High: Derrick Henry ($8200)
Despite seeming borderline washed to start the year, Derrick Henry once again looked like King Henry last week, running for 114 yards and a touchdown against the Colts. Beyond being practically untacklable in the open field, Henry has ramped up his usage in the passing game with an average of 5.5 targets over the last two weeks. For years, Henry’s one wart has been his relative absence in the passing game and that seems to have been remedied. Long live the King.
Middle: Dameon Pierce ($6200)
Last week, Pierce demonstrated why he was hailed as the 2022 season’s trendiest fantasy sleeper, finally wresting control of the backfield from his committee co-member Rex Burkhead. After showing promise in the first three games, Pierce received 100% of Houston’s carries and even out-targeted Burkhead for the first time this year.
Value: Caleb Huntley ($4300)
With starting running back Cordarrelle Patterson on the IR, Huntley is in prime position to build on last week’s breakout performance. Once Patterson left the game, Huntley split carries with fellow rookie Tyler Allgeier, toting the ball 10 times for 56 yards and a score. Even if Huntley is a risky play because the Atlanta offense probably isn’t lethal enough to support two running backs, he has massive upside—it’s very rare to find a potential starting running back for such a low price.