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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski catches two TDs

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:46:51 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught six passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski has recorded at least 80 yards in each of the last four games and has four touchdowns during that span. He is one of the best tight ends in the NFL and is a must-start fantasy option as long as he is healthy.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski says he will play

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:02:05 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) said he will be able to play against the New York Jets in Week 6 even though he is listed as questionable for the game.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski has had over a week to recover from his thigh injury and should receive his normal workload. He should be a No. 1 tight end in all leagues when he is healthy.

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Patriots | Week 6 injury report for Patriots

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:02:40 -0700

New England Patriots CB Eric Rowe (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 6. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. QB Tom Brady (shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski ready to play

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:57:49 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski missed the last game but should receive his normal workload against the New York Jets. He has posted at least 80 yards in each of the last three games and should be a No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski also upgraded

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:51:54 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) put in a limited practice Thursday, Oct. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Gronk has had two weeks to recover from his thigh ailment. As long as there aren't any setbacks over the next couple days then Gronk is an automatic start.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski rests on Wednesday

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:46:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Despite his absence from practice, all indications are that he'll be ready to play in Sunday's road game against the Jets. New York has allowed just 20 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns to opposing tight ends so far, ranking in the Top 10 in the league. However, this is Gronk, and as long as he is on the field he is an elite-level fantasy option.

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Patriots | New England practice report for Wed.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:37:12 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder), TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and OT Nate Solder (non-injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 11. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were listed as limited participants.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski set to play Week 6

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:20:22 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) suffered a thigh contusion as a result of a leg whip during the team's Week 4 loss to the Carolina Panthers, resulting in his inability to play on a short week in Week 5. However, "all signs" point toward Gronkowski playing in Week 6 against the New York Jets.

Fantasy Tip: It appears safe to get Gronkowski back into fantasy lineups this week. As per usual, he is a great bet to deliver elite TE1 production when he is on the field.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski practices Tuesday

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:13:00 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) took part in practice Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski was sidelined in Week 5 by a thigh issue he suffered in practice, but this suggests the injury was as minor as was being reported. Barring a similar late-week setback, Gronkowski will be an elite TE1 play yet again versus the New York Jets in Week 6.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski to return in Week 6?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:19:26 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) is expected to be ready to face the New York Jets in Week 6, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Given Gronkowski's injury history, his owners should still have a backup plan in place heading into Week 6. Whenever he is on the field, he is always a must-start TE1.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski inactive

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:11:23 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 5 game.

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Patriots | Week 5 inactives for Patriots

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:06:20 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared DL Alan Branch, OL Cole Croston, CB Eric Rowe, LB Harvey Langi, OT LaAdrian Waddle, RB Rex Burkhead, TE Rob Gronkowski inactive for Week 5.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski not expected to play

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:35:28 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) is not expected to play in the team's Week 5 game, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check the inactive list to find out Gronkowski's status, but it seems like they will need to find other options to use in their lineups. Dwayne Allen probably will start at tight end and should have a role in the passing game. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues or a flex option.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski expected to be limited

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 05:11:31 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) is expected to play Thursday, Oct. 5, but he figures to be limited.

Fantasy Tip: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't a great matchup for Gronk, but he has performed well in limited assignments as well. Consider him a low-end TE1 possibility this week.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski travels with team to TB

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:03:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) traveled with the team for their Week 5 game Thursday, Oct. 5, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Although Gronkowski was a late addition to the injury report Wednesday, the fact he traveled with the team to Tampa is a good sign for his prospects of playing. No matter whom the opponent is, Gronk is always worth plugging in as a TE1, and that's especially true for this week's matchup in what should be a high-scoring affair opposite the Bucs.

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Patriots | Week 5 injury report for Patriots

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:28:10 -0700

New England Patriots CB Eric Rowe (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and has been ruled out for Week 5. RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) was limited but has been ruled out. LB Elandon Roberts (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), CB Brandon King (hamstring), TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski listed as questionable

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:25:31 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 4, and is listed as questionable for Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski was added to the injury list Wednesday, so owners may need to check the inactive list to make sure he is playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gronkowski should be a No. 1 fantasy tight end no matter the opponent when he is active.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski leads receiver pack again

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:13:14 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught four passes for 80 yards in a 33-30 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski was very effective once again despite not scoring, and he remains a strong TE1 moving forward.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski posts 89 yards, TD

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:00:02 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught eight passes for 89 yards and one touchdown against the Houston Texans in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski is probably the best tight end when he is healthy and should be a weekly starting option for fantasy owners.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski likely to play

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:59:16 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) is expected to play in Week 3's game against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski was listed as questionable on the injury report and was a limited participant in the team's two most recent practice sessions during the week. He has a favorable matchup this week and you should have no reservations about starting him in all fantasy formats.

