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Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots (NE)

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Player Information

Full Name

Rob Gronkowski
Jersey #87

Position & Status

TE1, Healthy

Current Team: NE

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Player Details

NFL Experience:

9 Years

Current Height & Weight

6'6", 265 Lbs.

College / University

Arizona

College Draft Year

2010, Round #2, Pick #42

Current Fantasy Points

130 Points

$5,800 Points: 13 Avg / Game
DraftKings Salary & FPPG
FPPG
13 / Game DraftKings Points: 130
10 Games Played
$6,900 Points: 10.1 Avg / Game
FanDuel Salary & FPPG
FPPG
10.1 / Game FanDuel Points: 101
10 Games Played

Offensive & Defensive Snaps

Offensive Snaps Played

663 Snaps

Defensive Snaps Played

2 Snaps

Special Team Snaps Played

1 Snaps

Offensive Team Snaps Played

851 Snaps

Defensive Team Snaps Played

781 Snaps

Special Team's Team Snaps

267 Snaps

Touchdown Statistics

Total Touchdowns

3 Total Touchdowns

Offensive Touchdowns

3 Touchdowns

Defensive Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

TSpecial Team Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Receiving Statistics

Receiving Targets

62

Receptions

43

Receiving Yards

637.00 Yards

Receiving Yards Per Reception

14.80 Yards

Receiving Touchdowns

3 Touchdowns

Receiving Long

42

Fumbles

1

Fumbles Lost

1

Recent Player Scoring

Date Opponent Points Snap % Salary $ Per Point
12-09 Dolphins 27.7 95.1 $4,800 173.3
12-02 Vikings 5.6 98.6 $5,400 964.3
11-25 Jets 14.6 98.6 $5,100 349.3
11-11 Titans 0.0 0 $5,600 0
11-04 Packers 0.0 0 $6,300 0
10-29 Bills 7.3 0 $6,200 849.3
10-14 Chiefs 12.7 98.7 $6,100 480.3
10-04 Colts 13.5 91.3 $6,400 474.1
09-30 Dolphins 8.4 66.7 $7,000 833.3
09-23 Lions 9.1 100 $7,300 802.2
09-16 Jaguars 3.5 95.1 $7,600 2171.4
09-09 Texans 27.3 100 $6,900 252.7

Recent Player News

2 days ago: Rob Gronkowski Ready To Dominate Steelers
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has plenty of positive factors that could lead to a huge fantasy performance in Week 15. Gronk is coming off of his best game of the season and now will go up against a Steelers defense that is allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Pittsburgh has allowed four tight ends to post 70-plus receiving yards against them this season and now must try and slow down a player in Gronkowski who has dominated them in the past. In six career games against the Steelers, Gronk has 39 receptions for 664 yards (17.0 yards per catch) and eight touchdowns. Fantasy owners should start Gronk with confidence.

6 days ago: Rob Gronkowski Has Best Game Since Week 1
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught eight passes for a team-high 107 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots 34-33 shocker of a loss to the Dolphins. Quarterback Tom Brady threaded the needle between three defenders to hit Gronk for only his third touchdown of the season. Gronkowski caught all eight of his targets as he consistently picked up multiple first downs. The tight end was unable to catch Dolphins running back Kenyon Drake on the final, wild play of the game but Gronk is beginning to round into shape just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

11 days ago: Rob Gronkowski Has Beatable Week 14 Matchup
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have a favorable matchup in Week 14 against a Dolphins defense that is allowing the eighth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. They have allowed eight touchdowns to tight ends since Week 6 and just surrendered three in one game to the position against the Colts in Week 12. Gronk is back on the field, which is a positive, but still looks hampered by back and ankle injuries at times. Furthermore, the Patriots seem to be playing it safe with the kinds of routes they are having Gronkowski run. Gronk, however, is far too talented to sit on the bench during the fantasy playoffs and has a strong chance to post 10-plus fantasy points against the Dolphins.

13 days ago: Rob Gronkowski Adds Only 26 Yards To Week 13 Win
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught three passes for 26 yards in the Patriots 24-10 win over the Vikings. Gronk was targeted only four times and the Patriots never tried to unleash him downfield. New England deployed a balanced offensive attack but the team certainly is lacking an element of explosiveness at the moment. Fantasy owners must beware that the Patriots will be cautious with how they use Gronk during games in the final stretch of the season that could stifle his fantasy production.

16 days ago: Rob Gronkowski Back On Injury Report
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was back on the injury report on Thursday with ankle and back issues. Gronk was absent from the injury list on Wednesday and practiced in full but was limited at Thursday's practice. Fantasy owners should breathe easy, however, as this appears to be classic maneuvering of the injury report by the Patriots. Gronkowksi returned to the fold last week and delivered for New England, racking up 56 receiving yards with one touchdown against the Jets. All signs still point to Gronkowski suiting up against a Vikings defense that is allowing the 14th fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. If Gronk is active for Week 13, he should be started in all fantasy lineups.

17 days ago: Rob Gronkowski Off Injury Report
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) practiced in full on Wednesday and was taken off the Week 13 injury report. Gronk returned off the bye in Week 12 to catch three passes for 56 yards and his second touchdown of the season. Against Minnesota this weekend, Gronkowski will remain an elite TE1.

20 days ago: Rob Gronkowski Returns With 34-Yard Touchdown Catch
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to the lineup in Week 12 with three catches for 56 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown catch, in the Patriots win over the Jets. It was Gronk's first game action since October 29 and immediately made his presence known by hauling in a bomb from quarterback Tom Brady in the first quarter for a score. It was clear the Pro Bowl tight end was moving around better than in previous games and has been dealing with back and ankle injuries all season. Health is paramount to Gronk's fantasy value and will be a threat in Week 13 against the Vikings if he has a injury-free week of practice.

22 days ago: Rob Gronkowski Ready To Return Against Jets
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski told reporters that he is 'good to go', heading into this weekend's matchup against the Jets in Week 12. Gronk has missed the past two games and the addition of the bye week gave him the extra rest necessary to return to the lineup. He has been battling ankle and back injuries all season but is the type of red zone weapon that the Patriots have lacked in recent games. The hope is Gronk will jump-start a stagnant New England offense and he deserves a start in most fantasy formats for Week 12.

26 days ago: Rob Gronkowski Expected To Return In Week 12
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is reportedly on track to return to the lineup in Week 12 against the Jets. Gronk has not played since October 29 and has been dealing with ankle and back issues. Quarterback Tom Brady told reporters that his favorite target is "itching to come back" and will go up against a Jets defense that is allowing the fourth fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. The Jets have done a fantastic job of taking away the tight end in the opposition's passing attack this season and are allowing only 24 receiving yards a game to the position. Gronk has only one touchdown catch this season but it is getting to the point in the season where the talented tight end needs to get on the field and begin producing. His status needs to be monitored this week but, if he is active, needs to be in all lineups for Week 12.

1 month ago: Rob Gronkowski Inactive In Week 10
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowksi (ankle, back) will not play in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans. With Gronkowksi out, expect to see the Patriots use wide receivers Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman and running back James White more in the passing game. All three should see a slight fantasy bump.

1 month ago: Rob Gronkowski Makes The Trip To Tennessee
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) will make the trip to Tennessee with the team ahead of their game against the Titans. For his fantasy owners this is a good sign as it means there is a chance Gronkowski suits up on Sunday. However, opinions have been split on whether that will actually happen and Gronkowski is officially listed as questionable. Even if he is active, expect him to be extremely limited and for the Patriots to only use him when they really need to. For this reason, the smart decision is to bench Gronkowski this week, even if he is active Sunday.

1 month ago: Rob Gronkowski Officially Listed As Questionable For Week 10
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski(back) has been officially listed as questionable on the Patriots injury report in Week 10. Gronkowski returned to the practice field this week and the expectation is that he will be active. However, the Patriots are unlikely to use Gronkowski much this week, unless they really need to. Therefore, do not be surprised if Gronkowski sees limited time on the field, even if active in Week 10. As tough as it may be there is a good chance that you have to sit Gronkowski this week against a Titans defense which has not given up many fantasy points to the tight end.

