Week 12 of the fantasy football season featured plenty of notable performances around the NFL on Sunday. What should we make of them? Matt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft offer their analysis.
Derrick Henry runs over the Colts
For the fourth time in the past 724 days, Henry enjoyed a PPR fantasy point total of greater than 35, his 38.5 pacing all players between the two Thanksgiving and seven Sunday 1 p.m. ET games. What's more, he did it against a Colts defense that, entering Week 12, hadn't allowed a score greater than 18.3 to an individual running back, although in this case he had the advantage of the Colts missing both defensive tackles Denico Autry and DeForest Buckner, both of whom are on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That Henry was able to capitalize upon the matchup bodes extremely well for the remainder of the season, as there might not be an individual player whose schedule favors him more. He'll face the Browns, Jaguars, Lions, Packers and Texans in the season's final five weeks, and while the Browns have kept running backs mostly in check in 2020, the other four rank seventh, first, third and second in terms of total PPR fantasy points afforded to the position this season. -- Cockcroft