago's defense is far-more effective against the pass compared to the run. Henderson remains a solid fantasy play with his recent share of touches on a potent Rams offense.

October 18, 2020 9:31 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Pair of scores in Week 5 win

Henderson rushed 15 times for 38 yards and a touchdown and brought in three of four targets for 30 yards and another score in the Rams' 30-10 win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

Analysis: The second-year pro paced the backfield in rushing touches, but he saw rookie teammate Cam Akers lead the way with 61 rushing yards. Meanwhile, Henderson managed a long run of just seven yards and averaged under 3.0 yards per carry for the second straight game and third overall this season. The pair of scores certainly validated him from a fantasy perspective Sunday, but after the game, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports coach Sean McVay noted that Akers would be in line for more work in next Sunday night's divisional battle against the 49ers than the nine carries he logged Sunday.

October 11, 2020 3:13 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Vanishing act in Week 4

Henderson carried the ball eight times for 22 yards and caught his only target for 16 yards in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Giants.

Analysis: There was no indication after the game that Henderson had suffered any kind of injury, but despite piling up 241 scrimmage yards and two TDs over the last two weeks, the second-year RB suddenly took a back seat to Malcolm Brown. The Rams' backfield remains volatile even before factoring in the potential return of Cam Akers (ribs), but there could be enough production to go around in Week 5 against a Washington defense that's given up multiple rushing TDs in three straight games.

October 4, 2020 5:33 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Workhorse in high-scoring loss

Henderson rushed 20 times for 114 yards and a touchdown while adding one catch for six yards on three targets in Sunday's 35-32 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Henderson operated as the lead back with Cam Akers (ribs) sidelined, getting 20 carries to Malcolm Brown's seven. His one-yard touchdown with 4:30 left completed Los Angeles' remarkable turnaround from down 28-3 to up 32-28, but Buffalo responded with a game-winning touchdown drive aided by a controversial fourth-down pass interference penalty. While it remains to be seen whether Henderson dominates touches as heavily once Akers returns, he seems to have established himself as the main man in Los Angeles' backfield over the past two weeks. Up next is an appealing Week 4 home game against the Giants.

September 27, 2020 1:12 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Headed for big workload?

Henderson's teammate Cam Akers (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Buffalo, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Henderson enjoyed a breakout performance last week, picking up 121 yards and a touchdown after Akers' departure early in the first quarter of an eventual 37-19 win over the Eagles. The rookie started the past two weeks, and Malcolm Brown leads the team with 29 carries, but Henderson could be the top guy for Week 3 at Buffalo. While Brown isn't listed on the final injury report, he's dealing with a broken pinky finger that could impact his ability to catch passes. With that in mind, Henderson could benefit from increased receiving work even if he's still sharing carries.

September 25, 2020 2:11 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Leads backfield in Week 2 victory

Henderson rushed 12 times for 81 yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 40 yards in the Rams' 37-19 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: After seeing just three touches in Week 1, Henderson led the backfield in Week 2 after Cam Akers was forced out of the game with a ribs injury. Akers' timetable to return is unclear, but it's likely Henderson continues to see his role grow after this electric performance. He garnered just three more touches than Malcolm Brown, but Henderson outgained him 121-47. The Rams face a tough test against Buffalo in Week 3.

September 20, 2020 1:43 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Plays sparingly in opener

Henderson rushed three times for six yards and played only five offensive snaps during Sunday's 20-17 win over Dallas.

Analysis: After missing a lot of time during training camp with a hamstring injury, it wasn't surprising to see Henderson watch most of Sunday's game from the sidelines. Furthermore, it's tough to positively spin his fantasy outlook for the immediate future. Rookie running back Cam Akers got the start, and veteran Malcolm Brown scored two touchdowns and accumulated 110 yards from scrimmage during the Week 1 win. Still, Akers didn't impress (2.8 yards per carry), and Henderson should see his playing time increase over the coming weeks. In particular, the sophomore could become a trusted contributor in the passing attack and potentially raise his value in PPR settings.

September 14, 2020 6:07 AM EST

Darrell Henderson: Good to go

Henderson (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After missing a significant portion of training camp, Henderson managed full practice participation throughout the week in preparation for Sunday's game. He's expected to work in backfield committee with Malcolm Brown and Cam Akers, both of whom saw more reps in training camp. Brown is listed atop the depth chart on the team website -- with Henderson second and Akers third -- but that may just be a matter of deferring to the more experienced player in each case. Coach Sean McVay said he plans for all three players to get touches

September 11, 2020 1:56 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Takes all practice reps Wednesday

Henderson (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, J.B. Long of the Los Angeles Rams Radio Network reports.

