Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
TE - #3 29.86 NE Questionable 5 years 25 6'6 265 @RobGronkowski

2014 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)

Last updated on Jun-24-2014 by Daniel Kalles

Rob Gronkowski is the premiere tight end when healthy, putting up numbers that can compare with any of the top wide receivers in the game. Needless to say, his biggest issue has been staying healthy (only played in 18 games over last two seasons). When healthy, Gronk can go toe-to-toe with TE Jimmy Graham. The word out of OTAs is that he looks great. He is running, cutting and catching everything thrown his way and playing without any restrictions. Keep a close on eye on how he progresses through training camp and preseason. If he is a full go to start the season, try and get him. He won't disappoint and will be locked-in as a starter all year. This all assumes Gronkowski is on the field though, which is quickly becoming the exception, not the rule.

Latest Update

Jul-23-14 Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski avoids PUP list

Gronkowski will be ready for the start of camp, and will not be placed on the PUP list, acccording to ProFootballTalk.com. Gronkowski has been recovering from a torn ACL suffered last season. Previously there had been some concern that the Patriots would hold their top TE out of early camp activities, but that will not be the case. Gronkowski said recently he expects to play all 16 games this year, which would be his first full season since 2011.

Fantasy Analysis:

This is good news for Gronkowski and his potential fantasy owners, as it speaks to the Patriots confidence in his full recovery. If Gronkowski is healthy for every game this year, he has a strong chance to challenge Saints TE Jimmy Graham for the top fantasy tight end spot. Patriots QB Tom Brady also stands to benefit from Gronk's return - his stats are massively better when the big TE is on the field. Given his extensive injury history, owners would do well to show a bit of caution when drafting Gronkowski, but at this point, it looks like all systems are go to start the season.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/23 - Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski avoids PUP list
7/20 - Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski thinks he will play every game this season
7/18 - Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski may begin training camp on PUP list Injury
7/8 - Optimism regarding injured Patriots WR Aaron Dobson, TE Rob Gronkowski Injury
6/30 - Improved blocking could lead to more snaps for Broncos TE Julius Thomas

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
4.09 FFToolbox - George Bissell 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
3.03 Gridiron Experts - Now I generally never take a tight end before the middle rounds, but the recent, and justified, injury woes are causing Gronkowski's ADP to slip. For me, it's starting to reek of value, so I grabbed him instead of a group of talented, but deep receivers. My strategy in all future drafts will be similar to this- if I like the value of Graham or Gronk, I'll grab them. Otherwise, you'll see me take a tight end in about round 8.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
3.01 FantasyTaz - Either you believe or you don't: I believe. Gronk is just head and shoulders above all other TEs for me, but of course the injury risk is real. But even with missing 5 games last year he still finished as a Top 5 tight end. in fact he outscored every other TE by over 3 1/2 points in average points per game. If we get 13 weeks out of him then he will be the #1 TE in 2013. No way would he have been available at my next pick.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
4.02 DynastyLeagueFootball 
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