While Patriots TE Jake Ballard has seemed like the reas...

CSN New England - [Full Article]

While Patriots TE Jake Ballard has seemed like the reasonable fill-in for Rob Gronkowski, he didn’t appear to be fully back to health during minicamps. He slogged through some routes and wasn’t a full-go participant. Microfracture surgery is hell to come back from.

Fantasy Impact: 

Ballard could be a viable stopgap solution for Gronk owners, but he's not going to explode in this offense as some sort of replacement for Aaron Hernandez.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason

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