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Patriots | Gronk officially listed as questionable

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:23:36 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and officially is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski told reporters earlier in the day that he ready to play, so the questionable tag appears to be a formality rather than something to worry about for fantasy owners. Still, it's always disconcerting to see that red plus or injury designation. Don't hesitate to use him this weekend in all fantasy formats.

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Patriots | New England injury report for Week 3

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:22:32 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) and DT Vincent Valentine (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 2. Burkhead is out for Week 3, while Valentine was placed on the Reserve/Injured list. WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee), S Nate Ebner (shoulder), CB Stephon Gilmore (groin), TE Rob Gronkowski (groin), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (thumb), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were each limited in practice and considered questionable for the game against the Houston Texans.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski proclaims himself ready

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:39:17 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) told reporters Friday, Sept. 22, he is ready to play Week 3 against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski is a regular on the injury report and leaves his owners wondering until late in the week whether or not he is going to play at least five times per year, but the payoff with him usually makes it worth their time. Gronkowski is always a solid bet to lead all tight ends in weekly scoring almost regardless of matchup, so donít hesitate starting him again this week in fantasy.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski limited

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:25:38 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Gronkowski is on track to play in Week 3, but owners should check on his status later in the week. Gronkowski is one of the best tight ends in the NFL when he is healthy and can be a starting option for owners but he does come with some risk.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski doesn't practice

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:55:32 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Tip: The oft-injured star tight end checked out of the Week 2 game against the Saints early due to his groin injury. His status for Week 3 is uncertain at the moment. If he cannot go then newcomer Dwayne Allen might be a solid streaming option against the Texans.

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Patriots | New England practice report for Wednesday

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:55:00 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion) and TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20. WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee), CB Stephon Gilmore (groin), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (thumb), CB Eric Rowe (groin), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) and NT Vincent Valentine (knee) were limited in their participation.

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Patriots | Key Patriots practice Wednesday

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:36:24 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) and WR Danny Amendola (knee, concussion) were among a group of injured players who were able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Owners of Gronkowski and Amendola have to be encouraged by this news, as the Patriots would have likely held out both players if there was any concern about setbacks and/or their status for Week 3. For now, it appears both are on the right track to start Week 3 against the Houston Texans. Don't hesitate to start either player, so long as both make it through the week without any further issues.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski day-to-day

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:43:54 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) said he is feeling good and considers himself day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Gronkowski is dealing with a minor injury and has a chance to play in Week 3. Owners will need to keep an eye on his practice participation during the week but should be in starting lineups if he is active against the Houston Texans.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski injury not serious

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:17:55 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) will test his groin injury Monday, Sept. 18, but it's not believed to be serious.

Fantasy Tip: Gronk had a 6-113-1 game in Week 2 and is an elite TE1 in any matchup. Stay tuned for test results.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski injury update

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:50:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) suffered a groin injury in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski's status for Week 3 is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to monitor the situation over the next few days. Gronkowski is a No. 1 tight end when he is healthy but his injury history makes him a risky option.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski leaves game

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:19:29 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (undisclosed) left the team's Week 2 game early after suffering an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to have a bigger idea of Gronkowski's injury. Gronkowski has dealt with injuries over the last several seasons, which makes him a risky fantasy option, but is a No. 1 tight end when he is on the field.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski held in check

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:29:04 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski had two catches for 33 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Sept. 7. He was targeted six times.

Fantasy Tip: There's no doubt it was a disappointing performance from Gronk, but there aren't many teams in the NFL that has someone the caliber of Eric Berry to cover him. The good news is he didn't get hurt. Better days are ahead.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski takes the field

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:09:52 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski made his first appearance in a preseason game since 2012, playing 15 of the first 17 offensive snaps but failing to make a catch against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Don't worry about Gronkowski being held without a catch. As long as he is healthy heading into the season, he is the top fantasy option at his position.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski likely will sit out

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:48:08 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski probably will not play in the preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski has struggled with injuries over the last few years and probably will not play until the regular season. He is a risky option because of his injury history but is a No. 1 tight end when he is healthy.

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Patriots | Key Patriots to sit Thursday

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:56:20 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Brandin Cooks are not expected to play in the Patriots' first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 10, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't come as a shock to any. Playing stars simply isn't worth the risk early on in the preseason. This will have no impact on their respective fantasy values. As you were.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski using Tom Brady's trainer

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:47:47 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has hired QB Tom Brady's personal trainer, Alex Guerrero, and has adopted Brady's workout and diet plan. "I look at (Brady) and he turns 40 tomorrow and he runs around like he's younger than me. So it's pretty obvious right there," Gronkowski said after practice Wednesday, Aug. 2, while acknowledging his body already feels different.

