Hunter Henry
Hunter Henry
25-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.
Finds end zone in finale
TELos Angeles Chargers
December 30, 2019
Henry caught five of his six targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
He finished the season with 55 receptions, 652 receiving yards and five touchdowns across 12 games. Henry easily set career highs in just about every major statistical category save for touchdown receptions, but a five-week stretch to end the season in which he posted just 16 catches, 165 receiving yards and two touchdowns puts a damper on what should have been a breakout year for the fourth-year tight end. While the Chargers have a number of important free agents to make decisions on, it seems entirely likely the team will either franchise tag or re-sign Henry to a lucrative extension in the offseason, as the 25-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March. A history of injuries ultimately could keep his price tag in check, as the 2016 second-round pick has never played a full 16-game season in the NFL, most recently suffering a knee fracture, which kept him out four games in 2019.
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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
60.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.17
 
% Team Air Yards
14.7%
 
% Team Targets
13.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
72.4%
 
Drop Rate
3.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.2
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Los Angeles ChargersChargers 2019 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this
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621
63
384
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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
411 routes   76 targets
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96%
56 routes   7 targets
98%
44 routes   2 targets
81%
150 routes   13 targets
76%
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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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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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Another tepid stat line
TELos Angeles Chargers
December 23, 2019
Henry caught five of his seven targets for 45 yards in the 24-17 loss Sunday to the Raiders.
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Target volume continues to drop
TELos Angeles Chargers
December 17, 2019
Henry caught both of his targets for 29 yards and also lost a fumble in the 39-10 loss Sunday to the Vikings.
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Hits paydirt against Jags
TELos Angeles Chargers
December 8, 2019
Henry caught two of four targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 45-10 rout of the Jaguars.
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Posts complete dud
TELos Angeles Chargers
December 1, 2019
Henry was shut down in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Broncos, recording just two receptions for 10 yards.
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Another nice showing
TELos Angeles Chargers
November 18, 2019
Henry caught six of nine targets for 69 yards in Monday night's 24-17 loss to the Chiefs. He also hauled in a successful two-point conversion.
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