Rob Gronkowski "likely" to miss games, per the Boston Herald

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski still is wearing a protective sleeve on his left arm, a remnant from a fourth surgery that was needed to replace a plate to heal a broken bone. He is also getting ready for a back procedure that will likely force him to miss regular-season games.

Fantasy Impact: 

Gronkowski holds 2nd round value when healthy, but it doesn't appear that he's going to be healthy to start the season. At this point we wouldn't use anything more than a 4th round pick on the big TE, and even that is stretching it. He has huge upside, but he's too much of a risk in the early rounds given what we know now. It's a calculated risk, but expect a series of game-time decisions if he doesn't start the season on the PUP list. One setback and he could miss a half (or the whole) season.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason