Saying he was “bored” not playing football, retired tight end Rob Gronkowski contacted the Bucs last month about a possible return to the team. The Bucs had several conversations with Gronkowski around Thanksgiving about him possibly reuniting with quarterback Tom Brady to help the struggling squad secure a playoff berth.
Even if he were to return, it is very unlikely it would have an impact on typical redraft leagues, but what a crazy wrench it would throw into playoff-only leagues. Gronk went 8-110-2 in the 2020 postseason and followed it up with a 9-116-1 performance in two 2021 postseason games.
TB TE Cade Otton - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Carolina Panthers
Tom Brady looked Cade Otton's way fairly often last week as the rookie tight end had seven targets. He just couldn't connect as Otton finished with two catches for 12 yards. Since Cameron Brate returned from injury in Week 10, Otton has averaged 2.7 receptions for 20.5 yards. That's just not enough to make him a trustworthy option in Week 17 against the Panthers (20th aFPA). He's outside of the top 20 tight ends this week.