Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

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

2017 Outlook

13th easiest for TEs
Strength of Schedule
Draft Rank (ECR) #22
Best / Worst #15 / #41
ADP #19


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.

Rob Gronkowski 'will be ready' for 2017

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) told the media he "will be ready" for the 2017 season.

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.

Rob Gronkowski goes on IR ending his season

Patriots placed TE Rob Gronkowski (back surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season. The Patriots already designated a player to return, so he's done for the rest of the season/playoffs.

Fantasy Impact

This is bad news for Patriot fans and fantasy owners. The good news is he should be ready for OTAs in 2017. But next season fantasy owners will wonder if it is worth picking up the injury prone TE.

John Aubin24 weeks ago
Rob Gronkowski placed on IR

The New England Patriots placed tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) on the injured reserve list Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Gronkowski's season is officially over. In his absence, Martellus Bennett, who is also battling injuries of his own (ankle/ shoulder), will start for the remainder of the year. Gronkowski's future with the Patriots will be a heavily discussed topic in the 2017 offseason.

Rob Gronkowski likely heading to IR

Rob Gronkowski is likely going to be placed on Injured Reserve tomorrow, Ian Rapoport reports. Rapoport tweeted out that Gronkowski is likely to be placed on IR tomorrow after reading the Patriots statement regarding his surgery.

Fantasy Impact

Gronkowski being placed on IR is a huge blow to the Patriots offense and they will now have to retool their schemes without him. Expect Martellus Bennett to become the TE1 in New England and while he could have great value, he's also had some busted games with Gronkowski out. Regardless, he's a must-own TE streaming option based on upside. How this affects the rest of the Patriots offense remains to be seen.

Jonathan Stone25 weeks ago