1 month ago: Rob Gronkowski Practicing But Will Be Risky Week 10 Play
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is back on the practice field this week as the team prepares to play the Titans in Week 10. Gronkowski has been nursing an ankle injury and simply has not looked like himself this season. He will go up against a Titans defense that has allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Outside of Zach Ertz putting up 112 yards against them in Week 4, the Titans have allowed only 105 receiving yards to all other tight ends and have not allowed a single receiving touchdown. Even if Gronk is active, it may be wise to stash him on the fantasy bench in a tough Week 10 matchup.

1 month ago: Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel Limited Wednesday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) and rookie running back Sony Michel (knee) were both limited in practice on Wednesday. Gronkowski hasn't found the end zone or gone over 100 yards since the season opener and injuries continue to be an issue, as he's missed two of the last three games. Owners are starting to worry that his poor production might be the result of his ailments. If he returns in Week 10 against the Titans, though, he should be in all starting lineups. Michel has missed the last two games with a sprained MCL but appears on track to return this Sunday. If he does, he'll be in play as a nice RB2. His return will hurt James White's ceiling as an RB1, but White remains a must-start regardless, especially in PPR leagues.

1 month ago: Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel Inactive
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) and rookie running back Sony Michel (knee) are both inactive for Sunday night against the Packers. Gronk has now missed two of the last three games and continues to battle injuries. He hasn't gone over 100 yards or scored a touchdown since the season opener. With Jacob Hollister also out, Dwayne Allen should be the team's main pass-catching tight end, but he's unlikely to be very involved. Michel is dealing with an MCL sprain but has a shot to return in Week 10. In his absence, James White will remain a strong RB1. Cordarrelle Patterson and Kenjon Barner could fight for scraps behind White against Green Bay.

1 month ago: Concern Surrounding Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel
The New England Patriots will test tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) and rookie running back Sony Michel (knee) in pre-game workouts Sunday night, but there is concern about whether they will be able to play against the Packers, according to sources. Both players are listed as questionable on the injury report. Gronk missed Week 7 but returned on Monday night, although he looked hobbled and probably has been for most of the season, as he hasn't gone over 100 yards or scored since Week 1. Both he and Michel are shaping up to be very risky fantasy options this weekend with their game being Sunday night. Going in another direction might be your best move. Dwayne Allen would be the beneficiary at tight end if Gronk is inactive, but he's not a fantasy option. James White will be in play as an RB1 either way, while Cordarrelle Patterson and Kenjon Barner will mix in behind him if Michel misses another game.

1 month ago: Rob Gronkowski Expected To Practice Friday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) is expected to return to practice on Friday after sitting out on Thursday. It's unclear if his missed practice on Thursday was a setback or if the team was just resting him. Either way, a return to practice Friday bodes well for his chances of playing on Sunday night in a showdown against the Packers. We expect Gronk to play. He's been a disappointment to fantasy owners ever since the season opener and faces a Green Bay team that has defended tight ends well this year. But Gronkowski remains a top-three fantasy tight end capable of a huge game every time he steps on the field.

1 month ago: Rob Gronkowski Missing Practice Thursday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) is not practicing on Thursday. Gronk was limited on Wednesday, so this could be a sign that he's not completely over his back spasms that kept him sidelined in Week 8. While we still think Gronkowski will play in Week 9 against the Packers, it's something worth watching. He has six total catches in his last two games and hasn't gone over 100 yards or found the end zone since the season opener. Regardless, Gronk is a must-start whenever he's active.

1 month ago: Rob Gronkowski Has Tough Matchup Against Packers
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is struggling with a back injury and it has showed in his play recently heading into Week 9. Gronk has only one touchdown this season and will go up against a Packers defense that is allowing the fifth fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Green Bay has not allowed a touchdown yet to the position and only one tight end has caught more than four passes against them this season. Gronkowski is not your average tight end but it is still unclear how much the ankle injury is hampering his play. Gronk needs to be started in all lineups for Week 9 but expectations need to be tempered.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Registers Only 43 Yards Against Bills
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught only three passes for 43 yards in the Patriots Week 8 win over the Bills. Gronk was targeted eight times but quarterback Tom Brady was unable to connect on with one of his favorite targets. Gronkowski is an elite tight end but has battled an ankle injury in recent weeks and the team is cautious with how they expose him in the passing game. The fact he was on the field playing is a positive sign but fantasy owners may want to sell high in the trade market for a player with a marquee name but doesn't look like his normal self right now. Conversely, acquiring him is a risk as the Patriots attempt to keep their best passing weapon healthy for the long haul.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski, Josh Gordon Active Monday Night
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) and wide receiver Josh Gordon (hamstring) are both active on Monday night against the Bills. Gronk sat out with back spasms last week but is good to go and will be an elite fantasy tight end to wrap up Week 8. While Gordon's hamstring issues are nothing to worry about, he will apparently sit out up to a full quarter as punishment for tardiness to meetings last week. He remains a WR3 with a growing role in the offense, but this news will lower his ceiling against Buffalo. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee) is inactive, which will slightly boost the outlook for Bills running back LeSean McCoy.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Expected To Play Monday Night
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back), who is questionable for Monday night, is expected to play against the Bills, according to a source. Gronk sat out in Week 7 but should be good to go with a little extra time to heal this week. Even at possibly less than 100 percent, Gronkowski is a top-three fantasy tight end in his return to the field. His presence is a boost to quarterback Tom Brady but also hurts the fantasy ceilings of receivers Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Chris Hogan.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski, Josh Gordon Listed As Questionable
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) and wide receiver Josh Gordon (hamstring) were both limited in practice all week and are questionable for Monday night against the Bills. Gronk sat out in Week 7 but practiced all week and is fully expected to return to a great matchup. Consider him a top-three fantasy tight end. Gordon hasn't had a full practice since joining the Patriots but hasn't missed a game. His role continues to grow in this offense, giving him WR2 upside in a great matchup. Start Gordon.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Back At Practice Thursday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) was back at practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. Gronk's back spasms that kept him out of Week 7 were never believed to be a long-term issue, so he should be fine to play against the Bills on Monday with an extra day of rest. If he's active, he'll be a top-three fantasy tight end. His return would limit the fantasy ceilings of receivers Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Chris Hogan, however.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel Not Practicing
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) and rookie running back Sony Michel (knee) are not practicing on Wednesday. Gronk missed Week 7, but his back injury isn't believed to be serious and he has a good chance of returning on Monday night against the Bills. It'll ease his owners' minds, though, if he gets in some practice this week. Michel is dealing with a sprained MCL and could miss multiple weeks, giving James White legitimate RB1 upside for however long he's out.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Should Be Able To Play In Week 8
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) dealt with painful back spasms last Friday, which ultimately kept him out of Week 7 against the Bears. He spent a considerable amount of time alleviating his issues over the weekend, and a team source thinks it's a short-term thing. Gronk should be able to play next Monday night against the Bills, but given his injury history, this is worth monitoring. Dwayne Allen stepped in for Gronk but didn't see a single target in the win. Gronkowski could be questionable again, which will make him pretty risky with the game being on Monday. If he plays, he'll be a top-three fantasy tight end.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Ruled Out
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back, ankle) was officially ruled out for Week 7 against the Bears. The good news is that Gronk is expected to return in Week 8 for the Monday night game against the Bills. Make sure to remove Gronkowski from your starting lineups this Sunday. With Jacob Hollister also out, Dwayne Allen will be the main pass-catching tight end, but he won't be much of a fantasy option. Receivers Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Josh Gordon will all receive a boost in targets, while running back James White should also be more involved in the passing game.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Not Expected To Play
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/ankle) didn't make the trip to Chicago and isn't expected to play on Sunday against the Bears. Though injuries of this magnitude are always a concern, the team doesn't expect his absence to be long-term with his return potentially coming in Week 8 against the Bills for Monday Night Football. It will be next man up in New England with Gronk's targets being distributed among the likes of wide receivers Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, and running back James White.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Unlikely To Play Against Bears
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) is "highly unlikely" to play in Week 7 against the Bears after not traveling with the team to Chicago, according to a source. Players that don't travel with the team pretty much never play, so this is big news. Gronk owners need to find a replacement from a very poor lot of tight ends that are available on the waiver wire. With Gronk not expected to play, receivers Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Josh Gordon should see more work, as well as running back James White. Dwayne Allen should be the team's top pass-catching tight end if Gronkowski is out, but he'd only be a desperation TE2.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Should Find End Zone Against Bears
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski heads into Week 7 with 26 receptions for 405 yards but only one touchdown on the season. Gronk has come down with some huge catches this season but the Patriots have been judicious with how he has been deployed at times. The Patriots top red zone target should see plenty of targets on Sunday against a Bears defense that has allowed three touchdowns to opposing tight ends over their past three games. Chicago is allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing tight ends and Gronk could be featured more than in past games. Gronkowski will be a top-5 choice among tight ends in fantasy for Week 7.

