Derrick Henry off to a slow rushing-yards start

Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans are off to bad starts. We reviewed the Tennessee Titans news reporting surrounding this team.

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The Tennessee Titans are off to an 0-2 start to the season. Lo and behold, their best offensive player, Derrick Henry, is off to a slow start too. Here’s a look at the rushing-yard leaders after Week 2 with Henry well out of the Top 5.

  1. Saquon Barkley – 236 yards
  2. Nick Chubb – 228 yards
  3. Jonathan Taylor – 215 yards
  4. D’Andre Swift – 200 yards
  5. Leonard Fournette – 192 yards

Henry has 107 yards on the season so far. That’s good enough for a tie for 19th place on stats to date. That wouldn’t be a bad spot to be for a random running back.

But Henry led the league in rushing in 2020 with 2027 yards. In 2021, he missed games with injuries but led the league in yards per game with 117.1. An 0-2 record for Tennessee and 107 rushing yards for their RB1 and you know the headlines are not going to be favorable to King Henry.

Tennessee Titans news headlines aren’t flattering

Chris Towers with headlined: “Fantasy Football Week 3 Running Back Rankings: Does Derrick Henry still belong among the elite?” (September 20th). Maxwell Donaldson headlined at The Tennessean: “Tennessee Titans fans react to ugly loss at Bills, Derrick Henry’s struggles” (September 19th).

The situation with the Titans is pretty bad. Maybe the loss to the Buffalo Bills need not concern many, given that the Bills are No. 1 by most NFL Power Rankings. However, Tennessee lost by 34 to the Bills. In Week 1, they lost to a weak team, the New York Giants.

The situation stands to get worse in Nashville if Derrick Henry decides he doesn’t like getting the brunt end of tabloid headlines. For a player that has proven so much over his career, criticism may be hard to accept from mere journalists.

For futures betting, the Tennessee Titans have a win total of 7.5 with bet365 with 15 games remaining. That means that they have to play 8-7 or better from here on out to beat the total. It definitely doesn’t feel like that’s in the cards for this team.