Rob Gronkowski Fantasy News
Reports say Rob Gronkowski has torn ACL
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 6:38pm
knee, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Gronkowski, who suffered the injury in Sunday's wild 27-26 win over the Cleveland Browns, will undergo an MRI on Monday, according to the source.
FoxSports earlier reported that the Patriots believed it was a torn ACL.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick revealed after the game that Gronkowski was taken to a hospital for evaluation, but said he didn't know any more. We should know more on Monday but it looks like fantasy owners won't have Gronk for the rest of this season. Look for Julian Edelman and Shane Vereen to pick up more targets.
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Sunday, December 1, 2013, 9:12pm
Tight end Rob Gronkowski came up limping after being tackled, his ankle apparently twisted under a defender.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Gronkowski is fine.
Obviously good news for Gronkowski, the Patriots and fantasy owners. Gronkowski had six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown in the 34-31 win.
Report: Shane Vereen will be activated for MNF
Monday, November 18, 2013, 2:06pm
Patriots running back Shane Vereen, who has missed the last 10 weeks of the football season with a broken wrist, is expected to be activated for tonight's game, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Vereen has been on the injured reserve/designated to return list with the wrist injury, which he suffered in the first week of the season against the Buffalo Bills. He has been practicing with the team and was listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Other reports say Vereen will be eased into work Monday night against the Panthers, which probably means splitting time with Brandon Bolden as a change of pace, and in the passing game. Vereen is pretty risky play if you're counting on him, but it at least looks like he's going to play. Also keep in mind that Rob Gronkowski was supposed to be eased back, too. The score may dictate how much Vereen is actually used...
MNF Injury Report - Brady, Gronk, Amendola PROBABLE
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 4:45pm
CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee), S Steve Gregory (finger)
CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Aqib Talib (hip), RB Leon Washington (ankle)
CB Drayton Florence (groin)
DT Dwan Edwards (hamstring), T Jordan Gross (not injury related), RB Mike Tolbert (not injury related)
Tom Brady and Danny Amendola were all full participants in practice while Rob Gronkowski was limited Saturday, but all three are expected to play. Not listed on the injury report was RB Shane Vereen, who has not officially been added to the roster as the Pats remain at 52. While Vereen's expected to play, he's also obviously pretty risky especially on a Monday night game. It's a tough passing matchup this week against the Panthers, but the Pats have had an extra week to prepare and are coming off a shredding of a pretty good Pittsburgh passing defense.
Aaron Dobson 'more comfortable' in offense
Friday, November 1, 2013, 11:01am
In the past three games, Dobson leads the Patriots with 13 receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown. The numbers aren’t staggering, but it marks a significant improvement for a player who received an inconsistent amount of reps throughout training camp and his opening month of the regular season, which was delayed a week due to a hamstring injury.
“Definitely, just getting work at it and just practicing,” Dobson said. “Me and Tom are getting on the same page, and I feel like all of that is helping to transition to the field on Sunday.”
“I just feel like overall, I’m more comfortable in the system,” he said. “I’ve still got a long way to go to get to where I want to be at — to be great.”
Along with Rob Gronkowski and target-hog Danny Amendola, Dobson has emerged as one of the top three fantasy starts in the Patriots' passing game. It appears that he has passed Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins in terms of snaps and targets, though things can change quickly in New England.