No. 2 Derrick Henry vs. Houston
Derrick Henry isn’t the prototypical sleeper. He should be on your roster. You may have thought about benching him after last week. Hear me now, don’t.
This isn’t your waiver wire sleeper, this is your “I doubted my backs after week one” sleeper. Mariota got hurt. Delanie Walker got hurt. Yes, the Lewan injury hurts but Henry should get a ton of touches this week, a ton.
Henry can catch too and if Mariota can’t go, who’s going to ease minds? Henry out of the backfield. He can catch, to a degree, too. Dion Lewis had the better of him last week but Henry is going into a divisional matchup as the guy who doesn’t want to lose this matchup. Don’t bench him in favor of whoever you’re thinking. Make him the flex if you have to.