Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez are listed as questionable for Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, according to the Pats' injury report released Friday. Both tight ends were limited participants in practice this week.
Gronkowski has been listed as questionable the last two weeks with a hip injury, but has yet to miss a game. Hernandez has been on the sideline since suffering an ankle injury in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Impact: Both tight ends are likely to play, but leave it to Bill Belichick to annoy everyone by remaining tight-lipped. Hernandez is the biggest question mark of the two, and unfortunately a game-time decision won't come until after the first wave of games have kicked off.
Gronkowski is a safe start this week in standard fantasy leagues, as usual. As for Hernandez, a combination of doubt about his playing status, a difficult matchup against a very good pass defense and rust from sitting on the bench for so long make him difficult to recommend this week. If you can afford to, leave Hernandez on your fantasy bench just one more week to be safe.