2 months ago: Four Patriots Playmakers Are Questionable
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle), rookie running back Sony Michel (knee) and wide receivers Josh Gordon (hamstring) and Chris Hogan (thigh) were all limited in practice on Friday and are questionable for Week 6 against the Chiefs on Sunday night. Hogan is really the only player in doubt, but even he should be fine to suit up. Gronk is a top-three tight end in an excellent matchup against a weak KC pass defense. Michel has RB1 upside as the main runner in this backfield. Gordon has seen his snaps limited in his first few games with New England, so he remains more of a boom/bust WR3. Hogan just hasn't gotten going this year, and it'll be tough to do so with so many mouths to feed in this offense. He's a shaky WR4/flex play, but the opportunity is there for a big game if he plays.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel, Chris Hogan, Josh Gordon Limited
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle), rookie running back Sony Michel (knee) and wide receivers Chris Hogan (thigh) and Josh Gordon (hamstring) were all limited in practice on Wednesday. All four should be fine to suit up on Sunday night in a showdown against the Chiefs. Against a KC pass defense that has struggled for most of the season, this game has plenty of shootout potential. Gronk remains an elite TE1, while Michel has RB1 upside as the main back next to James White. Hogan has been an extreme disappointment with only 11 catches on 19 targets for 143 yards in five games this year, although he does have two touchdowns. If there was a game for him to break out, this would be it, although Julian Edelman's presence lowers his ceiling for the rest of the year. Gordon has played in two straight games but still has a somewhat limited role despite scoring his first TD on a jump ball last Thursday. Gordon is a boom/bust WR3.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Should Produce Against Kansas City
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will go up against a Chiefs defense that is allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. The stats are a bit deceiving after the Steelers Jessie James tore through the Chiefs for 138 yards and one touchdown but tight ends have enjoyed success overall against Kansas City. Gronkowski has been quiet in the red zone this season but has 23 receptions for 308 yards. Gronk is a must-start in what is shaping up to be a shootout in Week 6.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Adds 75 Yards Against Colts
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught six passes for 75 yards in the Patriots 38-24 win over the Colts. Gronk was targeted seven times in the game as quarterback Tom Brady picked his spots to hit the tight end for some big-time first downs. It is still early in the season but the Pro Bowl tight end appears to lacking the powerful quickness of years past. But he is still is a highly productive player and can produce in fantasy without having to score a touchdown. Gronk will continue to be a TE1 heading into the Patriots matchup against the Chiefs in Week 6.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski, Josh Gordon Playing Thursday Night
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) and wide receiver Josh Gordon (hamstring) are both active on Thursday night against the Colts. Gronk's ankle injury was never deemed serious, but he'll likely be at less than 100 percent against Indy. As long as he's on the field, he's a must-start for fantasy owners. Gordon made his team debut last weekend with two catches on two targets for 32 yards. While his role should increase each week, the return of Julian Edelman also clouds his ceiling on a short week. Gordon remains a risky WR4/flex.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Expected To Play
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Thursday night against the Colts, is expected to play, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "What I've been told all along here is they want to be cautious with him," NFL Network's Michael Girardi reported Thursday on Good Morning Football. "Obviously, he's a very important player. You're looking at a stretch now after Indianapolis in which they have 10 days off before they have to get ready for Kansas City." With receivers Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon also expected to play, they should be able to help free up some open lanes for Gronk. As long as Gronk is active Thursday night, he's a must-start for fantasy owners.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski, Josh Gordon Questionable
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) and wide receiver Josh Gordon (hamstring) were both limited in practice on Wednesday and are questionable for Thursday night against the Colts. Gronkowski's injury is believed to be minor, but New England could hold him out as a precaution. He could come down to a game-time decision. Gronk's fantasy owners should be starting him if he's active. If he's out Thursday, Dwayne Allen would be the main tight end, but he wouldn't be a realistic starting option for fantasy players. Gordon made his debut with the team last week and should continue to see his role grow, although the return of Julian Edelman could impact his production. Gordon remains a boom-or-bust WR3 if he plays.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Misses Practice Tuesday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was not spotted during Tuesday's walkthrough practice. Gronk is looking highly questionable for Thursday night against the Colts, even though his ankle injury isn't believed to be very serious. He's always a must-start if he's active, but Gronk owners should be making other plans just in case he's inactive. Dwayne Allen would see a bigger role if Gronkowski sits out, but he still wouldn't be very attractive as a fantasy option. The return of receiver Julian Edelman is coming at a great time.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Doesn't Practice Monday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) did not practice on Monday. Gronk's injury wasn't deemed serious, but he could be up against the clock in order to play on a short week this Thursday against the Colts. Expect him to be questionable and possibly a game-time decision. Have other plans in place in case you own him. Dwayne Allen would likely be the starter if Gronkowski is inactive, but he wouldn't be a great streamer. Jacob Hollister (chest), who was limited Monday, would also likely see an increased role if he's active and Gronk isn't. The return of wide receiver Julian Edelman couldn't come at a better time for the Pats.

2 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Expected To Be Questionable
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's (ankle) injury that caused him to leave the game early in Week 4 isn't considered serious, according to a source. However, on a short week against the Colts in Week 5 this Thursday, he's expected to be questionable to play. Gronk provided his owners with four catches on seven targets for 44 yards in the win over the Dolphins. He hasn't scored since Week 1, though, and his owners need to make alternate plans just in case Gronk is rested this week. The return of wide receiver Julian Edelman would be a boost if Gronk is unable to play. If Gronkowski plays, he's always a must-start.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Leaves Game With Ankle Injury
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four passes for 44 yards but left the game with an ankle injury in the Patriots 38-7 win over the Dolphins. Gronk was immediately pulled from the game and the extent of the injury is unknown right now. The Patriots are always cautious with their Pro Bowl tight end so expect Gronkowski to be questionable to play on a short week this Thursday in Week 5.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Hopes To Jump Start Patriots Offense
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will look to kick start a struggling Patriots offense when the team takes on the undefeated Dolphins in Week 4. After a fantastic Week 1, Gronk has totaled only six catches for 66 yards over his last two games. He will go up against a Dolphins defense that has given up the 15th fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends in the first month of the season. Miami has not allowed a touchdown to the tight end position but look for the Patriots to target Gronkowski constantly if they make it into the red zone. The Patriots offense isn't clicking just yet but Gronk is too talented to send to the fantasy bench right now heading into Week 4's action.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski, Josh Gordon Limited Wednesday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) and wide receiver Josh Gordon (hamstring) were both limited in practice on Wednesday. Both players should have a good chance of suiting up this weekend against the Dolphins. Despite being held in check each of the last two weeks, Gronk is always a must-start as an elite tight end option if he's playing. Gordon's hamstring injury isn't serious, but the team is trying to get him up to speed on the playbook after trading for him last week. If he makes his team debut, he'll be a boom-or-bust WR3.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Held In Check By Lions Defense
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four passes for 51 yards in the Patriots 26-10 loss to the Lions. Gronk was double-teamed most of the game and the Patriots struggled moving the football the entire game. On a night when quarterback Tom Brady passed for only 133 yards, Gronkowski led the team with only five targets. The Patriots offense is struggling right now and teams will continue to swarm Gronkowski in coverage until receivers Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon get on the field.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski, Sony Michel Not On Injury Report
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) and rookie running back Sony Michel (knee) both practiced in full and are not on the final injury report for Week 3 against the Lions on Sunday night. Gronk and Michel are totally fine and will be active for what could be a blowup game for the Patriots offense. Expect Gronkowski to bounce back in a big way from his two-reception clunker last week. He's the No. 1 fantasy tight end on the board this week. Michel is now healthy, but his role still remains cloudy behind Rex Burkhead and James White.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski's Ankle Injury Is Not Serious
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's (ankle) injury isn't serious, and he told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport on Friday that he was limited in practice on Thursday because he wanted to take it easy. He shouldn't be limited at all for Week 3 against the Lions on Sunday night. Look for Gronk to bounce back in a big way as a TE1 after catching just two passes for 15 yards in the loss to the Jaguars.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Added To Injury Report
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was limited in practice on Thursday as an addition to the Week 3 injury report against the Lions. Gronk should be fine to play on Sunday night against the Lions and should remain as the top fantasy tight end in play this weekend. Start him with confidence.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Ready To Bounce Back Against Detroit
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will once again rank as a TE1 when the Patriots take on the Lions Sunday night. The Lions defense has struggled thus far this season and Gronkowski will be happy to face any defense that isn't the Jaguars. Gronk was held to only two catches for 15 yards against Jacksonville in Week 2 but should have a better time against a vulnerable Lions secondary. The Patriots are very cautious with their usage of Gronkowski so he may get pulled if New England builds a big lead. But he is a strong candidate to find the end zone and should be active in all formats for Week 3.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Rumbles To 27th Career 100-Yard Game
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught seven passes for 123 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots 27-20 win over the Texans. Gronkowski was hit up constantly down field for huge gains, inlcuding a 21-yard score for his first touchdown of the season. Gronk now has 27 games of 100 yards or more in a game, which is second all-time behind Tony Gonzalez. Gronkowski, if healthy, should lead the Patriots in targets each week in 2018.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Resisted Potential Trade
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski resisted a potential trade during the offseason when he was away from the team and considering retirement, according to sources. He told the Patriots that he would rather retire than play for another team. The two sides agreed on a reworked deal with incentives to keep him happy as well. The Patriots consider Gronk year-to-year at this point, so there's no guarantee he'll play beyond the 2018 season. Although injury-prone, he remains the best fantasy tight end out there.

