WR Devery Henderson - Free Agent

5-11, 200Born: 3-26-1982College: LSUDrafted: Round 2, pick

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2012 Week 1 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Henderson was a non-factor in the New Orleans passing attack against the Redskins, as Drew Brees looked to Marques Colston, Jimmy Graham, Lance Moore, and Darren Sproles instead. The lithe, fleet-of-route receiver only caught one pass for eleven yards on Sunday. Henderson left the game after a helmet-to-helmet hit towards the end of the third quarter.

2012 Week 3 vs KC (7 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)

Henderson had a good day in his return to action but it was nearly a great day. After beating Brandon Flowers deep, Henderson caught a strike from Brees with no one in front of him. An ankle tackle from behind is the only thing that kept it from being a long score. He also made a highlight reel catch in the third quarter on a batted pass. Henderson was running an out and the batted ball sailed high and behind him. He plucked it out of the air with one hand for a four yard gain.

2012 Week 4 vs GB (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Henderson also had only one catch in addition to one drop. He might be losing time to Joseph Morgan soon.

2012 Week 5 vs SD (10 / 8 / 123 / 1 rec)

Devery Henderson made history when he caught Drew Brees' first touchdown pass, the pass that broke Johnny Unitas' record. Henderson ran a good route when he faked to go outside before running free down field for the wide open touchdown. He proved throughout the game however that he was not just a deep ball specialist as he consistently caught passes underneath as the Chargers played off coverage to respect his speed. Brees' only interception came on an attempted pass to Henderson when the ball was thrown behind the receiver running an out route. Henderson tipped it and the ball went directly to a defender. He couldn't be blamed as he attempted to make a difficult reception. Henderson also fumbled close to the sideline after a quick out reception when Antoine Cason was more physical with him than he expected. Henderson's only other big play down the field came on a post route against three deep coverage. Quintin Jammer played outside technique down the sideline, while Atari Bigby moved forward to cover a tight end underneath. That allowed Henderson to sprint away from Jammer into a huge amount of space where Brees hit him in stride.

2012 Week 7 vs TB (3 / 3 / 75 / 0 rec)

Henderson was involved early on in the game, but the Buccaneers eventually tightened their coverage and made him irrelevent. His first catch came underneath on first and 10 when he ran a shallow route across the field against zone coverage. Henderson was wide open on play-action deep down the field for his second reception. A hard play action to the left hand side allowed Drew Brees to come back to the right and hit Henderson wide open down the right side line. His final catch was a wide open pass down the right sideline after the Saints faked a screen pass to Darren Sproles. Henderson was initially lined up as a blocker for Sproles, before breaking into a route down the right sideline. Henderson caught the ball and broke a tackle before sprinting forward for a 30 yard gain.

2012 Week 8 vs DEN (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson couldn't link up with his quarterback early on as Brees threw a pass behind him in double coverage, before Henderson dropped a surefire reception after beating Champ Bailey deep down the left sideline. From then on, Henderson wasn't involved on offense.

2012 Week 9 vs PHI (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Devery Henderson continues to be an afterthought. During his team's second drive, Henderson was open down the middle of the field, but dropped the pass, negating a 20-yard gain. Brees did not target Henderson again until the sixth drive. Henderson was matched up against Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie and fought for position before working back to secure an eight-yard catch.

2012 Week 11 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Normally good for at least one (usually dropped) deep shot per game, it was Morgan who received that target relegating Henderson to one short three-yard gain on a quick screen. The screen was defended well as Henderson was unable to do much more with the lone catch. Way down the totem pole of Brees' options combined with a blowout meant a completely uninvolved Henderson.

2012 Week 12 vs SF (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Henderson was invisible for most of the game, though he was able to contribute a great show of athleticism when he caught a long ball from Brees by wrapping his arms around Tarell Brown's head to secure the catch. Unfortunately, Henderson was able to keep only one foot in and the play was ruled incomplete. His one catch came on a quick slant, but Brees delivered a low ball and Henderson had to dive to make the catch, limiting any yards after that could have been gained.

2012 Week 14 vs NYG (4 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Devery Henderson got only one catch on Sunday in a game where his QB threw 43 passes, which is not a good sign for his involvement. Henderson has typically been a big play WR that got most of his production on deep touchdown receptions. However, the Saints have discovered WR Morgan who is also a deep threat and a lot younger than Henderson. This younger version will take a lot of chances away from Henderson and may replace him long term. Henderson got his hands on a short curl to the outside but was rarely even targeted after this. Henderson had a shot at a deep pass but an excellent pass break up by CB Webster prevented the big play and left Brees/Henderson frustrated.