Fantasy Tip: The article also suggests that the team could adjust the high-risk seam routes that Gronk and Brady have made their bread and butter. Gronk has had several back surgeries, forearm surgeries and reconstructive knee surgery at 28. The clock could be ticking on his stranglehold as the No. 1 tight end in fantasy, but this light bulb going off in him is a good sign for his longevity.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski not limited

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:02:08 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has no limitations as training camp opens, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

Fantasy Tip: Gronk has the most upside at the position in fantasy, but he also carries enormous injury risk. Equip yourself with an upside pick as his backup if you make the leap.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski a full participant

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:23:06 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has been a full participant in practice and hasn't missed a practice this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: That's a great sign for Gronk, but the number of injuries is piling up on his 28-year-old body. The tight end fray is starting to catch up to him, and the risk associated with taking him so high in drafts may not be worth it anymore. The team is also loaded with receivers and running backs that catch the ball. He's still an elite TE1, if not still the best at the position, but the risk is glaring.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski has no restrictions

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:29:29 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) is "feeling great" after several weeks on the field and in the gym. He has practiced without restriction.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski is a huge liability with as much upside in fantasy as the No. 1 tight end. He'll cost a pretty penny in what is a fairly deep but also precarious tight end class.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski looks like old self

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:46:46 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has been a full participant in drills during voluntary workouts, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Gronkowski has been "involved in everything" and "looks like Gronk."

Fantasy Tip: Despite the injury history, Gronkowski still deserves to be the first tight end off the board in drafts as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks. His upside is unmatched at the position.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski cleared to take field

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:12:05 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has progressed well enough that he has been cleared to take the field for organized team activities.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski's injury history is well-documented, but he remains the best at his position. It appears he's on track to be ready to play by Week 1, so he should continue to be the first tight end taken in fantasy drafts.

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Patriots | Restructured deal for Rob Gronkowski

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:35:41 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski restructured his deal for 2017 and has a chance to become the highest paid tight end in the league. The deal can boost his salary from $5.25 million to $10.75 million.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski is the best tight end in the NFL, so it makes sense that he'd be the highest paid at the position. He should be the first tight end taken in fantasy drafts, but there is the injury risk as he has missed 22 games in his seven-year career.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski ready for workouts

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:36:29 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) said he'll be ready for offseason workouts.

Fantasy Tip: The injuries are starting to really pile up on Gronk, who turns 28 in May. He's one of the best players in fantasy when healthy, but you really have to back him up with an upside tight end.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski confident in Week 1 return

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:56:46 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) told ESPN's Cari Champion on Friday, Feb. 24, he has "no doubt" he will be ready for the start of the 2017 season.

Fantasy Tip: The 27-year-old Gronkowski is recovering from his third back surgery since 2009 and his eighth surgery overall, but he remains undaunted in his quest to dominate NFL defenses. Gronk was rarely ever completely healthy in 2016 and was limited to eight games, finishing with 25 catches for 540 yards and three touchdowns. Assuming he is cleared in time to start the opener, Gronkowski should return to the top of the heap at his position and be a worthy top-20 pick in fantasy again.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski wants a long career

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 13:14:51 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski said he plans on playing as long as he can even though he has dealt with multiple injuries during his career.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski has missed as least one game in each of the last five season and has played seven or fewer games in two of the last four seasons. Gronkowski probably is the No. 1 tight end when he is healthy, but he will be a risky option in fantasy drafts next season because of his injury history.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski surgery not as major

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:24:07 -0800

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (back) surgery wasn't as major as his previous two back operations, according to his brother, Dan Gronkowski.

Fantasy Tip: Gronk is out for the season, and he'll be an option early in drafts next season with a big caution flag.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski place on IR

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:28:45 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured Reserve list Saturday, Dec. 3, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski will miss the rest of the season, so he can be dropped in all leagues. Martellus Bennett will serve as the Patriots' No. 1 tight end and should be a starting option in fantasy leagues.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:04:29 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) and SS Jordan Richards (knee) have been ruled out for Week 13. FSS Nate Ebner (concussion), DE Trey Flowers (shin), DT Woodrow Hamilton (illness), WR Matthew Slater (foot) and LB Elandon Roberts (jaw) are listed as questionable. Gronkowski, Richards, Hamilton and Slater did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 2. Ebner, Flowers and Roberts were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski likely out for year

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:52:46 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) is not expected to play again this season, according to a team statement.

Fantasy Tip: Grab Martellus Bennett where available. He should be a TE1 the rest of the way.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski needs surgery

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:45:03 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) suffered a herniated disc during the team's Week 13 game and will need to undergo surgery Friday, Dec. 2, according to a source. There is no timetable for his return.

Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski likely will miss the rest of the season because of the injury. Fantasy owners will need to find other options to use in their starting lineups and can drop Gronkowski if they need the roster space. Martellus Bennett should have a bigger role in the Patriots' passing game and will be a No. 1 tight end moving forward.

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