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 Cameron Brate - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 at Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Brate returned to practice on Thursday, so we'd expect him to get back into the Bucs' starting lineup. It'll be interesting to see how the Bucs utilize Brate and rookie Cade Otton moving forward. Otton played well in Week 5, finishing 6-43 on seven targets while playing all but five snaps. We'd expect Brate to return to being the team's starter, but Brate and Otton may cancel each other out, production-wise. Brate is outside the top 20 tight ends for Week 6.