NFL Network's Albert Breer confirms that Aaron Hernandez (ankle) will play Thursday night at the Jets, "barring any late setbacks."
Breer has been all over Hernandez's situation for the past few weeks, so he's a reliable source. Hernandez has been practicing for two weeks, with at least one report that he's been at or close to full speed in drills. The evidence suggests the Patriots have been holding him out until he's close to 100 percent in an effort to avoid further setbacks. Jimmy Graham is the only fantasy tight end we would definitely play over Hernandez in Week 12.