3 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Has Great Opening Matchup Against Texans
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have an excellent Week 1 matchup against the Texans to begin the season. 'Gronk' caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns in 2017 and will go up against a Texans defense that gave up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends last season. Gronkowski himself added to those vulnerable defensive numbers for Houston by catching eight passes for 89 yards and one touchdown in Week 3. The Patriots will be without wide receiver Julian Edelman for the first four games this season, making Gronkowski and Chris Hogan top targets for quarterback Tom Brady. Gronkowski is a strong bet to put up an excellent fantasy stat-line right out of the gate.

4 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Restructures Deal
The New England Patriots restructured tight end Rob Gronkowski's deal on Thursday to add $4.3 million. He'll receive $1 million in per-game bonuses and $3.3 million in incentives that will boost the maximum value of his deal to $13.050 million. It seemed like only a matter of time that this would happen. The elite tight end briefly considered retirement after the Super Bowl loss but wisely chose to stick around for at least another year with quarterback Tom Brady still in town. Gronk is an injury risk, but he's still the best fantasy tight end when he's on the field.

5 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Not Close To Reworked Contract
"Nothing is imminent" in regards to a new contract for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. He is set to earn $8 million in 2018, but the Patriots gave him a $5.5 million incentive package last year, which he earned. He considered retirement after losing the Super Bowl, but he's back for at least another season and should remain the first tight end off the board as long as quarterback Tom Brady is still throwing him passes. Gronk has been the top-scoring fantasy tight end for three of the last four seasons, even while missing games here and there due to injuries.

5 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Will Not Hold Out
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not hold out in training camp as he seeks resolution to his contract. He's expected to report to training camp on July 25, according to a source. Gronk contemplated retirement after losing the Super Bowl, but he'll be back for at least one more season. Injuries make him a risk, but with Tom Brady still at quarterback, Gronkowski is an elite fantasy tight end, albeit with considerable risk, too.

6 months ago: Patriots Explored Rob Gronkowski Trade Before Draft
The New England Patriots explored a trade of tight end Rob Gronkowski three days before the draft, according to a league source. However, that was before the Patriots were certain that Gronk intended to come back for another season. It's interesting to ponder where Gronkowski might've landed, but it's a non-story now. The elite tight end is taking part in minicamp and will be a high-end fantasy tight end once again in 2018.

6 months ago: New Rob Gronkowski Deal Is Likely
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is "likely" to receive a new contract, but "nothing is imminent," according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The biggest challenge is for the team to determine if he'll receive another incentive-laden raise or if he'll have a guaranteed increase in his base salary. A trade of Gronkowski is not out of the question, either, but it seems unlikely. Gronk is a high-risk, high-reward TE1 for fantasy owners.

6 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Denies Trade Rumors
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski denied rumors that the team was close to trading him on Friday. He said the rumors were "fake news." Gronk showed up for mandatory minicamp this week but is undecided on whether he will attend voluntary organized team activities next week. The big tight end considered retirement in the offseason but has decided to come back for at least another year. He isn't happy with his current contract, though, and both sides could get something hammered out before training camp. Gronkowski is a high-risk, high-reward elite TE1 as long as quarterback Tom Brady is still throwing him passes.

6 months ago: No Truth To Rob Gronkowski Trade Rumors
There is "zero truth" to rumors of an imminent trade of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, according to sources. We'd be shocked if Gronk was dealt, even though he and the club haven't been on the same page as far as his contract. The 29-year-old is often banged up and reportedly considered retirement this offseason, but he's returning for another season and remains an elite TE1 when he's healthy. He should see even more targets to open the year with wide receiver Julian Edelman facing a four-game ban.

6 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Will Attend Minicamp
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been absent for voluntary workouts, confirmed that he will be a full go for mandatory minicamp this week. "We've got mandatory minicamp this week. So I'll be there this week. I'll be full go. I'm looking forward to it. Can't wait to get back to work. I'm excited," Gronkowski told reporters. There was speculation that Gronk might retire this offseason, but he's returning for at least one more season. His vast injury history is a concern, however, making him a high-risk, high-reward elite TE1 selection.

7 months ago: Pats Working On Restructuring Rob Gronkowski
The New England Patriots are currently working on restructuring tight end Rob Gronkowski's deal. If the deal includes incentives like last year, the deal can't be completed until May 24. Gronk seriously considered retirement this offseason but plans to return for at least one more season. He's a big injury risk in the early rounds, but when he's on the field, he's still the top fantasy tight end, especially with quarterback Tom Brady still throwing him passes.

7 months ago: Patriots Working On Tweaking Rob Gronkowski's Deal
After a recent meeting between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and tight end Rob Gronkowski and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, the two sides are working on tweaking Gronkowski's deal to assuage the situation, according to sources. It'll likely help ease tension on both sides after Gronk considered retirement this offseason. He'll be back for at least one more year, and although he's a big injury risk, Gronkowski remains among the elite fantasy tight ends when he's on the field.

8 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Says He's Returning
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he will return for the 2018 season after contemplating retirement. "I met with coach [Bill Belichick] today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats," Gronkowski wrote on his Instagram account. "I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great." Because he's dealt with a number of serious injuries in his career, the soon-to-be 29-year-old was considering hanging up his cleats. Gronk will return, but he'll sit out of offseason workouts in order to rest his body. He's extremely injury-prone, which makes him a high-risk, high-reward fantasy tight end. When he's healthy and producing, he's an elite option at the position.

8 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Won't Take Part In Offseason Workouts
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he will not take part in the team's voluntary offseason workouts. Gronk has been openly considering retirement this offseason, but he's fully expected to return and play at least one more season. However, he won't take part in offseason workouts. It's not a huge deal, and the oft-injured Gronkowski is likely just giving his body some extra time to rest before potentially playing his final NFL season. When healthy, Gronk remains an elite fantasy tight end, but he's a high-risk, high-reward pick early in drafts.

8 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Looking Leaner
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is down to 260 pounds after typically playing at 265 pounds, and he's been working out at TB12, continuing his mission with trainer Alex Guerrero after his multitude of injuries in recent seasons. However, head coach Bill Belichick openly chastised Gronk for being a TB12 client, according to a source. It may have been the head coach's way of trying to keep other players from jumping ship on the team's training staff. Gronkowski only missed two games in 2017 (one due to suspension) and had 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns, so he remains an elite top-tier fantasy tight end as long as he's healthy. There appears to be some tension between Gronk and Belichick, but we'd expect that to blow over as the season approaches. Gronkowski should once again be one of the first tight ends off the board early in fantasy drafts as long as quarterback Tom Brady is throwing to him.

