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Random Ramsdom: Has Darrell Henderson shown enough to be RB1?

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With rookie Cam Akers out and veteran Malcolm Brown nursing a recently broken pinky, the Rams upped Darrell Henderson’s workload against the Bills to a whole new level by giving him 20 carries, which he turned into 114 yards and a score while adding a lone reception for six more yards.

In his last two games, Henderson has totaled 32 carries for 195 yards and now currently leads the team with 205 through three weeks. He’s also averaging. robust 5.7 yards per tote which is extremely promising at the moment.

If Akers is out for one more game, and Henderson continues to perform at this level, then how does the team handle their 2020 second-round pick? Does that make the selection a wasted one? Will they force Akers back into the lineup once he’s healthy? Does Sean McVay plan on using a 1-2 punch for the future? I think these are all fair questions to ask right now.

Just use this post as a sounding board for all of your thoughts. As someone who owns both Akers and Henderson in fantasy, I value everyone’s opinions because I already made the mistake of starting someone over Henderson yesterday!

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Stu Jackson recapped yesterday’s loss to the Bills (TheRams.com)

Bret Stuter believes the Rams may have come away with a moral victory on Sunday (Ramblin’ Fan)

Listen to the latest comments from HC Sean McVay and players from the postgame podium (TheRams.com)

Robert Woods doesn’t think Darious Williams should have been flagged for pass interference (The Rams Wire)

NFL News:

NFL Nation lists their takeaways from Sunday’s slate of games (ESPN)

Matt Bowen and Tristan Cockcroft discuss their fantasy “highs and lows” from Week 3 (ESPN)

Philip Rivers recorded his 400th career touchdown pass against the Jets (Pro Football Talk)

The Bears offensive coaches will have to decide which quarterback to go forward with this week (Pro Football Talk)

Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf could become the NFL’s next best deep threat duo (Bleacher Report)

Aaron Rodgers has proven he is still a very bad man (Bleacher Report)