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By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Fri, Oct 17th 6:36pm EDT

Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski caught 5-of-10 targets for 68 yards in the team's Week 7 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: While he was held out of the end zone, he looked great, and was involved in 93% of snaps. He will be an elite TE option when the Patriots face the Bears in Week 8.

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 15th 3:24pm EDT

Patriot's TE Rob Gronkowski hauled in four catches for 32 yards in the team's Week 2 match-up against the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Gronkowski was limited to just 27 snaps on a day when the Patriot's defense took control with 4 interceptions and a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown. He remains an elite option in all formats.

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 , 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:

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, Thu, Jul 31st 3:31pm EDT

The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports that Gronk is "firing off the line, planting hard, cutting and catching passes from Brady." (Source: Ben Volin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The TE continues to work in only individual drills, but all signs point to a healthy Week 1 return. Expect Gronk's 35/TE3 ADP to continue to rise throughout camp.

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 , 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:

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:

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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 22nd
The Chicago Bears are just 20th against fantasy tight ends and the Patriots should benefit from having a longer rest having played the Jets last Thursday Night.
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 ...
Razzball | Sep 3rd
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ESPN | Sep 3rd
Christopher Harris discusses whether Rob Gronkowski is worth the risk in Week 1.
ESPN | Sep 2nd
Christopher Harris discusses Rob Gronkowski's impact on the Patriots' fantasy value.
ESPN | Sep 2nd
Christopher Harris and Field Yates look at the impact of Rob Gronkowski saying he expects to start in Week 1, explain why enthusiasm for Lamar Miller ...
Razzball | Sep 2nd
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EDSFootball | Sep 1st
With the New England Patriots, it's not too often that we get early clarity about the status of players dealing with injuries so it's nice to get an early update on tight end Rob Gronkowski's (ACL) availability for Week 1. Even though it appeared likely Gronk would be ready for the opener against the Dolphins, he has confirmed today that he's "ready to go" and will play on Sunday. In any game i...