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87 Rob Gronkowski TE
Height/Weight: 6-6/265 | Birthdate: 5/14/1989 | Birthplace: Amherst, NY, USA | Team: New England | College: Arizona | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 33.46
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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski scores TD in Week 11 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four of his five targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in his team's 42-20 win over the Colts in Week 11.

Gronkowski's touchdown was a thing of wonder, as he hauled in a short pass to the left side of the formation for a first down before shaking off three defenders and breaking free towards the end zone. He hurdled one more defender at the goal line and crashed into another in the end zone to deliver his fifth touchdown in his last three games.

Gronkowski didn't see the 9-11 targets he's managed over the last five weeks in Sunday's win as the Patriots leaned heavily on the running game, but he still contributed in a big way on the impressive scoring play. Now with 53 receptions, 734 yards and nine touchdowns, Gronkowski will match up with the Lions in Week 12.


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has another big game Week 9


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski turned in a strong game Week 9 against the Broncos. 

Gronkowski led the way for New England, hauling in nine passes for 105 yards. While Gronkowski was dominant throughout the outing, he didn't find the end zone until the final quarter. After making a tremendous one-handed catch to get the team to the 1 yard line, Gronkowski finished off the drive with a score on the next play. Gronk later caught a nine pass, putting him over 100 yards on the day. It was the 15th 100 yard game of his career.

Gronkowski is on a bye Week 10. 


T.J. Ward feels bad Gronkowski was hurt on low hit, but 'that's about it'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Broncos safety T.J. Ward might hear a chorus of boos reign down in his direction during Sunday's game at New England, and that's because Ward was the player responsible for sending Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to injured reserve last season.

Ward, who was playing for the Browns last season, ended Gronkowski's season in Week 14 last season with a helmet-to-knee hit that tore Gronkowski’s right ACL and MCL. Ward said he has no regrets about the play and wasn’t purposely trying to take out Gronkowski’s knee, per The Boston Globe.

"I feel bad he got hurt, you know, but that’s about it," Ward said Wednesday. "I’m just playing fast out there, and coincidentally, it was a bang-bang play. I think if he wouldn’t have gotten hurt, then it wouldn’t be an issue."

Ward, who is seven inches shorter and 65 pounds lighter than Gronkowski, said the only way to tackle Gronkowski is by going low.

"Gronk’s a big dude. He gets hit, and he keeps going. Guys bounce off him, and he’s throwing guys left and right," Ward said. "I was taught that if you can take a guy’s wheels away from him, he’s no longer mobile, and that’s what you’ve got to do with big guys. I’m not going to go in there and bang heads with somebody that’s 60 pounds more than me. I’m going to hurt myself."


Rob Gronkowski ready to blow up the league again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) After being limited early on by his recovery from a torn ACL, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski got back to a more typical workload Week 5 against Cincinnati, and his numbers improved as a result. But may the record show that Week 8 against Chicago was when he officially "made it back."

This is what he can do, folks. If you've wondered why he's achieved near-mythical status in Fantasy despite all the injuries over the years, it's because he's proven capable of performances like this one any given week. He has the size to run over anyone who gets in his way, as he did on his third touchdown in Week 8, and yet the athleticism to make a leaping grab along the sidelines, as he did on his first two. And of course, he has a quarterback in Tom Brady who can make the most of his abilities.

Now, for the record, Gronkowski certainly wasn't a scrub prior to Sunday. Week 8 was his third game in four with at least 90 receiving yards. But his scoring rate through seven games was actually a bit lower than it had been in recent years. He may have a few more multi-score games in his future to make up for it.


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski dominates the Bears Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski dominated the Bears Week 8.

Chicago had no answer for the tight end. Gronkowski wound up hauling in nine passes for 149 yards and three scores during the contest. He was consistently able to beat whoever the Bears matched up on him. On his final score, Gronkowski threw safety Ryan Mundy aside before rumbling 46 yards for the score. Gronk would leave the game at that point due to dehydration, and did not return. 

He'll look to continue his strong play Week 9 against the Broncos. 


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski questionable Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left Sunday's game due to dehydration.

Gronkowski is questionable to return to the contest. He's already hauled in nine passes for 149 yards and three scores. Gronkowski went to the locker room after breaking off a 46 yard touchdown.


Patriots' Rob Gronkowski contributes Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn't have a great game Thursday, but was still a big part of the team's offense.

Gronkowski finished with six receptions for 68 yards. He was targeted a team-high 10 times during the contest. Gronkowski saw a lot of time on the field, indicating that he's close to fully healed after his offseason issues. Backup tight end Tim Wright was not a factor in the game, leaving Gronk as the only threat at the position. Despite receiving a fair amount of targets, the team opted to go to other options in the red zone.

Gronkowski will take on the Bears Week 8.


Tom Brady: Rob Gronkowski is 'absolutely' back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said tight end Rob Gronkowski is back to his old self following last year's torn ACL. "Oh yeah, he is back," Brady told ESPN.com. "Absolutely."

