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Aaron Hernandez emerging as Brady’s number one target

Aaron Hernandez emerging as Brady’s number one target

Aug 25, 2012

The New England Patriots have given very little information for fantasy owners over the course of the three first preseason games, as the starting lineup of Brady, Welker, Hernandez, Lloyd and Gronkowski has spent little time together as a unit.

According to Boston Globe beat writer Greg Bedard, Aaron Hernandez has emerged as Brady’s number one receiver in practices and could be in line for a big season. Bedard writes: “Aaron Hernandez has ascended to Brady’s No. 1 option, with Wes Welker next, and then Rob Gronkowski depending on matchups. Brady looks incomplete when Welker isn’t in the lineup, like Friday night.”

Hernandez had an excellent 2011 season in which he caught 79 balls for 910 yards and seven touchdowns. He may not catch as many touchdowns as Gronkowski this season, however, the third year tight end from Florida is in line for a huge season and could post his first double-digit TD season of his young career.

At his current ranking of 63rd overall on our Kramerica Sports 2012 Fantasy Football Top 200 Rankings, Hernandez may actually be a getter value than early round picks Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski.


Andrew Swanson

Andrew Swanson is the founder and president of Kramerica Sports LLC, the parent company of and Andrew is a veteran fantasy sports writer and is a regular contributor on ESPN 101.7 The Team and Sirius/XM Fantasy Radio.

  • bruning1964

    close to undefeated i bet this year