New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) won't suit up for the Week 18 matchup against the New York Jets. The veteran tight end will see his 2023 campaign come to an end with the Pats not in playoff position. He finished with 42 receptions, 419 yards, and six touchdowns in 2023. Henry will come short of his fifth straight 500-plus yard campaign. The 29-year-old looked much better once Bailey Zappe took over under center. His absence on Sunday should mean that Mike Gesicki gets more looks as the No. 1 tight end.
Jan 5, 2024 9:53 PM EST
New England Patriots tight ends Hunter Henry (knee) and Pharaoh Brown (ribs) were both limited in practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Henry is trying to make it back for what is expected to be head coach Bill Belichick's last game with the organization after the 29-year-old tight end missed the last two games with a knee injury. In two games before getting hurt, Henry had 10 catches on 12 targets for 106 yards and three touchdowns, so he'll have some low-cost sleeper potential in DFS if he's able to return and serve as a red-zone target for quarterback Bailey Zappe in the Week 18 regular season finale against the New York Jets. If Henry misses the final game of the year, Brown and Mike Gesicki should have bigger roles, but neither would be particularly attractive in fantasy lineups.
Jan 4, 2024 11:21 PM EST
New England Patriots tight ends Pharaoh Brown (ribs) and Hunter Henry (knee) were both listed as limited in the team's first practice of the week on Wednesday. Henry has missed the last two games with a knee injury but appears closer to returning for the Week 18 regular season finale on Sunday against the New York Jets. With Henry out the last two weeks, Mike Gesicki has caught six of eight targets for 50 yards and one touchdown. Henry was on a roll in his last two games before getting hurt, hauling in 10 of his 12 targets for 106 yards and three touchdowns. If he's able to make it back for the final game of the regular season, the 29-year-old could be in play as a touchdown-dependent sleeper option in DFS formats, although the matchup isn't the greatest. In Week 3 against the Jets, Henry caught two passes for 17 yards.
Jan 3, 2024 10:38 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) is officially inactive for the Week 17 game against the division-rival Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Henry will now miss his second straight game despite being limited in practice all week. In his absence, Mike Gesicki and Pharaoh Brown will split the workload at the tight end spot. In last week's Christmas Eve win over the Denver Broncos, Gesicki and Brown had two catches apiece, with Gesicki being fortunate enough to find the end zone. Gesicki is the better bet for production in a tough matchup against the Bills, but fantasy managers should stay away, as the 28-year-old has only 24 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games in 2023 in his first year with the Patriots.
Dec 31, 2023 11:50 AM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) has traveled with the team to Buffalo and has a chance to play in Week 17 against the Bills. Henry, who is listed as questionable, was absent from last Sunday's win over the Denver Broncos in Week 16 but is trending in the right direction for this upcoming game. The veteran tight end's potential return would significantly bolster the Patriots' offense against a banged-up Bills defense. Henry has six receiving touchdowns on the season.
Dec 30, 2023 2:56 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) is officially questionable to play against the Buffalo Bills in Week 17. He had been limited in practice all week long after missing his first game of the season last Sunday versus the Denver Broncos. At this point, it appears that Henry will be a game-time decision for New England's second-to-last divisional clash of the 2023 season. Given that Bailey Zappe has thrown four touchdowns to tight ends over his last three games, there's a real chance that Henry could have appeal as a fantasy TE1 if active this week. Managers invested in his availability should stay tuned for the Patriots' official inactives list on Sunday morning.
Dec 29, 2023 4:09 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) was limited for the second straight day of practice this week on Thursday. Henry didn't play in the team's Week 16 win over the Denver Broncos on Christmas Eve, but the fact that he's practiced twice already this week gives hope that he will return this Sunday to face the division-rival Bills on the road in Buffalo. The 29-year-old has seen more involvement in his last two games and has scored a touchdown in each contest, but he'll still probably be a touchdown-dependent TE2 streamer, at best, if he returns to action in Week 17 for New England. In the first meeting against the Bills back in Week 7, Henry caught only two of three targets for 27 yards.
Dec 28, 2023 5:08 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) was present at the team's light walkthrough practice on Wednesday. Henry will likely be listed as limited on the final injury report. The 29-year-old missed the Christmas Eve win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday but could be on track to return in Week 17 to face the division-rival Buffalo Bills if he can continue to ramp up at practice the rest of the week. Although Mike Gesicki did find the end zone in the win over the Broncos, he didn't do much otherwise with Henry sidelined in Week 16. In two games before hurting his knee, Henry had 10 catches on 12 targets for 106 yards and three touchdowns, so he could be a sneaky tight end streamer in deeper leagues for fantasy managers willing to roll the dice if he plays against Buffalo.
Dec 27, 2023 3:58 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos. Henry suffered a knee injury during the Patriots Week 15 loss to the Chiefs and ended up missing Wednesday's practice as a result. He got in a limited session on Thursday and was listed as questionable on Friday but it appears he may have suffered a setback. Expect Mike Gesicki to soak up some of the targets vacated by Henry on Sunday against Denver.
Dec 23, 2023 1:28 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) is listed as questionable for the upcoming Week 16 matchup against the Denver Broncos. Henry missed the first two days of practice this week before getting in a limited session on Friday. He exited early during last week's game due to a knee injury and didn't return. Henry seems like a legitimate game-time decision for Sunday's game. If active, he'll be a high-end TE2 considering how much success he has been having lately. Otherwise, Mike Gesicki would start and have some streaming appeal, but wouldn't be as appealing of a streaming option.
