Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
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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.
The NFL celebrated its own on Saturday night, honoring those who really stood out in 2014. And the list of award winners doesn't provide any surprises.
The top award of the night, Most Valuable Player, went to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the second time in four years. Mr. R-E-L-A-X posted a ridiculous 38:5 touchdown-to-interception ratio to help Green Bay win 11 of its final 13 regular-season games.
Texans DE J.J. Watt, who was the only other player to receive more than two votes for MVP -- he got 13 to Rodgers' 31 -- was the unanimous choice for Defensive Player of the Year. He notched 20.5 sacks, an interception that he returned for a touchdown and four forced fumbles. And he probably got some credit for his three offensive touchdowns as well.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray beat out Rodgers for Offensive Player of the Year. Finally able to make it through a full season, Murray amassed 2,261 yards from scrimmage on 449 touches.
After tearing the ACL and the MCL in his right knee last December, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski put up an 82-1,124-12 receiving line. That made him an easy call as the league's Comeback Player of the Year.
And despite not debuting until October, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. received the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. He set a boatload of records as he gained more than 1,300 yards and 12 scores in just 12 games.
A couple of other winners: Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is the Defensive Rookie of the Year. The Cardinals' Bruce Arians is Coach of the Year. The NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year award went to Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell.
I guess it's not inconceivable for some 10-team-league owners to have rostered most of the players listed above. Beckham was added as a free agent for most, so that's easy. Draft Murray in the first round, and reach for Rodgers in the second. There's a chance Bell was available in the third round, and then you let Gronk's injury concerns have him fall to the fourth. You better have won your league if that was the exact case.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors2/1 - NFL Honors: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers wins MVP; Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray named OPOY
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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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