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.
CBS Sports | Aug 19th
How should owners approach tight ends on Draft Day? Where should Rob Gronkowski come off the board? Our Dave Richard shares his take on the position and his tiers.
EDSFootball | Aug 18th
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has taken another step in the right direction by participating in 11-on-11 team drills today.
TE Rob Gronkowski taking another step in his progression, participating in 11-on-11 drills for first time. Lot of balls thrown his way.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 18, 2014
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Rotoworld | Aug 13th
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EDSFootball | Aug 13th
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RotoBaller | Aug 6th
Tight End is shaping up to be the shallowest position once again this year. As a result I am a strong advocate of getting one of the players in the top two tiers and giving yourself a weekly advantage over your opponent at the position. Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski when healthy are so far […]
Beast Dome | Aug 1st
FANTASY FOOTBALL: I AM ROBOGRONK Vol. I (BEAST OR BUST) By Muntradamus BEAST DOME NATION. The BEAST Or BUST series will be featured on BEAST DOME throughout the entire regular season, covering everything from Waiver Wire adds to both hot and cold players alike. The first player we are going to examine this preseason is Rob Gronkowski. First instinct as of now: he is h...
ESPN | Jul 25th
Christopher Harris and Field Yates go head-to-head on whether we've already seen the best from Rob Gronkowski.
EDSFootball | Jul 23rd
When the Patriots added wide receiver Aaron Dobson and others to the PUP list earlier in the week, it was more notable who wasn't on the list: Rob Gronkowski.
Although the Patriots had (and still have) the opportunity to add players to the PUP list before tomorrow's practice, coach Bill Belichick has said that Gronk has been cleared by doctors and won't be placed on the PUP list.
ESPN | Jul 11th
Christopher Harris lists 10 players of great importance for the 2014 fantasy football season.
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 9th
Everyone knows Jimmy Graham is the cream of the tight end crop, the man, the No. 1 target, Top Jimmy. But things really get interesting when you get to the No. 2 spot on this year's tight end board. We polled four Yahoo scribes and actually came up with four answers, which is what we'll discuss today. Who's Sundance to Graham's Cassidy? Help us figure it out.
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Breaking Football | Jul 9th
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