|Rob Gronkowski expected to play -- Sat Jan 16 5:04 am --|
Knee, back injuries
|#Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) will play today vs. #KCChiefs, per @KimJonesSports & me. He'll be in pain, but he'll play. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It sounds like Gronk will be at less than 100 percent for this game. Just how limited he will be, if it all, remains to be seen. Anytime he steps on the field he is an elite fantasy option at the position but temper your expectations today.
| Gronk, Edelman, Amendola all questionable -- Fri Jan 15 4:30 pm --|
Gronkowski dealing with back and knee injuries
|#Patriots injury report: Gronk (knee/back), Edelman (foot), Vollmer (ankle), Chandler Jones (abdomen/toe) all listed QUESTIONABLE (Ben Volin on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Rob Gronkowski reportedly got an injection in his knee on Thursday for pain relief and is also dealing with a back injury. It looks like he's headed for a gametime decision. Given the secretive nature of the Patriots we'll need to wait for the inactive list on Saturday to be sure, but it's a good bet that Gronk, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola will all be active. Their effectiveness is the bigger question.
| Gronk receives injection in ailing right knee -- Thu Jan 14 6:30 pm --|
Patriots believe he'll be ready for Divisional Round
|New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski spent part of Thursday in a Boston hospital getting treatment on his injured right knee which included an injection, according to a source familiar with the procedure.
The Patriots believe Gronkowski will play in Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs, but will ultimately need to see how Gronkowski feels on game day. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: DFS and fantasy playoff league owners have slight reason for concern since Gronkowski has missed two of the last three practices, getting in only an limited session in between Wednesday. He did play 55 of 60 snaps in Week 17, however, and should be expected to play. Although he has proven to be nearly matchup-proof, the combination of his knee and the Chiefs' stellar defense versus tight ends should be enough to steer most of the fantasy public away from using him this weekend.
| Gronk's status still up in the air, may be limited -- Sun Dec 13 7:00 am --|
|Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski’s (knee) status is up in the air & it will depend on how he feels. But he practiced well & is ready, if needed. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Gronk owners should be looking for other options. Even if he does play, there's a real possibility he could be limited or used as a decoy. TE Scott Chandler is also questionable but expected to play. New England faces Houston on Sunday Night Football.
| Gronk questionable to play Sunday -- Fri Dec 11 7:55 pm --|
TE practiced on a very limited basis Thursday and Friday
|After participating in practice Thursday and Friday, Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots are going to keep the Texans guessing in the buildup to Sunday night’s game. The Patriots listed Gronkowski as questionable on Friday’s injury report. Gronkowksi took no questions but offered a brief statement Friday, saying it’s good to be back and that he’s doing everything he can to feel better. (NBC Sports)|
FF Today's Take: In what is now a playoff week in most pools, starting a banged-up player is a risky proposition. But Gronkowski is the kind of player who can singlehandedly win fantasy owners their weekly matchup. Monitor his status closely heading into Sunday, but take note that the Patriots play in the late game Sunday night. Be sure to have a backup plan available if Gronkowski can't suit up, like Scott Chandler, Will Tye or Jordan Cameron.
| Rob Gronkowski on the practice field Thursday -- Thu Dec 10 1:00 pm --|
Will likely be limited
|Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski back at practice Thursday. He missed Wednesday's full-pads session and all of last week's practices. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Gronk injured his knee Week 12 and missed last week's game against the Eagles. It remains to be seen when he'll return game action but this week against Houston remains unlikely.
| Gronk out, Amendola likely in -- Fri Dec 4 5:20 pm --|
Pats likely to get one offensive weapon back this week
|Rob Gronkowski will miss this week's New England Patriots game versus the Philadelphia Eagles, as expected. The All Pro tight end has been ruled out for Week 13 with a knee injury. As NFL Media's Albert Breer points out, it's not a good sign for the next week's availability when the Patriots rule out a player on Friday. With Julian Edelman (foot) also sidelined, Tom Brady would benefit from Danny Amendola's return to the lineup. Amendola is expected to suit up, barring a setback. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Last Friday, it looked as though Amendola would suit for the Pats' tilt with the Broncos but he was later ruled out. Amendola owners will want to monitor his status leading up to the 4:25 pm ET kickoff.
| Gronkowski week-to-week with knee bruise -- Mon Nov 30 1:39 pm --|
Avoids major injury
|Rob Gronkowski is week to week and the injury is being described as more of a bruise of the knee than a tear per sources. (Dianna Marie Russini on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It sounds like Gronkowski is going to escape without a serious injury. He may miss Week 13 but a an extended absence appears unlikely. Scott Chandler would become fantasy relevant at TE if Gronk misses any time.
| Gronk may have avoided serious knee injury -- Sun Nov 29 10:00 pm --|
More testing on Monday
|More testing likely and further updates ahead, but one source just texted this on Gronk's leg injury: "Doesn't appear to be serious." (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Rob Gronkowski was carted off the field Sunday night after taking a hit on his right knee. His leg wasn't planted on the ground at the time, so he may have suffered only a bad contusion. More tests will be done on Monday to further evaluate the injury.
| Danny Amendola expected to play -- Fri Nov 27 4:45 pm --|
WR listed as questionable
|New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola practiced on Friday, according to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe. Amendola also got in a limited session on Thursday, indicating that the Patriots are preparing to suit him up for the Week 12 matchup with the Denver Broncos. The Patriots' slot receiver was featured heavily in the offense before exiting Week 11's victory over the Bills with a sprained knee. However, it appears that Amendola is not in danger of being kept out of action on Sunday. (SB Nation)|
FF Today's Take: Amendola is a must-start this weekend as Tom Brady's second-best receiving option after Rob Gronkowski. The diminutive receiver is in line for his third straight week with more than 10 targets.