Buccaneers 'would hope' TE Rob Gronkowski plays Week 8

Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered broken ribs during a Week Three loss to the Rams. He has missed four games. Will he be back for Sunday’s showdown at New Orleans?

“I would hope that Gronk could be ready to go,” coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Monday.

Related players: Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard

Fantasy Impact: 

The Bucs rolled to a win over the Bears with the WRs stepping up without Gronk in the lineup. Both Brate and Howard weren't factors at TE as Mike Evans and Chris Godwin combined for four TDs in the game. If Antonio Brown can also return, it looks like the Bucs could be back to full strength for a Week 8 game at the Saints. Keep in mind Gronk was 'close' to playing in Week 6 and Week 7.

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