Different year, same story. The Patriots have been without Rob Gronkowski since the 2019 offseason, but still don't have a clear-cut replacement. Matt LaCosse's decision to opt out has been overshadowed by bigger names, but without him, the Patriots are relying heavily on rookie Devin Asiasi (third round, UCLA).
Reports say he has looked good. But the author added it might be asking too much. When Asiasi didn't take part in team drills late last week after appearing to roll his ankle, there was a notable void.
NE TE Matt LaCosse - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs Miami Dolphins
Matt LaCosse had one reception on one target in Week 16, and it made for his best fantasy performance of the 2019 season. Of course, that one catch went for a touchdown and it made him the week's fantasy TE16, making this season's tight end landscape the saddest thing since watching the opening montage of Up. Don't fire him up for fantasy purposes unless continued weeping is your thing.