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TE Rob Gronkowski - New England Patriots

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

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Gronkowski was surprisingly not put on the PUP/Active list to open training camp, which means that the team expects him to be healthy enough to merit a spot on the opening weekend 53-man roster. Whether he'll be able to play Week 1, or how effective he'll be early in the season remains to be seen. Camp reports say Gronkowski does not look like a player coming back a serious knee injury, but he is yet to play in contact practices, and he may not appear in any preseason games.

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Week 1: at Miami Dolphins

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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Latest News

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski plans to wear brace (Tue Sep 2, 01:33 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee), who said he fully expects to play in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins, said he will likely wear a brace over his surgically repaired knee, but he doesn't plan on changing the style in which he plays the game.

Our View: Gronkowski is smart to wear the brace on his injured knee. It will give him better support when running and cutting. The brace could also help on big impacts because Gronk does not shy away from contact. If he plays, fantasy owners should be starting Gronk without question this week.
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Patriots | No decision on Rob Gronkowski (Tue Sep 2, 01:12 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (knee) status for Week 1 has not been determined, according to head coach Bill Belichick. 'I'm glad that Rob's optimistic about this situation,' Belichick said. 'We'll go through the week of practice and take a look at everything, everybody, and see where everybody's at and try to do what we feel like is best for the team. With all due respect to Rob -- I'm glad he feels the way he does -- but, in the end, we'll have to make the decision we feel like is best for the team and we'll do that as we go through the week.'

Our View: Of course Belichick is going to be coy here. Many beat writers and insiders around the team are expecting Gronk to play in Week 1. That means he should be in the starting lineup for your fantasy team.
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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski to be on snap count (Tue Sep 2, 11:29 AM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) will be on a snap count in Week 1.

Our View: The Patriots are being coy about his availability for Week 1. Most people around the team expect him to play. If he is on a play count, then dial back your expectations just a bit....but Gronkowski should still be in your lineup.

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski expects to play (Mon Sep 1, 12:16 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he will be able to play Week 1.

Our View: That's the plan, and it's been the plan since day one. The team has worked Gronkowski back slowly through camp in anticipation of him being ready for the season opener. The forecast for Gronk is simple--if he's playing, then he's in your lineup.
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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski likely to sit (Wed Aug 27, 12:07 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) continues to make progress in his rehab but likely will sit out the final preseason game. Gronkowski is looking to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Our View: Gronkowski may well be a game-time decision for week 1, and perhaps even miss multiple games, but he took only three games to get back to old form last year after a more tumultuous offseason.
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Schedule

1@ Miami Dolphins
2@ Minnesota Vikings
3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Kansas City Chiefs
5vs Cincinnati Bengals
6@ Buffalo Bills
7vs New York Jets
8vs Chicago Bears
9vs Denver Broncos
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11@ Indianapolis Colts
12vs Detroit Lions
13@ Green Bay Packers
14@ San Diego Chargers
15vs Miami Dolphins
16@ New York Jets
17vs Buffalo Bills