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How to handle Derrick Henry injury in Week 16 fantasy football

Titans running back Derrick Henry is in question for Week 16. We break down the fantasy football implications for the Titans backfield.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry before the game against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Derrick Henry is officially inactive.

UPDATE: Derrick Henry is NOT expected to play, per Adam Schefter. Here is a list of running backs to consider as replacements.

The Tennessee Titans are battling for their playoff lives in Week 16, and the degree of difficulty grew a little bit this weekend. The team downgraded running back Derrick Henry to questionable on Saturday due to a hamstring injury. He was a full participant in practice on Friday and did not appear on the final injury report at the time.

Henry has been hobbled by the hamstring injury, and while he has remained productive, it has cost him some snaps of late. Dion Lewis has been the Titans primary backup running back.

The Titans can no longer win the AFC South, but the Steelers hold the tiebreaker in conference record for the time being. There is some speculation the Titans might rest Henry in a non-conference matchup like this against the Saints, but it doesn’t seem like the wise course of action if Henry can play.

Fantasy football analysis: Titans RBs Derrick Henry, Dion Lewis

This is a dicey situation for fantasy players. If you have Lewis handcuffed to Henry, you’re in good shape as Lewis would still be a solid enough start in place of Henry. If you only have one of the two, you’re left to wait and see what the inactive report brings. Fortunately, the Titans play at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, so you’ll at least know early what the situation is.