Hernandez is dealing with an ankle injury that has hampered him all season long. He was limited in practice all week, but considering he has been playing through this injury, Hernandez is a good bet to play on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Aaron Hernandez has emerged as the No. 1 tight end in fantasy football with Rob Gronkowski out of the lineup. He dominated the Texans last week, scoring a pair of touchdowns in the first half. Since getting healthy, Hernandez has been a huge part of New England's offense.
The 49ers present a tough matchup for Hernandez, but he's an automatic starter every week.