College: Arkansas | 5 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 250 lbs
Birth Date: 12/7/1994
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2020 Bye Week: 10
Questionable - Ankle
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
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Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has been off to a hot start in 2020, but will have a tough challenge against the Panthers in Week 3. Henry has been one of the better options at a tough position and most importantly has looked healthy in two games. The Panthers have been successful in shutting down the tight end position thus far and have held Darren Waller, Jason Witten, O.J. Howard and Rob Gronkowski to just eight catches and 58 yards over the first two weeks. Henry should still be considered a TE1, but this will be his toughest test so far this season.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 24.
Fantasy Spin: Henry has played well during the early part of the season and showed good chemistry with Justin Herbert last week. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers LB Asmar Bilal (calf), RB Justin Jackson (quad), DT Justin Jones (shoulder), QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs, chest) and LB Nick Vigil (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 24. OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) and S Rayshawn Jenkins (groin) were limited. DE Joey Bosa (triceps), TE Hunter Henry (ankle), DE Melvin Ingram (knee) and DB Desmond King (back) practiced in full.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Fantasy Spin: Henry has been targeted eight times in each of the first two games of the season and seemed to find instant chemistry with rookie QB Justin Herbert in Week 2. He'll continue to be a mid-tier TE1 so long as he's active on game day.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry had six receptions (on eight targets) for 83 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Fantasy Spin: After posting 5-73-0 in Week 1 with Tyrod Taylor at the helm, Henry went for 6-83-0 with Justin Herbert. Henry has proven capable of producing no matter who is at quarterback, making him a steady TE1 option going forward.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry put together another strong performance in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Henry hauled in eight of his six targets for 83 yards. Henry has seemed to be a favorite of both quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor (chest) and Justin Herbert and should continue to put together strong numbers with whoever is behind center. Henrys biggest flaw throughout his career has been his health, so it wouldnt be a bad idea for managers to shop Henry at a high value. Henry should still be treated as a top-10 option at the position and as long as his health pans out, managers should be happy with the results. Henry will face the Panthers in Week 3 and should be started every week in 10-team leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry will look to build off his Week 1 performance with a date against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The injury prone tight end put together a team-high 73 yards with five catches and saw eight targets in Week 1 versus the Bengals. Henry was a favorite of new quarterback Tyrod Taylor and is likely to continue to see a decent share of targets in Week 2 as the Chargers could potentially be battling an uphill fight. Henry has shown the ability to be a top-10 tight end when he is healthy and should be rostered in all formats. He will compete with Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams for touches this season and already looks like a favorite of Taylor in the offense.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry had five receptions (on eight targets) for 73 yards during the team's Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fantasy Spin: Given the play styles of Tyrod Taylor and Justin Herbert, it should be a big year for Henry, who can operate as a safety valve for game managers and inexperienced rookies alike. He was solid in Week 1 and looks like a quality week-to-week TE1.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry was targeted eight times during the win over the Bengals on Sunday, finishing with five catches and a game-high 73 receiving yards. Henry's performance was welcomed by fantasy managers who opted to wait on a tight end during fantasy drafts through the previous few months. While the 25-year-old likely won't produce consistently during the year, he still earned himself a starting role in Week 2 against the Chiefs. Keep him rolling in all lineups, especially if he continues to play the way he did against Cincy.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry should be considered a strong midrange TE1 for Sunday's season opener on the road against the Bengals. Playing on the franchise tag this year, Henry isn't worried too much about it and wants his play to do the talking. The 25-year-old from Arkansas has yet to play a full season in his four years with the Bolts because of injuries, but he has the skills to finish as a TE1 at the end of the year. He put up 55 catches for 652 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games in 2019, but the move from Philip Rivers to Tyrod Taylor at quarterback is certainly a question mark. At the Bengals in Week 1 with Mike Williams (shoulder) likely out, Henry profiles as a top-10 fantasy wideout to open the season.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry did not reach a long-term agreement with the Chargers before the July 15 deadline and will play under the one-year franchise tag tender offer.
