By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 5:37pm EDT
Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski caught 9-of-9 targets for 149 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 8 win over the Bears
Fantasy Impact: Gronk was simply unstoppable in Week 8, tossing around defenders on his way to a huge fantasy day. He's back to his elite form, and, barring any injuries, is a great bet to be fantasy's top tight end for the rest of the year. He's got the Broncos in Week 9.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 8:58pm EDT
Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski hauled in 7 catches for 95 yards in the team's Week 6 win over the Bills.
Fantasy Impact: Gronk played on nearly every offensive snap, excluding a short exit in the third quarter with an elbow issue. He also had a touchdown called back by a holding penalty. He'll remain an elite option next week against the Jets.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 12:56am EDT
Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski hauled in 2 catches for 31 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 4 loss to the Chiefs.
Fantasy Impact: Gronk had only one catch in the blowout loss until backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo tossed him a 13-yard touchdown late in the 4th quarter. While it's clear Gronk isn't 100%, he's moving in the right direction, and will continue to be an elite TE1.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 4:04pm EDT
Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski hauled in 3 catches for 44 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 3 game against the Raiders.
Fantasy Impact: Gronk continues to increase his snap count, and played on almost 60% of snaps in the game. He also barely missed having a second TD on a dropped pass in the end-zone. His role is continuing to expand, and he remains an elite option at TE.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:52pm EDT
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski hauled in 4 catches on 11 targets for 40 yards and a TD in the team's Week 1 game against the Dolphins. He was the team leader in targets, even though he only played on 38-of-86 offensive snaps.
Fantasy Impact: Gronk appeared a bit stiff all afternoon, but while he was clearly on a snap count, his usage was encouraging. He'll remain an elite, must-start TE in all formats.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 4:07pm EDT
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was limited in Wednesday practice, reports Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. (Source: Jeff Howe on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: The Patriots will likely limit Gronk throughout the week in preparation for Sunday. The team hasn't made any official announcements, but he continues to be on track to start Week 1. He may be on a snap count, but he is a must-start in all leagues.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Tue, Sep 2nd 11:41pm EDT
The Patriot's head coach commented on Tuesday "we'll have to make the decision we feel like is best for the team and we'll do that as we go through the week." (Source: CSN New England
Fantasy Impact: Following Gronkowski's announcement on Monday that he is "ready to go" for Week 1, it's in classic Bill Belichick form to cast some doubt on the situation. It's extremely unlikely Gronk would have made his announcement on Monday unless he was sure he would suit up. Get him in your rosters.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Sep 1st 4:21pm EDT
“I'm ready to go. I’ll be playing," Gronk told reporters. He added that he won't be playing every snap. (Source: Boston Globe
Fantasy Impact: Even a limited Gronk is better than nearly every other TE in the league. He's had a hugely impressive recovery after tearing his ACL last December. The only concern now would be if the Patriot's are rushing him back and risking another injury, so we will keep an eye on the situation. For now, he is a must-start in all formats - get him in your lineups.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 1:04pm EDT
The Patrtiot's acquired TE Tim Wright in a trade with the Buccaneers Tuesday, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Wright was brought in to compliment Gronkowski, not fill-in for him. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Gronk hasn't had any setbacks in his rehab, and we're optimistic he will start Week 1 until we hear otherwise. We may not see anything official out of New England until game-day inactives are announced.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 2:24am EDT
TE Rob Gronkowski did not play in the Patriot's third preseason game on Friday night. According to the NFL Network's Albert Breer, "everything is still on course" for his recovery from ACL surgery, and the TE's outlook for Week 1 is "optimistic, but not certain." (Source: Albert Breer on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Gronk seems to be moving through the recovery process without any setbacks, and it was highly unlikely we'd be seeing him suit-up in the preseason anyway. We'll continue to follow his progress carefully. Gronk is a game-changing force when he's healthy.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Aug 18th 5:37pm EDT
The Patriots' tight end participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time on Monday, and even took some minor contact. Afterwards, he said he's had "no setbacks" in his return from ACL surgery and that he plans to play a full 16-game season. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: While Gronk's intentions for the season won't necessarily translate into reality, he's had no setbacks and is clearly headed in the right direction. The Patriot's are highly unlikely to make any official announcements about the TE's Week-1 availability until much closer to game day, and he won't be seeing any preseason action. We'll continue to follow his progress leading into the regular season.
