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What to do with Derrick Henry in Week 6 fantasy football

We go over Derrick Henry’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Titans Week 6 matchup against the Texans.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) throws Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman (29) aside as he rushes up the field during the second quarter at Nissan Stadium Tuesday George Walker IV / The Tennessean via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Derrick Henry has continued to be a workhorse for the Tennessee Titans in 2020 and is always a threat to have monster games because of his insane usage. Henry would’ve had a modest outing in Week 5 had it not been for his two rushing scores . He rushed for only 57 yards on 19 carries. He’ll look to eat up more yardage in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Football analysis: Titans RB Derrick Henry

The Texans did a solid job against James Robinson in Week 5 but have still given up the second-most rushing yards per game in the NFL. Henry ranks second in the league with 101 carries despite having played one fewer game than most backs. He’ll likely get at least 20 carries against Houston. The Texans’ track record against the run bodes well for Henry. His lone backup — Jeremy McNichols — is dealing with a rib injury so Henry could get more work than usual.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

There’s no good reason to bench any RB bound to see touches against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. Henry should have a bounce back performance.