Fantasy Spin: Henry is coming off a terrific 2019 season and should receive plenty of targets in 2020 not matter the starting quarterback. Henry should be a solid No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry isn't expecting a long-term contract extension before the deadline of Wednesday, July 15, so he expects to play the 2020 season under the $10.6 million franchise tag. The 25-year-old doesn't seem to be too worried about it, though, and he's focused on the 2020 season. He views this year as a prove-it deal because he hasn't played a full season in his four-year career due to injuries. Henry spent May and June working out with rookie quarterback Justin Herbert and recently had throwing sessions with Tyrod Taylor. Henry had career highs with 55 catches and 652 receiving yards in 2019. Among tight ends, Henry has the best passer rating when targeted at 132.3 since 2016. He's surely a top-10 fantasy tight end, but injuries and a downgrade at QB limit his overall ceiling.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry signed his $10.6 million franchise tender this spring, but he remains pessimistic about agreeing to a contract extension with the team less than five days before the July 15 deadline.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry caught 72.4 percent of the passes intended for him last year in his first season after tearing his ACL in 2018. He had a positive catch-rate difference of over eight percent and caught 60 percent of his targets in the end zone for three of his five total touchdowns. For a tight end, his 10.2 air yards per target would've been good for even the top receivers. Henry did this with a tight-window percentage of just 13.2 percent, so he definitely knows how to find the soft spots in an opposing defense. The 25-year-old has an issue with staying healthy, though, and he'll be dealing with a QB change in 2020. But if he can stay on the field, Henry should easily be a top-10 fantasy tight end.
Although Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is looking for a long-term deal, he's also fine with playing the 2020 season under the franchise tag. The deadline for the two sides to work out a long-term extension is July 15. Henry has made no mention of a potential holdout this summer. The 25-year-old has struggled with injuries in his four seasons and played in only 12 games in 2019, but he had a career-high 55 catches for 652 yards and five touchdowns and was still a top-10 fantasy tight end at season's end. Even with Philip Rivers out of town and either quarterback Tyrod Taylor or rookie first-rounder Justin Herbert at the helm, Henry will be a top-10 fantasy tight end target on draft day.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry said that he is 'fine' playing under the franchise tag for the 2020 season, although he would still like to agree to a long-term contract extension with the team. Henry said that contract talks have already taken place, although there have been no recent discussions. The NFL deadline for players with franchise tags to sign long-term deals is July 15.
Fantasy Spin: Despite his injury history and the Chargers' less-than-ideal quarterback situation, Henry should be viewed as a strong starting option in all fantasy formats heading into the 2020 season. The 25-year-old posted career highs in catches (55) and receiving yards (652) despite missing four games last year due to a knee injury.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry ranked seventh among all pass-catchers in 2019 with a plus-8.4 percent catch rate above expectation.
Fantasy Spin: Henry wound up finishing eighth among tight ends in total fantasy points in 2019 despite missing the first four games of the season with a knee injury. The 2020 wild-card, of course, is the departure of longtime Bolts QB Philip Rivers, but with top-shelf tight end options hard to come by, Henry remains a solid TE1.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry said he is excited to see what a more mobile quarterback can bring to the offense. 'There are so many different things that you can do with a mobile quarterback that can open your offense,' Henry said. 'I'm looking forward to seeing that aspect of our offense grow.'
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry said he is not sure how close he is to a long-term contract with the Chargers. Henry said the two sides were close earlier in the offseason, but the talks were delayed.
Fantasy Spin: Henry still has a few months to reach an agreement with the Chargers, so fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation. He will be working with a new quarterback in 2020 but should still be one of the better tight ends in the NFL. He can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry officially signed his franchise tag for the 2020 season Thursday, April 16.
Fantasy Spin: Henry is a surefire TE1 despite prior injury concerns and the Chargers' murky quarterback situation. Few at the position possess his upside.