Alex Henery | Philadelphia Eagles | K
2013 Experience: 3rd Season
Fantasy Football Outlook: It was a case of both good and bad for Alex Henery in his sophomore season. On the good side, we saw Henery earn more trust from Head Coach Andy Reid to convert field goals from over 40 yards. On the bad side, the Eagles had another down season and Henery’s PAT conversions dropped from 46 in 2011, to 25.
Because of the teams struggles coach Reid is gone and in comes a personal favorite of mine (big Oregon Ducks fan) in Chip Kelly and his up-tempo offense. Philadelphia shouldn’t have a problem moving the football, but they may struggle to convert touchdowns as they get acclimated to the finer points of the offense, opening the door for Henery to pickup more field-goal opportunities.
The key for Henery to be a consistent fantasy options is likely going to fall on the defenses (switching to a 3-4 base defense) shoulders. If the team falls behind early, it could suppress Henery’s ability to put points up, because the Eagles need to go for touchdowns rather than field goals.
Because of this it is recommended we view Henery as a solid backup (if you’re required to hold two kickers) and a rotational waiver option, if you like to go for matchups each week. If and when the Eagles get their act together, Henery has weekly starter upside.
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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Alex Henery here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Alex Henery had a great college career as he was the most accurate kicker in NCAA history and the Eagles thought enough of him to select him in the fourth round, ending David Akers time in Philadelphia. Add all that up and expectations will be high for Henery and if he struggles during the season, Eagles’ fans will be up in arms about why Coach Andy Reid got rid of one of the better kickers in football, and probably the teams greatest kicker in franchise history.
That said, Henery should be worth owning in ten team leagues right off the bat as he has the credentials to have success and plays on one of the top teams for fantasy production as a kicker. Akers enjoyed a terrific season last year, and Michael Vick and great supporting cast will continue to give Henery many opportunities.
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