Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski right on schedule with his knee rehab
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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski right on schedule with his knee rehab

Here's a quick update on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski @RobGronkowski, who is spending a second consecutive offseason trying to heal his broken body. Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee last December. NFL Network's Albert Breer reported Friday that Gronkowski visited the man who performed his reconstructive knee surgery, Dr. James Andrews, this week and is "right where he should be" in his rehab. He will also begin jogging soon, according to Breer.

Fantasy Analysis:

A lot of discussions this summer on Gronkowski's fantasy value will echo what was said about him at that time last year, only exchanging the words "forearm" and "back" for "knee." And my approach with him in drafts will be the same. I know a healthy Gronkowski is worth a high pick, probably in the second round. But I don't trust that he will be healthy for Week 1, and I am not going to put such a big investment into someone who is probably going to miss a couple of games at the start of the season, and may not truly be 100 percent for a while after that.
It depends on how much risk you like to take in your drafts. I'm very risk-averse. I'll let someone else pay a high price for Gronk. If he is totally good to go for Week 1 or shortly thereafter and puts up numbers anywhere close to 2011 Gronk, it's a great move. I think the odds of such a scenario of much less than even.

Albert Breer via Twitter

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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