clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Fantasy Football: Mike Clay calls Derrick Henry this year's David Johnson

Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

Note: Music City Miracles readers are playing fantasy football with Yahoo! Click here to create your own league. Head to the comments here to see leagues created by other readers.

Mike Clay posted an (In$ider) article today looking at which 2016 players have the best chance to replicate the success of guys in 2015 who had breakout seasons. Clay is apparently pretty high on the Titans offense, as he has quite a few Titans on his list. The one that stood out the most to me was the Derrick Henry to David Johnson comp.

If you don't remember, Johnson was buried on the Cardinals depth chart last year when the season started behind Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson, but after injuries to both guys David Johnson became the main guy and was a fantasy stud. Clay thinks Henry has that type of ability (from the linked article):

Murray is fully expected to start 2016 as Tennessee's top back, but I really like what I've seen from Henry this preseason. His stats are impressive (15 carries, 105 yards, 7.0 YPC, one touchdown), but his tape is even better. We already know he's huge (6-foot-3, 247 pounds), but Henry is fast (4.54 40-yard dash) and explosive for his size. He runs over defenders and consistently produces after contact. And Henry hasn't even been unleashed as a receiver -- something he did very little at Alabama, but is more than capable of providing.


Clay also likes Tajae Sharpe as this year's Stefon Diggs and Rishard Matthews as this year's Kamar Aiken. That's nice work by Jon Robinson.