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What to do with Hunter Henry in Week 15 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Hunter Henry ahead of the Chargers Week 15 matchup against the Raiders on Thursday Night Football.

Darqueze Dennard #34 of the Atlanta Falcons defends a pass intended for Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter at SoFi Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Inglewood, California.      Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Basically every Chargers skill-position player is dinged up heading into Thursday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders. But since Hunter Henry appears to be the healthiest of the bunch, he is very much worth fantasy consideration.

Fantasy Football analysis: Chargers TE Hunter Henry

Henry, like most of the Chargers, began the week off the practice field. However, his hip injury has subsided to the point where is he is was not given a designation on the team’s final injury report. Outside of his Week 13 dud against New England, Henry seems to have established a double-digit floor on DraftKings; he has scored at least 10 DK points in four of his last five games.

The Raiders have had much more trouble slowing down backs and wideouts rather than tight ends. Although Indianapolis’ tight ends gained 80 yards against the Raiders last week, that production was split among three players. Las Vegas, like many teams, couldn’t stop Travis Kelce when they faced him a few weeks ago. But no other tight end has scored or reach 50 yards against the Raiders in their last seven games.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Henry ($4,300) should be serviceable once again this week. But he doesn’t have a very high a ceiling as long as Keenan Allen, Austin Ekeler and company are able to play in Week 15. It looks like that will be the case. Henry is a low-end TE1.