Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Target – Number 8: Hunter Henry
Injuries. That has been the story of Hunter Henry‘s career to this point.
Despite not playing a full season yet in his career, there is certainly upside when he is playing. He is one of the most talented tight ends in the league today and if you happen to own him in his first 16-game season, you’re likely getting a top three or so tight end.
Henry finished as TE9 last season despite only playing in 12 games. Availability is the best ability sometimes, but it’s impossible to play fantasy football without any risk. Again, the injury risk is undoubtedly there, but the huge upside is undoubtedly there too.
At some point, you have to think that the football gods will bless him with a full season of health and man it would in turn be a blessing to your fantasy season if Henry is on your squad the year he plays in all 16. Eight should be the floor for Henry this season barring another unfortunate injury early on in the season.
Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Target – Number 7: Jared Cook
Jared Cook is not what you would call a sexy pick for your TE1, but sometimes it’s okay to take the less flashy route. At 33, Cook doesn’t have the huge upside that a lot of his younger counterparts possess, but he’s proved to be a touchdown magnet with the Saints and one of Drew Brees’ favorite targets.
Playing in a great offense with an all-time great quarterback gives him a pretty high floor. A touchdown regression could tank his fantasy value a little this season, but when Brees finds a tight end that he likes, it usually translates into fantasy success.
Cook should be looked at as a pretty safe pick even with the fear of a decrease in touchdowns.