2012 Week 15 vs TB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)

Henderson only received one target, but was unable to corral the wayward throw. Coming on a quick slant, the throw was a bit behind the WR, but one that Henderson is expected to make. Henderson also received a carry on an end-around, picking up 13 yards on the run.

2011 Week 1 vs GB (9 / 6 / 100 / 1 rec)

Devery Henderson was relied upon quite a lot by Drew Brees in this game. Brees looked to Henderson on a key third down early to keep the drive alive, hitting the receiver between the numbers on a seam route in the slot. Henderson was the target of many Brees passes, including a touchdown catch where Henderson successfully sold a double move on the CB in coverage. Henderson was targeted on short to intermediate patterns by Brees as the quarterback was hassled after a couple of seconds at times by a solid Packers front seven.

2011 Week 2 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 103 / 1 rec)

His 1st reception was a crisp crossing route on 3rd and 6 that resulted in a 1st down moving the ball into Bears territory; that was a big play. His 2nd catch was something the Saints desperately needed. Early 2nd Q and the Saints were becoming one dimensional on offense with a lot of short passes when suddenly on a 3rd and long Drew Brees dials up the bomb and Henderson beat double coverage and then shook both of them off on his way to a 79 yard TD strike that really changed the momentum of the game. Second week in a row he has come up big for the Saints. He looks to be a big part of the offense while Colston is healing up.

2011 Week 3 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 62 / 0 rec)

Like the rest of the Saints wide receivers, Henderson was primarily targeted on short passes. His lone deeper target resulted in an interception as Brees made a poor decision throwing the ball while under pressure. Henderson did a nice job breaking off his curl route at the right depth to pick up a first down. Brees did not look Henderson's way in the red zone.

2011 Week 6 vs TB (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Was not on the field very much until the Saints fell behind. Largely was not targeted most of the day.

2011 Week 7 vs IND (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Henderson can at times be an explosive player for the Saints passing game, but he is also plagued by inconsistency and, as a result finds his opportunities few and far between unless he can get deep behind the secondary.

2011 Week 8 vs STL (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Henderson had a forgettable game, as the Rams covered him well en route to shutting him out on the stat sheet. The only time he was even noticeable was on a sideline route that became an interception.

2011 Week 9 vs TB (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Devery Henderson could have one of his rare and unpredictable big days if Drew Brees hadn't missed him on a skinny post route, an uncharacteristic error by him. Henderson had a couple of short receptions during the game but failed to make much of an impact as the Buccaneers kept things in front of them defensively, deterring any deep shots.

2011 Week 12 vs NYG (6 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)

Devery Henderson made some catches on Monday night but never made the kind of impact you sometimes see from the WR. His staple play is the bomb from Brees that often makes his fantasy day come to life. Henderson was able to haul in some passes over the middle, including a tipped pass that hung up in the air. Henderson was also the benefit of great pass protection as Brees had time to find his WR after giving him ample time to get open. However, getting consistent production in this offense is tough with the myriad of weapons QB Brees has and how well he spreads the ball.

2011 Week 15 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Henderson and Meachem seem to take turns being the big-play threat from game to game and this was clearly not Henderson's game as he only managed one short reception in a game where Brees threw for over 400 yards.

2011 Week 16 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

Even Henderson was able to get into the mix, only allowing one ball to bounce off of his unusually stony hands.

2011 Week 18 vs DET (2 / 2 / 64 / 1 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

Devery Henderson only had two catches but he made both of them count and both were explosive plays. Henderson started off the game with a bang as he streaked over the middle of the defense, catching a short pass and turning it upfield into a big play. Henderson then got behind the Safety deep on a play action pass play and caught a well thrown bomb from QB Brees and scored his only touchdown. Henderson disappeared from the game after this but he had made his mark on the scoreboard and for his team. Henderson is the speedy x factor the Saints like to use on deep plays when he is afforded 1 on 1 coverage and Brees knows he can beat slower footed Safeties easily.

2011 Week 19 vs SF (8 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)

Saints were backed up and Henderson ran a quick slant pattern for a much needed 19 yards about midway thru the 3rd quarter to help give the Saints some operating space. Had another clutch reception on 3rd and 9 midway thru the 4th quarter with New Orleans trailing 23-17. This 1st down extended the drive and then New Orleans scored making it 24-23.

