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Rob Gronkowski | Tight End

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Arizona
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Rob Gronkowski caught 4-of-7 targets for 101 yards in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Jaguars.
The Jaguars employed the don't-cover-Gronkowski strategy early in the first quarter and let him run free for a 43-yard gain right down the middle of the field shortly after he picked up 20-plus yards. His 43-yarder set up Dion Lewis' eight-yard touchdown run on the very next play, and Gronk paved Lewis' way into the end zone by blocking two linebackers. The clear-cut TE1 overall, Gronkowski and the Patriots head into their bye week before going to Dallas in Week 5. Sep 27 - 5:11 PM

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Rob Gronkowski tallied seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Bills.

Gronkowski tore up huge chunks at a time, breaking off gains of 36 and 27 yards en route to his 16th career 100-yard game. Including the playoffs, he’s now caught a touchdown in eight straight games. He delivered a monster block on Dion Lewis’ six-yard touchdown while tormenting every helpless linebacker Rex Ryan foolishly chose to put on him. If there’s a defender in this league who can contain Gronkowski, we haven’t seen him yet. The game’s best tight end should be in for another huge game next time out against the Jags.
Sep 20 - 5:26 PM

The Buffalo News' Tyler Dunne reports that "at times" the Bills may triple-team Rob Gronkowski in Week 2.

Bills No. 1 CB Stephon Gilmore, who graded out as PFF's top corner Week 1, wants the task of shadowing Gronkowski this week. That may not happen, but the Bills will do everything in their power to try to keep Gronkowski from beating them. It may not work, as Gronkowski is obviously the premier tight end in the league, but coach Rex Ryan is an excellent schemer. This has the potential makings for a "revenge game" for Patriots No. 2 TE Scott Chandler.
Sep 16 - 12:34 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught 5-of-8 targets for 94 yards and three touchdowns in New England's Week 1 win over the Steelers.

Gronk spent half the evening literally uncovered, and the other half humiliating defenders who boasted before they game that they knew how to stop him. Gronk dusted Robert Golden on his first touchdown, where Antwon Blake also made a "business decision." He dismantled Will Allen and Mike Mitchell on score No. 2, and blew by ILB "Terence Garvin" for TD No. 3. Gronk's alone at the top of the tight end ranks, but you already knew that.
Sep 10 - 11:48 PM

The Steelers plan to defend Rob Gronkowski in Thursday night's NFL opener with "constant contact."

First-year DC Keith Butler's unit plans to apply press coverage to Gronk within the first five yards of the line of scrimmage. "He has success when people don't put their hands on him," claimed FS Mike Mitchell. "You just have to jam him up a little bit, mess with his timing," Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier said. "If you mess up the (Patriots') timing, they are really time-oriented."
Sep 7 - 1:45 PM

The Patriots have converted $4 million of Rob Gronkowski's $10M option bonus into an immediate payment.

Instead of owing Gronk the full $10 million by the end of the 2015 league year, they'll give him $4 million now and $6 million later. It ensures the obvious -- the Patriots are going to pay the league's best tight end for a long time. Gronk, as healthy as he's been in recent memory, turned 26 three months ago.
Source: ESPN Boston
Aug 4 - 10:22 AM

Rob Gronkowski has enjoyed a fully healthy offseason.

During the previous few offseasons, Gronkowski has been rehabbing back, knee and/or elbow issues. This year, however, he's been able to simply concentrate on reveling in the Summer of Gronk. He'll enter 2015 head-and-shoulders above the rest of the fantasy tight end class and a lock first-round pick. Gronkowski has scored 50 touchdowns in his last 55 games (including playoffs).
Jun 1 - 7:57 AM

Rob Gronkowski caught six balls for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Super Bowl 49 win over the Seahawks.

