When the San Diego Chargers used a second-round pick to select tight end Hunter Henry during last spring’s NFL draft, the team likely hoped that the rookie would be able to at least contribute a little during the upcoming season.
But injuries have forced the team to use the young tight end on the field more this year and he has proven to be more than worthy of being selected in the second round. In his last three games, Henry has caught 13 passes for 218 yards, and three touchdowns on 19 targets.
Fantasy Impact: The production level should stay near the top of the league when the rookie faces a weak Atlanta Falcons defense on Sunday.
Through the season’s first six weeks, the Falcons defense is giving up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. The position group has caught five touchdowns against Atlanta in 2016 and their defense has allowed four tight ends to finish with at least six receptions during a game this year.
Yahoo! believes that Henry will only finish with four catches for 43 yards vs. the Falcons, but his recent production should be enough for most fantasy owners to have him in their lineups on Sunday.