|Titans will continue to use both running backs|
Derrick Henry earns more carries after MNF performance
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 18, 9:00 am
|NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There has been so much talk about whether DeMarco Murray or Derrick Henry should be the Tennessee Titans' feature back, and Monday night confirmed the team's decision. They're choosing both. "I'd say that's a pretty good model of what we're looking for," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Tuesday. "It's a good combination, and it's tough to defend." (ESPN.com)|
FFToday's Take: DeMarco Murray has been dealing with a hamstring "issue" for much of the season so it makes sense for Mike Mularkey to talk up a more defined RBBC after Henry's Week 6 performance. Henry should see at least half of the carries moving forward and may continue to out-touch Murray in the coming weeks.
|More work forthcoming for Derrick Henry?|
OC praises RB's patience and work ethic
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 12, 6:20 pm
|Titans OC Terry Robiskie said team plans to get Derrick Henry more involved. Said RB has been patient, and continues working hard. (TitansOnline - Jim Wyatt)|
FFToday's Take: Robiskie must really love what he is seeing in practice because Henry hasn't been doing it over the last two weeks in games (10 carries, 16 yards). DeMarco Murray is simply running better at the moment, so this feels more like something to light a fire under Murray or an announcement the team plans to run more often in general than an actual change in carry distribution. Owners may get their answer on Monday Night Football when the Titans face the Colts to end Week 6.
| DeMarco Murray more than likely to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 24, 7:30 am
|Titans RB DeMarco Murray, listed as questionable for Sunday, is “more than likely” to play vs Seattle, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Murray was limited in practice this week, but it sounds like he will be on the field. His role remains to be seen, but smart money would be on Derrick Henry receiving the bulk of reps at running back. Murray can't be trusted in Week 3.
| No practice for DeMarco Murray on Thursday|
Sat out Wednesday as well; still day-to-day
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 21, 8:05 pm
|DeMarco Murray (hammy) didn't practice today. He was inside on the treadmill during the viewing period. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Tennessee seems willing to let Murray play and start if he can show the coaching staff something before the end of the week, but owners probably need to consider other alternatives considering he is obviously less than 100 percent and the matchup (Seattle). If he ends up sitting, Derrick Henry figures to be a strong candidate for 20 touches and should be trusted as a RB2, even in a difficult matchup.
| DeMarco Murray, Corey Davis day-to-day|
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 18, 4:45 pm
|Titans injuries: DeMarco Murray and Corey Davis day to day with hamstring injuries. (TitansOnline - Jim Wyatt)|
FFToday's Take: While it appears the Derrick Henry era is about to begin in Tennessee, owners should pump the breaks just a bit, especially with Seattle and Houston coming up next. Murray had an 8-2 advantage in touches before half and enjoyed a 37-30 edge in snaps despite barely playing after the break. It does seem as though Murray would be well-served by sitting out a week or two, however, so Henry would be worth a fantasy start should that end up being the case.
| Murray leaves in 3rd quarter with hamstring injury|
Titans turn to Derrick Henry in Murray's absence
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 18, 10:45 am
|DeMarco Murray had just 25 yards on nine carries, the fewest since he joined the team, and left in the third quarter with a tight hamstring. It was the same hamstring that caused him problems during the preseason. (The Tennessean)|
FFToday's Take: Derrick Henry finished with a career-high 92 rushing yards on 14 carries in Murray's absence. Most of Henry's high draft cost was directed at his enormous upside and likely RB1 status if Murray were to go down with injury. Murray has 69 rushing yards on 21 carries through two games.
| Eric Decker will sit Sunday against Bears|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 25, 1:08 pm
|Mike Mularkey said Titans had a great week of practice. Eric Decker (ankle) and Harry Douglas (knee) won't play Sunday. Mularkey not willing to commit to DeMarco Murray playing just yet. Tajae Sharpe will play. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Decker missed practice Friday and won't play on Sunday against the Bears. RB DeMarco may also sit with a hamstring injury. A decision on his availability will be made on Saturday.
| DeMarco Murray back at practice Monday|
Titans RB should get work in upcoming preseason games
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 15, 9:04 am
|Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) on Twitter: "@DeMarcoMurray worked extensively in @Titans practice tonight. Biggest step in return from hamstring injury" (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: DeMarco Murray is one of the most productive back in football when healthy, and this is a team that's focused on the running game. He's a Top 10 fantasy RB and a safe bet for consistent touches, even if the Titans work Derrick Henry in more this season.
|DeMarco Murray fully healthy|
Recovered from early-June finger surgery
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 24, 4:40 pm
|DeMarco Murray said his ring finger is healed and he's ready to roll. (104.5 The Zone - Paul Kuharsky)|
FFToday's Take: It was a "minor" procedure for an injury Murray said he suffered in Week 2 last season. Despite entering his age-29 season, Murray appears primed for another huge season despite the presence of Derrick Henry thanks to a vastly improved supporting cast. With one of the league's best offensive lines paving the way, Murray is a solid pick in the second round of fantasy drafts.