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Chargers fantasy preview: Hunter Henry set for big week vs. Packers

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on prior to the start of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on prior to the start of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 27: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass during the second half of a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 27: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass during the second half of a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Chargers fantasy preview: Philip Rivers and Hunter Henry

The passing game

In last week’s fantasy preview, it was written Rivers would eventually have a bounce-back game coming up, but it wouldn’t be the Bears. Today is that day. The Packers aren’t an easy pass defense, but they are easier to work against than Chicago. A potential shootout bodes well for Rivers’ fantasy expectations, and there’s reason to believe he delivers if the Chargers start helping him on the ground.

Will he go for 500 yards like the last time he faced the Packers? Probably not. But facing a defense that’s not quite as suffocating while playing in a warmer climate helps Rivers air it out. 300 yards with two touchdowns seems reasonable to expect for a game like this. Start him.

Tight ends

Hunter Henry is probably a top-level fantasy tight end to start for the rest of the season, but especially in Week 9. If there’s one thing the Packers struggle against, its tight ends as well as two tight end sets. They are 28th in defending tight ends and have given up the sixth-most fantasy points to them.

With a receiving group that hasn’t been consistent, and because Keenan Allen may still be somewhat hobbled on that hamstring he played through last week, Henry is practically a lock for 60-70 yards at least. Rivers will try to find him early and often, and it’s reasonable to expect Henry to get back into the end zone again.

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