When the Tennessee Titans released veteran running back DeMarco Murray in early March, the fantasy football was jubilant. Derrick Henry, drafted early in 2016 but trapped in a timeshare for his first two seasons, would finally get his chance to prove himself as a premier running back in a bell-cow role. No other back could stop Henry from reaching the potential all too many had hoped to see from him early on.
That feeling of certainty ended a mere five days later. When free agency began, the Titans signed former Patriot Dion Lewis to a lucrative four-year deal to join their backfield. Naturally, Lewis and Henry are expected to work as a tandem for the 2018 season, yet again limiting Henry’s volume and upside.
In real life, the upside for Tennessee’s rushing attack is sky high. But determining which of the two backs should be on your 2018 fantasy rosters creates an interesting dilemma.
How should we be treating the Titans' dynamic duo in fantasy drafts?
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