9 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Likely To Return
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has expressed that he is likely to continue his career in 2018 rather than retire at 28 years old, according to sources close to him. However, sources say he still hasn't made his decision, but he is "pretty certain" that he will come back as long as quarterback Tom Brady remains with the organization. There are also lingering frustrations between Gronk and head coach Bill Belichick, according to sources close to each side. Gronkowski was physically and mentally fatigued from the high-strung culture with the organization after the 2017 season. Belichick has expressed frustration over Gronkowski and has questioned whether the tight end is "all-in." We'd expect Gronkowski to be back for at least another season, but the frustration on both sides is worth watching. If he's back in 2018, Gronk will remain a high-risk, high-reward elite fantasy tight end.

9 months ago: Rob Gronkowski A Trade Candidate?
The longer New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski goes without officially committing to play in 2018, the greater chances the Patriots will consider trading him, according to a "Bill Belichick-friendly source." We'd be surprised if Gronk calls it quits before the 2018 season, but he's certainly considering hanging them up in the near future after the beating his body continually takes year in and year out. It's also highly unlikely that New England trades the All-Pro tight end, but it's something to watch in the offseason. Gronkowski will remain a high-risk, high-reward elite fantasy tight end if he's playing in 2018.

10 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Still Considering Retirement
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has yet to rule out retirement, according to MMQB's Peter King. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Gronkowski is expected to return, a report which seemed to elicit a "#clueless" tweet out of the tight end. King reports Gronk has yet to decide and is in "no hurry" to make the final call. It would be surprising if Gronkowski is not spiking footballs in 2018, but it cannot be taken for granted.

10 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Expected To Return
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to return in 2018 after contemplating retirement after the team's Super Bowl loss to the Eagles, according to sources. Gronk was contemplating opportunities in the entertainment industry. Constantly dealing with nagging injuries, Gronkowski still remains one of the most dynamic and productive tight ends in the NFL when he's on the field, and he'll once again be one of the top tight ends off the board for fantasy owners as long as quarterback Tom Brady is throwing him the ball.

10 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Will Continue To Contemplate Retirement
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to continue to consider retirement. "Weeks before [the AFC Championship game,] Gronkowski was telling people around him the toll on his body was making him lean toward the potential that this was his last season," ESPN's Jeff Darlington reported on SportsCenter last week. "This is a very serious thing for Gronkowski at this point. He will certainly continue to contemplate retirement." Gronk also suffered a concussion in 2017, adding to the physical toll that has been put on his body in recent seasons. When healthy, Gronkowski is still one of the best tight ends in the game, but injuries have hampered him throughout his career, and he may be tired of fighting through injuries. If he doesn't come back in 2018, it'll be a big downgrade to quarterback Tom Brady's weaponry on offense.

10 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Really May Retire
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski opened up the door to retirement after the Super Bowl, and MMQB's Albert Breer believes "Rob Gronkowski's rumblings about retirement are real." According to Breer, Gronk has "been responsible with his finances," so walking away early is not as big of a financial concern as it might be for other players. Gronkowski is also a veritable star who reportedly is looking into an acting career once his playing days are finished. We still think it is likely Gronkowski returns in 2018, but considering the beating he takes each season and the options available to him, it is not surprising he is at least thinking about walking away.

10 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Non-Committal On Future
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was noncommittal on his playing future following the Patriots' Super Bowl loss to the Eagles. Gronkowski said he is "definitely going to look at my future," and plans to rest for a few weeks before deciding whether to play in 2018. Gronk turns 29 in March. Although he suffered a concussion in the playoffs, this was one of Gronkowski's healthiest seasons, missing just one game to injury (and another to suspension). Gronkowski has too much good football left and too much money to earn to retire early.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski, Mike Gillislee Not On Injury Report
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) and running back Mike Gillislee (knee) have been removed from the final injury report for the Super Bowl against the Eagles. Gronk's status was never really in question since he had almost two weeks to clear the concussion protocol. He'll be on the field against Philly and could be the X-factor as one of quarterback Tom Brady's most trusted weapons. Gillislee looks to be healthy but will likely be a healthy scratch behind Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead and James White.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Cleared From Concussion Protocol
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was cleared from the concussion protocol, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Yesterday, Gronkowski confirmed that he would play in the Super Bowl, so today's clearance was a formality. Gronkowski had been practicing since Saturday, but is now good to go. He  has averaged 47 yards with a touchdown in two Super Bowl appearances.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Presents Matchup Nightmare For Eagles
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be the Eagles toughest defensive assignment for this Sunday's Super Bowl. The Eagles allowed the 14th fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends during the regular season but they have rarely faced the caliber of tight end that is 'Gronk' this season. Philadelphia was burned on the opening drive by the Vikings Kyle Rudolph for a score in the NFC Championship game and the Chiefs Travis Kelce caught eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown against them in Week 2 of the regular season. Now that Gronkowski is expected to play he becomes the opposition's most pressing concern in the passing game. The Patriots could utilize him conservatively in the first half but all bets are off if the game stays close in the latter stages of the game. Gronkowski is a must-play in fantasy for this Sunday.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Will Play In Super Bowl
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) confirmed that he will play in the Super Bowl against the Eagles, and he said he'll be out of the concussion protocol "hopefully by tomorrow." Gronk has had nearly two weeks to clear the concussion protocol, so it'd be an absolute shock if he didn't before this Sunday. When on the field, Gronkowski is the toughest tight end in the league to cover, and he'll give Philly's defense fits as they try to slow him down.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Confirms That He Will Play In Super Bowl
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) confirmed he will play in the Super Bowl. Gronkowski has been practicing since Saturday, but remains in the concussion protocol. He was officialy listed as limited on Wednesday. Gronkowski has averaged 47 yards with a touchdown in two Super Bowl appearances.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Working In Full At Practice
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) has been doing "full tilt" in practice, and is fully expected to be cleared for Super Bowl LII, according to the Boston Herald. Reporter Jeff Howe considers Gronk's clearance a matter of when, not if. The Patriots could string things out this week, but Gronkowski is going to be out there against the Eagles.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Still In Concussion Protocol
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is still in the concussion protocol, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gronkowski has yet to be cleared, but he did practice on Saturday and Sunday, suggesting he is getting close. It would be a shock if he is not ready to go for the Super Bowl.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Practices On Sunday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) practiced again on Sunday. He has not been cleared for full contact yet but still has a week to make it through the concussion protocol. That should be more than enough time. Already among the greatest tight ends of all-time, Gronk can add to his legacy by winning a third Super Bowl next week in Minnesota.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Returns To Practice
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) returned to practice on Saturday. This is encouraging news and puts Gronk on track to play in the Super Bowl. He has not cleared concussion protocol yet however and until then it is no guarantee he suits up.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Misses Walkthrough
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) missed the Patriots' Friday walkthrough. A source did tell the Boston Herald that the Patriots remain "optimistic" Gronkowski will play in Super Bowl 52, but he has not received medical clearance yet. The Patriots will hold a practice on Saturday, then fly to Minneapolis, then practice all next week. Barring setbacks, we would guess Gronkowski resumes practicing with the team by no later than next Wednesday.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Likely To Be Cleared For Super Bowl
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) will likely be active for Super Bowl LII, as ESPN's Dianna Russini reports that the "overall feel" is that Gronkowski will be ok. Gronk has yet to be cleared to practice, but we remain 10 days away from the big game. It would frankly be stunning were Gronk to sit.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Does Not Practice
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) did not practice Thursday. It is not a surprise the Patriots are taking it slow, but it is at least mildly concerning Gronkowski has not reached the point in the protocol where he can participate in practice. Still, it would be a shock if he is not ready to go for the Super Bowl.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Not Ready To Practice
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) wouldn't have practiced if the team had worked out on Wednesday. The Patriots are taking it slow with Gronk after he took a hit to the helmet late in the second quarter of the AFC title game against the Jaguars and didn't return. Gronkowski has more than 10 days to get fully healthy and clear the concussion protocol before the Super Bowl against the Eagles. We're guessing he'll pass the protocol and be ready to go.

