Hunter Henry Fantasy Value Skyrockets Following Dominant Week 6 Performance on Sunday Night Football

Max Staley
Pittsburgh Steelers v Los Angeles Chargers
Pittsburgh Steelers v Los Angeles Chargers /

Hunter Henry was not a sure bet to suit up in the Week 6 "Sunday Night Football" game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. In fact, if he did take the field, he was expected to be limited.

But Henry certainly didn't look limited last night, turning nine targets into eight receptions for 100 yards and two TDs against Pittsburgh. This was Henry's first game since Week 1 when he fractured his tibia.

Sunday night's performance solidified what fantasy owners already knew about Henry – when he's on the field, he's extremely productive.

Henry is now averaging 80.0 receiving yards per game and 1.0 touchdown per contest across his two appearances in 2019. It's obviously a small sample size, but there are only two tight ends in the NFL (Travis Kelce and Austin Hooper) averaging at least 80.0 receiving yards per game.

The Chargers' tight end has also seen an 18 percent target share in his two games played, good for the eighth-highest mark at the position.

While this output came in a losing effort, as the Chargers fell, 24-17, Henry's play was certainly a bright spot for the Bolts. As long as he's on the field, Henry is safe to fire up as an every-week TE1 going forward.

However, with his lengthy injury history (23 games missed in four seasons), fantasy owners might want to have a contingency plan in case Henry goes down once again.

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