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.