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What to do with Hunter Henry in Week 14 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Hunter Henry ahead of the Chargers Week 14 matchup against the Falcons.

Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the New York Jets at SoFi Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Hunter Henry flopped in Week 13, but that was the story for all of the Los Angeles Chargers. He and L.A. will try to bounce back against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Football analysis: Chargers TE Hunter Henry

Henry’s 1-5-0 line on two targets against the Patriots was befuddling, especially in a game where L.A. had to abandon its running game early. But you just have to forget about it. Henry has, for the most part, created a weekly baseline of four catches for 30 yards and a possible touchdown. That doesn’t sound like much, but it is better than the scary, non-existent floor that other tight ends offer. He popped a little bit in Week 12, piling up seven receptions for 67 yards on 10 targets. That’s a line reminiscent of his early-season box scores. He hasn’t given fantasy owners a reason to expect those kinds of numbers for months.

The Falcons have improved their tight end defense since allowing seven TDs to the position in their first four games. They have allowed just two scores to tight ends since, and no TE has gained at least 60 yards.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

As with most tight ends in fantasy, you’re just hoping that Henry ($4,400) finds the end zone. He is a useful but rather drab TE1 this week.