DERRICK HENRY

7/6/21, 4:46 AM

Updated:

INJURY RISK

2021:

Long-Term:

2/5

2/5

Bottom Line:

Low level of concern compared to other RBs despite 2 years of massive workloads. Even the most durable RBs have averaged nearly 2 games missed per season, so plan accordingly.

Major Injuries:
2019 - hamstring strain (Week 15; 1 game missed)
2016 - Calf strain (1 game missed)
2013 - ankle fracture, treated with surgery (no games missed)

Games Played:
2020 - 16/16
2019 - 15/16
2018 - 16/16
2017 - 15/16
2016 - 15/16

Analysis:

Henry led the league in carries in 2019 with 303 AND 2020 with 378. Taking that many hits could add up, but data from NFL RBs demonstrates that players coming off of a high-volume year actually missed FEWER games the next year than their low-volume counterparts.

49% of them still missed at least 1 game, demonstrating the demanding nature of playing RB in the NFL. Compared to other RBs, overall low concern levels.

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