Rob Gronkowski, TE New England Patriots

General Info

  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 265 lbs
  • DOB: 05-14-1989
NE Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Patriots trade for WR Josh Gordon

Monday, September 17, 2018, 4:34pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Josh Gordon has a new home.

The Cleveland Browns announced Monday they traded wide receiver Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots. In exchange for Gordon, the team received a conditional 2019 fifth-round draft pick, a source informed of the deal told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Related players: Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Rob Gronkowski

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon could play immediately since he had an MRI on his injured hamstring, and it was deemed to be fine. Owners should keep him on the bench for now as this is obviously an upgrade for the mercurial receiver, at least from a quarterback/offense standpoint. It's going to take some time for him to learn the offense, get up to speed and gain Tom Brady's trust, so this will require some patience. Gordon's arrival is a small but not insignificant downgrade for Chris Hogan, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski, though he won't have a negative fantasy impact on these players until he's in the lineup and absorbing targets. Remember, there's a decent chance that he doesn't have any fantasy impact at all. This is Josh Gordon we're talking about, he has played in 11 of a possible 66 games over the last four-plus seasons. It's also going to be difficult to garner enough volume to post big numbers with Edelman, Hogan, Gronkowski and James White all in established roles in the offense.

Scouting Report

Week 2 at Jacksonville Jaguars

Patriots WRs face the toughest secondary in the league. Jacksonville was first last year in aFPA to WRs. This likely means more targets funneled to Gronk, even if shutdown corner Jalen Ramsey moves over to cover him. The Jags were just 16th in aFPA to TEs last year. It's Gronk. You start him no matter who he plays.

2018 Strength of Schedule - NE
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
28
HOU
16
@JAX
26
@DET
31
MIA
25
IND
6
KC
11
@CHI
20
@BUF
9
GB
22
@TEN
BYE21
@NYJ
3
MIN
31
@MIA
2
@PIT
20
BUF
21
NYJ

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1HOU71231817.570001-16.323.375/75100.0%
2@JAX215047.500000-1.53.558/6195.1%
Per game4.5069.000.506.0015.330000.500.008.9013.4066.50/68.0097.54%
Totals913811215.3300010.0017.826.8133/13697.54%
Previous Games vs. DET
SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
201412DET57801015.600000-7.812.876/7897.44%
Average5.0078.000.0010.0015.600.000.000.000.000.007.8012.8076.00/78.0097.44%