New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (active) is officially active for the Week 12 Thanksgiving game against the New York Jets. Hernandez has played only two games ever suffering a sprained ankle back in Week 2. He has been getting limited practice for several weeks now.
Hernandez is expected to be on a limited snap count in Thursday's game.
Fantasy Impact: With Rob Gronkowski (forearm) already out indefinably, Hernandez should be in line for some nice production as Tom Bray's new top target at TE. He's had a disappointing year, but is too talented for fantasy owners to give up on.
Consider him a dice roll tonight as he tries to knock off the rust. He'll be a safer fantasy play down the stretch.