Hunter Henry

New England Patriots
Tight End #86
New England Patriots
Tight End #86
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Finishes season with 41 catches

Henry finished up the 2022 season with 41 catches on 59 targets for 509 yards and two touchdowns in 17 games.

Analysis: For the second consecutive season, Henry -- who missed his share of time during his five-year stint with the Chargers -- managed to play all of his team's games. From a volume standpoint, the 2016 second-rounder's production took a modest dip from the 50 catches for 603 yards on 75 targets he logged in 2021, but it was Henry's drop from nine to two TDs that resulted in his overall fantasy utility taking a hit in 2022. The 28-year-old's contract with the Patriots runs through next season, and in 2023 Henry will once again be in line work in a tight end time-share with Jonnu Smith, who is signed with the team through 2024.

Jan 10, 2023 9:22 AM EST


Boost in production Sunday

Henry (knee) secured five of six targets for 52 yards in the Patriots' 23-21 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: With position mate Jonnu Smith (concussion) sidelined, Henry saw an uptick in volume and made good use of it. The veteran tight end's reception and receiving yardage totals were both second on the team for the afternoon, and his catch tally was a season high as well. Henry could be in for another expanded role in a critical Week 18 road matchup against the Bills, especially if Smith remains out of action.

Jan 1, 2023 3:04 PM EST



Listed as active Sunday

Henry (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: With fellow tight end Jonnu Smith (concussion) inactive Sunday, Henry has an opportunity to log added snaps and targets versus Miami. In that context, the 2016 second-rounder -- who has put up a 30/415/2 stat line in 15 games thus far -- is in a position to see enough volume to merit fantasy lineup consideration in Week 17.

Jan 1, 2023 8:43 AM EST


Slated to suit up Sunday

Henry (knee) is expected to play Sunday versus the Dolphins, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Henry departed the Patriots' first drive of a Week 16 matchup with the Bengals with a knee injury and was unable to return. He ended up being limited at all three practices of Week 17 prep, entering the weekend as questionable. Now, Henry appears as if he'll be active Sunday, something that'll confirmed about 90 minutes before a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

Dec 31, 2022 8:38 PM EST


Listed as questionable for Week 17

Henry (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins after practicing in a limited fashion this week, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

Analysis: Henry's status is worth confirming ahead of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, but if the tight end is available, he'd have a path to added snaps and targets versus Miami, with Jonnu Smith (concussion) having been ruled out. In that context, Henry would have a decent chance to yield fantasy utility in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

Dec 30, 2022 1:35 PM EST



Logs limited practice Wednesday

Henry (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: The knee issue that Henry sustained during Saturday's loss to Cincinnati has him in the day-to-day category at this stage, while fellow TE Jonnu Smith missed Wednesday's practice due to a concussion. If Smith is sidelined this weekend against the Dolphins while Henry is able to play, then Henry could see an uptick in targets in Week 17.

Dec 28, 2022 1:48 PM EST


At practice Wednesday

Henry (knee) was present for Wednesday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Henry is considered day-to-day ahead of Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Jonnu Smith (head) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday and if either of the two tight ends are out this weekend, the Patriots could elevate Matt Sokol from the team's practice squad ahead of Week 17 action.

Dec 28, 2022 10:16 AM EST


Day-to-day, chance to play Sunday

Henry (knee) is considered day-to-day but has a chance to play Sunday against Miami, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Henry was knocked out of Saturday's loss to Cincinnati due to a knee injury and, per Rapoport, is still sore, but the issue doesn't appear to be all that serious. Jonnu Smith (head) also suffered an injury in Week 16, so New England's tight end room could be seriously depleted for a divisional matchup against Miami on Sunday. The Patriots' practice reports this week should provide further clarity on Henry and Smith's availability for Week 17.

Dec 26, 2022 11:47 AM EST


Done for day

Henry (knee) won't return to Saturday's game against the Bengals, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Initially labeled questionable after exiting the Patriots' first possession with the knee injury, Henry will remain on the sideline for the rest of the afternoon and will finish the day without any recorded statistics. Jonnu Smith is the Patriots' only healthy tight end and should play nearly every snap during the second half of the contest.

Dec 24, 2022 11:53 AM EST


Hurts knee Saturday

Henry is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Bengals due to a knee injury.

Analysis: Henry went without a target before exiting the contest to have his knee evaluated. If Henry is done for the day, Jonnu Smith will serve as the Patriots' primary tight end for the rest of the afternoon.

Dec 24, 2022 10:33 AM EST


Two catches in Week 15

Henry, who was on the field for 52 of a possible 65 snaps on offense in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Raiders, caught two of his four targets for nine yards in the contest, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After catching all three of his targets for 70 yards in the Patriots' win over the Cardinals last Monday, Henry's production dipped in a game in which QB Mac Jones threw for just 112 yards. While working in a continued TE timeshare with Jonnu Smith, Henry profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option in advance of New England's final three regular-season contests.

