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Rob Gronkowski | TE | New England Patriots
Posted: 9/25/2014 10:31am et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he doesn't feel limited at all and is ready for more responsibility after reduced work in his first three games. Gronkowski has likely been on a pitch count in the first halves of games to save him for the second half. He played more than 50 percent of the snaps for the first time this season in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Gronk's snaps are increasing, and with it his opportunities to put up fantasy numbers. More Gronk is likely a boon to Tom Brady's fantasy prospects as well.

Posted: 9/24/2014 12:07am et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) played a season-high 42 snaps in Week 3, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said a further increase in playing time is coming. 'Rob has done the things we have asked him to do,' McDaniels said. 'He has been fine in terms of his assignments and his conditioning. But we just have to try to add to it as we go throughout the course of the year.'
Huddle Up: Although his targets dipped from 11 in Week 1 to 6 in each of the past 2 games, definitely expect more looks for the big TE going forward, especially given the struggles Tom Brady has had connecting with other pass-catchers not named Gronk or Julian Edelman.

Posted: 9/5/2014 2:11pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) is expected to play in the team's Week 1 game. Gronkowski may have his snaps limited.
Huddle Up: If you've been a Gronk backer so far, you're not gonna hold back now, are you?

Posted: 9/3/2014 10:30pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: Gronkowski is expected to play on a limited basis Sunday. A limited Gronk is still better than most tight ends in the NFL. If Gronk is playing on Sunday, get him in your lineup.

Posted: 9/2/2014 3:35pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) will be on a snap count in Week 1. Gronkowski also 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.
Huddle Up: Those who spent a third- or fourth-round draft pick on Gronk don't need to be concerned with any snap counts or knee braces as you're starting him as long as he's playing.

Posted: 8/27/2014 2:19pm et
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.
Huddle Up: As anticipated, Gronk will not see the field in August, but, hey, why risk anyway? With Gronk, fantasy owners are either all in or they're completely staying away, and the former are counting on getting at least 12-14 games out of the no-holds-barred TE.

Posted: 8/26/2014 8:41pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has not encountered any setbacks from the end of last week, and the acquisition of TE Timothy Wright is not a sign that the team is concerned about Gronkowski's health. The Patriots have wanted to remain cautious with Gronkowski's workload this preseason. Wright is a 'move' tight end, similar to the role free-agent TE Aaron Hernandez used to play with the team.
Huddle Up: Definitely a needed assurance for those who are banking on a big bounce-back fantasy season from Gronk this fall.

Posted: 8/18/2014 8:34pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time this offseason Monday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Best sign yet that Gronk will be ready for Week 1, but certainly continue to monitor the situation.

Posted: 8/14/2014 11:36pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is still favoring his right knee in practice, and he ran with a decent limp Thursday, Aug. 14. TE Steve Maneri is the only tight end on the roster healthy for the second preseason game. Recently signed Ben Hartsock was released earlier Thursday, but FB James Develin could also fill in at tight end. Gronkowski, TE Michael Hoomanawanui (undisclosed) and TE DJ Williams (leg) are unlikely to play.
Huddle Up: Gronk still hasn't been cleared for contact, but that hasn't deterred a number of fantasy GMs as the injury-prone TE currently owns the second-highest ADP at the position. They're obviously going to need the situation to brighten here over the next few weeks.

Posted: 8/12/2014 11:42pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has a 50-50 chance to be ready for Week 1, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Huddle Up: Gronk still hasn't be cleared for contact work, and anticipating the Pats keeping things very close to the vest between now and Week 1, it's shaping up to be a season-opening headache for his fantasy owners.

Posted: 7/23/2014 2:25pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has been cleared for contact and will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Bill Belichick.
Huddle Up: The more Gronk is able to do in training camp, the earlier he'll go off fantasy draft boards. If he practices and plays in camp without restrictions, and maybe even flashes some of the old Gronk magic in a preseason game, he could easily push himself into the second round of fantasy drafts in TE-mandatory leagues.

Posted: 7/20/2014 7:39pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) said he is planning on playing the whole season in 2014. 'I'm planning on playing the whole season this year,' Gronkowski said. 'I'm always antsy to get back on the field, no matter when it is,' he said. 'I just want to play football. I love playing the game.'
Huddle Up: Gronk's desire and ability are unquestioned, but is his body up to the task? He's played a full season only once in four years in N.E. and has missed nearly a third (20) of a possible 64 regular-season starts as a pro.

Posted: 7/20/2014 1:52am et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he is not sure if he will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: It'll be another preseason of wondering whether or not you should draft Gronk. When healthy he's a top-two fantasy tight end, but there's the very real possibility you'll get only a half-season out of him again. Hopefully this training camp the news will be better and you'll have a clearer picture of his health by the time your fantasy draft rolls around.

Posted: 6/21/2014 12:51am et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) may be ready to participate at the start of training camp, but the team probably will be cautious with him early in camp.
Huddle Up: Gronk is an elite fantasy tight end when healthy, so any opportunity to see him in action during training camp will only serve to drive his value up heading into fantasy drafts this fall.

Posted: 6/8/2014 11:58pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has been bursting, planting and cutting in recent practices. He doesn't appear to have any limitations.
Huddle Up: So far, so good this offseason, but unfortunately there's still plenty of time (3 months) for a health issue to crop up.

Posted: 4/29/2014 4:35pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said his knee is improving, but he hesitated to give any timetable or if he'll be ready for the season opener. 'Oh man, that's too far away. I'm just improving every day right now,' Gronkowski said. 'I'm working hard every day to put myself in the best situation so that I'm ready.' His recovery from knee surgery has gone according to plan so far, and he joined his teammates for the voluntary offseason program, which started April 21.
Huddle Up: Just your weekly update on Gronk, who's started only half of the Pats' 36 games (postseason included) since his record-setting 2011 season.

Posted: 4/13/2014 3:52pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski met with Dr. James Andrews this week to have his to have his surgically repaired knee examined. Gronkowski was told that his recovery is right on schedule. Gronkowski will be able to start jogging in the near future.
Huddle Up: As has been the case for the past 2 years, it's an offseason filled with checkups and medical updates for Gronk. Stay tuned to see if the progress continues.

Posted: 1/10/2014 12:57pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) hopes to be ready for the start of training camp in July after undergoing surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: We've seen Adrian Peterson and Robert Griffin III come back from late-season ACL injuries the following year, so it's not out of the question for Gronk to be back at the beginning of the 2014 season. Like last year, his participation in training camp will be closely monitored by those interested in spending an early pick on the elite tight end.

Posted: 1/7/2014 7:07pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) will have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his knee Thursday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Another surgery and another cut-short season for Gronk, who produces at a high level when he plays, but just hasn't played enough due to myriad health issues. Even if this latest surgery goes extremely well, injury concerns have to knock the TE's value down a peg or 3 in next summer's fantasy drafts.

Posted: 12/17/2013 12:18am et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) is expected to undergo surgery in two weeks to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. He has been told he should be ready for the start of the 2014 season.
Huddle Up: Gronk's dynasty and keeper-league owners have another offseason of monitoring injury updates ahead of them.

Posted: 12/9/2013 2:08pm et
Updating previous reports, a source confirmed New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has a torn medial collateral ligament alongside the torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: A brutal loss for the Patriots. Hopefully Gronkowski will come back strong from this, but he could miss the beginning of the 2014 season with such a severe injury.

Posted: 12/8/2013 5:27pm et
Updating earlier reports, the New England Patriots believe TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) tore his right anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: This is a huge blow to the Patriots and his fantasy owners. You need to replace him ASAP. Get to the free agents if there are any still available during the games.

Posted: 11/4/2013 12:56pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, despite his nine-catch, 143-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 9, played only 48 of 75 offensive snaps against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's still working his way back from four surgeries on his left forearm, and he was battling a hamstring injury last week. 'It felt good getting more games under me and I'm feeling good, getting better every week,' Gronkowski said. 'When we're clicking, we're clicking and it's awesome.' The Patriots ran 36 of their 75 plays with two tight ends on the field.
Huddle Up: That is bad news for opposing defenses and excellent news for his fantasy owners.

