News: 3 days agoHenderson rushed 12 times for 81 yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 40 yards in the Rams' 37-19 win over the Eagles on Sunday.
Spin: After seeing just three touches in Week 1, Henderson led the backfield in Week 2 after Cam Akers was forced out of the game with a ribs injury. Akers' timetable to return is unclear, but it's likely Henderson continues to see his role grow after this electric performance. He garnered just three more touches than Malcolm Brown, but Henderson outgained him 121-47. The Rams face a tough test against Buffalo in Week 3.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Henderson will get a shot at earning lead-back duties in the Rams' backfield this season following the release of Todd Gurley. Henderson was initially expected to play a significant change-of-pace role behind Gurley last season but instead was limited to 39 carries and six targets on 89 snaps. The Rams selected Henderson in the third round of the 2019 draft after he averaged 8.9 YPC (seriously!) on 344 carries during his final two seasons at Memphis. Henderson has tremendous upside as a rusher, and his passing-down chops make him a candidate for weekly PPR value, but he'll be hard-pressed to separate himself from rookie Cam Akers (and perhaps Malcolm Brown) as the team's clear feature back. Nonetheless, Henderson is a second-year breakout candidate and borderline flex option.