TE Hunter Henry - Los Angeles Chargers

6-5, 250Born: 12-7-1994College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 2, pick 2016

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Recent Stats and Projections

8 at CHI 39 4.0 47 0 0 4.7
9 vs GB 55 7.0 84 0 0 8.4
10 at OAK 62 4.0 30 1 0 9
11 vs KC 61 6.0 69 0 0 6.9

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Hunter Henry's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 10 vs OAK (7 / 4 / 30 / 1 rec)

Henry wasn't quite as active as he has been in recent weeks, mostly thanks to a quiet second half. But he still managed to salvage his fantasy performance with a first half touchdown grab. After a busy second quarter, he capped a long drive by getting wide open in the back of the end zone for the 2-yard score. He later got wide open again on a crossing route for 13 yards that took the Chargers down to the 7-yard line. At times, he just appears almost uncoverable with his wide catch radius and size/speed mismatch for the defense. In the second half, he didn't light up the stat sheet but he did draw a long pass interference penalty down the seam midway through the fourth quarter when the defender simply ran into him. That's not to say Henry played flawlessly. On the opening possession, he slipped coming out of his break which directly led to an interception when the timing was disrupted. Before the next drive, he was seen changing his shoes on the sideline, and he had no further issues with footing after that point.

2019 Week 9 vs GB (10 / 7 / 84 / 0 rec)

Henry had yet another huge gain, and statistically at least it appears he has surpassed Keenan Allen as the team's top go-to option in the passing game. He made a terrific diving catch for his first reception of the game, getting away from the defender and snagging the perfect pass from Rivers to gain 19. None of Henry's other catches in the game went as far as that one, but most of them resulted in first downs. Henry was also looked to several times in the red zone, although none resulted in a score. On his first end zone target, he appeared to be contacted by a defender down the field but no call was made and the pass was way off-target. Henry was later open along the sideline, but Rivers overthrew it for an incompletion. Aside from those two, however, the two players were very much on the same page. Henry made a couple of key grabs over the middle, including one in the red zone that he took down inside the 5-yard line late in the game. He played a nearly flawless game, also helping out numerous times with some terrific run blocking which is what keeps him on the field in all scenarios. About Henry's only mistake of the game ended up not even being costly - he made a 13-yard catch over the middle and appeared to lose the ball as he was tackled. But the call was never challenged, and it was difficult to see if the ball came out prior to his knee touching the ground anyway.

2019 Week 8 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)

Like much of the Chargers passing game, Henry had a quiet first half but picked things up in the second half. He had a good opportunity to convert a third down pass along the sideline early on. It wouldn't have been a huge gain, but the ball was right there and he just outright dropped it. Henry's first reception didn't come until he made a short grab over the middle with 8:04 remaining in the third quarter. He grabbed another reception on the next play, but it was negated by an offensive pass interference penalty called against Henry. He more than made up for that penalty by hauling in yet another reception, this time a 20-yard gain to convert the first down after the penalty. With the Chargers driving, Henry snagged a bullet pass at the 2-yard line with a defender all over him, so there was really no chance to lean back in for the score. Finally, Henry caught a third down pass late in the fourth quarter with the Chargers trying to run out the clock. A first down would have all but ended the game and Henry made a tremendous effort to get there, twisting and spinning for the first down marker, but he came up just a foot short. Henry was very upset with himself after the play, although he made as strong an effort as he could have, perhaps because he didn't extend the football at the end of the play towards the first down marker. There was no harm, however, as the Chargers punted the ball away but the Bears missed the potential game-winning field goal as time expired.

2019 Week 7 vs TEN (8 / 6 / 97 / 0 rec)

Henry's involvement in the offense was consistent and productive. His first catch of the game came on the second play of the game, a floater near the sideline that Henry laid out for. He got up and immediately headed to the sideline, but came back in a few plays later showing no ill effects. He saw regular targets throughout the rest of the game, culminating in back to back long targets to open a fourth quarter drive that got the Chargers into Tennessee territory. He showed nice concentration on one pass over his shoulder, and showed good strength on the other one when he caught a short pass over the middle and then dragged a few would-be tacklers past the sticks to pick up the first down.

2019 Week 6 vs PIT (9 / 8 / 100 / 2 rec)

Henry getting a good gain on a catch down the seam to open the game was a harbinger of things to come. He was in charge in the middle of the field, getting open repeatedly and showing good timing with Philip Rivers on his routes. He came up with a third down conversion in the first half and was really the only part of the offense that was working early. He was able to make a beautiful toe tap to account for the first touchdown of the night and got open in the front of the end zone on the second, although both touchdowns came with the Steelers playing prevent defense. He should be an everyweek starter in fantasy leagues going forward.

2019 Week 1 vs IND (5 / 4 / 60 / 0 rec)

Henry took awhile to get going, but made some noise late to somewhat make up for it. After his name wasn't even mentioned the entire first half, he finally made his first catch with 9:13 left to play in the third quarter. He soon after shook loose in the secondary for a big gain over the middle for 22 yards. Late in the fourth quarter, the Chargers had very little time to try and drive downfield for a potential game-winning field goal. Henry caught a short pass in the flat and was immediately hit on the knee (his surgically-repaired knee), got up off the ground, and limped to the sideline. While he was out, backup Virgil Green caught a short sideline pass. But Henry returned shortly thereafter, adding a key long catch in overtime to put the ball on the Indianapolis side of the field and help extend the drive. With wide receiver Mike Williams injuring his knee in the game, Henry's involvement could grow even more in the coming weeks.


Latest News

Chargers | Hunter Henry racks up six catches (Tue Nov 19, 12:46 AM) - Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry posted six receptions for 69 yards on nine targets in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Nov. 18 in Mexico City. He also had a two-point conversion reception.

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Chargers | Hunter Henry held in check (Fri Nov 8, 01:11 AM) - Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry had four receptions, 30 yards and a touchdown in a Week 10 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Our View: Henry's short score bailed out his fantasy teams, but it was still a letdown in a great matchup. Henry wasn't getting open downfield and fell down on one of the Philip Rivers interceptions. If the Chargers can't give Rivers time to throw downfield, Henry's weekly ceiling will be a lot lower.
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