Aaron Hernandez's Ankle Sprain Could Hinder Fantasy Value

Sep 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) is helped off the field by trainers during the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Aaron Hernandez has a high-ankle sprain. We break down the fantasy implications.

Aaron Hernandez has a high-ankle sprain and did not break anything from his injury in the first half of Sunday's game.

Analysis: This could potentially be devastating news for Hernandez owners and Patriots fans. Hernandez had a big day in the opener with a TD, but put up a goose egg on his one target today because of the injury. Rob Gronkowski will see a lot of targets over the middle and this news could also inject some life into the low level of Wes Welker. Daniel Fells is next on the depth chart and has not seen a single target at the time of this post. Hernandez owners should be planning to be without their star TE for the next couple weeks. Stay tuned.

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