2010 Week 1 vs MIN (4 / 2 / 38 / 1 rec)

The Saints only passing score of the game came on a 29 yard out-n-up to Henderson on the opening drive. In fact, both of Henderson's catches came on the opening drive of the game. He had another long pass later in the quarter tossed his way, but the ball came lose after hitting the ground, causing the incompletion.

2010 Week 2 vs SF (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

Henderson was largely an afterthought this week in the Saints offense as Brees threw a bunch of short passes. He managed to make a few plays though including a toe-tapping sideline catch for 12 yards, his longest of the game. Henderson is the epitome of a boom-bust WR in this offense. Start with caution.

2010 Week 3 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

Although Henderson had a pretty quiet day stat-wise, two of his targets could have turned into something much bigger. The first came on a deep pass in the first quarter that possibly could have been a touchdown if not for an excellent leaping/spinning interception by Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes. The second target was another deep pass in which Henderson had his man beat but saw him drop the diving catch. Despite his meager stat line, the Saints do want to use Henderson's speed deep and gave him two chances to do so in the game.

2010 Week 4 vs CAR (9 / 6 / 59 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)

Henderson did not get any deep targets in this contest, instead, helping move the chains with lots of crossing routes, providing an open checkdown for Brees. Henderson did have one of his patented drops with no one around him, although the ball was thrown slightly behind him, it should have been caught. Henderson did not look fast, quick, or dangerous in the open field, and his end around carry was easily stopped. His fantasy value is still limited to desperation play, with minimal upside as a possession receiver with sometimes suspect hands.

2010 Week 5 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)

Henderson if you don't know by now is who New Orleans turns to for the big play. He has more 30+ yard receptions over the last 3-4 seasons than almost any wide receiver I can think of. His damage in this game came late in the 1st half where Brees connected with him deep down the left side of the field where Henderson hauled in a 39 yard strike and that completion set up a FG for a 13-10 halftime lead for New Orleans. Henderson did a great job doing what he does best which is create big plays down the field. He's been doing it ever since college and nothing has changed.

2010 Week 6 vs TB (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson has his best games inside the Superdome. He wasn't asked to do much yesterday and this is a perfect time to buy low on Henderson. Most weeks when the Saints play at home and he's healthy you will see Brees look for him on a couple deep routes where he only needs 2-3 receptions to do big damage.

2010 Week 8 vs PIT (4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Henderson is known for his ability to get deep and stretch defenses. He didn't make a big impact play in this game though. His skill set was best seen on a play along the near sideline where Brees was able to fit a throw over a linebacker and in front of an oncoming safety. To do so, Brees had to leave the ball high. Because of his height, Henderson was able to reach up with ease and catch the ball while keeping his feet down in bounds.

2010 Week 11 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

Henderson's first and only catch came early in the second half, a 19 yard gain over the middle.

2010 Week 12 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 97 / 0 rec)

Henderson was the big play threat for the Saints in this game. He started the game out with a bang, coming up with a huge 57 yard reception on the 4th play of the game. Henderson pulled a great double move and broke toward the middle of the field. Despite being dragged down by Alan Ball, Henderson came up with the receptions and set up the first score from the Saints. Later in the first quarter, Henderson came up with another 22 yard bomb that set up Chris Ivory's second TD. On the Saints' final drive of the game, Henderson was targeted on a deep post. Brees put the ball right on his hands, but he was unable to come up with the reception. However, this forced the defense to focus on him and Marques Colston, freeing up Robert Meachem to work one on one for the big 55 yard gain to set up the winning score.

2010 Week 13 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson got an early screen pass target, but was not involved in the offense after that.

2010 Week 15 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec)

Henderson had his best game in a while, getting a downfield target wide open over the middle, and catching a back shoulder timing throw that would have been a TD if Henderson had been able to keep his feet after the catch. He still has little fantasy value, but he is helping the Saints pass offense again.

2010 Week 16 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

Henderson was held in check as he used almost exclusively on short range plays this week. He also ran a reverse for a 1st down in the 4th quarter on the Saints game winning drive. Without a deep ball play his week to week remains very limited in this offense.

