December 18 update: The Rams have activated Henderson off the reserve/COVID list for Week 15, setting the running back up to play against the Seahawks Tuesday.
LA Rams Transactions:— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 18, 2021
• Activated, from Practice Squad (COVID-19 Replacement) LB Anthony Hines III, WR Brandon Powell
• Activated, from Reserve WR Odell Beckham Jr., DB Dont’e Deayon, RB Darrell Henderson Jr., LB Justin Hollins, TE Brycen Hopkins, T Alaric Jackson
Saturday update: Henderson is not practicing on Saturday due to an illness, per Lindsey Thiry. As a result, the Rams placed Henderson on the COVID/Reserve list. So it would appear Henderson won’t be playing Monday night vs. the Cardinals. If that’s the case, Michel becomes a strong fantasy option, expected to carry the load on the backfield against Arizona.
Friday update: Henderson logged another limited session Friday, which means the running back will likely carry a “questionable” designation into Monday’s game against the Cardinals.
Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson is listed as a limited participant in practice on Thursday due to a thigh injury. The Rams are holding a walk through instead of a normal practice ahead of their Monday night matchup at the Arizona Cardinals so his designation is more of an estimation.
Henderson initially suffered a strained quad during the team’s 36-28 loss at the Green Bay Packers in Week 12, a game where he ran the ball 16 times for 55 rushing yards and also caught a touchdown. Still banged up this past Sunday, his services were not needed as the team demolished the Jaguars 37-7. Sony Michel picked up the slack in his place and had himself a game, breaking off 121 rushing yards and a touchdown in the win.
Fantasy football implications
Fantasy managers should keep tabs on his status in practice throughout the weekend but him being listed as a limited participant on Thursday is a positive sign. If he can actually get onto the field on Friday and Saturday, then the likelihood of him suiting up on Monday night goes up.