Hunter Henry
Hunter Henry
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Los Angeles Chargers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
It always seems to be one thing or another with Henry, who, for all his talent and per-target efficiency, still hasn't finished a season higher than ninth in TE fantasy scoring. He managed career highs for every counting stat besides TDs last year, but the final product nonetheless felt like a disappointment, as he missed four games early in the season and averaged 33 yards in five December appearances. In between, Henry gave us a glimpse of the good stuff, averaging 5.8 catches, 71.2 yards and 0.5 TDs in October and November. His quiet December included just 22 targets, fifth on the team behind Keenan Allen (42), Austin Ekeler (34), Melvin Gordon (29) and Mike Williams (28). Gordon is now out of the picture, but the other three are still around, with Allen and Ekeler being the safe bets for steady volume. It helps that the Chargers have shaky depth at both WR and TE, but even a narrow target distribution won't allow four pass catchers to put up big numbers if quarterbacks Justin Herbert and Tyrod Taylor don't play well. Henry's decision to sign a franchise tag in April at least suggests there won't be any thought given to a contract holdout, though he presumably would've preferred a long-term deal. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $10.61 million contract with the Chargers in April of 2020.
Stuck on franchise tag
TELos Angeles Chargers
July 16, 2020
Henry and the Chargers didn't reach an agreement on a contract extension before Wednesday's deadline, Jeff Miller of the LA Times reports.
ANALYSIS
The 25-year-old tight end will play out 2020 with a base salary of $10.6 million under the franchise tag, potentially facing a second tag for $12.7 million next offseason. Despite missing four games with a knee injury early in the season, Henry finished 2019 with career highs for targets (76), receptions (55) and yards (652). He did slow down in December, when he was limited to a 16-165-2 receiving line in five games. The combination of Tyrod Taylor and Justin Herbert at quarterback isn't ideal, but Henry at least figures to handle a three-down role for the 2020 Chargers, competing for targets with Keenan Allen, Austin Ekeler and Mike Williams.
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How do Hunter Henry's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
60.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.17
 
% Team Air Yards
14.7%
 
% Team Targets
13.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
72.4%
 
Drop Rate
3.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.2
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Hunter Henry run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Hunter Henry and the other tight ends for the Chargers are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Hunter Henry
411 routes   76 targets
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96%
150 routes   13 targets
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Hunter Henry's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, Cone Drill, Vertical Jump, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.68 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill*
7.16 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
113 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Henry has been the Waiting for Godot (or Waiting for Guffman, if you prefer) tight end in recent years, as pundits and owners have been eagerly anticipating what he might do without Antonio Gates to chew up so many targets and scoring-area looks. Alas, Hunter's 2018 season was ruined by an ACL tear, though he did get back on the field for the playoff loss to New England. Henry's surprising TE10 season as a rookie was driven by an unsustainable touchdown rate (eight on just 36 catches). His 2017 stat shape was more traditional and still highly efficient, though 62 targets is an awfully low number for someone with his size and speed. Healthy and engaged, Henry could be a three-down force and a Pro Bowler. If there's a chunk of rust to his game, or other talents in Los Angeles ascend, he could wind up being a depth player or even a dropped player in the fantasy world. Some answers require a shrewd eye and a summer clipboard.
Henry was merely the TE13 in standard scoring leagues last season, despite four games missed and the presence of Antonio Gates. In 2018, It looked like we would finally get to see what Henry can do without Gates getting in the way. Alas, the 23-year-old tore his ACL in May during OTAs, thus stalling his emergence as the Chargers' undisputed go-to tight end. Assuming a full recovery, Henry's career stats (81-1057-12) probably illustrate what he could do at his peak in a few seasons. That production came on a modest 115 targets, the number you'd expect a top-notch tight end to receive. The timing of Henry's injury should allow him to be healthy in advance of the 2019 campaign, at which point he'll look to pick up where he left off.
It's not difficult to build positive or negative narratives with Henry; it's just a matter of how you want to play it. Some fantasy owners will draft him aggressively this year, while others will run in the other direction. Rookie tight ends are generally hands-off investments, but Henry broke a lot of the rules last year. He became the third rookie tight end to grab at least eight touchdown catches (joining Junior Miller and Rob Gronkowski), somehow doing this on just 53 targets. It was a little surprising to see a productive player get this little opportunity, but the learning curve has to be respected. Then again, the Chargers were playing without a host of key pass catchers, including Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead. If you're in the pro-Henry camp, you figure his opportunity share has to go up, which will make up for a likely drop in efficiency. The faders will note the presence of TE Antonio Gates, back for his age-37 season. The Bolts also drafted WR Mike Williams in the first round, and Allen could be a factor after playing just one game last year. We should have a much clearer sense of Henry's value in August, when team roles and pecking orders become clear. It's realistic that he could have a better real-life season, and a busier one, but still fall short of last year's touchdown count.
Even with the loss of Ladarius Green, Henry, the consensus top tight end in the 2016 NFL Draft, likely won't contribute with the Chargers immediately considering the presence of Antonio Gates and free agent addition Jeff Cumberland. However, second round picks tend to find their way onto the field sooner rather than later, and considering Gates isn't getting any younger (35 years old) and Cumberland is somewhat limited, Henry's value could grow as the season unfolds, making him an especially intriguing option in keeper and dynasty league formats.
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Likely stuck on franchise tag
TELos Angeles Chargers
July 11, 2020
Henry is not expected to sign an extension before the July 15 deadline, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange Country Register reports.
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Willing to play under tag
TELos Angeles Chargers
May 25, 2020
Henry is willing to play under the franchise tag, though he prefers a long-term contract, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. "I think it's fine," Henry said when he was asked about the tag. "I mean, obviously, I would like to get something done... just for security, in the long term."
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Long-term extension looming?
TELos Angeles Chargers
April 16, 2020
Henry, who agreed to sign his franchise tag, is still expected to sign a multi-year deal with the Chargers, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Accepts franchise tag
TELos Angeles Chargers
April 13, 2020
Henry will sign his $10.61 million franchise tender Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Gets franchise tag
TELos Angeles Chargers
March 13, 2020
The Chargers have decided to place the franchise tag on Henry, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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