2010 Week 17 vs TB (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson was another player well covered by the Tampa secondary, although he had a couple of passes thrown his way which he might have been able to catch with a little more effort, most notably a play in the first quarter. The throw was a tad off, but the ball went off Henderson's hand and was still a very catchable ball.

2010 Week 18 vs SEA (8 / 7 / 77 / 1 rec)

Henderson had a great day on the stat sheet, but he dropped a big pass that would have been a key first down. He was more the recipient of the genius of Payton and Brees along with lesser coverage than a true breakout difference-maker in this game. He found himself in open holes in coverage all day and caught a couple of quick screens as well. Henderson always has been a "boom-or-bust" player who is capable of going for 100 yards or 0 yards on any given day.

2009 Week 1 vs DET (8 / 5 / 103 / 1 rec)

Henderson drew the start opposite Marques Colston and was targeted frequently by Drew Brees. Henderson alternated with Robert Meachem as the second wide receiver in some sets, but Henderson got the majority of the snaps and seems to have a clear hold on the WR2 job for now with eight targets to the five combined of Meachem and Lance Moore. Henderson split the corner and safety on a post route for a long touchdown pass late in the game, but was also successful on shorter routes.

2009 Week 2 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 71 / 0 rec)

Henderson started in Week 2 opposite of Marques Colston, but his targets were sliced in half of last week's totals (eight down from four). He still made the most of them, catching a beautiful pass off his shoulder with Drew Brees facing oncoming blitzers. Henderson took full advantage of the gaps in the Philadelphia coverage, sitting down in gaps and picking up good yardage in large chunks with his three grabs. With news that Lance Moore was injured in the third quarter, Henderson's value skyrockets thanks to his starting job and with Drew Brees' incredible hot streak right now where he seemingly can do no wrong.

2009 Week 3 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)

Devery Henderson is primarily a deep threat for the Saints. And a very good one, at that. But the Bills pressure was too much to give any of the Saints receivers time to get downfield on most plays. He was reliable when thrown to; but that wasn't very often.

2009 Week 4 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Henderson caught three short passes from Drew Brees as he split time as the Saints second receiver with Robert Meachem. Henderson was also targeted on a deep pass in to the endzone near the end of the first half but was unable to make the catch.

2009 Week 6 vs NYG (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Henderson did his part, getting wide open deep in the second half, but Brees had his poorest throw of the day, and the long TD was not to be. Otherwise, Henderson took a backseat to the many other Saints passcatchers on this Sunday.

2009 Week 7 vs MIA (6 / 4 / 71 / 0 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)

Henderson didn't get any deep targets because Drew Brees didn't have time to let those develop, but he did have a long catch and run and got open more as the game went on. He also had a nice gain on an end around.

2009 Week 8 vs ATL (6 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)

Henderson had one long gain taken away by a spectacular Brent Grimes INT, and he also had two catches inside the five. A much bigger fantasy day was there for him with a few breaks. He did have offensive pass interference called on him, but he is no danger of losing his starting job as he is providing the field-stretching speed that is just one more element in this lethal passing game.

2009 Week 9 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 93 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)

Henderson was not targeted on too many deep route in week 9, however he was able to take a short slant route for a big 63 yd gain when the game was still on the line.

2009 Week 10 vs STL (6 / 4 / 72 / 0 rec)

Henderson turned in another vital effort for the Saints in week 10 leading the team in targets (6) and receiving yards (72). Henderson worked both sides of the field and used his speed to create separation from the Rams DB's. He was not able to get open deep this week due to the Rams aggressive defense forcing Brees to make quicker reads. He is due for a long TD catch as he has been held scoreless since week 1.

2009 Week 11 vs TB (1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

Henderson was barely involved in the offense. His one reception was a quick pass where Henderson was tackled for a loss. He is only useful in very deep leagues right now, except as a desperation play.

2009 Week 12 vs NE (5 / 3 / 116 / 1 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Henderson has been getting starter playing time, but his numbers didn't reflect that lately until this week. He was left all alone for a 75 yard TD, and also got multiple end zone targets from Brees. Henderson got the night started with a 30+ yard catch when he beat Leigh Bodden downfield in single coverage. He is on top of his game right now, and Brees is not missing Henderson when he is open downfield. He's a boom/bust play, but the booms are big enough to possibly merit plugging him in start 3 WR non-PPR leagues during December.

