Hunter Henry Fantasy Outlook Rises With Potential Return From Injury in Week 6 Against Steelers

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Hunter Henry is one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL whenever he's on the field. But that's always been Henry's issue, as he's missed 23 games across his four-year career.

After missing the entire 2018-19 regular season, Henry fractured his tibia in Week 1 of this year, and missed the following four games. Henry returned to practice this week, however, and is likely to suit up for the Los Angeles Chargers' Week 6 "Sunday Night Football" game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Henry will likely see a limited role in Week 6, but once he's back to full health, he could return every-week TE1 value.

The fourth-year player is one of only nine tight ends in NFL history to have caught at least 12 TDs and racked up more than 1,000 yards over the first two years of their career. That puts Henry in some impressive company, as that list includes all-time greats like Antonio Gates, Mike Ditka and Rob Gronkowski.

Henry was third on the team in targets in Week 5 with five, and he should be an integral cog in the Chargers' passing attack once he's back on the field.

There are a lot of mouths to feed in Los Angeles, which could put a cap on his value, but with eight TDs as a rookie, Henry is a solid red zone threat and should be a reliable fantasy option going forward.

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