Analysis: During pre-practice media availability, coach Sean McVay noted Henderson completed an earlier walkthrough and was expected to take part in practice, per Steve Wyche of NFL Network. On top of that, McVay told Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network that he was "optimistic" about Henderson suiting up Sunday night versus the Cowboys. With a full practice under his belt, Henderson appears ready to do just that. However, McVay has mentioned in recent days that the Rams backfield will be a three-man rotation between Malcolm Brown, Henderson and rookie second-rounder Cam Akers. Interestingly enough, that is the precise order of names on the team's first unofficial depth chart of the season.

September 9, 2020 4:47 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Trending in right direction

Head coach Sean McVay is optimistic that Henderson (hamstring) will be ready for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys, J.B. Long of the Los Angeles Rams Radio Network reports.

Analysis: Henderson has been running on the side during practice but has yet to participate since being diagnosed with a low-grade hamstring strain on Aug. 22. Having missed over two weeks of practice, Henderson likely doesn't have enough time to win the starting job before Sunday's primetime showdown. The 2019 third-round pick will need to log some practice time in order to play at all, so it's worth monitoring his progress as the Rams start releasing official practice reports Wednesday. Henderson is slated to work in a timeshare if he's healthy, as rookie second-round pick Cam Akers is expected to lead the charge while Malcolm Brown serves as a veteran presence.

September 7, 2020 12:47 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Still unclear for opener

Coach Sean McVay said Henderson (hamstring) is trending in a positive direction, but it's unclear if he'll be healthy enough to play in the Rams' season opener Sept. 13 against the Cowboys, Sarina Morales of the Rams' official site reports.

Analysis: Henderson was putting together an impressive camp until two weeks ago, when he limped off the field. Initially, the injury was termed a soft-tissue, but it was later confirmed to be a low-grade hamstring strain. While Henderson hasn't returned to practice yet, he has worked out on the side a number of times and even ran a few routes after Saturday's session. His ability to suit up Week 1 is likely contingent on his upcoming slate of practices, but if he's limited or unable to go at all, rookie second-rounder Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown will handle backfield reps.

September 5, 2020 1:12 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Still working on side

Henderson (hamsting) logged a day of "dynamic" rehab on the sideline at Wednesday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Henderson hasn't progressed beyond rehab work since he initially injured his hamstring Aug. 23, but there still appears to be optimism that he'll be on the field for the season-opener Sept. 13 against Dallas. If he's indeed able to go Week 1, Henderson stands to mix into a backfield committee alongside Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown. Akers and Brown have been afforded increased first-team reps in Henderson's absence.

September 2, 2020 4:22 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Not practicing yet

Rams head coach Sean McVay said Monday that Henderson (hamstring) isn't ready to return to practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Henderson has been limited to working out on the side since tweaking his hamstring just over a week ago, but McVay remains unwilling to rule the second-year back out for the Sept. 13 season opener versus the Cowboys. Even if Henderson is able to increase his activities in practices over the next couple of weeks, the time he's missed during training camp could hurt his chances of capturing a lead role out of the backfield to begin the season. Rookie Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown have been seeing most of the first-team reps while Henderson has been sidelined.

August 31, 2020 1:27 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Making progress

Henderson (hamstring) was spotted doing some work off to the side Wednesday with members of the Rams' training staff, the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The same applies to safety Taylor Rapp (knee), with coach Sean McVay noting afterward that the duo's activity Wednesday was "a step in the right direction" for both. Per Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic,McVay said he expects Henderson back by the Rams' season opener. If that's the case, the 2019 third-rounder figures to be part of a backfield committee arrangement that could tilt in rookie Cam Akers' direction out of the gate.

August 27, 2020 10:39 AM EST

Darrell Henderson: Appears on track for Week 1

Henderson sustained a low-grade hamstring strain during the Rams' scrimmage Saturday, but the team is optimistic he'll be ready to go for the Sept. 13 season opener versus the Cowboys, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: In a similar vein, head coach Sean McVay downplayed the severity of Henderson's injury when asked about the matter Sunday, so the second-year back looks like he'll miss minimal game action, if any. That said, Henderson's role heading into Week 1 had yet to be solidified before he suffered the injury, so the missed reps in practice could result in him losing work to healthier options like Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown in the early portion of the season.

August 23, 2020 3:02 PM EST

Darrell Henderson: Soft tissue injury

Henderson is dealing with what coach Sean McVay indicated is a soft tissue injury, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

Analysis: Henderson was forced out of the first half of Saturday's scrimmage with the injury, which afforded Cam Akers more reps in that context. It remains to be seen how long Henderson will be sidelined, but if his absence lingers, added opportunities will be available for both Akers and Malcom Brown.

August 23, 2020 8:40 AM EST

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