Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 265 lbsAge: 28College: ArizonaDrafted: #42 (2nd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
13th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #24
Best / Worst #16 / #57
ADP #21


Rob Gronkowski 'feeling great' at OTAs

New England Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss is reporting tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) is practicing "without restrictions" and is "feeling great" at OTAs. “You just have to always look at the positives,” Gronkowski said via ESPN. “Right now I’m feeling great. I’m feeling good out there with the team. We’re just at the stage right now, OTAs, offseason workouts, just getting to know each other, feeling it all out. Everything is going good. So I’m just happy to be where I am, happy to be out on the field playing football and participating.”

Fantasy Impact

Gronkowski, who only played in eight games last season due to a back injury, is practicing in full at OTAs. The veteran tight end hasn't played in a full 16 game slate since 2011 and is raising concern around the fantasy football world. However, he remains the top tight end to target in fantasy drafts despite the injury risk because of the high reward he carries if he plays in the majority of the games during the year. Gronkowski owners should also target and roster Dwayne Allen as his handcuff for precautionary reasons.

Rob Gronkowski (back) a "full-go" during OTA's

The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian is reporting that Rob Gronkowski was a "full go" during the Patriots OTAs.

Fantasy Impact

This is definitely a good sign that Gronk is on the right track for this season, but we've seen this time and time again. Only time will tell if Gronk can play a full season, but his heavy incentive driven contract certainly should motivate him to stay healthy on and off the field.

Rob Gronkowski cleared for practice

New England Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss is reporting tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) is medically cleared to return to practice.

Fantasy Impact

Gronkowski remains on track in his recovery from a back injury suffered during the 2016 season. He has been cleared to practice for the first time since sustaining the injury. Although the 28-year-old tight end, who has battled injuries throughout his career will likely be limited during minicamp, he is expected to be a full-go for training camp that begins in late July.

Rob Gronkowski inks new deal

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the New England Patriots and tight end Rob Gronkowski have agreed to a restructured deal for the 2017 season.

Fantasy Impact

Gronkowski, who was set to earn $5.25 million in 2017, could now make "up to" $10.75 million in the wake of his reworked deal. The 28-year-old tight end could become the highest-paid player at his position if he remains healthy for a full 16-game slate and performs up to his normal standard. From a fantasy football perspective, Gronkowski should still be viewed an elite TE1 despite only appearing in eight games in 2016. However, his injury concerns are certainly an issue moving forward as he's missed 24 games since 2012.

Rob Gronkowski 'ready to roll' for offseason workouts

While appearing on an interview with ESPN's Jonathan Coachman at Wrestlemania, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) said he will be "ready to roll" for the start of the team's offseason program.

Fantasy Impact

Gronkowski appeared to be in good spirits and in good health Sunday night at Wrestlemania. He stormed the ring, got into a three-point stance and buried a WWE entertainer during the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. This is a good sign for the oft-injured tight end's health for the upcoming season as his mobility did not seem affected by the back injury he suffered last season. Expect Gronkowski to be on the field for the start of New England's offseason program on April 17.