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Rob Gronkowski | Tight End | #87

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (42) / NE
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Rob Gronkowski was held without a catch on one target in New England's Week 3 win over the Texans.
So much for that. Gronk was on the strictest of snap counts, checking in for 7-of-18 plays across the Patriots' first four drives as they took control of the game. He ended up taking 14 reps. Gronk was in for some money downs near the goal line, but it was an otherwise hopeless night for fantasy owners. The good news, of course, is that he escaped without setbacks and has 10 days to rest up for Week 4, where he should be on the field much more often. He'll be a top-three TE1 against the Bills. Sep 22 - 11:49 PM

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Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) is active for Week 3 against the Texans.

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini has reported Gronk will be on a snap count, something we would have assumed even without a report. Gronk offers mammoth upside every time he takes the field, but comes with far more downside than usual this week. Aside from being at less than 100 percent, he'll be catching passes from third-stringer Jacoby Brissett. Start Gronk if you have him, but don't expect a No. 1 overall finish at tight end.
Sep 22 - 7:02 PM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports Rob Gronkowski is expected to be on a snap count Thursday evening.

Per Russini, Gronk will "rotate," presumably with Martellus Bennett. It's not at all surprising news. Even Gronk on a snap count is a top-five TE1, but he's below this week's lowest tier. Fire Gronk up in season-long.
Sep 22 - 5:59 PM

Patriots owner Robert Kraft expects Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) to suit up for Thursday Night Football.

Sources don't get much higher up the food chain than that. ESPN's Adam Schefter also reports Gronk will be active. The question now becomes if Gronk will be on a snap count, and how much of an impact he can make with third-rounder Jacoby Brissett under center. You don't bench Gronk in season-long leagues, but he isn't his usual consensus No. 1 overall this week.
Sep 22 - 5:06 PM

The Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, questionable) "has been telling teammates all week" he will play Thursday night.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported early Thursday there was a "real chance" Gronk plays. At this point, it would be a surprise if he did not suit up. Even with Jacoby Brissett running the show, Gronk will be a must-start against the Texans.
Sep 22 - 9:40 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is a "real chance" Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, questionable) plays Thursday night.

Rapoport cautioned he is still a game-time call, but the buzz around Gronk has been much more positive this week. He will likely suit up. Even with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback, Gronk is a must-start when active.
Sep 22 - 8:40 AM

Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) is questionable for Week 3 against the Texans.

Gronkowski has been limited at practice for the last three weeks, though beat writers seem to think he has a better chance of suiting up this week. He'll be a no-doubt TE1 if he gets the green light, even with rookie Jacoby Brissett under center. Martellus Bennett would draw the start if Gronk is held out.
Sep 21 - 5:23 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe said he "thinks(s) this is the week" Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) makes his season debut.

The Patriots had a walkthrough-type practice Tuesday, but Gronkowski came out on the field in pads and had a "different attitude" than past weeks, according to Howe. "Today was a stark difference in his attitude and willingness to be out there," added Howe. With the Patriots being so opaque with their injury reports, this is all we have to go off of, and beat writers are left making educated guesses. Gronkowski's status will be updated again Wednesday and Thursday.
Sep 20 - 11:17 PM

Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) says he "feels decent," but maintains it's a "coach's decision" whether or not he'll play Thursday.

If that sounds familiar, it's because Gronk said it in Week 1. The Pats haven't changed Gronk's practice status, continuing to list him as "limited." Owners need to plan on missing Gronk for the third straight game, but his status might not be official until inactives are announced around 7PM ET Thursday.
Sep 20 - 5:30 PM

Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) remained "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

It doesn't tell us much. Gronk has been "limited" since the first practice of the season. At this point, there hasn't been any information that suggests he's ready to return. We might not officially know Gronk's Thursday status until pre-game inactives are announced, but owners should be planning as if he won't play.
Sep 20 - 4:51 PM

Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) was listed as limited for Monday's practice.

The Patriots didn't actually practice, but they were required to release an injury report. We'll get a better feel for Gronkowski's status Wednesday or Thursday afternoon ahead of Thursday night's game against Houston.
Sep 19 - 7:20 PM

Patriots declared TE Rob Gronkowski inactive for Week 2 against the Dolphins.

Gronk is week to week. Martellus Bennett will get another start at tight end, but is hard to trust as more than a TE2. He's ticketed more for blocking duties. Also inactive for the Patriots are TE AJ Derby, CB Eric Rowe, LB Dont'a Hightower, OT LaAdrian Waddle and DL Anthony Johnson.
Sep 18 - 11:34 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Rob Gronkowski (questionable) is out for Week 2 against the Dolphins.

As expected. Gronk didn't do much at practice this week and the feeling around Foxboro is that he isn't close to 100 percent. It's too early to tell if he'll be available for Thursday's game against Houston. Martellus Bennett will draw another start at tight end, though he was mostly used as a blocker in Week 1.
Sep 18 - 8:08 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss said "it wouldn't be a surprise" if Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, questionable) sat out again this week.

Gronk was limited all week, and Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal said he "certainly isn't 100 percent." It feels like Gronk is trending towards inactive, but we will not know for sure until Sunday morning. Luckily, the Patriots are playing in the early slate. Martellus Bennett would get another start if Gronk sits.
Source: ESPN
Sep 17 - 12:27 PM

Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Dolphins.

He turned in a limited practice week. Pats beat writers seem unconvinced Gronk will return before Week 3, but the Patriots' injury report is always one of the toughest to read into. If Gronk can't go, Martellus Bennett would draw another start with A.J. Derby operating as New England's No. 2 tight end.
Sep 16 - 4:23 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2Jacoby Brissett
3Tom Brady
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4D.J. Foster
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Clay Harbor
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Jonathan Cooper
3Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski