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LA Chargers: Early draft or pass on Bolts’ 2020 fantasy football options

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Hunter Henry #86 congratulates Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers after his touchdown during the first half of a game against the Indianapolis Coltsat Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Hunter Henry #86 congratulates Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers after his touchdown during the first half of a game against the Indianapolis Coltsat Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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LA Chargers fantasy football draft or pass, Hunter Henry: Pass

Hunter Henry is one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the NFL and with him being on a franchise tag this season, some might expect him to ball out in hopes of earning a lucrative new contract, whether it is from the Chargers or elsewhere.

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I do think that Henry is probably going to be Taylor’s second-most targeted pass catcher in the endzone as the play-action pass is designed to get a tight end like Henry open in the endzone. However, I still do not think the risk is worth the reward for Henry.

Henry is going to go high in fantasy leagues. Players have seen what he can do on the football field and he is one of those players that fantasy football owners love to scoop up. While Henry has been solid, he still has not really put together that entire great season that makes him worthy of drafting so early in fantasy drafts.

His numbers might remain close to what they are with Taylor under center but I would not expect them to go up much. Plus, there is always the concern of injury with Henry, who missed all of 2018 and four games last season.

If you are going to go all-in with a pass-catching tight end early in your fantasy draft then bite the bullet and go with someone like Travis Kelce or George Kittle.

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If Henry slips into the mid-to-late rounds then he would be a great player to scoop up. But relying on him to be a huge contributor as the TE1, selected before a WR2 or RB2, is a dangerous move.

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