Gronkowski has 13 catches for 194 yards over the past two games, and four touchdowns in six games this season.

"He's a great player and he's playing great," Brady said. "So it's great for a quarterback. I have a lot of confidence in him, I love playing with that guy. Great to be out there with him."

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski has TD called back Week 6 due to penalty


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski fell 6 yards shy of recording his second straight 100-yard game during a 37-22 win Week 6 at Buffalo. Gronkowski, who was targeted nine times, finished with seven catches for 94 yards.

Gronkowski should have had his fifth receiving touchdown Sunday, but he had an 18-yard touchdown catch called back in the fourth quarter due to an offensive holding penalty.

The seven catches were a season high for Gronkowski, who has totaled 13 catches for 194 yards in his last two games. The Patriots are back in action Thursday vs. N.Y. Jets.


Patriots injury report finally sans TE Rob Gronkowski


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been removed from the injury report for the first time this season. He had been on the list since undergoing ACL surgery in January.

Gronkowski is coming off his finest game of 2014. He caught six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against Cincinnati. He had just 13 receptions for 147 yards in the previous four games combined.


Patriots finally unleash Rob Gronkowski


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had been a useful Fantasy option through the first four weeks, but he was clearly limited while working his way back from offseason knee surgery. We got a glimpse of just what a full-strength Gronk can do Sunday, as he dominated in a 43-17 win over the Bengals.

Through the first four games, Gronkowski had been mostly limited to situational usage, playing just 50.7 percent of the team's total offensive snaps. That changed in a big way Sunday night, as he saw the field for 68 snaps, 79 percent of the team's plays. He had played just 140 total snaps entering Sunday.

Over the last few weeks Gronkowski and the team's coaches have talked about how close he was getting to full health, and it was good to see him finally unleashed. Even when limited, as he has been over the last two seasons, Gronkowski has still scored in eight of his last nine games.

If you remained patient with him, Gronkowski is about to reward you in a big way. Assuming he is ready to play his full role moving forward, Gronkowski should be considered a top-5 tight end the rest of the way.


Rob Gronkowski produces first 100-yard game of 2014


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski flashed his pre-injury form in the Week 5 blowout of the Bengals. Gronk drew a game-high 11 targets and caught six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

It was Gronkowski's first 100-yard effort this year, 13th of his career. With his 16-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter, Gronkowski has scored in eight of the last nine full games he's played.

Gronkowski, who had not cleared 50 yards in any previous game this year, is up to four touchdowns entering Week 6 at Buffalo.


Rob Gronkowski among Patriots cleared for SNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) is active as expected for Sunday night's game against the Bengals. The other injured players suiting up are linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (thigh), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and defensive end Chandler Jones (shoulder).

Rob Gronkowski a boom-or-bust option


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski found the end zone for the third time in four games, and he salvaged a subpar showing for the third time in four games as a result. Still, there are real questions about how much more he is capable of at this point.

Gronkowski has played a limited role in his return from knee surgery. Even Monday, when he played his largest role of the season, he was on the field for just 62 percent of the team's snaps. He still had just three passes thrown his way, a troubling sign -- especially since his touchdown came after backup Jimmy Garoppolo entered the game.

Gronkowski is still the best weapon in the Patriots' passing game, which is a concern if you are a Tom Brady owner as well. At this point, he clearly is not the same guy we have seen in the past, and it is hard to say when, or if, he might be that guy. The Patriots are going to keep looking for Gronkowski in the red zone, which might help him salvage a few more games and possibly even his season.

However, Gronkowski ranks just 14th among tight ends in yards right now, making him very much a boom-or-bust option until he gets back to full strength. 


Rob Gronkowski notches third touchdown


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski drew just three targets in Monday night's loss in Kansas City. He hauled in an 18-yard pass in the first half and a 13-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, his third score this season.

Tom Brady wasn't able to get the ball to Gronk, who saw double coverage. But rookie Jimmy Garoppolo found Gronkowski for the late score.

Gronkowski's 31 yards marked a season low, and he has not cleared 50 yards in any game. He'll play the Bengals on Sunday night.


Rob Gronkowski set for Monday Night Football


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was probable with a knee injury, is active as expected for Monday's game in Kansas City. Gronkowski says he's getting closer to 100 percent after undergoing ACL surgery in January.

Six Patriots probable to play in Week 4


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) The Patriots have listed six players as probable for Week 4 on the team's final injury report Saturday, including tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee), defensive lineman Michael Buchanan (ankle), linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), offensive lineman Dan Connolly (foot), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder) and safety Don Jones (hamstring).

All six players were limited in practice Saturday, but all have designated as probable to play. Gronkowski played in more than 50 percent of the team's offensive snaps in Week 3 for the first time this season and should continue to see his workload increase.