2009 Week 13 vs WAS (8 / 6 / 61 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Henderson had a few chances to run after deep targets, but the Redskins had him double covered. He still made an impact on short targets, getting low to make a tough catch in the red zone, and helping move the chains with mostly sure hands (save for one bad drop). Henderson got a target inside the 10, but he couldn't get past the line of scrimmage, and he also had a modest gain on an end around. Like Robert Meachem, he seems to be more prominent in Brees progressions than Marques Colston right now.

2009 Week 14 vs ATL (5 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)

Henderson struggled this week for the Saints, reminding us why he is not a top option in the Saints attack. Henderson dropped a sure TD and later dropped a catch down the sideline that would have set the Saints up with great field position. He managed to grab 3 passes for 31 yards overall. He remains a tough player to start week to week.

2009 Week 15 vs DAL (8 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Devery Henderson caught just two balls for a combined 22 yards against Dallas in Week 15, but he was two big plays away from having an outstanding night. Drew Brees under threw him on a deep pass likely would have been a 41-yard touchdown but instead resulted in an interception. Brees tried to make up for it in the third quarter, finding Henderson towards the middle of the end zone on a 36-yard pass where he came back to the ball and let it slip right through his hands for another lost opportunity.

2009 Week 16 vs TB (7 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)

Henderson had one deep target that never came open, otherwise he worked short routes close to the line of scrimmage and helped move the offense incremently, but without any explosive plays.

2009 Week 17 vs CAR (3 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Devery had trouble securing an out route pass from Brunell, the ball was easily deflected out of his hands. He later caught a nice gainer for 18 yards, however he was useless due to timing issues with backup QB Mark Brunell.

2009 Week 19 vs ARI (5 / 4 / 80 / 1 rec)

Henderson, usually a deep threat, on his first reception of the game uncharacteristically took a short screen 16 yards after beating the first tackler at the line of scrimmage. He later made a great adjustment to catch a 44-yard pass in the end zone on a flea flicker play. Henderson had one other opportunity in the end zone, but couldn't quite get to it. All in all, a good day; he seemed to have drawn the long straw as Robert Meachem was more or less invisible.

2009 Week 20 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 39 / 1 rec)

Devery Henderson led all the Saints in receiving in the NFC Championship Game, but that did not mean he had a big game. Surprising for many, the Saints were kept in check via the pass and Henderson led New Orleans with just four grabs for a combined 39 yards. He was able to shake free to find an open right corner of the end zone for a second quarter touchdown catch that knotted the contest at 14-14, but most of his remaining work was of the short grab variety. Henderson added two catches under 10 yards and another for 16 more, his longest of the evening. With Robert Meachem and Jeremy Shockey not at full strength of late, Henderson remains the best bet for targets against the Colts along with Marques Colston in Super Bowl XLIV.

2008 Week 1 vs TB (2 / 1 / 84 / 1 rec)

Henderson was targeted just twice, but hauled in one of those targets for an 84 yard touchdown reception for his only catch of the game. He showed he's still got that straight line speed to get behind the defense.

2008 Week 2 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)

Henderson had a quiet day getting only three targets. On both of his catches it was apparent that he was not the primary read for QB Drew Brees. These were both scramble type receptions for little gain. Henderson was targeted for a deep ball after an excellent play action fake from Brees. They play was ultimately broken up by the defender who made a great play in coverage otherwise this would have been a long score.

2008 Week 3 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)

Henderson managed to hold on to half the passes Brees threw his way, for 19 and 23 yards.

2008 Week 4 vs SF (2 / 1 / 81 / 0 rec)

Henderson did not see any targets until the fourth quarter, but was targeted on back to back plays. On the first play he caught the ball in the open field and was on his way to the end zone only to be tripped by the trailing defensive back and he fell at the one yard line. He was targeted in the end zone on the very next play, but the ball was thrown way to high.

2008 Week 5 vs MIN (11 / 4 / 104 / 1 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)

Henderson was targeted often and caught a touchdown pass up the seam. He was used as a deep receiver for the most part and had a couple drops on shorter routes.

2008 Week 6 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 68 / 0 rec)

Henderson managed to maintain his 30+ yard per catch average in this game, picking up 68 yards on two grabs. While he is not a reliable possession receiver, he is a legitimate home run hitter.

2008 Week 7 vs CAR (6 / 3 / 80 / 0 rec)

Unfortunately, Henderson was unable to maintain his 32 yard per catch average but did lead his team with 80 yards on three receptions.

