The biggest question mark, in terms of the tight end rankings, is the status of Aaron Hernandez. With the loss of Rob Gronkowski, many had figured Hernandez would vault to one of the top 3 fantasy options., but it appears Hernandez owners will have to make yet another decision regarding Hernandez and the other option they have on their roster, if there is one. Jason La Canfora confirmed on Tuesday that Hernandez, who has been dealing with an ankle injury for most of the season, will suit up and start against the Jets in the night game. But he also added that he’ll be in for a limited role. What that means is anyone’s guess. Half the snaps? A quarter? There is no doubt that Visanthe Shianco and Julian Edelman will see more time on the field with Gronk out, but Hernandez’s role will be a mystery. The good news is is that back in Week 6 against the Seahawks, Hernandez returned from a 4-game absence and wound up with 6 catches for 30 yards and a score (15PPR points). He only played on 38-of-87 snaps in that game. So while his “limited” status might scare some owners, it’s easy to see Hernandez can put up double-digit fantasy points and not even see 50% of the action. That’s enough to make me put him in over someone who has a big questionable tag connected to him. Especially against a Jets Defense that ranks 5th-to-last against fantasy tight ends.
Also, make sure to check the rankings again between now and Friday to see if anyone has moved up or down due to latest news.
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