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TE Rob Gronkowski - New England Patriots

6-6, 264Born: 5-14-1989College: ArizonaDrafted: Round 2

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Gronkowski had back surgery in early December. He has said he will be "ready to roll" for the offseason program opening and "for sure" will be ready for Week 1.

Summary

Rob Gronkowski missed half the 2016 season, and had back surgery in December, so as is often the case, there is concern about his health. He expects to be practicing this summer, and should be completely ready for Week 1. Hopefully he can stay healthy, as the situation he's in is very good. Not only does he have Julian Edelman running inside routes and pulling defenders away from him, but Gronkowski now also has Brandin Cooks to draw coverage outside and away completely. Of course, more weapons also means more targets going to others. Despite that, we don't really think his production will slip from the 1,000-plus yards he saw in 2015 and 2014. Expect Gronkowski to produce at a high level again this year as long as he is healthy. Don't worry if you don't see him much on the practice field this spring and summer as the Patriots will take it easy on him for just that reason. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Overall Redraft - 15, 5, 9, 11, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27
TE Redraft PPR - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3
Overall Redraft PPR - 15, 5, 9, 9, 11, 11, 13, 14, 14, 16, 17, 18, 18, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 24, 37
TE Dynasty - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Overall Dynasty - 17, 7, 12, 21, 24, 26, 28

Stats and Projections

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2014 NE 15 82 1124 12
2015 NE 15 72 1176 11
2016 NE 9 25 540 3
2017 PROJ-Dodds 14 66 * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 14 60 * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 65 * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 67 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 18
TE: 1
Overall-PPR: 19
TE-PPR: 1

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Latest News

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski looks like old self (Fri May 26, 09:46 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has been a full participant in drills during voluntary workouts, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Gronkowski has been 'involved in everything' and 'looks like Gronk.'

Our View: Great news for the Patriots, and great news for fantasy owners. Everyone knows that if he's healthy then Gronkowski will perform like a top flight fantasy tight end.
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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski cleared to take field (Thu May 25, 03:12 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has progressed well enough that he has been cleared to take the field for organized team activities.

Our View: We're not really worried about Gronkowski, and we think he might have returned quicker last season had Tom Brady not been suspended. He should remain the top fantasy tight end again this season.
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Patriots | Restructured deal for Rob Gronkowski (Tue May 23, 05:35 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski restructured his deal for 2017 and has a chance to become the highest paid tight end in the league.

Our View: Gronkowski can play like the best tight end in the league...if healthy. This deal is structured to compensate him if he stays healthy and produces at the expected level. The deal can boost his salary from $5.25 million to $10.75 million.
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2017 Schedule

1vs Kansas City Chiefs
2@ New Orleans Saints
3vs Houston Texans
4vs Carolina Panthers
5@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6@ New York Jets
7vs Atlanta Falcons
8vs Los Angeles Chargers
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Denver Broncos
11@ Oakland Raiders
12vs Miami Dolphins
13@ Buffalo Bills
14@ Miami Dolphins
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16vs Buffalo Bills
17vs New York Jets