Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
|TE - #3||29.09||NE||Questionable||5 years||25||6'6||265||@RobGronkowski|
2014 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)Last updated on Jun-24-2014 by Daniel Kalles
Rob Gronkowski is the premiere tight end when healthy, putting up numbers that can compare with any of the top wide receivers in the game. Needless to say, his biggest issue has been staying healthy (only played in 18 games over last two seasons). When healthy, Gronk can go toe-to-toe with TE Jimmy Graham. The word out of OTAs is that he looks great. He is running, cutting and catching everything thrown his way and playing without any restrictions. Keep a close on eye on how he progresses through training camp and preseason. If he is a full go to start the season, try and get him. He won't disappoint and will be locked-in as a starter all year. This all assumes Gronkowski is on the field though, which is quickly becoming the exception, not the rule.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss quotes Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski saying, "Definitely not [playing] every single snap. But just get out there, get my feet wet, whatever we game plan this week, will be good." It has been only eight months since Gronkowski had surgery to repair his ACL and MCL. It is expected that newly acquired TE Tim Wright will get playing time when Gronkowski is not on the field.Fantasy Analysis:
Gronk has elite talent, but it's tough to predict what fantasy impact he'll have this year or how long he'll take to fully recover to be an every-down tight end. He can be a game-changer for your fantasy squad, but it may be best to draft him while keeping in mind that you'll have to take a late-round TE flier to start until Gronk is fully healed and consistently startable.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/1 - Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will be limited in Week 1
8/27 - Patriots TE Tim Wright may be offense's 'new Aaron Hernandez'
8/26 - Patriots set to acquire TE Tim Wright, send LG Logan Mankins to Buccaneers
8/23 - Patriots WR Julian Edelman catches eight balls for 99 yards in third preseason game
8/18 - Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says he plans to play all 16 games
8/12 - Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski questionable for Week 1
8/11 - Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski takes part in 7-on-7 drills
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|3.04||Fantasy Taz - Just can't get off the Gronk-train. Already they are saying he is on track to start Week 1. I expect him to have a huge year and once again become Brady's top target.|
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