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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 was forced from Week 12 against the Broncos with a right knee injury.
Gronkowski was carted off after taking a low hit from Broncos S Darian Stewart. He was immediately ruled out for the game, suggesting it's a serious injury. NBC's Michele Tafoya reported Gronkowski could be dealing with an MCL issue. Gronk had a team-high 6/88/1 line before going down. Nov 29 - 11:38 PM

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Rob Gronkowski caught 2-of-7 targets for 37 yards in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the Bills on Monday night.

The Bills said they were going to take Gronkowski away, and though they said the same thing ahead of Gronkowski's 113-yard, one-touchdown Week 2 against them, it actually worked this time. Buffalo double-teamed Gronkowski often with Julian Edelman (foot) out of the lineup, and didn't give him any space to operate. He was stuck on one catch for 10 yards most of the night. Gronkowski also dropped a pass on second-and-one. Look for him to get back on track next week in Denver, but they could employ similar defensive tactics.
Nov 24 - 12:54 AM

Rob Gronkowski leads the league with four offensive pass interference penalties.

Gronkowski was flagged for OPI only twice last year. The concern of course is that this might cause him to play more cautiously, but Gronk said he has no plans to change his style of play. "I’m not sure what it is," he said. "I’m just going to keep playing how I’ve been playing, how I go out and practice and try and transition it to the games." With Julian Edelman (broken foot) out, Gronkowski's already massive workload is about to get even bigger. He's the top tight end in fantasy every week, regardless of who he's playing.
Nov 20 - 10:02 AM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore said the team has a "game plan" to take Rob Gronkowski "out of the game."

If only other teams would have thought to make a game plan. The Bills ostensibly had a plan to stop Gronk in Week 2 as well, but he rumbled for 113 yards and a score in the win. Buffalo has been solid against tight ends since that game, allowing just one touchdown total, but Gronk is still the top overall tight end by a good margin this week, game plan or not.
Source: ESPN
Nov 19 - 8:47 AM

Rob Gronkowski caught 5-of-7 targets for 113 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots' Week 10 win over the Giants.

Gronkowski was really quiet in the first half, catching just two passes for 16 yards on three targets with the Patriots putting up just 10 points. But he scored his longest touchdown of his career in the second half, with a grown-man, 76-yard score, where two Giants defensive backs collided on the play. With Julian Edelman (foot) possibly battling a serious foot injury, Gronk could be in line for a couple more targets per game. However many he sees, it isn't enough. There's no reason Gronkowski shouldn't be seeing double-digit targets weekly. He gets the Bills next Monday night.
Nov 15 - 8:10 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught 4-of-5 targets for 47 yards Week 9 against the Redskins.

Gronk’s day could have been better, but Tom Brady missed him on a fade opportunity early and he had a biggish catch called back on a penalty. Gronk simply was not needed that much on a day Brady targeted seven pass catchers at least three times. Despite the down day, Gronk is still on pace for a ridiculous 88-1,386-14 line at the halfway point of the season. He gets a tasty matchup with the Giants overmatched safeties and linebackers next week.
Nov 8 - 4:18 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught 6-of-9 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 8 win over the Dolphins.

It's only his sixth season, but Gronk is shaping up as one of the best players in league history. Gronk showed lethal strength and speed on his 47-yard touchdown in the first quarter, throwing Reshad Jones down before turning on the jets for the end zone. The No. 42 overall pick of the 2010 draft now has 61 touchdowns in 72 career games. He's without parallel at the tight end position.
Oct 29 - 11:57 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught 11-of-16 targets for 108 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 7 win over the Jets.

The 11 catches were a career high for a tight end who scored his 60th touchdown in 71 games. Gronk could have had an even bigger day, but couldn't get in on a 3rd-and-1 from the Jets' one-yard line. He was also overshot by Tom Brady on a potential 71-yard touchdown. As good as ever, Gronk will be the TE1 for Week 8 against the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football.
Oct 25 - 4:56 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught 3-of-5 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 6 win over the Colts.

It was a quiet night for Gronk outside of his touchdown. He was held without a catch in the first half, and got 35 of his yards and only touchdown on the opening drive of the third quarter. Gronkowski remains the clear-cut TE1 overall.
Oct 19 - 1:15 AM

Rob Gronkowski caught 4-of-5 targets for 67 yards in New England's Week 5 win over the Cowboys.

Gronk was dragging tacklers whenever he had the ball, but the Pats didn't need a big day against a non-competitive Cowboys team. With 25 percent of the year in the books, Gronk is on pace for a typically dominant 80/1,500/16. He gets the Colts in Week 6.
Oct 11 - 7:56 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Brandon Bolden
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Keshawn Martin
4Chris Harper
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Matt Slater
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Williams
4Asante Cleveland
LT1Marcus Cannon
LG1Josh Kline
2Shaq Mason
C1David Andrews
RG1Tre' Jackson
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski