TE - LAC
Henry was banged up once again last season but still produced double-digit fantasy points per game while on the field. The issue here, is that the Chargers' quarterback situation is a downgrade this year. If he can stay healthy, Henry is a lock for a top-ten tight end and is young enough that he has upside for much more.
There are a lot of questions surrounding the Chargers offense as we head into 2020, and the quarterback position is atop the list. No matter who is under center, they're not going to be throwing the ball a lot. Tyrod Taylor has never attempted more than 436 attempts in a season, and Justin Herbert is a rookie who'll go through growing pains. We already saw Henry being somewhat scaled back in this offense last year, as he failed to top 45 yards in each of the last five games. For a guy who's never topped 652 yards in a season and getting a downgrade at quarterback, he has a high draft price, and is likely not going to live up to expectations.
Henry's been great for fantasy when he's been on the field previously, but his health isn't something that you can comfortably rely on. Additionally, this offense isn't going to be as pass-happy as they've been in previous seasons, which limits Henry's overall ceiling. He should still be a fine option for fantasy football, especially at a position that has so many question marks, but I don't believe that he offers you league-winning upside this season.
Fifth year tight end Hunter Henry finished last season as the TE9 (TE10 in PPG) and that feels a little disappointing until you realise that's the first time he's ever finished in the top 13! Henry has never passed 700 yards in a season, has never passed 100 yards in a game and has never passed 10 targets in a game. Tyler Higbee did those last two things in four consecutive games! There is reason to hope though, as Tyrod Taylor is a guy who made Charles Clay a fantasy relevant TE by peppering him with more targets than Robert Woods or Sammy Watkins. I wouldn't touch Henry anywhere near his 6th round price tag but he is interesting if he starts to fall in drafts.
With Tyrod at QB, Charles Clay saw 5.8 T/G from 2015-2017 ... Henry saw 6.3 T/G last year.
Henry had 652 yards from scrimmage and 5 touchdowns, but he could have issues having success in the passing game if QB Tyrod Taylor remains the starting quarterback.
25 years old - UFA 2021
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