Hunter Henry

New England Patriots
Tight End #86
New England Patriots
Tight End #86
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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


Catches two passes Sunday

Henry was on the field for 49 of a possible 58 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Packers, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Even with fellow tight end Jonnu Smith limited to 17 snaps due to an ankle injury, Henry caught just two of his four targets for 13 yards in the contest. If Smith is forced to miss time, Henry could see an uptick in targets during that span, but so far this season, the Patriots' tight ends haven't been great sources of fantasy production and given the team's injuries at the QB position, Henry profiles as a hit-or-miss lineup option ahead of this coming Sunday's game against the Lions.

Oct 3, 2022 9:38 AM EST


One catch in Week 3

Henry logged 46 of a possible 66 snaps on offense in Sunday's 37-26 loss to the Ravens, en route to catching his only target for eight yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow tight end Jonnu Smith, who was on the field for 32 snaps in the contest, caught all four of his targets for 25 yards. Back-to-back one-target outings don't inspire confidence with regard to Henry's Week 4 fantasy prospects, and with QB Mac Jones (ankle) now on the mend, Henry's upside in the coming weeks could hinge on building a rapport with veteran signal caller Brian Hoyer.

Sep 26, 2022 10:11 AM EST


No catches in Week 2

Henry, who logged 34 a possible 68 snaps on offense in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Steelers, did not catch his lone target in the contest, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: For his part, fellow tight end Jonnu Smith was out there for 39 snaps Sunday, en route to recording three targets and zero catches. Looking ahead to Week 3, Henry -- who put up a 50-603-9 stat line in 2021-- profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option in advance of this coming Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Sep 19, 2022 9:49 AM EST


Two catches in Week 1

Henry logged 44 of a possible 57 snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-7 loss to the Dolphins, en route catching two of his three targets for 20 yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow tight end Jonnu Smith was out there for 39 snaps, catching three of his four targets for 33 yards. With the Patriots not rostering a fullback, the team figures to feature plenty of two-tight end sets this coming season. In that context, both Henry and Smith should see steady playing time, but as long as there's a TE time-share in play, Henry -- who recorded a 50/603/9 stat line in 2021 -- looks like a TD-dependent fantasy option.

Sep 12, 2022 10:04 AM EST


Two catches in preseason loss

Henry secured both targets for 23 yards in the Patriots' 23-6 preseason loss to the Raiders on Friday night.

Analysis: Henry logged his first target on the Patriots' third drive and finished with a productive showing relative to playing time. The veteran tight end was a success in his first campaign in New England in 2021, recording a career-high nine touchdowns alongside a 50-603 line while playing all 17 games. Henry should be in for volume similar to last season's 75 targets, at minimum, and he could well be a primary beneficiary of Mac Jones' expected leap forward in his second season.

Aug 26, 2022 8:47 PM EST


Back on the field

Henry (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Mike Dussault of the Patriots' official site reports.

Analysis: Henry -- who finished the 2021 campaign with 50 catches (on 75 targets) for 603 yards and a career-high nine TDs in 17 games -- is once in line to work in tandem with fellow tight end Jonnu Smith this coming season. While that's something that can cap Henry's target volume when both are available, the 2016 second-rounder's nose for the end zone should allow him to retain fantasy utility in most formats, so long as he can avoid injuries.

Aug 22, 2022 4:34 PM EST


Not spotted in warmups

Henry, who missed practice earlier this week with an undisclosed injury, wasn't present for warmups in advance of Friday's preseason contest against the Panthers, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: It appears as though Henry is in line to sit out the contest, with the team having signed Jalen Wydermyer to provide the team with added tight end depth ahead of Friday's contest.

Aug 19, 2022 3:31 PM EST


Absent Wednesday

Henry was absent from Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Henry went through a limited practice Tuesday before not being spotted at all Wednesday. The team hasn't disclosed an issue, but it appears to be short-term and should not affect Henry's status for a Week 1 matchup against the Dolphins.

Aug 17, 2022 6:13 PM EST


Good to go for training camp

Henry, who was limited some during last month's minicamp due to an undisclosed injury, has been participating in training camp, Paul Perillo of the Patriots' official site reports.

Analysis: As the 2022 campaign approaches, Henry --- who finished last season with 50 catches (on 75 targets) for 603 yards and a career-high nine TDs in 17 games -- is once in line to work in tandem with fellow tight end Jonnu Smith, a context that caps Henry's volume when both are available. That said, Henry's nose for the end zone should allow him to remain a startable weekly fantasy option in most formats, so long as the 27-year-old avoids injury issues as he did during his first year with the Patriots.

Jul 29, 2022 9:27 AM EST


Dealing with undisclosed injury

Henry was limited during Wednesday's minicamp practice due to an undisclosed injury, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Henry and fellow tight end Dalton Keene (undisclosed) were both limited, along with Jakobi Meyers (undisclosed) and James White (hip). Cox noted that all four offensive weapons spent the majority of the session on the rehab field, but the severity of their respective injuries remains unknown.

Jun 8, 2022 11:19 AM EST


Sets career mark for TDs

Henry finished the 2021 regular season with 50 catches on 75 targets for 603 yards and a career-high nine touchdowns in 17 games.

Analysis: For the first time in his NFL career, the 2016 second-rounder played his team's full slate of games. Henry, who is signed through 2023, joined the Patriots as a splashy free agent signing last March along with fellow tight end Jonnu Smith. Though the duo operated in a time-share, it was Henry who was more involved in the passing game in his first campaign with New England. This coming season, Henry and Smith -- who is signed through 2024 -- are in line to continue to work in tandem, an arrangement that caps Henry's volume when both are available, but should still yield fantasy utility for Henry, given his nose for the end zone.

Jan 26, 2022 8:39 AM EST


Leading receiver in loss

Henry caught five of six targets for 86 yards in Sunday's 33-24 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: The tight end led the Patriots in catches and receiving yards, but it was the team's backfield that accounted for all three of its TDs. Henry finishes the regular season with 55 catches on 81 targets for a career-high 689 yards and nine touchdowns, and he figures to be Mac Jones' most reliable option in Saturday's wild-card round clash with the Bills.

Jan 9, 2022 10:34 PM EST


Three catches versus Jaguars

Henry was on the field for 39 of a possible 72 snaps on offense in Sunday's 50-10 win over the Jaguars, en route to catching three of his five targets for 37 yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Fellow tight end Jonnu Smith out-snapped (42) Henry in the contest, but was only targeted once (for a 20-yard gain). Henry's volume and yardage totals have been has been sporadic of late, but he remains on the fantasy radar due to his TD potential. Through 16 games to date, he's logged a 45/517/9 stat line on 69 targets.

Jan 3, 2022 9:45 AM EST


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