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Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:40pm
Patriots’ TE Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play tonight vs Bucs, per source.
Related players: Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola, Dwayne Allen, Jacob Hollister.
We'll know for certain once inactives are released at around 7 pm ET. Gronk's absence will boost the outlook of Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola, and Dwayne Allen figures to be more involved in the offense than he has been thus far this season. Jacob Hollister would serve as the No. 2 tight end. Last year, Martellus Bennett was actually more productive with Gronk in the lineup, so don't expect any miracles out of Allen.
Posted by Steve Andress
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:53pm
Week 5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With Rob Gronkowski out, consider Dwayne Allen a TE2 for Thursday Night Football. He's a gamble, considering he's yet to catch a pass from Tom Brady, but he's been on the field far more than Jacob Hollister this season. If you're taking a chance on a Patriots TE this week, it's Allen.
2017 Strength of Schedule - NE
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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