When football season starts, Rob Gronkowski may feel differently about his decision to walk away. But will he actually come back?
A source close to Gronkowski pegs his potential for a first annual unretirement at 40 percent.
For now, Gronk isn’t thinking about football. He’s enjoying his life, he doesn’t need the money, and he’s having a blast. The question becomes whether Gronkowski misses his teammates and/or the games after August becomes September. While he won’t miss dealing with training camp and the preseason, he could miss the game once they start playing games that count.
Gronk has lost 18 pounds, but still looks impressive, according to the story. The thought of helping the Patriots win a record-setting seventh Super Bowl could very well draw Gronk out of retirement. Gronk could also be looking to skip camp and join the team after a few weeks. He's a risky, late-round pick if we don't hear any more updates by the time we get close to the start of the season.
NE TE Rob Gronkowski - Week 19 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 19 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers go west to east for the second consecutive week to take on the Patriots in New England with a trip to the AFC Championship game on the line. New England is a shrinking four-point favorite with a middle-of-the-pack implied team total of 25.5 points. The Chargers rank top five in aFPA to QBs, which makes Tom Brady a very risky option in the divisional round. Even though the Chargers rank top ten in aFPA to TEs as well, Rob Gronkowski still ranks top four at the position this week thanks to an utter lack of good tight ends left. Obviously, his floor is zero though at this point.