Hunter Henry
Hunter Henry
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Henry has been the Waiting for Godot (or Waiting for Guffman, if you prefer) tight end in recent years, as pundits and owners have been eagerly anticipating what he might do without Antonio Gates to chew up so many targets and scoring-area looks. Alas, Hunter's 2018 season was ruined by an ACL tear, though he did get back on the field for the playoff loss to New England. Henry's surprising TE10 season as a rookie was driven by an unsustainable touchdown rate (eight on just 36 catches). His 2017 stat shape was more traditional and still highly efficient, though 62 targets is an awfully low number for someone with his size and speed. Healthy and engaged, Henry could be a three-down force and a Pro Bowler. If there's a chunk of rust to his game, or other talents in Los Angeles ascend, he could wind up being a depth player or even a dropped player in the fantasy world. Some answers require a shrewd eye and a summer clipboard. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.38 million contract with the Chargers in June of 2016.
Catches two TDs in return
TELos Angeles Chargers
October 13, 2019
Henry (knee) caught eight of his nine targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the 24-17 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
So much for concerns about a limited snap count. The starting tight end was making his return to the field after a four-game absence due to a tibia plateau fracture to his left knee. Henry was the primary beneficiary of a spirited fourth-quarter rally, catching three passes, including two touchdowns, in the fourth quarter. With the Steelers' defense hell-bent on stopping Keenan Allen, both Henry and Mike Williams received the largest target volume as the two combined for 19 targets, although most of that production occurred in the second half as the Chargers tried to erase a three-score deficit. While Henry isn't likely to benefit from that level of garbage-time production moving forward, the 6-foot-5 tight end clearly will be a major red-zone weapon moving forward.
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How do Hunter Henry's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
83.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.68
 
% Team Air Yards
8.4%
 
% Team Targets
6.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
85.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.8
 
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How often does Hunter Henry run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Hunter Henry and the other tight ends for the Chargers are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Hunter Henry
71 routes   14 targets
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44 routes   6 targets
98
44 routes   2 targets
81
95 routes   6 targets
80
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Titans pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
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Overall QB Rating Against
69.8
 
Cornerbacks
75.9
 
Safeties
40.4
 
Linebackers
84.1
 
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2019 Hunter Henry Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Hunter Henry's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, Cone Drill, Vertical Jump, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.68 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.16 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
113 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Henry was merely the TE13 in standard scoring leagues last season, despite four games missed and the presence of Antonio Gates. In 2018, It looked like we would finally get to see what Henry can do without Gates getting in the way. Alas, the 23-year-old tore his ACL in May during OTAs, thus stalling his emergence as the Chargers' undisputed go-to tight end. Assuming a full recovery, Henry's career stats (81-1057-12) probably illustrate what he could do at his peak in a few seasons. That production came on a modest 115 targets, the number you'd expect a top-notch tight end to receive. The timing of Henry's injury should allow him to be healthy in advance of the 2019 campaign, at which point he'll look to pick up where he left off.
It's not difficult to build positive or negative narratives with Henry; it's just a matter of how you want to play it. Some fantasy owners will draft him aggressively this year, while others will run in the other direction. Rookie tight ends are generally hands-off investments, but Henry broke a lot of the rules last year. He became the third rookie tight end to grab at least eight touchdown catches (joining Junior Miller and Rob Gronkowski), somehow doing this on just 53 targets. It was a little surprising to see a productive player get this little opportunity, but the learning curve has to be respected. Then again, the Chargers were playing without a host of key pass catchers, including Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead. If you're in the pro-Henry camp, you figure his opportunity share has to go up, which will make up for a likely drop in efficiency. The faders will note the presence of TE Antonio Gates, back for his age-37 season. The Bolts also drafted WR Mike Williams in the first round, and Allen could be a factor after playing just one game last year. We should have a much clearer sense of Henry's value in August, when team roles and pecking orders become clear. It's realistic that he could have a better real-life season, and a busier one, but still fall short of last year's touchdown count.
Even with the loss of Ladarius Green, Henry, the consensus top tight end in the 2016 NFL Draft, likely won't contribute with the Chargers immediately considering the presence of Antonio Gates and free agent addition Jeff Cumberland. However, second round picks tend to find their way onto the field sooner rather than later, and considering Gates isn't getting any younger (35 years old) and Cumberland is somewhat limited, Henry's value could grow as the season unfolds, making him an especially intriguing option in keeper and dynasty league formats.
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Returns to lineup Sunday
TELos Angeles Chargers
October 13, 2019
Henry (knee) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.
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Expected to play Sunday
TELos Angeles Chargers
Knee
October 12, 2019
Henry (knee), who is listed as questionable on the official injury report, is expected to play Sunday night against Pittsburgh, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Listed as questionable, may be limited
TELos Angeles Chargers
Knee
October 11, 2019
Henry (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers after practicing fully Friday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Logs another limited practice Thursday
TELos Angeles Chargers
Knee
October 10, 2019
Henry (knee) remained limited at practice Thursday.
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Listed as limited participant
TELos Angeles Chargers
Knee
October 9, 2019
Henry (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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