Week 14 Review: Derrick Henry for MVP
Chad Workman / @tweetsbychad
If the first week of the fantasy football playoffs taught you anything, it should be this: don’t overthink your lineup. We saw many fantasy studs rise to the occasion this week as seasons were on the line, and we saw some players step up who had been trending in the right direction. We have a lot to get to so without further ado, let’s review.
Henry, who many people had projected as the MVP for the playoffs before they even started, certainly delivered in the first round. The NFL’s leading rusher came into an ideal matchup against the Jaguars and flat out rolled them for 215 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Henry continues to run all over whomever is in front of him. Just when you think he is being held in check, he breaks off a big gainer and gets rolling. Henry gets the Lions and Packers the next two weeks, setting him up nicely for that projected MVP of the playoffs. My bet is that he will be on many championship winning teams.
For so long we asked where in the world Jonathan Taylor was. Well, fret no longer, he has been located and is turning into the young stud that he was proclaimed to be in the pre-season. Taylor carried 20 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns against the Raiders on Sunday. He did have a long of 62, showing the top end speed that scouts gushed over considering his size. Taylor has had soft matchups the past three weeks, but he has delivered the way we hoped he would. Now, he gets another favorable matchup next week in Houston and can be trusted in lineups. It’s tougher sledding for the young back in week 16 as he faces off against the Steelers, but it’s clear that Taylor is becoming a running back that can be counted on.
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