Gronkowski, Pierre-Paul had similar back surgeries

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Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul had same back surgery, performed by same doctor, as Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski did, two weeks earlier.

Fantasy Impact: 

JPP is just coming back to camp now (off the PUP list) for the Giants. Obviously recovery times can vary depending on the patient, but the key is whether or not Gronk goes on the PUP list or comes back sometime in September like some recent reports indicate. Senior Editor John Paulsen updated his feelings on where to take Gronk in drafts, and you can read that article here. Basically, he says a pick in the 3rd/4th round is now acceptable given the turn of events. However owners should be prepared for the worst and draft a rising TE late, like Jordan Cameron or Gronk-handcuff Zach Sudfeld, for example.

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