2008 Week 8 vs SD (4 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)

Henderson's solid fantasy game could have been exceptional if Drew Brees had been able to put a little more air under a deep ball to him late in the second quarter. Henderson beat his man deep downfield for what should have been a 49 yard touchdown pass, but Brees underthrew the ball and it fell incomplete. Henderson wasn't thrown to again the rest of the game and was last seen limping off the field midway through the fourth quarter.

2008 Week 10 vs ATL (6 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec, 1 / 30 / 0 rush)

Henderson had a frustrating game. He started and was the target on the opening play, but was unable to come up with the pass due to being double covered. He was also the target on the interception return for a touchdown on Brees' final interception. In between he had the longest run from scrimmage by a Saints player on an end around in the first quarter and contributed a key first down reception on a touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.

2008 Week 11 vs KC (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Henderson caught only two passes for 22 yards. He was targeted on Drew Brees' interception. Henderson slipped on the play, but Jarrad Page had a good jump on the pass and may have picked it off anyway. Henderson was guilty of one drop. The Saints tried an end around to Henderson early in the game, but Kansas City was not fooled; the play lost a yard.

2008 Week 12 vs GB (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

WR Devery Henderson was quiet despite the gaudy numbers put up by the Saints as a team. He only reeled in a single catch.

2008 Week 13 vs TB (3 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)

Henderson finished with two receptions for 33 yards on three targets.

2008 Week 14 vs ATL (3 / 3 / 72 / 0 rec)

Henderson did not have a big game but each of his receptions played an important role in the Saint victory. His first two receptions were during the two minute drill at the end of the first half as they were driving for a score just before halftime. His final reception was a 36 yard quick slant route where he put some moves on the defender and worked his way into the open field.

2008 Week 15 vs CHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson had no catches in the first half but, did have a couple of dropped passes.

2008 Week 16 vs DET (2 / 2 / 96 / 0 rec)

Henderson caught only two passes, but gained 96 yards. His first reception was a 32 yarder. Brees later found him wide open. Henderson had to wait for the pass, but was able to cut across the field and make it all the way to the Detroit six yard line for a 64 yard gain.

2008 Week 17 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)

Henderson was able to haul in both of his targets, both resulting in key first downs.

2007 Week 1 vs IND (6 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)

Henderson caught a meaningless 23 yard pass with less then one minute in the game; this was the Saints longest play of the game. Before that he had two passes for 11 yards and was pretty much a non-factor in the game.

2007 Week 2 vs TB (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson had two targets on the first drive, but had a clear drop on the second attempt. Brees never really looked his way for the remainder of the game as Henderson finished with just three targets, and no receptions.

2007 Week 3 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Henderson continues to be nearly invisible in this offense.

2007 Week 5 vs CAR (9 / 4 / 101 / 0 rec)

Henderson was the number one target for Drew Brees in the second half. He did have an apparent touchdown called back in the third quarter when the officials ruled that he went out of bounds at the two yard line on a 54 yard completion. The Saints did score two plays later. Henderson also dropped two very catchable passes.

2007 Week 6 vs SEA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson saw a couple of deep looks. One he dropped, the other was over thrown. Henderson didn't start the game as he was demoted to second string while Lance Moore was moved up to the first team.

2007 Week 7 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 37 / 1 rec)

Henderson made the most of his one target catching it for a score. Henderson was penalized following his touchdown, and did not receive another pass all game.

2007 Week 8 vs SF (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

Henderson made one nifty sideline grab for a first down, but otherwise went unnoticed. With Patten playing so well and the Saints playing with a comfortable lead, Henderson was not even targeted in the second half.

2007 Week 9 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Henderson was not involved much in the game. He was thrown to deep once, and that pass was overthrown.

2007 Week 11 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 6 / 1 rec)

Henderson was not involved much in the game. He made the most of his only target, catching the pass for a touchdown.

2007 Week 12 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 33 / 0 rec)

Henderson got one look and he made it count. Brees hit him deep down field for a 33 yard gain. The catch put the ball at the Carolina 23 yard line. Three plays later, the Saints scored to take an 11 point lead.

2007 Week 13 vs TB (1 / 1 / 45 / 1 rec)

Henderson had one pass thrown his way, and was able to come down with a 45 yard touchdown reception on third down for his only catch of the ball game.

2007 Week 14 vs ATL (4 / 1 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)

Henderson had a tough night, as he dropped a couple of easy passes. He did make one catch for 32 yards.

2007 Week 16 vs PHI (3 / 1 / 52 / 0 rec)

Devery Henderson makes frustrating plays. On the first play from scrimmage he burned the Eagle defender deep on a 52 yard catch that gave the Saints the ball on the 14. Later, he dropped two very catchable passes that would have sustained drives. The last target was when he had both hands on the ball but coughed it up when he was hit coming down. The ball popped out and into the hands of a defender.

2006 Week 1 vs CLE (4 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)

Henderson was utilized primarily as the deep threat, and finished the game averaging 14.7 yards per reception.

2006 Week 2 vs GB (6 / 3 / 51 / 1 rec)

Henderson had a nice game with three receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown in limited play. He scored on a fake post route, broke outside and down the sideline and Brees froze the defender with a pump fake that left Henderson wide open for the easy touchdown.

2006 Week 3 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 1 rush)

Henderson was targeted three times in the game, all in the first half. His most significant contributions came on the Saints' second possession. He caught a 14 yard pass for a first down, and then scored an 11 yard touchdown on a double reverse.

2006 Week 8 vs BAL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson was invisible until late in the game. He wasn't a significant aspect of the initial New Orleans game plan.

2006 Week 9 vs TB (4 / 3 / 111 / 2 rec)

Henderson filled in for the injured Horn, and gave the Saints two huge plays, scoring on touchdown receptions of 52 and 45 yards. He was only targeted four times, but because of his long plays down field, Henderson finished with 111 yards.

2006 Week 10 vs PIT (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson saw plenty of time on the field as the number three receiver, but not have a pass thrown his way in Sunday's game.

2006 Week 11 vs CIN (13 / 9 / 169 / 0 rec)

After the injury to Marques Colston, Henderson really was able to come up big. He was clearly the player that replaced Colston. In two WR sets, it was Joe Horn and Henderson on the field. Copper came in when they needed a third WR. Despite dropping two passes totaling around 60 yards, Henderson was able to hang onto enough passes to post a career best 169 yards through the air. Henderson was consistently open all over the field - deep down the sideline, out routes, crossing routes, etc. He simply played catch with Drew Brees for the better part of three quarters. He is also one of the few Saints' receivers who didn't put up the majority of his production during garbage time. While several others put up half of their stat log when the game was out of hand, Henderson caught just one pass for 21 yards in garbage time (meaning he had eight receptions for 148 yards when the outcome was still in question). If Colston is going to miss any time, it appears that Henderson will be the primary beneficiary in the offense.

2006 Week 12 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 158 / 1 rec)

Henderson beat CB DeAngelo Hall down the middle of the field for a 76 yard touchdown on the first pass play of the game. Just before halftime Henderson made a nice catch. QB Drew Brees unloaded a pass down the left sideline because he was facing a heavy blitz. Henderson did a great job of coming back to the ball to make the grab while falling to the ground. The play was reviewed, but upheld. The ball may have come loose as he hit the ground, but it was too tough to tell even after watching the replay several times. With two and a half minutes left in the game the Saints were running out the clock. They caught CB Allen Rossum napping on the outside when Henderson blew by him on a third down play for a 46 yard gain. The play led to the final McAllister touchdown that put the game out of reach.

2006 Week 13 vs SF (6 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Henderson was targeted six times in Week 13 as he started the game for the injured rookie WR Marques Colston. Henderson had troubles catching the ball all game, as he dropped three balls that added up to about 50 combined yards. He did catch two short passes for a total of 14 yards in the second quarter, but he let many more yards slip through his fingers. All of his targets came in the first half.

2006 Week 14 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 92 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Henderson's targets came in the second and third quarters. His yardage all came in the third on two big plays, a 50 yard catch followed by a 42 yard catch for a touchdown.

2006 Week 15 vs WAS (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Henderson blew a golden opportunity for a big play (and possible touchdown) early in the game, but dropped a long pass in the second quarter. With the Saints at the Washington 45 yard line, Brees lofted a pass down the seam for Henderson. The long pass hit Henderson in stride right in the hands at the ten yard line, but he couldn't hang on. Had he been able to haul it in, his momentum would have carried him forward for at least a few yards, although it's not likely he would've scored since there were two defenders each within a few feet. Henderson wasn't thrown to again the entire first half, and didn't actually record his first reception of the game until the early in the fourth quarter. Late in the fourth quarter, he fell down over the middle for what would've been a 15 yard gain, but he made up for that with a tough 16 yard reception in traffic several plays later.

