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Tight End, New England Patriots

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Draft: 2010 Round 2 (10)
College: Arizona
Ht: 6’6”  Wt: 265 DOB: 1989-05-14 Age: 27
TE Rank Tier ADP-12
#2 1 2.08

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2010 NE 16 10 59 42 546 13.0 10 114.6 7.2
2011 NE 16 16 124 90 1,327 14.7 17 240.9 15.1
2012 NE 11 0 79 55 790 14.4 11 145.0 13.2
2012 (Projected) NE       84 1,156 13.8 12 187.6  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
After a strong rookie season which showcased his ability to make plays in the red zone but yielded just 546 receiving yards, Gronkowskiís role in the Patriots offense took off in 2011 as he set single season league records for the tight end position with 1,327 receiving yards and 17 receiving touchdowns. And for good measure he added another touchdown on the ground. He is clearly a major cog in one of the leagueís best offenses so the question becomes: where do you take him? While Gronkowski has been a revelation in New England (and to his fantasy owners), the odds of him replicating his 2011 production are unlikely. Brandon Lloyd joins the Patriots this season as a proven deep threat and defenses will adjust and increase their focus on Gronkowski. His high ankle sprain at the end of last season was a reminder of the injury issues that caused him to drop into the 2nd round of the 2010 draft. Gronkowski rates as either the 1st or 2nd ranked fantasy tight end for 2012 but donít get crazy and use a 1st round pick to get him.
Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Rob Gronkowski
TE2TE2 Martellus Bennett
TE3TE3 Michael Williams
TE4TE4 Clay Harbor
TE5TE5 Bear Pascoe
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Rob Gronkowski remains out of practice     -- Mon Aug 22 5:30 pm --

Mystery injury has sidelined Patriots TE for a week
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, who pulled up along the sideline during practice on Aug. 15 with an injury that does not appear serious, was not present for the start of the team's on-field workout Monday. Gronkowski has walked through the locker room on Sunday and Monday at the time reporters were present and showed no noticeable signs of an injury. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: There's no reason to suspect this is a Dion Lewis kind of situation, although Bill Belichick probably wouldn't let us know if it was. The Patriots have tried to take care of Gronkowski as much as possible lately, full well knowing his injury history and what he brings to the table. Gronk's absence does free up more snaps for Martellus Bennett and impressive first-year player A.J. Derby. For now, Gronkowski is still a fine selection in the early second round of most drafts.
Patriots to use two TEs 80 percent of the time?     -- Thu Aug 18 5:10 pm --

ESPN reporter suggests Gronk, Bennett will share the field a lot
With defenses paying extra attention to Rob Gronkowski, it will open up more opportunities for Martellus Bennett. It wouldn't be a surprise if the Patriots run more than 80 percent of their offensive snaps with both tight ends on the field, so it won't be a matter of playing time for Bennett as much as how defenses decide to handle the dual threat at the position. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: The Pats are going to run a two-tight package enough that Bennett should perform like a low-end TE1. With Gronk, Bennett, Julian Edelman and Dion Lewis all vying for catches each week, there may not be enough balls to go around to keep the fantasy owners of all four players happy. The injury histories of Edelman and Lewis may take care of that problem, however. Either way, don't be surprised if Bennett joins Gronk as a top-10 fantasy tight end.
Injury Rapoport: Gronk's injury considered 'minor'     -- Tue Aug 16 9:20 am --

Pats TE seems to have avoided setback
Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) on Twitter: "Sounds like whatever caused #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to pull up at practice is as minor as it seemed. No worries." (Twitter)

FF Today's Take: It looks like Gronkowski is okay, but given his checkered injury history, Martellus Bennett looks like a pretty interesting value pick. Gronk is still a great early-round selection, but he does carry risk.
Injury Belichick sings the praises of Martellus Bennett     -- Tue Aug 16 9:15 am --

Pats coach: "Not a whole lot that it looks like he canít do"
The New England Patriots coach lauded the size and skill of Martellus Bennett Monday before the 6--6 tight end hit the field for a joint practice against Bennettís former team, the Chicago Bears. (NESN)

FF Today's Take: "It looks like he can do pretty much everything you want a tight end to do. Heís smart, very smart. He handles the formations and adjustments and things like that, which are a big part of our offense at that position. He handles those well, and itís been pretty easy," Belichick said. It may be worth investing in Bennett as a low-end TE1 with upside, especially given Rob Gronkowski's penchant for injury.
Injury Gronk leaves practice early     -- Mon Aug 15 5:10 pm --

Undisclosed injury
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski left today's practice after pulling up while attempting to catch a Tom Brady pass to sideline in 7-on-7 drill. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Gronkowski reportedly did not fall to the ground, so he is most likely dealing with a soft-tissue injury of some sort. With this being the Patriots, however, we can expect to be kept in the dark about the ailment as long as possible. There haven't been any indications the mishap is/was serious, but Gronk has a fairly significant injury history. Martellus Bennett is the next man up and would be a fantasy TE1 in the event Gronk is sidelined for a while.
Pats could run two-TE base set in 2016     -- Tue Aug 2 12:44 pm --

Martellus Bennett could have TE1 fantasy value despite Gronk presence
NFL writer Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) on Twitter: "No surprise, but @MikeReiss says Patriots will return to a massive number of 2TE sets. Gronk and Bennett both heavily involved at goalline" (Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The two-TE base set could mean a possible return to the glory days of Rob Gronkowski and former Pats TE, convicted murderer and PCP enthusiast Aaron "He Who Shall Not Be Named" Hernandez, though they've had some trouble finding someone as talented as the Florida alum. Martellus Bennett could be the guy, and there should be plenty of TDs to go around.

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