Rob Gronkowski a good bet for a TD


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/25/2014) If you're hoping the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski finds the end zone again Week 4 at Kansas City, giving him three touchdowns in four games to begin the season, here's something you'll like to hear: Big tight ends have come up big against the Chiefs so far this year.

The Dolphins' Charles Clay didn't do anything against them last week, but he's no one's idea of a big tight end. The Titans' Delanie Walker scored a touchdown in Week 1 and the Broncos' Julius Thomas scored a touchdown in Week 2.

Of course, neither of them had much yardage, which has been the norm for Gronkowski this year as well, but with reports of him being in line for more snaps as he continues his recovery from ACL surgery, both trends are in jeopardy. He remains one of quarterback Tom Brady's favorite targets when he's on the field. Considering he didn't play more than 50 percent of the team's snaps until Week 3, his production is fairly impressive.

You're probably starting him regardless of matchups just because he's one of the more promising tight ends from week to week, but I think it's safe to assume even better days are ahead.


Rob Gronkowski ready for more reps


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) The Patriots have been slowly increasing tight end Rob Gronkowski's workload as he gets farther away from a torn ACL in his right knee, which he sustained in December. 

Gronkowski played 38 of 86 snaps in the opener against the Dolphins before playing just 28 of 67 in Week 2 against the Vikings. He then appeared in 42 of 73 snaps last week against the Raiders.

"Obviously, I'm a football player and I don't want to be limited," he said, per ESPN. "I always want to play as much as I can. I like being out there. It's up to the coaches and whenever my number is called, I'm going to go out there."

Gronkowski was asked Wednesday if he is still working his way into football shape after not playing in games during the preseason.

"Nah," he responded. "I'm a few games deep now, three games, so basically it's progressing every week. It’s getting to the point now where we can start rolling more and more." 


As Rob Gronkowski's role returns, so does his Fantasy value


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) If you drafted Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, chances are you did so knowing he might not be 100 percent healthy at the start of the season. The fact that he ranks seventh among tight ends in Fantasy scoring has to feel like a bonus for those Fantasy owners who took a chance on him this year.

Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels told reporters Tuesday he thinks Gronkowski will be able to do a little more in each week, and that can only be a good sign. He hasn't quite been the stud we expected, but that is mostly because the team has been keeping him off the field. Gronkowski played a season-high 59 percent of the team's offensive snaps in Week 3, up from 44 and 42 percent in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively.

Still, he saw less of the field in Week 3 than Michael Hoomanawanui, so there is plenty of room for him to grow in the offense. As crazy as it might sound, Gronkowski might just be one of the best buy-low candidates in the league. He was the second tight end selected on average in drafts this season and can still live up to that billing as he gets closer to full health.

If there is one takeaway here, it's this: don't sell low on Gronk. You'll likely regret it.


Rob Gronkowski 'inching closer' to his old role


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski played a season-high 42 snaps Week 3 and is "inching closer toward being a steady contributor to the offense," reports ESPN.com.

"I definitely think that Rob has made some plays for us. I certainly think that will continue and hope that will continue," offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. "We are trying to work him back into the game plan to an overall level where he can contribute the most.

"And I think each week we have done a little bit more, and hopefully we can continue to do that. I think that any time you are talking about a player who is coming off a situation like Gronk was, you have to be smart and you do what you can do. I’m happy with the things that he has done so far, and we will continue to add more as we go through the year."


Rob Gronkowski has one TD, misses another


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) After being held out of the end zone on a quiet day for quarterback Tom Brady Week 2 at Minnesota, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski scored on a 6-yards pass late in the second quarter Week 2 against Oakland. He was again light on yardage, picking up 44 on three catches to give him an average of 38.7 through three games, but he tied running back Shane Vereen in targets with six, good for third-most on the team.

Another one of those targets came in the end zone early in the fourth quarter when a 2-yard pass deflected off a defender and into Gronkowski's hands, but the tight end couldn't haul it in, keeping him from scoring his second touchdown of the game.

Gronkowski, who is still working his way back from surgery to repair a torn ACL, played more than 50 percent of the team's snaps for the first time this season, according to the Boston Herald. He will look to find the end zone again Week 4 at Kansas City, a team that struggled against the pass in its first two games.


Rob Gronkowski fine for Week 3


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who continues to be limited in practice as he works his way back from ACL surgery, is active for Week 3 against the Raiders. Gronkowski hasn't missed a game yet this season, though he had only four catches in each of the first two.

Two Patriots standouts probable for clash against Raiders


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Patriots prime pass-catchers Julian Edelman (back) and Rob Gronkowski (knee) have been listed as probable for the Week 3 game against Oakland. They are all but set to start.

Quiet week for Rob Gronkowski


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continued to play on a limited basis on Sunday at the Vikings, catching four passes on six targets for 32 yards without any touchdowns. The Patriots built a big lead early thanks to several Vikings turnovers and wound up not having to throw much (just 22 pass attempts to Tom Brady). 

We'll see if the Patriots will give more playing time to Gronkowski in Week 3 against the Raiders.