With Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski both out of the picture, Aaron Hernandez looks to factor into the Patriots passing game in a huge way on Monday Night Football. Hernandez caught eight passes for 97 yards last week in his second game back from injury.
As the Patriots ease Hernandez back into action, Tom Brady will keep targeting him in the red zone.
Fantasy Impact: The Texans defense has only allowed six touchdowns to opposing tight ends throughout 2012, but they haven't faced the most potent offense in the league yet. Hernandez should battle Wes Welker for the majority of the looks down near the goal line.
If you're counting on Hernandez to win your first matchup of the fantasy playoffs, you should feel confident about his chances tonight.