Posted: 10/19/2013 8:46pm et
The New England Patriots have not decided if TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) will play Week 7 even though he has been cleared by his doctors to play.
Huddle Up: The drama continues. No one will know if Gronk is playing until the reports come out an hour or two before gametime. Luckily, the Patriots play early, so fantasy owners won't have to wait on Gronkowski this week to make a decision.

Posted: 10/19/2013 2:00pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) is traveling with the team for their Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: It looks like Gronkowski will finally make his debut against the Jets on Sunday. Assuming he's active, Gronkowski is an automatic TE1 this week.

Posted: 10/18/2013 9:57pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) is listed as questionable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Gronkowski's agent said he was cleared to play. Now fantasy owners have to sit back and wait. If Gronk is active against the Jets, he comes right back as a high-end TE1.

Posted: 10/18/2013 10:27am et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has been cleared by doctors to play in Week 7, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Huddle Up: This is about as good of news as we've heard about Gronk since this whole debacle began. Of course, now we need clearance from Gronk's dad, Dr. James Andrews, the Surgeon General, and four out of five dentists before he actually returns to action. But as far as playing this weekend... we're sayin' there's a chance.

Posted: 10/14/2013 11:50am et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski could be cleared by Dr. James Andrews to play in Week 7. The issue is strictly his forearm health, and he is fully recovered from back surgery.
Huddle Up: Plenty of confusion surrounding the Gronk situation. Evidently he's been going full-speed in practices, but his family and/or medical team are concerned about the long-term state of his forearm. Rest assured the New England injury report will show that he practiced on a limited basis all week, and he'll be listed as questionable on the injury report; whether that means he's any closer to playing or not we probably won't know for sure until Sunday.

Posted: 10/11/2013 11:25am et
Updating an ongoing story, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's representatives have serious concern over the health of his left forearm. Multiple industry sources said his arm might have recovered properly on its own if he hadn't had a plate surgically implanted into his arm to return to the field last season. A source said there is serious concern over the integrity of the bone and surrounding nerves near the plate. There are also concerns that an abscess developed following the surgery that caused an infection and weakened the bone. Gronkowski's family and representatives were made aware of the issues and advised him to hold off on returning until it could be determined if the bone had fully healed. This led to the decision to have Dr. James Andrews evaluate him.
Huddle Up: Obviously this isn't good news for Gronk or his fantasy owners if it means he won't be making his return to the football field in the near future.

Posted: 10/11/2013 11:25am et
Updating an ongoing story, there is less optimism New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will play in Week 6 than there was earlier in the week. He hasn't been cleared by the doctors yet.
Huddle Up: According to the Patriots' injury reports Gronk has been practicing on a limited basis, but he'll need that medical clearance in order to play. And now word is coming out that Gronk's camp has concerns about the plate in his arm and how it's healing, which could delay his return--not the news Gronk's increasingly impatient fantasy owners want to hear.

Posted: 10/8/2013 12:43pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) is expected to be cleared medically this week, and is likely to play in the team's Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we've heard this before, but the general sense is this time is for real. Gronk owners, get ready to finally get your man in the lineup for a TE showdown against Jimmy Graham and the Saints.

Posted: 10/5/2013 4:07pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) is out for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Week 6 was always the expected target date for Gronkowski to return. If he's not active next week, fantasy owners can start getting a little concerned about his long-term prognosis.

Posted: 10/4/2013 1:47pm et
A person familiar with the New England Patriots' thinking said they're not confident TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) will play in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Gronk owners are used to the drill by now: The TE looks good in practice and hopes build all week only to come crashing down with another inactive designation on the weekend. Well, on to Week 6 . . .

Posted: 10/2/2013 2:21pm et
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) said he is making progress but is not sure when he will be able to play again. He said he has not been pressured by the team to come back early and that the two sides are on the same page in regards to his rehab. 'We were on the same page from the very get go. And [we're] still on the same page and it's going good. I'm progressing every week, I'm feeling better every week, getting stronger every week and better conditioning every week. Just still sticking to the motto 'day by day.' '
Huddle Up: With rumors swirling he won't be back until Week 6, you might need to tread water for one more week at tight end.