Options at TE for the Patriots-- Fri Jun 28 2:00 pm --
Ballard and Hoomanawanui lead the list
Jake Ballard is coming off an ACL tear and through OTAs and minicamp has appeared rigid. Michael Hoomanawanui was the first tight end off the bench last season for the Patriots when Hernandez and Gronkowski went down with injuries. Daniel Fells is capable, just not as dynamic as others on the roster or Hernandez for that matter. (Boston Globe)
FF Today's Take:Zach Sudfeld, an undrafted free agent, is also on the list and someone to keep an eye. In the end none of the players will be able to move right in and assume the fantasy value left by Hernandez. Ballard has the most gain with receivers Julian Edelman and Aaron Dobson picking up the scraps.