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Tight End, Los Angeles Chargers

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Draft: 2016 Round 2 (4)
College: Arkansas
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 250 DOB: 1994-12-07 Age: 24
TE Rank Tier ADP-12
#5 2 6.03

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 SD 13 53 36 482 13.4 8 96.2 7.4
2017 LAC 12 62 45 579 12.9 4 81.9 6.8
2019 LAC 6 45 33 418 12.7 3 59.8 10.0
2019 (Projected) LAC     58 734 12.7 6 109.4  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
Tight end Hunter Henry broke out as a rookie when he scored a ridiculous eight touchdowns on just 36 receptions, then followed that season up with another solid campaign in 2017 despite spending both seasons competing with veteran future hall of fame tight end Antonio Gates for playing time. With Gates retiring prior to the 2018 season, it was supposed to be Henry's time to shine. He quickly rocketed up draft boards and was being selected as a strong TE1 for fantasy purposes. Unfortunately, Henry was the first significant victim of the injury bug as he tore his ACL on the first day of camp, ending his season well before it began.

While most fantasy owners were able to avoid him unless their drafts happened extremely early, the sting of missing Henry was felt throughout the season, especially in a year where the position was as thin as ever. There were late-season rumors that Henry might be able to get back on the field for the Chargers' playoff run, but it ended up not happening and the tight end will now have spent over a full calendar year preparing to get back on the field by the time the 2019 season kicks off.

That's great news for fantasy owners, and especially for the Chargers, who were sorely missing Henry's contributions as a pass catcher, particularly near the goal line. While Gates was once an elite player at the position, he became mostly a decoy on the field - and a weak one at that - and Rivers is very much used to play-making ability out of his tight end position. Henry's return, presuming he's healthy, should provide a serious injection into this passing game, and one that will almost certainly open things up for the other members of the offense as well. We've never seen Henry play a full season without Gates also on the field, so it's hard to project exactly what type of target share we're going to see out of him, but we do know that Gates and Virgil Green combined for 72 targets at tight end in 2018 - and neither of them was very good. Henry should command at least that type of target total at the bare minimum, which would put him right around the top 10 at the position, but with Rivers likely throwing the ball somewhere around 550 times, there's a real chance that Henry could push the 100 target mark if he's fully healthy and back around the skill set that he had prior to the injury.

Henry is being selected as a borderline top-five player at the tight end position and that's before we have seen him make it all the way through training camp and the preseason without re-injuring his knee. Look for his ADP to continue to rise throughout the off season as long as he does not have any hiccups with his knee, especially if he makes some plays in the preseason. If fantasy owners believe that he's back to being the Hunter Henry of old, there's no reason why he won't be drafted as a top-four player at the position, just like he was heading into 2018.

Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Hunter Henry
TE2TE4 Lance Kendricks
TE3TE2 Virgil Green
TE4TE3 Sean Culkin
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Keenan Allen listed as questionable
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 25, 2:36 pm

Chargers injury report - OUT: Brandon Mebane (knee), Nasir Adderley (hamstring), Justin Jones (shoulder), Cortez Broughton (mononucleosis). QUESTIONABLE: Derek Watt (knee), Michael Badgley (groin), Justin Jackson (calf), Melvin Ingram (hamstring), Keenan Allen (hamstring). (Eric Williams on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Allen's injury occurred during practice this week which is troublesome for his availability on Sunday. If he sits, you can expect Mike Williams, Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler to be the main options for Philip Rivers in the passing game. Geremy Davis and Andre Patton would fill in at wide receiver.


Injury Hunter Henry out 4-6 weeks, tibia fracture
Tibia plateau fracture in left knee
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 11, 3:00 pm

Chargers announce Hunter Henry suffered a tibia plateau fracture to his left knee during last Sunday’s game versus the Indianapolis Colts. Per the team, Henry will continue to be evaluated, and the time frame for his return has not yet been determined. (Eric Williams on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Adam Schefter has since reported that Henry is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The Chargers have seemingly run bad with injuries over the last few years and Henry has certainly earned his injury-prone label. Virgil Green is next up on the depth chart but it won't be surprising if Antonio Gates is lured back on a one-year deal.



2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 IND W 30-24 5 4 60 15.0 0 6.0
6 PIT L 17-24 9 8 100 12.5 2 22.0
7 at TEN L 20-23 8 6 97 16.2 0 9.7
8 at CHI W 17-16 6 4 47 11.8 0 4.7
9 GB W 26-11 10 7 84 12.0 0 8.4
10 at OAK L 24-26 7 4 30 7.5 1 9.0

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
DP at NE L 28-41 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
DP = Divisional Playoff

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
2 MIA L 17-19 7 7 80 11.4 0 8.0
4 PHI L 24-26 3 2 16 8.0 1 7.6
5 at NYG W 27-22 8 3 42 14.0 1 10.2
6 at OAK W 17-16 7 5 90 18.0 0 9.0
7 DEN W 21-0 5 4 73 18.3 0 7.3
8 at NE L 13-21 2 2 11 5.5 0 1.1
10 at JAC L 17-20 2 1 7 7.0 0 0.7
11 BUF W 54-24 5 2 25 12.5 0 2.5
12 at DAL W 28-6 5 5 76 15.2 1 13.6
13 CLE W 19-10 9 7 81 11.6 0 8.1
14 WAS W 30-13 6 4 50 12.5 1 11.0
15 at KC L 13-30 3 3 28 9.3 0 2.8

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