By Robert Cheng, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Aug 18th 5:27pm EDT
Rob Gronkowski got his first 11-on-11 work today and got "in and out of his routes without an issue." Although he caught a lot of passes, he did no participate in blocking drills. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: It's still a toss up as to whether Gronk will play Week 1. Gronk will sit out the last two preseason games, so these practice developments will be key in determining whether or not he can play. Gronk has said as recently as August 18th that he still plans to play all 16 games.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 3:20pm EDT
The MMBQ report added that the tight end was running with a "decent but not terrible limp," and looked "far from a lock to play Week 1." (Source: The MMQB
Fantasy Impact: Considering Gronkowski is just 8 months removed from tearing his ACL, a slight limp is understandable, and the TE continues to make strides in his recovery. He still hasn't been cleared for physical contact, and it's doubtful he'll see any preseason action. We'll continue to monitor Gronk's progress closely, but it's likely we won't know his true Week 1 status until much closer to game day.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Tue, Aug 12th 10:08pm EDT
The Patriot's tight end has a "50-50" shot to play in Week 1, according to a Pro Football Talk report. (Source: Pro Football Talk
Fantasy Impact: Just over seven months removed from his ACL tear, Gronkowski has been inching his way back into team activities. He's avoided the PUP list, which means the Patriot's are confident he will be available some time in the first six weeks of the season, but with Gronk's injury history, the team is being extra cautious. We'll continue to closely monitor the situation leading up to the Patriot's season-opener at Miami on September 7th.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 7:22pm EDT
Gronk participated in his first 7-on-7 drills of the year, wearing a non-contact jersey on Monday. (Source: Tom Curran on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: There's still no timetable for his return to action, but all signs point to a Week 1 debut for the tight end. If he can get healthy, Gronk will battle Jimmy Graham for fantasy's top TE spot.
By Graham Barfield, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, Aug 10th 6:30pm EDT
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is feeling stronger and has not suffered a set back, but there is still no time-table for his return. (Source: Ben Volin - Twitter
Fantasy Impact: The good news keeps rolling in for the 25-year-old Gronkowski, as he has not suffered any setbacks during his rehab. It's also a good sign that the Patriots did not place Gronk on the active/PUP list to start camp. It looks like Gronk is on place to play Week 1, but he still hasn't been cleared for contact. He is a game-changer for both the Patriots and fantasy teams and his 3rd round ADP should be considered a great value.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 9:38pm EDT
The Boston Globe reported that while Gronk has been practicing in full pads, he has only been participating in non-contact drills. The TE has been sitting out 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work. They added that it would "be a surprise" if Gronkowski got any preseason snaps in. (Source: Boston Globe
Fantasy Impact: The Patriots want to make sure Gronkowski is healthy for the long run and continue to ease him back into football. Gronk has stayed the course with his return from ACL surgery, and all signs point to him being ready for the season opener.
By Robert Cheng, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 12:22pm EDT
Gronk, who sat out team drills on Thursday, participated in 11-on-11 drills at "half-to-3/4" speed on Sunday. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: So far, all indications point to Rob Gronkowski playing in Week 1. Gronkowski himself predicted as much, and this type of slow-but-steady progress is encouraging.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 1:12pm EDT
Gronk wore a knee brace and did not participate in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills on Thursday. (Source: Boston.com
Fantasy Impact: Gronk did participate in positional drills and 1-on-1 work with Tom Brady. He was able to cut and plant with no problem, but seemed to struggle accelerating while pushing off his right leg on routes. Although he avoided the PUP list to start camp, Gronk is clearly not 100%. The Patriots are going to ease the TE back into football as he continues to recover from ACL surgery.
By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 7:23pm EDT
Gronkowski, who had surgery to repair his torn ACL in January, has been cleared by team doctors and is not on the Patriot's active/PUP list to start camp. (Source: Albert Breer on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Avoiding the active/PUP list for the start of camp means Gronk will not be eligible for the reserve/PUP list to start the season. This puts him directly on track to play Week 1. If Gronk can get through camp and into football condition without any setbacks, he'll battle Jimmy Graham for the top TE spot.
By Andrew Sears, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, Jul 20th 12:51am EDT
Gronkowski is recovering from ACL surgery on January 9th. Last season marked the 2nd straight year his season ended early due to injury. While Gronk said he plans to play the full season, it's very possible he'll be unable to participate at the beginning of training camp. (Source: Mike Reiss
Fantasy Impact: Despite the optimism, Gronkowski's going to be a high upside risk for fantasy owners. He's nearly missed as many games over the past 2 years as he's played. His 3rd round ADP (#30 overall) will be a hefty price tag for anyone drafting him.
ProFootballTalk | Nov 21st
Rob Gronkowski is going to have to work a lot of weekends as a bouncer to make up for this one. The league office tells PFT that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was fined $8,268 for unnecessary roughness during last week’s game against the Colts. The fine stemmed from his “blocking” Colts safety Sergio Brown out…
Rotoworld | Oct 27th
Patrick Daugherty breaks down the week that was, including Rob Gronkowski's domination of the Bears.
EDSFootball | Oct 26th
On a day that Tom Brady threw for 354 yards and five touchdowns, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished with nine catches for a season-high 149 yards and three touchdowns, which ties his career high set in 2010.
Before today's dominating performance, Gronk had been consistent with TE1 (i.e., top-12) numbers in six of seven games although he had only finished as a top-seven tight end twice.
Breaking Football | Sep 25th
The New England Patriots hinted all off season that they would take it slow with Rob Gronkowski and his knee rehabilitation. They wanted to limit his snaps, from week to week to ensure a smooth recovery; and that is exactly what they have done. We know what sort of fantasy football player Gronkowski can be when healthy on the field; that is Jimmy Graham-esque, if not better. He has shown glimpses ...