Aaron Hernandez is out an estimated six weeks, according to NFL.com's Albert Breer. The New England Patriots tight end suffered what Breer descibed as a low ankle sprain with "damage to the high ankle area" during Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. A six-week window would have Hernandez returning potentially by Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams, or in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills following the Patriots' bye week.
Fantasy Impact: The loss of Hernandez is a major blow to the Patriots as well as fantasy owners. Expect Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd to see a modest uptick in targets as a result. The Pats will reportedly sign Kellen Winslow on Tuesday, though it's unlikely he will have an immediate impact on the offense.
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