In this series, the writers here at Dynasty League Football dive deep into the current dynasty value of a specific player. This can actually be quite a challenge considering player value in a dynasty league can be impacted by everything from weekly production during the season to decisions players make off the field in the spring and summer months.
Luckily for you, we offer a number of valuable tools here at Dynasty League Football to measure a player’s value and we’ll be taking you all through many of them throughout this Dynasty Value Study series. Let’s dig in!
Derrick Henry has been a hotly debated player ever since the Tennessee Titans made him the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The former Alabama Crimson Tide star was drafted in the early second round and was the second running back selected, behind just Ezekiel Elliott.
Henry has had his detractors since he arrived on campus in Tuscaloosa. People have been quick to dismiss all he’s accomplished and label him as limited or one-dimensional. Recently, the consensus has begun to change.
Henry played behind TJ Yeldon (and Kenyan Drake, at times) for parts of his first two collegiate seasons. Then, his 2015 season saw him explode for over 2200 rushing yards, but he still didn’t perform much as a pass catcher.
His NFL career has followed a similar trajectory. He shared a backfield with DeMarco Murray for his first two seasons before taking over the lead part of a committee with Dion Lewis last season. 2019 was his true breakout, where we saw bold declarations like “running backs do matter!”