Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
Could the Titans shock the world for a third straight week? There’s no secret to how they’re doing it. They are playing great defense and on offense are running the ball until they don’t have to. It’s a simple philosophy and it helps to have a running back that no one can bring down. Running Henry heavy also keeps the ball out of Mahomes’ hands and while the Chiefs can still turn this into a barnburner, the Titans would be wise to stick with the game plan and run Henry.
In his last three games, Henry has carried the ball 96 times (32.0 average) for 588 yards (196.0 average). The Chiefs have a terrible run defense and will be put to the test in this game. They allowed Henry to gain 188 yards on 23 carries and score two touchdowns earlier this season. If Henry can match that performance (not a long shot) or exceed it, given the defenses still left in the playoffs, that would easily be the best rushing performance for the week. He’s likely to eat up nearly 20 percent of your budget, so you’ll need to be creative if you want him in there.