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.
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.
ANALYSIS
Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen accounted for nearly 90 percent of the team's total receiving yards, saddling Henry with easily his worst game of 2019. The dismal outing has to be disappointing for fantasy owners, but Henry has had just four games with 20 or less receiving yards since Week 4 of the 2017 season, so it's fair to assume the star tight end could be poised for a turnaround.
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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
66.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.26
 
% Team Air Yards
13.8%
 
% Team Targets
13.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
71.9%
 
Drop Rate
3.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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Los Angeles ChargersChargers 2019 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this
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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
274 routes   57 targets
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50 routes   7 targets
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44 routes   2 targets
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134 routes   10 targets
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Jaguars 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
78.1
 
Cornerbacks
76.4
 
Safeties
87.5
 
Linebackers
69.7
 
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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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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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Gets into end zone during loss
TELos Angeles Chargers
November 7, 2019
Henry secured four of seven targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' 26-24 loss to the Raiders on Thursday.
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Records 10 targets
TELos Angeles Chargers
November 3, 2019
Henry caught seven of his 10 targets for 84 yards in the 26-11 win Sunday over the Packers.
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Kept in check
TELos Angeles Chargers
October 27, 2019
Henry caught four of his six targets for 47 yards in the 17-16 win Sunday over the Bears.
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Another big game
TELos Angeles Chargers
October 20, 2019
Henry hauled in six of his eight targets for 97 yards in Week 7 against the Titans.
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