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New England Patriots

Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez - #81 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 11/06/1989
Birthplace Bristol, CT
College Florida
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 4th round, 15th pick by Patriots


Rec Yds TD
51 483 5

Patriots-Bills prediction

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain thinks the Patriots will have a much bigger test than they would like from the Bills but will still leave Buffalo with home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Hernandez, Connolly among Pats out Sunday

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Patriots ruled six players, including four starters, out for their Week 16 game against the Bills.

Patriots fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Following a win over the Packers that did not please head coach Bill Belichick, expect the Patriots' offense to go all out in the team's bid for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Patriots rookie report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Rookie TE Aaron Hernandez caught two touchdown passes while CB Devin McCourty recorded his first career sack in the Patriots' win over the Packers.

Patriots rookie report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
CB Devin McCourty had another solid game while TE Rob Gronkowski caught his seventh touchdown pass in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
Heaven help you if you're a fantasy owner who's facing a team this week with Dwayne Bowe on its roster, writes Pat Fitzmaurice, because you could be in for a long day.

Crumpler takes on leadership role with Pats

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots' rookie tight ends have received extra coaching from the team's best run blocker, veteran TE Alge Crumpler.

Patriots fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The way the Patriots' offense has been clicking the past two weeks, there are a lot of worthy fantasy players to start, especially  against the Lions.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 game between the Patriots and Colts: Patriots TEs Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez vs. Colts safeties Aaron Francisco and Antoine Bethea

Patriots MVP meter: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain presents a running meter that indicates the Patriots' top five MVP candidates up through their most recent game.

Patriots fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
You should avoid the Patriots' backs this week, but QB Tom Brady and his receivers could finally regain their offensive prowess against the Steelers' pass defense.

Patriots' 60-second rant: Offense needs to pick up the slack

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
The Patriots' defense has been bad all year, but now the Patriots' offense is sputtering, and that is not a good combination for a team that just suffered a bad loss to the Browns.

Patriots rookie report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Patriots' first-year players are faring through eight games:

Patriots MVP meter: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain presents a running meter that indicates the Patriots' top five MVP candidates up through their most recent game.

Without Moss, Brady losing fantasy mojo

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
While the Patriots did not think they needed Randy Moss to be a good football team, it's becoming clear that Tom Brady needed him to be a top-tier fantasy quarterback.


Posted Dec. 11, 2012
Hernandez hauled in eight receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 42-14 rout of Houston.||||||| Hernandez's eight catches matched a season high set the previous week against Miami. While he's greatly benefited from Rob Gronkowski's absence, Hernandez should continue to see plenty of balls thrown his way even when Gronkowski returns.
Posted Nov. 22, 2012
Hernandez is active for the Patriots' game against the New York Jets.||||||| Hernandez missed the last three because of a sprained right ankle.
Posted Oct. 26, 2012
Hernandez is missing his sixth game on Sunday, and third straight, with an injured right ankle.||||||| The Pats likely won't skip a beat with Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker still on the field, but Hernandez's injury is becoming more concerning as the season moves on.
Posted Oct. 18, 2012
Although he was held out of practice Thursday, Hernandez says his ankle is healed after missing nearly four full games with a sprain.||||||| Hernandez caught six passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 24-23 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. He should be good to go moving forward.
Posted Sept. 17, 2012
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn't know how long tight end Aaron Hernandez will be sidelined with a right ankle injury. Asked Monday if Hernandez broke any bones, Belichick said, "I don't really have any update on his status. I think they're still looking at him."||||||| reported that Hernandez would not play Sunday night at the Baltimore Ravens and that, while there is no exact timetable, he likely will not return until October at the earliest. Hernandez was injured in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals while blocking for Julian Edelman, who had just caught a pass. As he was being tackled, Edelman fell on Hernandez's right leg. Hernandez left Gillette Stadium with crutches and a walking boot.