Dec 22, 2023 6:36 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday. The veteran tight end is dealing with a lingering knee issue, which could force him to the sideline for Week 16. That would be a shame considering Henry has 10 receptions for 106 yards and three touchdowns over the last two weeks. However, the Pats have no incentive to win, so there's a chance they hold Henry out of this game. Mike Gesicki would start if Henry is unable to go. He'd have some streaming appeal against the below average Denver Broncos defense.
Dec 21, 2023 9:44 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry (knee) was unable to practice with the rest of the team on Wednesday. Henry had a good game in the Week 15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with 66 receiving yards and his third touchdown in the last two games on seven receptions (nine targets), but he also picked up a knee injury in Sunday's game that could put his status in question for the Christmas Eve game this Sunday evening against the Broncos in Denver. The 29-year-old will need to practice by Friday in order to have a shot at playing this weekend. It's hard to trust any pass-catcher in New England's offense in 2023, but Henry has been a go-to option for quarterback Bailey Zappe the past two weeks. If he's unable to play, Mike Gesicki would be in line for more targets, although he wouldn't be recommended for starting fantasy lineups.
Dec 20, 2023 3:41 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry caught seven of nine targets for 66 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He has formed a quick rapport with Bailey Zappe, emerging as one of the quarterback's favorite targets. In fact, over his last two games, the veteran tight end has totaled 10 catches, 106 yards, and three touchdowns. Perhaps most noteworthy is that, although he has certainly benefitted from his three trips to the end zone, his fantasy production is not solely dependent on scoring touchdowns. His volume puts him firmly in the low-end TE1 range for Week 16, especially in half- or full-PPR formats.
Dec 17, 2023 10:54 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry remains a difficult player to trust in fantasy football ahead of Week 15 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. On one hand, the veteran was a huge contributor in his last game, catching three passes for 40 yards and two touchdowns. On the other hand, though, it's unlikely he'll replicate such a dominant outing this week. At this point, his fantasy value seems to be dependent on finding the end zone. Touchdowns are not something we can guarantee, especially against a Chiefs defense allowing just 0.2 scores and 4.3 fantasy points per game to tight ends this season. He can be viewed as a mid-to-low TE2 option for the time being.
Dec 17, 2023 1:26 AM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry caught all three of his targets for 40 yards and two touchdowns during Thursday's upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Henry benefitted from an expanded role with teammates Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle), Demario Douglas (concussion), and DeVante Parker (knee) sidelined. Week 14 was certainly Henry's best game of the season, and it could be tough to trust him in a much more difficult matchup against the Chiefs next week. Nevertheless, he'll at least garner some streaming consideration in leagues with 12-plus teams. He's a touchdown-dependent mid-range TE2 going forward.
Dec 7, 2023 11:22 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry could have a larger role in Week 14 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers after teammates Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle), Demario Douglas (concussion), and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) were ruled out. Nevertheless, his low production over the last few weeks and the Patriots' overall offensive struggles make it tough to trust Henry on Thursday night. New England has not had much luck passing the football in recent weeks, including last Sunday when Bailey Zappe totaled just 141 yards while taking five sacks and leading zero scoring drives. Assuming the Patriots' passing attack continues to falter, New England will go run-heavy, rendering Henry irrelevant in fantasy football regardless of the pass-catching depth (or lack thereof) around him. He should be viewed as a low-end TE2 who belongs on waivers in most fantasy leagues.
Dec 6, 2023 7:31 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry turned four targets into two catches for 15 yards during Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. There was some hope that he might have a solid game with Bailey Zappe under center, but that wasn't the case. He remains off the fantasy radar heading into the Week 14 edition of Thursday Night Football versus Pittsburgh.
Dec 3, 2023 8:53 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry has delivered inconsistent results this season but has the potential to play a key role in Sunday's game against his old team, the Los Angeles Chargers. Just last week, Henry played 68 percent of snaps but went untargeted. At the same time, though, he has six games with at least five targets this season. He could be in line for significant opportunities this week if the Patriots want to take a more conservative approach on offense in Bailey Zappe's first start of the year. He's a mid-to-low TE2, but given how bye weeks and injuries have impacted the waiver wire, managers could justify Henry as a streaming option.
Dec 1, 2023 4:05 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry is generating fantasy appeal as a mid-range TE2 option heading into Sunday's clash with the New York Giants. As the Patriots struggle to get production out of the quarterback position, getting more targets to the tight end room (headlined by Henry) represents a conservative move aimed at limiting turnovers and moving the chains. Regardless of whether Mac Jones, Bailey Zappe, or Will Grier draws the start in Week 12, Henry should see a handful of targets, making him a fine option for fantasy managers in need of production at the tight end position.
Nov 23, 2023 9:56 PM EST
New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry hauled in three of five targets for 21 yards during a Week 10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Germany. The Patriots moved well on the ground but struggled to throw the football and finish drives. In fact, the offense finished the day with zero touchdowns and Mac Jones was benched for Bailey Zappe before the final whistle. Jones did look Henry's way somewhat often, but the fact that the two were only able to link up for three completions and 21 yards is disappointing. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable dropping Henry ahead of his Week 11 bye, though a salivating matchup against the Giants does await New England in Week 12.
Nov 12, 2023 12:36 PM EST