2006 Week 16 vs NYG (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson's first target was near the end of the first quarter. He was wide open down the middle of the field behind the defense. QB Drew Brees put the ball on him for what should have been a long touchdown, but had the ball bounce off his hands and to the ground. He saw one other target midway through the third quarter, but the game turned into a blowout. The Saints opted to run out the clock from that point on.

2006 Week 17 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 71 / 0 rec)

Henderson had two catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. He caught a nice pass down the middle from Martin and took it 65 yards down to the Panthers seven yard line. He might catch some junk from his teammates since he was caught by 32 year old Mike Minter. Henderson was the intended target when Martin got picked off by Gamble and it was returned for a touchdown. That was on Martin since it seemed like he didn't quite put enough juice on the ball. Henderson's other catch was on a fourth down play in the red zone. His first down allowed the Saints to score a touchdown on McAfee's six yard run.

2006 Week 19 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 35 / 0 rec)

Henderson caught one pass for 35 yards in the first quarter on a sideline route where he managed to stay in bounds on the catch but went out at the Philadelphia four yard line, setting up the Saints with a first and goal situation. He was also targeted on a 20 yard pass just before the half, but the ball was really just thrown away out of bounds by QB Drew Brees.

2006 Week 20 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 57 / 0 rec)

Henderson pulled down a jump ball down the right sideline from QB Drew Brees on the second play of the game for 40 yards. He did a good job of going up high to pluck the ball with his hands. He caught a seventeen yard cross putting the Saints into scoring range for the first time in the game during the second quarter. Henderson only saw one target during the second half.

2005 Week 2 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)

Henderson made a two 13 yard receptions, and late in the game he made a third down conversion with a 16 yard reception. He was targeted once in the end zone, but the pass was broken up.

2005 Week 3 vs MIN (7 / 3 / 95 / 0 rec)

Henderson led the team in receiving with 95 yards on three catches, and made a nice 66 yard catch and two catches that resulted in first downs.

2005 Week 4 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Henderson did not have a big role in the game, catching one of his three targets.

2005 Week 5 vs GB (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Henderson was not a factor in the game and produced no fantasy points. He had no receptions on three targets.

2005 Week 6 vs ATL (8 / 4 / 53 / 1 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

Henderson was the deep threat for the Saints, stretching the field on his first chance on a long throw from QB Aaron Brooks. All of his catches came in the second half, mostly in the final quarter. Henderson caught balls for under 20 yards each after halftime. He also drew a 21 yard pass interference call on his second target in the second quarter. Henderson added nine more yards on an end around in the fourth quarter.

2005 Week 7 vs STL (6 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Henderson dropped some passes he would be expected to catch, and as a result his numbers were not overwhelming. He showed he could get open, but did not display the concentration necessary to hang onto the ball consistently.

2005 Week 8 vs MIA (5 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)

Henderson had a bigger role in the absence of Az-zahir Hakim, but played poorly in this game. He caught a pass on the Saints' opening drive for what would have been a first down until he cut back and lost yardage. Luckily the Saints gained the first down on a penalty. His biggest error came early in the second half when he appeared to run the wrong route and Brooks threw the ball to the defender. Henderson almost caught a 40 yard pass later in the game on a tipped ball, but ended the day with one reception for 14 yards.

2005 Week 12 vs NYJ (1 / 1 / 30 / 1 rec)

Henderson had just one catch in the game but it proved to be the game winner for New Orleans. He found a opening between defenders and Brooks found his target as they connected for the 30 yard touchdown to put New Orleans ahead.

2005 Week 13 vs TB (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)

Henderson caught every pass that was thrown in his direction. He made a 16 yard catch for a first down in the opening quarter, and added a 23 yard catch for another first down before halftime. He also reeled in a short pass for three yards in the final period.

2005 Week 14 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Henderson's only reception came late in the game.

2005 Week 15 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Henderson caught Bouman's first pass attempt of the game for a one yard gain. He did not get another target for the remainder of the game as Az-zahir Hakim saw most the snaps in three receiver sets.

2005 Week 17 vs TB (2 / 2 / 30 / 1 rec)

Henderson caught only two passes for the game, but made one of them count, catching a 24 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. He was targeted three times for the game.