Dec 19, 2022 10:19 AM EST


Receiving yardage leader Monday

Henry secured all three targets for 70 yards in the Patriots' 27-13 win over the Cardinals on Monday night.

Analysis: Henry paced the Patriots in receiving yards, a tally he largely built on a game-long 39-yard grab. The veteran tight end's yardage total was also a season high, and he's now recorded at least 50 receiving yards in three of the last five games. Henry will aim to continue his upward trajectory in a favorable Week 15 road matchup against the Raiders.

Dec 12, 2022 9:07 PM EST


Catches two passes Thursday

Henry was on the field for 47 of a possible 54 snaps on offense in Thursday's 24-10 loss to the Bills en route to catching two of his five targets for 13 yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow tight end Jonnu Smith logged 17 snaps while catching both of his targets for six yards. Through 12 games, Henry has recorded 25 catches on 39 targets for 336 yards, but has only scored two TDs to date after finding the end zone a career high nine times in 17 contests last season. As long as he operates in a time-share with Smith, the 2016 second-rounder will remain a hit-or-miss fantasy option down the stretch.

Dec 2, 2022 9:03 AM EST


Posts best yardage total of season

Henry recorded three catches on five targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 33-26 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Henry posted a season-best 63 receiving yards and was targeted at least five times in a game for only the third time this season. The highlight of his performance came on a 37-yard touchdown catch, during which Henry got open down the middle of the field before weaving his way through several defenders into the end zone. It appeared that he had secured another score one possession later, but the call was ultimately overturned after it was deemed Henry did not complete the catch. With the performance, Henry now has topped 50 receiving yards in four of his last seven games.

Nov 25, 2022 8:30 AM EST


Logs one target Sunday

Henry, who was on the field for 53 of a possible 63 snaps on offense in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Jets, caught his only target in the contest for 20 yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Though Henry out-snapped Jonnu Smith (34 snaps) in the contest, it was Smith (four catches for 40 yards) who was more involved in the team's passing game in Week 11. As Thursday night's game against the Vikings approaches, both of New England's tight ends profile as hit-or-miss fantasy options due to their ongoing time share.

Nov 21, 2022 9:59 AM EST


Records four catches

Henry recorded four receptions on four targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 26-3 win over the Colts.

Analysis: The Patriots seemed to prioritize getting their tight ends involved in Sunday's win against the Colts, as Henry and Jonnu Smith combined to see eight targets. Henry did the majority of his damage on a 30-yard catch early in the fourth quarter -- New England's longest play from scrimmage -- to help set up a field goal on the same drive. Overall, he now has three games with at least four catches and 50 yards on the campaign.

Nov 6, 2022 8:51 PM EST


One catch in Week 8

Henry caught his only target for 22 yards in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Henry logged 50 of a possible 78 snaps on offense in the contest -- as did fellow tight end Jonnu Smith -- but for the second straight game he was held to just one catch. With unsteady target volume so far this season, Henry profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option this coming Sunday against the Colts.

Oct 31, 2022 10:52 AM EST


One catch in Week 7

Henry, who recorded 44 of a possible 52 snaps on offense in Monday's 33-14 loss to the Bears, caught one of his two targets in the contest for 12 yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow tight end Jonnu Smith logged 17 snaps, while catching one of his three targets for four yards. Henry's one-catch effort Monday arrives on the heels of back-to-back four-catch outings, but with 14 catches (on 23 targets) for 168 yards and one TD in seven games overall, the 27-year-old -- who scored nine times in 17 outings in 2021 -- provides modest fantasy lineup upside ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets.

Oct 25, 2022 8:18 AM EST


Another productive showing Sunday

Henry brought in four of seven targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 38-15 win over the Browns on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran tight end followed up what had been a season-best 4-54 tally in Week 5 against the Lions with a new high-water mark in receiving yardage and his first touchdown catch of the campaign to boot. Henry got loose on a nifty 31-yard play for his score with just under six minutes to go in the third quarter, and considering he logged a career-high nine touchdowns last season, there could be more end-zone trips coming whether he works with Bailey Zappe or Mac Jones (ankle) in the Week 7 Monday night matchup versus the Bears.

Oct 16, 2022 5:40 PM EST


Reemerges in Week 5 win

Henry brought in four of five targets for 54 yards in the Patriots' 29-0 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Henry produced season-high numbers across the board while working with rookie Bailey Zappe, who leaned on him a good amount as a security blanket. Henry has a pair of one-target games this season, but with nine looks over the last two games, his fortunes may be turning in that regard. However, Jonnu Smith's absence Sunday due to an ankle injury helped boost Henry's workload.

Oct 9, 2022 4:25 PM EST


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