Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) told the media he "will be ready" for the 2017 season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact
Gronkowski suffered a season-ending back injury in Week 12 of the regular season. It was the third of his career. Gronkowski, who only played in eight games last season, accumulated 25 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns. It was his worst statistical season since 2013. Although he will enter 2017 as a starter, the Patriots could ultimately limit his role in an attempt to prolong longevity.

Category: Injury Updates

WalterFootball, Fri, Feb 17th 3:28pm EST

Gronkowski's injury worries will take him out of the first round this year, but he's still the no-doubt best tight end in the league, and that's not a hot take

Fantasy Football Maniax, Fri, Jan 27th 1:09pm EST

If Gronk plays 16 games, he should be the leading fantasy tight end in 2017. The question is at 28-years old and coming off a major back surgery, can he stay healthy for 16 games. He was only the 22nd ranked fantasy tight end this year, due to missing eight games. I will not own Gronk in a league this year, his name recognition will make him too high of a pick for my liking.