The Patriots should fear Rob Gronkowski’s knees will have a bull’s-eye on them this season.
There is an unsettling feeling among those who have played the game that Gronkowski won’t be able to endure a full slate of games thanks to now being an easier mark for rival defensive backs. The overwhelming concern is the Patriots all-world tight end will again be the victim of a blow to his surgically repaired right knee when he returns to game action.
Given the way the rules are geared toward eliminating violent hits to the head and neck, it's a legit concern and could be something fantasy owners want to consider before drafting Gronk. There are already injury concerns with the star tight end and whether or not he'll even be ready for Week 1. As the article points out, he's a difference maker for the Pats, and if you take him early in drafts, he could break your fantasy team if he doesn't make it all season.