Update: On Saturday, the Patriots downgraded Hunter Henry to out and he won't play in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. For any fantasy football managers who need help at tight end, Mike Gesicki is not a bad player to take a flyer on this week in a favorable matchup.
The tight end position is probably the deepest it has been in some time for fantasy football. Most weeks, there are 10-12 players who could be starting and it creates some challenges when setting lineups.
In Week 16, two players who could be in that discussion are Buffalo Bills' tight end Dalton Kincaid and New England Patriots' tight end Hunter Henry. For Kincaid, it started in Week 7 where he had Top 10 finishes in four of the next five games.
However, starting in Week 12 he hasn't been nearly as productive and last week against the Cowboys didn't score a point as he had only two targets and no receptions.
Meanwhile, Hunter Henry has been one of the best tight ends in the past two weeks with Top 4 finishes each week. He would catch two touchdowns in Week 14 and then had seven receptions, 66 receiving yards and one touchdown in Week 15 against the Chiefs.
Should fantasy football managers start Dalton Kincaid or Hunter Henry in Week 16?
This is another great matchup for Hunter Henry as the Denver Broncos have allowed the third most points to tight ends over the past four weeks. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Chargers have allowed the 10th fewest points per game to tight ends.
The Patriots offense this season has been risky but Hunter Henry has clearly benefited from the change at quarterback from Mac Jones to Bailey Zappe. The Buffalo Bills clearly are the better offense and have the better quarterback with Josh Allen.
However, the options are pretty limited within the Patriots offense and Hunter Henry should see a much bigger target share than Kincaid this week. Between these two players, I would start Hunter Henry and keep Dalton Kincaid on the bench in Week 16.