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What to do with Hunter Henry in Week 7 fantasy football

Hunter Henry got to back to work in a big way last week, can he keep the train rolling into a matchup with the Titans? We break down your fantasy football options.

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry celebrates his touchdown scored against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Damn, Hunter Henry! Save some fantasy football points for the rest of the tight ends, sheesh.

In his return from a knee injury, Henry wasted no time reminding fantasy owners why they drafted him as the top breakout TE candidate in 2019. Many believed he’d be eased back into action but that wasn’t Anthony Lynn and Ken Whisenhunt’s plan in Week 6 vs. the Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Henry hauled in a a game-high eight receptions on nine targets for 100 yards and two scores, good for 33 FPTS. It helped that Pittsburgh jumped out to a big lead, forcing the Chargers to throw most of the game, but still, what did Keenan Allen do? Nothing, really. Allen had two receptions on six targets for 33 yards. Henry was the focal point of the passing attack and should continue to be heavily involved this week vs. the Titans.

Fantasy Football Analysis, Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry

On the surface, the Titans defense has been stingy, allowing 321 yards and just 15.3 points per game this season. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t vulnerable to athletic tight ends like Henry. Back in Week 4 vs. the Falcons, we saw Austin Hooper catch nine passes for 130 yards against Tennessee. Hooper is arguably the best TE the Titans have seen all season and Henry will likely take that crown this week. If Henry had struggled a bit or wasn’t used as much out the gate last week, I’d have my reservations on playing him in this matchup. But if last week is his ceiling and we know QB Philip Rivers is going to look his way often, it’s tough to leave Henry on your bench the rest of the season. I think you slot him back in as a sure-fire TE1 and don’t think about it, similar to what you had planned when you drafted Henry and before he got hurt.

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