Aaron Hernandez injury: Patriots TE out Sunday, fantasy value zero

Jim Rogash

Aaron Hernandez is out for Sunday's game between the Patriots and the Bills due to an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Aaron Hernandez is out for Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Hernandez is still struggling to get back to 100 percent from a serious ankle injury suffered in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Hernandez was able to practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week, which created some optimism for Sunday's status. He was still listed as questionable heading into the weekend, however, and on Saturday NFL.com reported that the tight end would likely sit.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez's fantasy value will be zero this week, so be sure to get him out of your lineup and get started on finding a suitable replacement. The good news is that the Patriots are playing the early slate of games, so there should be plenty of options still available.

Rob Gronkowski should see a fantasy boost, as will the Pats' supporting receivers. Check back next week for more on Hernandez's status. He is set to return any week now.

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