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Running Back, Los Angeles Rams

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Draft: 2019 Round 3 (6)
College: Memphis
Ht: 5’8”  Wt: 208 DOB: 1996-00-00 Age: 23
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#48 6 8.05

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2019 LAR 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0 0.0
2019 (Projected) LAR   102 437 4.3 3   22 165 7.5 0 78.2  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
Rookie running back Darrell Henderson saw his fantasy draft position skyrocket this offseason when he was selected by one of the league's best offenses. Henderson, who at Memphis produced one of the most impressive seasons by a running back in college football history this past year, was selected in the third round of the Draft and many are viewing him as the eventual Todd Gurley replacement. In an offense as potent as Los Angeles', that could very well make Henderson one of the breakout fantasy stars as early as this season.

The traditional strategies of "handcuffing" may not apply in Los Angeles, however, as we don't know exactly what the team plans on doing at the position if they do end up being without Gurley for any sort of significant stretch this season. We thought that Malcolm Brown or even John Kelly would be the Gurley replacement in 2018 but it ended up being veteran C.J. Anderson who didn't even begin the season with the Rams.

Still, we saw what even an aging, slow, unathletic back like Anderson could do when given an opportunity in this high-powered offense. Anderson ripped off three straight 100-yard games on the Rams while totaling 488 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the five games he played. Given that Anderson was released by both the Panthers and Raiders earlier in the 2018 season, it's safe to say that he was a shell of his former self, yet he was still productive in this Rams offense once given the opportunity.

That's the type of upside that a player like Darrell Henderson would be stepping into if he were to be given the opportunity to see the lion's share of touches in this backfield. Even without an injury to Gurley, there's a very realistic possibility that the Rams could simply opt to limit Gurley's touches this season, especially now that they have a young, athletic back like Henderson on the roster. A roughly 60/40 backfield split is not out of the question and would make Henderson a viable starter in many fantasy leagues on a week-to-week basis, especially given that he could see serious touches down the stretch in games where the Rams are significantly ahead on the scoreboard.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Todd Gurley
RB2RB2 Malcolm Brown
RB3RB3 Darrell Henderson
Rams Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Darrell Henderson's role defined?
May be used like Chris Thompson
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 29, 8:55 pm

Rams feel good about Todd Gurley + RB depth. I’d wager Malcolm Brown & Darrell Henderson combine for 35% (or more) of RB snaps. Henderson is very interesting. Plan is for him to be a Chris Thompson type. Thompson’s 2016 #Redskins film under McVay was a flexible mismatch role. (Yahoo! Sports - Charles Robinson)

FFToday's Take: It's informed speculation from Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson, not a direct quote from HC Sean McVay. Nevertheless, the Rams have said all along they see Henderson as a "change-of-pace" back. If the rookie is used like Thompson, he'll certainly have flex value. The more interesting assertion Robinson makes is about Brown and Henderson taking 35 percent of the snaps. The beauty of this "plan" is Gurley could still easily finish as a top 10 fantasy back.

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at CAR W 30-27 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.0

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