NFL MVP stock watch, Week 7: Derrick Henry enters the chat

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 18: Running back Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans takes the hand-off from quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 and runs with the ball in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium on October 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Texans 42-36 in overtime. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

The undefeated Tennessee Titans send two candidates to the MVP Stock Watch in Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill.

This is the seventh installment of FanSided‘s 17-part series of MVP award analysis.

Each week, the top five players in contention to take home the NFL’s most esteemed individual award are examined.

The series is a running tabulation of statistics, player performance, and of course, impact on team success. In that respect, this analysis should be considered a linear or non-episodic process.

Players currently on the fringe of MVP candidacy include Derek Carr and Ben Roethlisberger. Three players exited the Stock Watch, at least for a week, primarily because their teams lost and their performances were not MVP caliber.

To remain on the MVP Stock Watch, players must continue their high-octane success on a weekly basis. If a player plays woefully in a given week, he will probably be jettisoned for awhile until his performance merits re-seeding.

The participants in this week’s Stock Watch changed substantially. Lamar Jackson rejoined the conversation and two totally new players were added.

After Week 6, here are the top five MVP award contenders for 2020.

**Please note: This series will consider sportsbooks odds but will largely weigh individual statistics and impact on the team by the particular player.

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