TE - TB
Week 7 Outlook
Per Greg Auman, Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski logged a second straight day of not practicing due to a rib injury on Wednesday.
After missing the past two weeks due to a rib injury, Gronkowski continues to not practice with an ailing rib injury. The veteran TE continues to trend towards being inactive again on Sunday leaving O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate to see an uptick in snaps and usage.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) won't play in Thursday's Week 6 game against the Eagles.
Bucs coach Bruce Arians said earlier this week that Gronk was "close" to returning. A Thursday game likely made it tough, however. Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard will continue splitting snaps in his absence, but neither is a recommended fantasy play.
Bruce Arians said it will be "very close" on Rob Gronkowski being able to return from his ribs injury on Thursday.
Gronkowski is on track to be a game-time decision for Thursday's tilt against the Eagles. It is a positive sign that even if he can't return for Week 6, he should at least be back for Week 7.
Per Ian Rapoport, Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski has been ruled out Sunday vs Dolphins with a rib injury.
After injuring his ribs in Week 4, Gronkowski continues to rehab with a broken ribs, fractures ribs, and punctured lung. He missed last Sunday's game against the Patriots and will also be inactive for the Dolphins game as well. Cameron Brate is expected to start in place and offer top-20 fantasy upside at the position.
Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (ribs) was absent from practice once again on Wednesday.
Gronkowski was unable to play against the Patriots in Week 4 and appears to be trending in the wrong direction ahead of Sunday's game against the Dolphins. If he can't suit up, Cameron Brate would rise to low-end TE2 territory.