11 months ago: Patriots Optimistic Rob Gronkowski Will Be Ready For Super Bowl
The New England Patriots are optimistic that tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) will be cleared to play in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 against the Eagles, according to a source. Gronk suffered his second career concussion in the second quarter of the AFC title game against the Jaguars and didn't return to the game. Gronkowski had just one catch for 21 yards on three targets before his injury, so he was a disappointment for his fantasy owners. However, with two weeks to heal up and pass the concussion protocol, he should be able to play in the Super Bowl, where he'll be a strong play.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Officially Out Of AFC Championship
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) left Sunday's AFC Championship Game and is now officially done for the game. Gronkowski was hit by Jaguars' safety Barry Church late in the first half and was removed from the game to be put in concussion protocol. He had one catch for 21 yards in the first half against Jacksonville, a disappointment for DFS players that paid heavily for the top TE.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Leaves AFC Championship Game
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (concussion) left Sunday's AFC Championship Game. Gronkowski was hit by Jaguars' safety Barry Church late in the first half and was removed from the game to be put in concussion protocol. It is unknown if Gronkowski will return to the game. He had one catch for 21 yards in the first half against Jacksonville.

11 months ago: Jalen Ramsey Could Match Up Against Rob Gronkowski
Jacksonville Jaguars shutdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey could be matched up quite often with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the AFC title game with safety Tashaun Gipson (foot) questionable to play. "I'll do whatever is best for the team to help us get a win," Ramsey told WJXL-FM in Jacksonville, per Hays Carlyon of gridironnow.com. "Whether it's guarding anybody. It doesn't matter." However, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone gave no indication that Ramsey would cover Gronk. It depends on how Jacksonville wants to play things, but either way, Gronkowski will be by far the top fantasy tight end play in Championship Weekend.

11 months ago: Start Rob Gronkowski With Confidence
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will go up against an elite Jaguars defense this Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. Gronkowski caught six passes for 81 yards and one touchdown last week against the Titans and is the healthiest he has ever been this late in the season. The Jaguars defense has been tough on offenses all season, allowing the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. They have not allowed one 100-yard receiving game to the position and only five touchdowns all season. But the 'Gronk' experience is a totally different beast. Look for the Patriots to target Gronkowski early and often making him a top fantasy option, at any position, for Championship Sunday.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Registers 81 Yards, One Touchdown
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was unleashed, catching six passes for 81 yards and one touchdown as the Patriots advanced to the AFC title game. All season the Patriots had been making it a point to try and avoid throwing to 'Gronk' over the middle in an effort to protect him from injury. That is out the window in the playoffs and Gronkowski was all over the field making plays. He presents an X-factor few teams can match, especially on a 4-yard jump-ball touchdown catch. Gronkowski will be an excellent start regardless of who he plays next week.

11 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Is A Fantasy Must-Start
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be a top fantasy option this weekend when the Patriots host the Titans. Gronkowski is as healthy as he has been heading into the playoffs in years and finished the season with 69 catches, 1,084 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. He will go up against a Titans defense that has not allowed a 100-yard game to a single tight end all season but not many players are like 'Gronk'. The Patriots have tried to protect him all season long but the shackles will be off in the playoffs. Gronkowski is completely capable of a huge game and will be the top tight end option in fantasy for the second round of the playoffs.

12 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Not Practicing Thursday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (illness) sat out of practice Thursday. Gronk should be fine to play in Week 17 against the Jets in a game in which the Patriots need to win in order to secure home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. That means he will play, but he runs the risk of being taken out early if the game is wrapped up. For what it's worth, Gronkowski had six catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns against Gang Green earlier this year. If you own Gronk, you're starting him in Week 17.

12 months ago: Patriots Should Protect Rob Gronkowski In Week 17
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is healthy heading into the final week of the season for the first time in several seasons. The Patriots hope to keep it that way when they take on a Jets defense that has allowed the eighth most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Gronkowski has 69 catches this season for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns, giving him four 1,000-yard seasons in his career. Gronk caught six passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns against the Jets in Week 6 but could see limited playing time in the second half of the game. Expect Gronkowski to see plenty of opportunities in the first half and then take a seat in preparation for the playoffs.

12 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Remains TE1 Against Bills
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have plenty of enemies across the field when he takes on the Bills in Week 16. His late cheap shot on the Bills' Tre'Davious White ruffled plenty of feathers and got Gronk suspended for one game in Week 13. The Patriots will have to protect their All-Pro tight end from retribution, but he needs to be in all fantasy lineups for Week 16. Gronkowski dominated the Bills with nine catches for 147 yards in Week 13 and now has 18 catches for 315 yards over his last two games played. Gronkowski has seven touchdown catches this season and is a strong bet to add to that total against Buffalo.

12 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Rumbles Over Steelers For 168 Yards And One Touchdown
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught nine passes for 168 yards as the Patriots narrowly beat the Steelers 27-24. It was the Rob Gronkowksi show in the second half as the Patriots came back from eight points down thanks to Tom Brady repeatedly hitting the tight end for huge chunk plays. 'Gronk' was unstoppable the entire game and performances like this remind fantasy owners of his elite value. Gronkowski goes over 1,000 receiving yards for the fourth time in his career and will be a must-start in Week 16.

