Rob Gronkowski Fantasy News

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 4. Gronkowski was limited last week, but should have a bigger role this week. We won’t feel completely comfortable starting him until Tom Brady returns in Week 5.

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Gronkowski was limited last week, but should have a bigger role this week. We won’t feel completely comfortable starting him until Tom Brady returns in Week 5.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Gronkowski was limited last week, but should have a bigger role this week. We won’t feel completely comfortable starting him until Tom Brady returns in Week 5.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski 'telling teammates' he plans to play in Week 3

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 10:18am

Boston Globe - [Full Article]

Tight end Rob Gronkowski has been telling teammates all week that he plans to make his 2016 season debut tonight.

Gronkowski’s debut seems likely.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a little surprising since the Patriots are 2-0 and that he couldn't play a few days ago, but Gronkowski owners will take it. He's a must-start in most formats even with the team's QB issues.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. We won’t if Gronk will play Thursday night until the inactives are released. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald thinks this is the week that Gronkowski makes his return. Since the Patriots have two wins in two weeks, and a longer layoff after the Thursday game, it’s possible that they would continue to rest Gronk with the idea of getting him fully healthy for Tom Brady’s return in Week 5. If he’s out, Martellus Bennett would draw the start, but with Jacoby Brissett likely under center, there’s no telling how much the Patriots will be willing to throw the ball.

Pats TE Rob Gronkowski says he'll be a coach's decision

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:58pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Heading into Week 1, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski described himself as “week-to-week” with a hamstring injury that he suffered during training camp.

The last two weeks have seen Gronkowski on the inactive list, but he’s been a limited participant at practice each day of the season. That includes Tuesday’s walkthrough session and Gronkowski said after the session that he’s “feeling better every single day.” He also upped his assessment to “day-to-day” while discussing his chances of playing the Texans on Thursday.

“We’ll see. Definitely going to be a coach’s decision, trainer’s decision. We’ll all come together,” Gronkowski said, via WEEI.com. “Just doing everything I can right now to be as healthy as I can be. Improving every single day, basically day-by-day right now, taking it one day at a time. Day-by-day.”

Fantasy Impact:

Gronkowski showed up to the field in full pads Tuesday, saying he wanted “to get the feel of the shoulder pads when you haven’t been in them that much.” He removed them for the walkthrough itself. The story added the short week, plus then having 10 days before Week 4 could factor in the team's decision to play Gronk in Week 3.

Pats Beat: 'Wouldn't be surprised' if TE Rob Gronkowski sits Week 2

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 12:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially questionable for Sunday's home opener against the Miami Dolphins, and several followers on Twitter have asked my thoughts on if he'll play.

Based on what I saw in a limited peek at practice this week, my feeling is that it wouldn't be a surprise if Gronkowski remains sidelined. He is still limited. For example, when players went through a gauntlet in which teammates whacked them with pads in an attempt to jar the ball free, Gronkowski only played the role of the "whacker" and never ran through.

Fantasy Impact:

Former Pats assistant coach Michael Lombardi was quoted in the story as saying Bill Belichick's philosophy is if a player is injured a team is better off playing a backup. That may especially be true in Week 2 after coming off a Week 1 win without Tom Brady. It's only one opinion, but owners should prepare a backup plan.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 2. Gronk was limited all last week and sat out. The beat writers seem pessimistic about his status since he’s not doing much of anything at practice. The Patriots play early on Sunday, so we shouldn’t be playing any guessing games on Sunday.

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:05pm

Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. The full practice indicates that Hogan will play through the shoulder injury, though if Rob Gronkowski returns, pickings may be slim for Hogan.

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:05pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Gronk practicing on Wednesday is a good sign for his Week 2 availability, but he was limited all last week and sat out. Reports are that he’s been very limited at practice. The next step is to get in a full practice, though there's a good chance that he's limited all week. The Patriots play early on Sunday, so we shouldn’t be playing any guessing games on Sunday.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm

Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. The full practice indicates that Hogan will play through the shoulder injury, though if Rob Gronkowski returns, pickings may be slim for Hogan.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Gronk practicing on Wednesday is a good sign for his Week 2 availability, but he was limited all last week and sat out. The next step is to get in a full practice, though there's a good chance that he's limited all week. The Patriots play early on Sunday, so we shouldn’t be playing any guessing games on Sunday.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to practice Wednesday

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 3:51pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Rob Gronkowski is returning to the practice field.

After missing Week 1 with a hamstring injury, the star tight end will be at practice Wednesday, NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reported. Gronk practiced in a limited capacity all last week before being ruled out for the game on Friday, as first reported by Fallon.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a great sign for his Week 2 availability. The next step is to get in a full practice, though there's a good chance that he's limited all week.

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 7:13pm

Patriots Inactives
Rob Gronkowski TE
Eric Rowe CB
Jonathan Cooper OG
D.J. Foster RB
Clay Harbor TE
Elandon Roberts ILB
Nate Solder T

Rapoport: Patriots have officially ruled TE Rob Gronkowski OUT for Week 1

Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:35pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Patriots have officially downgraded TE Rob Gronkowski, OL Jonathan Cooper and OT Nate Solder to out. They didn't travel.

Fantasy Impact:

Zachary Miller, Kyle Rudolph, Clive Walford, Charles Clay, Vance McDonald, Jesse James and Crockett Gillmore are all owned in 50 percent or fewer leagues at Yahoo and are worthwhile streaming options while Gronk is out. Martellus Bennett gets a bump into the top 10, though he's a bit of a risk with Jimmy Garoppolo under center and a so-so matchup against a talented Cardinals defense.

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