Kept quiet by SS Kam Chancellor early, Gronk gave New England a 14-7 halftime lead by beating SLB K.J. Wright deep down the right sideline for a 22-yard touchdown catch late in the second quarter. Gronk whipped both Chancellor and Wright for huge catches on a crucial fourth-quarter drive. The 2014 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, Gronk is a certified touchdown-scoring machine and arguably one of the five most dominant players in football. He's finally healthy and hasn't yet turned 26 years old. We expect Gronk to be a first-round pick in 2015 fantasy drafts.
Feb 1 - 10:37 PM

Associated Press named Rob Gronkowski its 2014 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

Gronkowski was limited to seven games in 2013 due to knee and forearm injuries. He bounced back with an 82/1,124/12 line this season, where he finished as a unanimous All-Pro. Gronkowski received 27 first-place votes, followed by Jeremy Maclin (7), Rolando McClain (7), Chris Harris (3), Justin Forsett (2), and Arian Foster (2). Cardinals LB Larry Foote and Kyle Orton also received a vote.
Jan 31 - 9:39 PM

Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane doesn't believe Rob Gronkowski is "that good."

Oh. "He’s OK," Lane conceded. "But he does have a big body, and from what I’ve seen on tape, he don’t like your hands being put on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won’t catch that many balls as he should." We doubt Gronk had ever heard of Lane before today, but he might have something special for him in Super Bowl XLIX. Few teams search for bulletin board material as voraciously as the Pats. Lane has offered up some of the dumbest in recent memory.
Jan 22 - 6:42 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught three passes for 28 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.

The Colts did nothing special to try to stop Gronk, which made it quite odd that he had zero catches at halftime. He did just miss on two end-zone targets, one that was knocked away by Vontae Davis and another that he couldn't get his feet down in-bounds. Of course, Gronk always gets his spike as he caught a five-yard slant from Tom Brady to give the Patriots a 31-7 lead in the fourth quarter. Despite multiple back surgeries, a broken forearm and a torn ACL, Gronk now has an incredible 49 touchdowns in his last 55 games (including playoffs). He's obviously a good bet to spike against the Seahawks in the Feb. 1 Super Bowl.
Jan 18 - 11:50 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught 7-of-13 targets for 108 yards and a touchdown in New England's Divisional Round win over the Ravens.

Baltimore sent legions of defenders at New England's mountainous tight end, but it made no difference. As good as ever even though he's just 13 months removed from blowing out his knee, Gronk will be a must play in DFS cash games for conference title week.
Jan 10 - 8:46 PM

The Ravens are expected to cover Rob Gronkowski with FS Will Hill in Saturday's Divisional Round game.

Despite missing the first six games of the season, Hill graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 14 safety and ninth in pass coverage. He was PFF's No. 3 overall safety in 2013 with the Giants. The Ravens have said Gronkowski will draw most of their coverage. Hill will be aided by ILBs Daryl Smith and C.J. Mosley at times, in addition to SS Darian Stewart. Gronk is still the obvious overall TE1 this weekend, but Baltimore was 13th in defending the tight end in 2014.
Jan 9 - 9:38 AM

Rob Gronkowski was named a unanimous 2014 first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.

Gronkowski received 50-of-50 first-team votes as the only unanimous selection. However, if clueless voters could understand the difference between 3-4 defensive end and 4-3 defensive tackle, J.J. Watt also would have been a unanimous selection. Watt received 45 votes as a defensive end and five as a defensive tackle. Both Gronkowski and Watt are legit MVP candidates. The heavy favorite for MVP honors, Aaron Rodgers, was named the All-Pro quarterback. The rest of the squad and every other player that received a vote are at the link below.
Jan 2 - 12:38 PM

Patriots declared TE Rob Gronkowski inactive for Week 17 against the Bills.

With the No. 1 seed already locked up, New England is smartly holding Gronk out of a meaningless Week 17 contest with Buffalo. Tim Wright will earn the start in Gronk's place, but he is not a recommended option against the Bills' suffocating pass defense. Buffalo has allowed eight catches for 78 yards TOTAL to tight ends the last five games.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:34:00 AM

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3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
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2Matt Slater
WR21Danny Amendola
2Aaron Dobson
3Brandon LaFell
WR31Aaron Dobson
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2Scott Chandler
3Michael Williams
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LG1Josh Kline
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C1David Andrews
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K1Stephen Gostkowski