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Derrick Henry ACTIVE in Week 15

Titans RB will play Sunday vs. Texans despite missing practice all week.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill hands the football off to running back Derrick Henry during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry is officially active for Week 15 vs. the Houston Texans. Henry, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, was expected to play, per reports that came out late Saturday night. He did however miss practice all week due to the injury, which is a bit of a red flag in such a high profile fantasy football week.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry

So Henry obviously is a risky play, but he’s also been a workhorse all season and is a top 5 running back in 2019. It’s tough to view a scenario where you bench him in the semifinal of your playoffs, but it’s something to consider given the nature of the injury and how hamstrings have a high risky of re-injury during the game.

Still, I’m always the type of person that says “ride the guys who got you here.” If Henry is active and feels good enough to play, I think you have to play him. Unless you have a bonafide RB1 on your bench or in a FLEX spot, or you have two OK RBs and more depth at WR in PPR, sit Henry. Otherwise, you have to play him. This is a huge game for both teams with the AFC South on the line. Plus, Houston’s run defense is very vulnerable. I say, roll Henry out there and hope for the best (this is what I’m doing in my semifinal FWIW).