5 years ago

Aaron Hernandez caught nine passes for 83 yards in New England's 28-13 AFC title game loss, adding one rush for six yards.

Hernandez did his best to move the chains for a Patriots offense that had trouble busting big plays, but got little going after the catch. Regardless, Hernandez was one of the reasons the loss wasn't more lopsided, as he reeled in 9-of-14 targets, and had typically little trouble winning 1-on-1s. Although his durability remains a question mark, Hernandez erased any doubt as to his elite status this season, and will enter 2013 every bit the fantasy option Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham are. Hernandez caught six or more passes in six of his 12 2012-13 appearances, and was held below five grabs only three times. He's as valuable as it gets in Dynasty leagues.