Hunter Henry

Hunter Henry

27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New England Patriots
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Henry is shaping up as this generation's Jared Cook, doing just enough each season to convince us the breakout will happen next year. The 26-year-old saw a career-high 93 targets in 2020, his fifth year in the NFL, but the long-awaited volume boost was partially cancelled out by career lows in catch rate and YPT. At a top-heavy TE position, that was enough to make Henry a solid starter - at least in PPR leagues - until he missed the final two weeks of the season on the COVID-19 list. Still, it felt like a missed opportunity, given that rookie QB Justin Herbert threw for 4,336 yards and 31 touchdowns in 15 games. Henry isn't likely to be in an offense with that type of passing volume or proficiency in 2021, having signed with a Patriots team that will roll with rookie first-rounder Mac Jones at QB. There's also the matter of Henry sharing snaps and targets with fellow high-priced offseason acquisition Jonnu Smith, who had a career-high 448 yards and eight touchdowns last season with Tennessee. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $37.5 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2021.
Leading receiver in loss
TENew England Patriots
January 9, 2022
Henry caught five of six targets for 86 yards in Sunday's 33-24 loss to the Dolphins.
ANALYSIS
The tight end led the Patriots in catches and receiving yards, but it was the team's backfield that accounted for all three of its TDs. Henry finishes the regular season with 55 catches on 81 targets for a career-high 689 yards and nine touchdowns, and he figures to be Mac Jones' most reliable option in Saturday's wild-card round clash with the Bills.
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How do Hunter Henry's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
40.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.97
 
% Team Air Yards
16.9%
 
% Team Targets
14.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.3
 
% Targeted On Route
20.1%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.62
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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New England PatriotsPatriots 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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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 Patriots 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
373 routes   75 targets
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52%
2 routes   0 targets
18%
149 routes   45 targets
30%
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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
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It always seems to be one thing or another with Henry, who, for all his talent and per-target efficiency, still hasn't finished a season higher than ninth in TE fantasy scoring. He managed career highs for every counting stat besides TDs last year, but the final product nonetheless felt like a disappointment, as he missed four games early in the season and averaged 33 yards in five December appearances. In between, Henry gave us a glimpse of the good stuff, averaging 5.8 catches, 71.2 yards and 0.5 TDs in October and November. His quiet December included just 22 targets, fifth on the team behind Keenan Allen (42), Austin Ekeler (34), Melvin Gordon (29) and Mike Williams (28). Gordon is now out of the picture, but the other three are still around, with Allen and Ekeler being the safe bets for steady volume. It helps that the Chargers have shaky depth at both WR and TE, but even a narrow target distribution won't allow four pass catchers to put up big numbers if quarterbacks Justin Herbert and Tyrod Taylor don't play well. Henry's decision to sign a franchise tag in April at least suggests there won't be any thought given to a contract holdout, though he presumably would've preferred a long-term deal.
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.
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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Three catches versus Jaguars
TENew England Patriots
January 3, 2022
Henry was on the field for 39 of a possible 72 snaps on offense in Sunday's 50-10 win over the Jaguars en route to catching three of his five targets for 37 yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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One catch in Week 16
TENew England Patriots
December 27, 2021
Henry was on the field for 55 of a possible 64 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-21 loss to the Bills en route to catching one of his six targets for nine yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Finds end zone twice against Colts
TENew England Patriots
December 18, 2021
Henry caught six of eight targets for 77 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 27-17 loss to the Colts.
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No targets Monday
TENew England Patriots
December 6, 2021
Henry was not targeted in Monday night's 14-10 win over the Bills.
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Two catches in Week 12
TENew England Patriots
November 29, 2021
Henry, who logged 41 of a possible 60 snaps in Sunday's 36-13 win over the Titans, caught two of his five targets for 16 yards in the contest, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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