Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots - 80.8% owned (?)

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. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

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.

Rob Gronkowski placed on IR
By Anthony Cervino, Sat, Dec 3rd 4:30pm EST

The New England Patriots placed tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) on the injured reserve list Saturday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

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.

Category: Injury Updates

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. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

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.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) will undergo back surgery and will miss "several weeks" of football activities. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact
With Gronkowski out, Martellus will start. He should be added in all fantasy football formats and be viewed as a middling TE1 moving forward. There is no timetable for Gronkowski's return.

Category: Injury Updates

Breaking Football, Fri, Dec 2nd 6:42am EST

As if losing Tom Brady for the first four games to start the season wasn’t bad enough, although the Pats did go 3-1 in his…

Rotoworld, Mon, Nov 28th 5:53pm EST

Patrick Daugherty breaks down all of Week 12's biggest fantasy developments, including Rob Gronkowski's back injury.

Athlon Sports, Sun, Nov 27th 11:30am EST

Even with three games on Thanksgiving to start Week 12, there are still plenty of players fantasy owners need to pay attention to on the injury report. While some of the big names should be fine to play, some owners are going to have to make some tough decisions when it comes to putting together a lineup. Read the full story on Athlon Sports

Yahoo! Sports, Sat, Nov 19th 8:53am EST

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Athlon Sports, Tue, Nov 15th 2:30pm EST

Week 10 of the fantasy football season has come and gone and the superstars seem to have returned for the most part. With only three weeks before fantasy playoffs owners do NOT want to be panicking right now. There are several players this week who were drafted very highly, and are disappointing fantasy owners in a big way somehow.   Read the full story on Athlon Sports

Yahoo! Sports, Wed, Nov 2nd 8:53pm EDT

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