A source close to the New England Patriots told the NFL Network that tight end Aaron Hernandez is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a low ankle sprain. While making a block downfield for WR Julian Edelman , Hernandez had his ankle rolled on and immediately went to the locker room. The Patriots signed free agent TE Kellen Winslow Tuesday.
This is a big blow to New England's offense but they have enough talent on offense where this really should not hold them back. TE Rob Gronkowski should see the biggest bump to his fantasy point total since he often works the underneath routes. In addition, since WR Wes Welker has been limited in the Pats' first two games, New England may opt for more three-WR sets. As for Winslow's fantasy impact, I wouldn't consider adding him until he produced on the field. Hernandez is worth stashing on your bench for the next month.