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Patriots vs. Seahawks: Aaron Hernandez active for New England

Just what Tom Brady needs: more weapons. After missing three games with an ankle injury, Aaron Hernandez is returning to the field against the Seattle Seahawks in today's 4:05 p.m. ET matchup.

The Patriots were 2-1 with Hernandez out, averaging 37.6 points per game. With just another talented playmaker to worry about, the Seahawks defense could have a long day ahead of it. Brady already has been spreading the ball around to excruciating levels for fantasy owners, so it's a crapshoot how this will affect the targets of players like Brandon Lloyd and Rob Gronkowski.

It's still to be seen just how healthy Hernandez is, but even at 15-20 plays, that has to be an encouraging sign for New England.

Inactive for the Patriots are Jake Bequette, Steve Gregory, Matt Tennant, Julian Edelman, Dont'a Hightower, Tracy White, and Michael Hoomanawanui