Multiple sources surrounding the New England Patriots are confirming that there is now less optimism tight end Rob Gronkowski will be cleared for Week 6. He is recovering from back and forearm injuries. It is possible he is cleared later in the week and will likely be a game-time decision Sunday against the Saints.
Like most injured Patriots, this one will come down to the wire. Gronk hasn't played since last year's postseason and even then, he wasn't 100-percent. Once he starts though, it would be best to gamble and start him. Let's put it this way, if Jimmy Graham missed a ton of time, wouldn't you want to start him? Gronk is by all measure an elite fantasy tight end and should be treated as such despite this long "will he or won't he?" ordeal.