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TE Rob Gronkowski - New England Patriots

6-6, 264Born: 5-14-1989College: ArizonaDrafted: Round 2, pick 2010

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Gronk was quiet until the end of the win over the Chiefs, but the defense was giving him a lot of attention and they suffered trying to defend the run and other targets in the Patriots passing game. The pendulum should swing back for him soon enough, but this is still coming in under expectations.

Week 7: at Chicago Bears

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
3 at DET 48 4 51 0 0 5.1
4 vs MIA 54 4 44 0 0 4.4
5 vs IND 63 6 75 0 0 7.5
6 vs KC 77 3 97 0 0 9.7
7 at CHI PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * * *
7 at CHI PROJ-Tremblay * 6 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Rob Gronkowski's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 6 vs KC (4 / 3 / 97 / 0 rec)

Though he only had 3 catches, Gronk's two biggest plays were in the 4th quarter. On one, Brady faked into the backfield before hitting Gronk for a massive gain up the left side seam. The second was what set up the Pats for their last second field goal with a deep toss and catch to the big man. Though he isn't getting the red zone treatment he's used to seeing, Gronk is still dominant with the ball in his hands, and had key blocks multiple times during the game.

2018 Week 5 vs IND (7 / 6 / 75 / 0 rec)

With Julian Edelman back, Gronk was able to get free on several routes for a change, often resulting in the big chunk plays we are accustomed to seeing from him. He did have a drop that resulted in an interception, but that won't be an issue going forward. It's all steam ahead for the big man, who should have bbetter stat lines ahead.

2018 Week 4 vs MIA (7 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)

Though he didn't have a big day, the news for Gronk was that he left the game in the third quarter with an ankle injury. Obviously this bears monitoring. The Dolphins paid very close attention to him, as he was double covered on several plays, yet still made tight window catches.

2018 Week 3 vs DET (5 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)

With absolutely no other weapons in the passing game, Gronk was double and tripled teamed all night. He did drop a diving catch, but there wasn't much else he could do. It was odd that more plays weren't specifically dialed up for him, but the play calling was simply bad.

2018 Week 2 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Gronk was bottled up for most of the day by a great defense, though there were a couple obvious no-calls on his defenders. Tom Brady also missed a couple 1 on 1 shots, and though there is no guarantee, a shot to Gronk with 1 on 1 coverage is always decent money to pay off. Part of the issue was the Jags pass rush, which often gave Tom Brady no time to throw. Gronk will have better days ahead, and we all know that.

2018 Week 1 vs HOU (8 / 7 / 123 / 1 rec)

To absolutely no one's surprise, Gronk was Tom Brady's top target, catching multiple chunk seam passes and scoring a touchdown to boot. His score was a nice deep back shoulder throw in double coverage that saw Gronk simply snare the ball away from defenders and narrowly prance into the end zone for a score. The big blemish on the day was that he fumbled a ball, and Jeremy Hill was hurt chasing the fumble. Still, he will be the focal point of the offense for at least the next few weeks.

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Latest News

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski delivers late (Mon Oct 15, 01:44 AM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught three of his four targets for 97 yards in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski likely to play (Sun Oct 14, 09:38 AM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) is expected to play in Week 6's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Our View: Gronkowski is in prime position to go off against a Chiefs defense that is missing Eric Berry.
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Patriots | New England's injury report for Week 6 (Fri Oct 12, 04:05 PM) - New England DL Malcolm Brown (knee), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), DL Geneo Grissom (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), RB Sony Michel (knee), DB Eric Rowe (groin), DL Danny Shelton (elbow) and DE John Simon (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and are listed as questionable for Week 6 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

Our View: Gronkowski, Gordon, and Michel should be ok, but this being a Sunday night game complicates matters. We expect to hear more about their status on Sunday morning, but for now play them as you normally would.
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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski listed as limited (Thu Oct 11, 07:09 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was limited practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski practices Wednesday (Wed Oct 10, 06:07 PM) - New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was able to take part in practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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Schedule

7@ Chicago Bears
8@ Buffalo Bills
9vs Green Bay Packers
10@ Tennessee Titans
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New York Jets
13vs Minnesota Vikings
14@ Miami Dolphins
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16vs Buffalo Bills
17vs New York Jets