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Rob Gronkowski | Tight End

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Arizona
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Rob Gronkowski didn't play every snap until his fifth game back last season.
Gronkowski played on just 28-of-67 snaps Sunday as the Patriots coasted to a 30-7 win at Minnesota. This comes on the heels of a 38-of-86 Week 1 snap count. It's a reminder that he's still rounding into form just like last season, although it's worth noting that a knee reconstruction is far different than the elbow issue he battled in 2013. Regardless, Gronk will be an excellent bet to score a touchdown in a home game against the Raiders Week 3. Sep 15 - 7:56 AM
Source: ESPN Boston

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Rob Gronkowski had four catches for 32 yards against the Vikings Week 2.

Gronkowski was limited to only 27 snaps as the Patriots simply did not need him. He was more involved in the second half, suggesting he could have played a much bigger role if needed. Gronk will be a locked-in TE1 when the Patriots play the Raiders in their home opener next week.
Sep 14 - 4:25 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee) is listed as probable for Week 2.

It's an upgrade from last week, when Gronk was listed as questionable. Look for Gronkowski's snaps and usage to rise as games move forward.
Sep 12 - 3:34 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

You know the drill in New England. Gronk might not get in a single full practice all season, but is locked in as a top-three tight end.
Sep 11 - 4:42 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Gronkowski didn't have any setbacks in Week 1, but the Patriots aren't ready to clear him for full practice. He played on 38-of-86 offensive snaps Sunday and could continue to be used in mostly red-zone and third down situations. Gronk remains locked in as a TE1 for this week's matchup with the Vikings.
Sep 10 - 4:27 PM

Rob Gronkowski played 38-of-86 (44 percent) of the offensive snaps in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Dolphins.

Gronkowski still managed to lead the team with 11 targets in the passing game, securing four of them for 40 yards and a score. He didn't play much on early downs, instead coming onto the field for all third downs and red-zone situations. Gronk also didn't look to be 100 percent, which is to be expected. Even if he remains "limited" in games, Gronkowski is a must-start TD scorer.
Sep 8 - 8:30 AM

Making his first appearance since tearing his ACL last December, Rob Gronkowski caught 4-of-11 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 1 loss to the Dolphins.

Gronk's six-yard touchdown in the second quarter was the Pats' only passing score of the afternoon. He was indeed on a snap count, but checked in for nearly all third downs and red-zone situations, as evidenced by his 11 targets. That's the good news. The bad news is, Gronk appeared much stiffer than we're used to seeing, lumbering more than loping down the field. It's to be expected for a player returning from a severe knee injury, but it's going to take Gronk much longer to get all the way back to 100 percent. Despite all that, he's a clear top-three tight end, and the Pats' No. 1 red-zone threat.
Sep 7 - 4:50 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee) is officially active for Week 1 against the Dolphins.

Gronk is going to be on a snap count, but should see more than enough time in the red zone to make it worthwhile for fantasy owners. A clear top-three option this week, Gronk should be in your lineup if he's on your team. Period.
Sep 7 - 11:37 AM

A league source confirms to PFT that Rob Gronkowski (knee) is expected to play on a limited basis Sunday.

As we've known since Monday, Gronk's snaps are going to be limited. But owners should note that in his first game off an elbow injury last year, he racked up an 8-114-0 line on 17 targets while playing on just 35-of-68 snaps. Gronkowski, who was not hosting a party in Miami on Saturday night despite internet rumors, needs to be in fantasy lineups despite the volume risks.
Sep 7 - 10:46 AM

The Boston Herald confirms Rob Gronkowski (questionable, knee) made the trip for New England's Week 1 game at Miami.

"If he wasn't medically cleared," writes beat reporter Jeff Howe, "the Pats wouldn't bring him on the trip." Gronk's snap count remains in question, but he's on track to play. We like his odds of playing 50-60 percent of the snaps.
Sep 5 - 3:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Rob Gronkowski (knee) is "expected to play" in Sunday's game at Miami.

Per RapSheet, Gronk's knee is "right," but his "snaps may be limited" against the Fins. We always expected Gronkowski to be on a snap count. The critical part of the equation is red-zone snaps, where Gronk should do most of his damage. He'll be a solid bet for a touchdown Sunday, even if he only sees in the range of 5-7 targets. And he could see more if he gets rolling early in the game. Gronkowski is Rotoworld's No. 3 fantasy tight end in Week 1.
Source: Ian Rapo
Sep 5 - 1:09 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Although we won't get official word from the Patriots, all signs continue to point toward Gronk suiting up against the Dolphins. Thankfully for fantasy owners, it's a 1ET kickoff, so we'll know Gronk's status before lineups are due. He's Rotoworld's No. 3 tight end for Week 1.
Sep 4 - 4:50 PM

"Some in the Dolphins organization" anticipate the Patriots "picking their spots" with Rob Gronkowski's (knee) Week 1 usage.

As the Miami Herald notes, it's most sensible to expect Gronkowski to be involved in red-zone packages as opposed to going all-out between the 20-yard lines. Fantasy owners who drafted Gronkowski selected him because of his touchdown scoring, anyway. The Herald's Adam Beasley anticipates the Fins using a "by-committee approach" to guard Gronk, involving LBs Koa Misi and Dannell Ellerbe, as well as safeties Jimmy Wilson and Louis Delmas.
Sep 3 - 8:14 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

This can be taken as a positive sign for Gronkowski's Week 1 status, though the Patriots have yet to make a final decision. It's possible Gronk will be limited all week and listed as questionable for Sunday's game, but he remains on track to start. Gronkowski could be on a snap count if active.
Sep 3 - 5:38 PM

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says the team hasn't made a final decision about Rob Gronkowski's (knee) Week 1 status.

"I'm glad that Rob's optimistic about this situation," Belichick said of Gronk's Monday pronouncement that he'll be playing. "With all due respect to Rob — I'm glad he feels the way he does — but, in the end, we'll have to make the decision we feel like is best for the team and we'll do that as we go through the week." It's perhaps the least-surprising development of the week that Belichick is trying to confuse the situation, but it's highly doubtful Gronk would have gone on the record unless he was sure he was suiting up. We expect him to be out there against the Dolphins.
Sep 2 - 1:21 PM

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2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
WR21Aaron Dobson
2Brandon LaFell
3Kenbrell Thompkins
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
K1Stephen Gostkowski