12 months ago: Rob Gronkowski Could Defy The Numbers In Week 15
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be licking his chops one week after serving a one-game suspension. He and the Patriots will take on a Steelers defense that has allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. It is a tough matchup to go up against a defense that has allowed eight or fewer fantasy points to 11 different tight ends this season, but Gronk is no ordinary tight end and the Steelers have looked vulnerable in the middle of the field after the injury to linebacker Ryan Shazier the past two games. The Patriots will look to exploit this part of the field, which could put Gronkowski in line for a highly active game. Gronk is too good to sit on the fantasy bench in Week 15.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski's Suspension Upheld
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's one-game suspension was upheld Tuesday after he filed an appeal. He violated the NFL's rules on unnecessary roughness in Week 13 and will miss Week 14 against the Dolphins on Monday night. It's a rough break for anyone in the first round of the fantasy playoffs, as those owners will need to make due without the elite TE1. In his absence, Dwayne Allen and rookie Jacob Hollister will fill in, but neither is an option for starting lineups. Receivers Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola should see increased targets, while running backs Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead remain must-starts.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Suspended For Week 14
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was suspended for Week 14 after violating the league's player-safety policy. After a fourth-quarter interception against the Bills on Sunday, Gronkowski threw a shoulder at Bills defensive back Tre'Davious White, who was already on the ground, and then seemingly kicked him as well. This is really rough news for Gronkowski owners preparing for the first round of the playoffs, as he was coming off of a massive game. Look at Bucs tight end Cameron Brate on waivers, and Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister will share the TE duties in New England on Monday against the Dolphins, although neither of them is worth plugging into lineups in the playoffs.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Facing Possible Suspension
The NFL is reviewing possible disciplinary action against New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for his illegal and unnecessary hit in Week 13 against the Bills. A decision could come later Monday. If Gronk is suspended, it'd likely be for just one game, but his owners must immediately prepare for being without him at the worst time possible, the start of the fantasy playoffs. Dwayne Allen would be the main pass-catching tight end if Gronk misses Week 14 against the Dolphins, but he has done very little this year and wouldn't be a fantasy option. Danny Amendola, who hasn't done much in the absence of Chris Hogan (shoulder), might actually become a worthwhile PPR flex in deeper leagues.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Puts Up 147 Receiving Yards
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a team-high nine passes for 147 yards in the Patriots decisive win over the Bills 23-3. On a day when Tom Brady threw for 258 yards, over half of those went to 'Gronk'. He dominated the Bills secondary repeatedly for big gains and averaged 16.3 yards per catch. Gronkowski is a top-tier TE1 heading into stretch run of the fantasy season.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Has TE1 Status This Week
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to Gronk status last week against the Dolphins with two touchdowns and 82 receiving yards. This week he will face a Bills defense that has allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season, but quarterback Tom Brady has tortured the Bills in Buffalo the past few seasons. In his past five games in Buffalo, Brady has thrown 16 touchdowns, making Gronkowski an excellent candidate to find the end zone in Week 13. The Patriots have been cautious with their usage of Gronkowski this season, but he should have an active game early and often this Sunday. Start Gronk with confidence.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Racks Up 82 Yards, Two Touchdowns
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to form against the Dolphins, catching two touchdowns as the Patriots won decisively 35-17. Gronkowski caught five passes 82 yards and had a very active first half. Quarterback Tom Brady found 'Gronk' consistently in the red zone and he now has seven touchdowns this season. The burly tight end is one of the best offensive weapons in the game and he continues to stay healthy. Gronkowski is a clear-cut TE1 in the weeks ahead.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Will Play Against Dolphins
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (illness) said he is fine to play in Week 12 against the Dolphins after he missed practice Wednesday with an illness. Gronk disappointed his owners with just three catches for 37 yards in a nice matchup against the Raiders in Week 11, but he's in line for another huge stat line against the reeling Dolphins and remains an elite TE1.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Has Excellent Matchup For Week 12
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have a highly favorable matchup when the Patriots take on the Dolphins this Sunday. The Patriots have handled 'Gronk' with kids gloves this season, rarely running him across the middle or down the sideline in hopes of protecting his body. He still is one of the best red zone targets in the game and should see plenty of opportunities against a Miami defense that has allowed the fifth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. They also have allowed four touchdowns over their last five games to tight ends, meaning Gronkowski could have himself a huge game. Gronkowski is a sure-fire TE1 in Week 12.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Quiet In Patriots Blowout
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught only three passes for 36 yards as the Patriots destroyed the Raiders 33-8. 'Gronk' was a few yards shy of a touchdown on one of his receptions in a game where quarterback Tom Brady aired it out and threw some bombs to wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The fact that it is this far in the season and Gronkowski is still healthy is a positive sign for fantasy owners moving forward. He will look to get back on track next week against the hapless Dolphins.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Has Excellent Matchup Against Oakland
New England Patriots tight end Rob 'Yo Soy Fiesta' Gronkowski has a highly favorable matchup against the Oakland Raiders in Week 11. The Raiders defense have allowed the sixth most fantasy points to the tight end position this season and have allowed at least nine fantasy points to five different tight ends. In Gronkowski terms, he has been in a bit of a slump the past few weeks and has not posted more than 80 receiving yards in a game since October 15th. But he still has five touchdown catches this season and should add to that total at least once against the Raiders this weekend.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Solid But Held Out Of End Zone In Week 10
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four passes for 74 yards in the patriots 41-16 win over the Broncos. Gronk tied for the team lead in receiving yards as quarterback Tom Brady sliced and diced the Broncos defense all night. Brady found running backs all over the field only to hit Gronkowski down the sideline for a demoralizing dissection of Denver's vaunted defense. Gronkowski is always a threat to catch a touchdown and all he needs to do is stay healthy moving forward to continue to post huge fantasy totals the rest of the season.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Has Excellent Matchup Against Broncos
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has 34 receptions for 509 yards and five touchdowns this season. He has three touchdowns over his last three games and now gets a prime matchup against a slipping Broncos defense. Denver has allowed the second most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season, including four games of 70 receiving yards or more. They also have allowed five touchdowns to the position, putting Gronkowski at the top of the tight end rankings for Week 10.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Catches Patriots Lone Touchdown
Rob Gronkowski caught five passes for 57 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the Patriots 21-13 win. As long as 'Gronk' is healthy, touchdowns are just waiting to happen. Brady's favorite tight end was targeted nine times in the game and now has five touchdowns this season. Gronkowski is still one of the premier fantasy tight ends in the NFL.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski TE1 Despite Matchup
Rob Gronkowski this season has 29 receptions for 452 yards and four touchdowns this season. Gronkowski has been able to stay on the field this season but it is clear he continues to deal with bumps and bruises. It seems like every time he makes a catch he gets up limping and has been nursing back issues for years now. This week the Patriots take on an improved Chargers defense that has been tough on tight ends this season. They have not allowed a touchdown pass yet to a tight end and have allowed the fourth fewest fantasy points to the position. But 'Gronk' is 'Gronk' and needs to be in lineups as a player that is capable of multiple touchdowns every time he takes the field.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Scores Twice Against New York
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appeared just fine after missing the team's previous matchup against Tampa Bay due to a thigh injury. After spending the week practicing sparingly, Gronkowski scored two touchdowns in the win over Jets. He also had six catches, adding to his PPR appeal. Gronkowski will continue to routinely show up on the injury report throughout this season due to his tendency to become afflicted by nagging injuries but should continue to be one of the most efficient fantasy options in any position moving forward, as long as he remains healthy and on the field.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Says He Will Play
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (thigh) says he will be good to go in Week 6 against the Jets. Gronkowski has been dealing with a thigh contusion over the past few weeks and subsequently missed the team's Thursday night matchup against the Bucs. Though he didn't practice most of the week, he did workout in full with the team on Friday which is always a good indication of whether or not someone will play. Though New York has held their own against opposing tight ends this season, this doesn't really apply to Gronk as he has a tendency to make all opposing teams look bad. He is a must start on Sunday.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Misses Practice Thursday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (thigh contusion) didn't workout with the team on Thursday. Gronk has been dealing with the thigh issue for the past several weeks and was sidelined last Thursday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a result. Though he has been absent from practice throughout the week, reports suggest that he will be good to go on Sunday against divisional foes, the New York Jets.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Expected To Play Sunday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (thigh) is expected to be good to go on Sunday against the New York Jets. Gronk suffered a thigh contusion against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4 and subsequently was held out for the Thursday night game against the Buccaneers. He was present in workouts on Tuesday and should be a full participant in practice all week barring any setbacks.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Should Be Back In Week 6
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who missed Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, should be good to go against the Jets next Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. There will be more reports on Gronkowski's health over the next 10 days, as there is a long layover. It is believed Gronkowski's thigh injury occurred in Wednesday's practice.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Officially Out
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (thigh contusion) has been officially declared out for the Thursday night matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though it is unknown how or when he suffered the injury, it was bad enough that his name popped up on the injury report throughout the week. In his absence, tight ends Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister will see more snaps.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Not Expected To Play On Thursday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (thigh contusion) is not expected to play on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gronk has already dealt with a groin injury this season but was still able to play over the past few weeks. However, this latest bout in his long and storied injury history is apparently bad enough to prevent him from suiting up. In his absence, tight end Dwayne Allen will get the start with increased roles for the rest of the squad.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Expected To Play Thursday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is listed as questionable with a thigh injury, is fully expected to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night, according to a source informed of the situation. However, he figures to be somewhat limited by the injury. Gronk remains a top-three tight for this week despite the injury that popped up Wednesday. The Pats are facing a depleted Bucs defense, so Gronkowski could easily have his way over the middle of the field.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Travels To Tampa
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (questionable, thigh) made the trip to Tampa Bay for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers. He was a late add to the Patriots' Week 5 injury report, showing up as questionable with a thigh issue. The Patriots have not said much about his injury, but the fact that he accompanied the team to Tampa is obviously a good sign. Gronkowski has been productive as usual this year, scoring in two of his last three games while accruing 285 receiving yards over that span. Dwayne Allen would fill in at tight end if Gronkowski cannot start on Thursday.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Questionable For Thursday Night
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (groin) did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Gronk, who has been dealing with the groin issue since the Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints, hasn't missed any games as of yet. Whether the team is just playing it safe a day before their big primetime matchup against Tampa Bay or if there is something new to add to this equation, his official status will likely be revealed right before kickoff. As a result, fantasy owners will want to keep a close eye on his status leading up to Thursday night.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Has A Solid Day
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was effective despite the team losing to the Panthers 33-30 on Sunday. Gronkowski had 4 catches on the day for a total of 80 yards. Though this wasn't one of the best outings of his career, the fact that he was as productive as he was against a solid Carolina defense speaks volumes of his skill as an elite tight end. Though his numbers are never a suprise, the fact that he has now played in four straight games is something that should keep fantasy owners smiling, at least for now.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Ready For Week 4
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appears ready to go against the Panthers on Sunday. Despite flirting with the injury report all of last week due to a groin injury and carrying a "questionable" designation heading into the matchup against the Houston Texans, Gronkowski suited up and played. Not only was he playing, he was playing at a high level, catching eight passes for 89 yards and a touchdown. Carolina has given up the third least amount of fantasy points to opposing teams this season. However, despite the matchup, you can never go wrong with having him in your starting lineup as the chances of him producing is more likely than not.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Practices In Full On Wednesday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (groin) practiced without restrictions on Wednesday. Gronk was dealing with the groin injury all of last week and was listed as questionable heading into the team's Week 3 contest against the Houston Texans. However, Gronkowski was able to suit up and was efficient in the win, grabbing eight receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown. With his absence from the injury report today, fantasy owners can relax a bit more and not have to worry about finding a replacement for the star tight end for Week 4.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Huge In Week 3
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had another monster performance on Sunday. Gronkowski caught eight passes on 10 targets throughout the day, accumulating 89 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Houston Texans. Gronk has been dealing with a groin injury since last week's matchup against New Orleans and was limited at practice during the week. However, things appeared to be more than ok as he answered questions regarding his week 3 status with an efficient outing. Not only is Gronkowski the best tight end in football, he is one of the best receivers in the league to boot. If he is on your roster, he should see the starting lineup every single week regardless of the matchup.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Active
New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski (groin), wide receiver Chris Hogan (knee), and wide receiver Danny Amendola (concussion, knee) are all active for Week 3 against the Texans. Gronkowski promised he was "good to go" on Friday and it looks like that is still the case. He tweaked his groin in the second half of Week 2, but could have gone back out if the Patriots had needed him to (New England defeated New Orleans in blowout fashion). As usual, Gronk is the top tight end play this week.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski: "I'm Ready"
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (groin) suggested that he will be ready to go for week 3. When asked by reporters about his status for the upcoming matchup against the Texans, Gronk simply replied "I'm ready." Whether or not his declaration actually means that he will play is yet to be seen as the team hasn't released his official status for Sunday. However, his response would indicate that things are progressing in the right direction and that the likelyhood of him suiting up against Houston is very probable.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Limited
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (groin) was officially "limited" in Thursday's practice. It puts Gronk on track to play against the Texans, good news for fantasy owners that have the top TE. He will likely remain limited on Friday, but that could just the Patriots not showing their cards. Look at Gronkowski as the top TE this week, even though Houston is normally good against tight ends.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Does Some Light Drills On Wednesday
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (groin) was present at practice today even though he wasn't technically listed as a participant. Nevertheless, Gronkowski was in full pads while getting in some light blocking drills with fellow tight end Dwayne Allen. Though his official status for today is slightly alarming for fantasy owners, the fact that he was out there and moving around is a good sign that he may be good to go for Sunday's showdown with the Houston Texans. The next few days should serve as an even better indicator regarding his status for week 3 but expect him to be listed on the injury report right up until kickoff.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski's Injury Not Considered Serious
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a groin injury during week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Prior to the injury, Gronkowski was on a tear, catching six passes for 116 yards and a score. With the news today, fantasy owners can take a deep breath and relax as the injury is being described as a "minor deal." The Pats should have more updates on his status throughout the week heading towards the week 3 matchup against Houston.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Plays Well On Sunday; Leaves Game Early With An Injury
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski looked like the "Gronk" of old due to his efficient play on Sunday, and also because he left the game against New Orleans early with an injury. Prior to the injury, Gronkowski was target nine times by quarterback Tom Brady, catching six passes on the day. Overall, he racked up 116 receiving yards and found the end zone once in the win over the Saints. Gronkowski was asked about the ailment after the game but downplayed the severity of the injury, simply stating "I'm good." While his comments may seem comforting, the full extent of the injury is not known at this time. The star tight end promised to address this issue on Monday.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski In Line For A Potential Big Game In Week 2
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski could be a fantasy stud in the team's second game of the season. With the Pats depleted by injuries on the offensive side of the ball, "Gronk" could be in line to see an uptake in targets. Gronkowski didn't fair too well during the week one game against Kansas City, catching only two of six targets for a meager 33 yards on the night. However, with the star tight end matched up against the notoriously inneficient New Orleans Saints defense, the fantasy ramifications could be huge. As a result, he should be considered by fantasy owners as a "must start" option for week two.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Ready To Kick Off The Season Against Kansas City
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will look to start his season off on the right foot against the Kansas City Chiefs. Gronkowski, who missed a significant portion of last season due to a herniated disk in his back, is hoping some minor adjustments to his lifestyle and workout regimen will keep him on the field for the entire season. Without a doubt, Gronkowski is the best fantasy tight end available but needs to remain healthy if he is to make any type of fantasy impact this season. He will have his hands full going up against the efficient Kansas City defense, a team that only gave up three touchdowns to tight ends throughout last season. However, if anyone is up for the challenge, it is Gronkowski.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Ready To Play A Full Season
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski played 14 snaps in the team's preseason loss to the Houston Texans. Gronkowski, who hasn't played in a preseason game since 2012, wasn't targeted during his brief time on the field. But did we really need to see anything out of him in a preseason game to prove just how good he is? Not really. Gronkowski's ability has never been in question as he is capable of putting up huge numbers. However, various injuries sustained by the eight year man throughout his career have significantly impacted his fantasy value in a negative way. He has reportedly adopted parts of quarterback Tom Brady's "TB12" diet as well as incorporating flexibility exercises into his workout regimen. "Gronk" remains optimistic that he will see a full season of action and if that is indeed true, look out. He is slated go somewhere in the late-first to early-second rounds of fantasy drafts this summer. You will be taking a chance undoubtedly by drafting him since there is always an injury risk. In any event, if he can stay healthy this season, you will without a doubt have a bona-fide fantasy stud on your hands.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Looks Ready To Reclaim Spot In The Fantasy Elite
As New England Patriots camp rolls on, tight end Rob Gronskowski is looking like the "Gronk" of old. Gronkowski appeared to be at full strength, and any questions surrounding his heath have seemed to fade as we get closer and closer to the regular season. The eight-year superstar tight end was dominant during 7-on-7 drills against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars, grabbing three touchdowns. He looked equally as impressive during 11-on-11 work as well. Due to his health in previous yeas, his draft stock has fallen. However, Gronkowski has made some offseason adjustments, including changes to his diet and work to increase his flexibility in hopes of staying active for an entire season, something he hasn't done in quite some time. He appears to be optimistic about his chances of remaining injury-free, and if that is the case, whoever drafts him beyond the first round will be getting an efficient fantasy player capable of making a significant difference on fantasy rosters this season.

1 year ago: Rob Gronkowski Is Hoping A Lifestyle Change Can Keep Him Playing
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is hoping a change in lifestyle will keep him on the field this season. The Pats star tight end missed numerous games over the course of his eight-year career and as a result has become simultaneously known for time off the field as much as his ability on it. In hopes of turning things around, Gronk has enlisted the advice of longtime teammate and beloved New England quarterback Tom Brady. Brady has credited his playing immortality to a change in his diet and workout regime outlined by his "body coach" Alex Guerrero, who oversees the "TB12 Sports Therapy Center" and is hoping the same program will work for the routinely injured tight end. Though Gronkowski isn't yet at the level of eating avocado ice cream, the small changes he has made thus far, which include deep-tissue massage and flexibility exercises, have left him feeling better than he has in a long time. The real question remains: Will it work for him in the same way that it worked for Brady? The question is not whether or not he can play, it is whether he can stay healthy. If he can play a full season, he will without a doubt be worth a first-round pick in fantasy drafts this summer whose production will meet or exceed expectations.

1 year ago: No Limits For Rob Gronkowski
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) has "no limits that I'm aware of" after his recovery from back surgery. Gronk said he will be fine after being a full-go in offseason workouts. "When we put those pads on, I'm definitely ready to take some hits," Gronkowski said. Gronk was put on Injured Reserve in Week 11 and missed the team's Super Bowl run in 2016. He's yet to play a full season since 2011, but when he's on the field, he produces excellent numbers as a top fantasy tight end. Draft him in the early rounds as a high-risk, high-reward guy.

2 years ago: Rob Gronkowski Feeling Good
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has participated without restrictions during organized team activities and is feeling good. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said, "He looks like Gronk." This is a great sign after back surgery cut his 2016 season short. The injury-prone tight end poses a risk for fantasy owners early in drafts, but he remains the top tight end because of the elite numbers he puts up when healthy.

2 years ago: Rob Gronkowski Cleared To Practice
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) has been cleared to practice in organized team activities. That's great news for Gronk, but the fact remains he's a huge injury risk after playing in just eight games in 2016. The 28-year-old has played in just two full seasons (his first two in '10 and '11) in his seven-year career. When on the field, though, he's unquestionably the best pass-catching tight end in the league. Gronk is a high-risk, high-reward elite fantasy tight end.

2 years ago: Rob Gronkowski Agrees To Restructured Deal
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski agreed to a restructured deal for 2017 in which he can earn a max of $10.75 million either with 90 percent playing time or 80 catches or 1,200 yards or an All-Pro selection. The second tier of the contract could pay him up to $8.75 million, while the third tier would earn him $6.75 million. Gronk has an extensive injury history and only played in eight games in 2016. But when he's on the field, he's unquestionably the best receiving tight end in the league, making him a high-risk, high-reward top-tier TE1.