| Gronk questionable, limited in practice Friday -- Fri Nov 25 4:30 pm --|
Tight end's status unclear
|Tight end Rob Gronkowski was also a limited participant on Friday to wrap up a week of practices after missing last Sunday’s game with a chest injury. There was a report Thursday that Gronkowski will miss this week’s game as well, but the Patriots have listed him as questionable along with Brady. (ProFootballTalk)|
FF Today's Take: Basically all of the Patriots fantasy relevant players in the passing game are questionable. Tom Brady, Gronk, Julian Edelman, Martellus Bennett and Chris Hogan. It would be a complete shock if Brady, Edelman and Bennett didn't play. Gronk and Hogan are still up in the air. Perhaps we'll get more clarification before the late-afternoon kickoff on Sunday.
| Rob Gronkowski expected to miss Week 12 -- Wed Nov 23 8:45 am --|
|Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play this Sunday against the Jets. The Patriots staff is prepping the offense without him per sources. (Dianna Russini on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Gronk took a vicious hit to the chest in Week 10 that caused him to miss Week 11. Martellus Bennett will once again be on the TE1 radar in a matchup with the Jets who are right in the middle of the pack in fantasy points allowed to the position.
| Rob Gronkowski misses practice Friday -- Fri Nov 18 11:45 am --|
Missed pactice all week
|Rob Gronkowski was not present at the New England Patriots' practice on Friday. That means he has not practiced at all this week, making it extremely unlikely that he played the Patriots' Week 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers. (CBS Sports)|
FF Today's Take: It's seems unlikely that Gronk will play but we should get a better idea by Saturday. If he sits, Martellus Bennett would vault into TE1 territory and make for a great DFS option in Week 11.
| Gronk not at practice Thursday -- Thu Nov 17 4:50 pm --|
Second straight missed practice
|TE Rob Gronkowski (chest) is not present for Thursday's practice, marking the second straight day he has been absent with a chest injury. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Owners should have their answer regarding Gronk's playing status by Friday, when the Patriots get on the plane to go to San Francisco. He had to cancel a non-football commitment because he wasn't cleared to fly and there has been a suspicion all week he will not play against the 49ers. With games against the Jets and Rams over the next two weeks, don't be surprised if the Pats play this situation very cautiously. Martellus Bennett is a near-elite TE1 play this week.
| Gronkowski suffered punctured lung in Week 10 -- Mon Nov 14 8:30 pm --|
Expected to miss Week 11
|Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski suffered what is believed to be a punctured lung on Sunday vs. Seahawks, according to sources. But could miss just one game. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Gronkowski was understandably staggered after taking a vicious legal hit from Earl Thomas and missed a few plays before returning. Martellus Bennett started going off almost immediately after it happened, and he stands to benefit the most should Gronk missed Week 11 against San Francisco. In such a case, Bennett stands to be an elite TE1 play.
| Rob Gronkowski to miss 2nd straight game -- Sun Sep 18 8:30 am --|
|New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins because of a hamstring injury, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
This is the second straight week Gronkowski has missed after injuring the hamstring Aug. 15 in a joint practice with the Chicago Bears. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Gronk was limited in practice all week so this news isn't much of a surprise. Martellus Bennett will fill Gronk's shoes and makes for TE2 consideration.
| Gronk to sit again? -- Sat Sep 17 12:45 pm --|
Limited in practice all week
|New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially questionable for Sunday's home opener against the Miami Dolphins. Based on what I saw in a limited peek at practice this week, my feeling is that it wouldn't be a surprise if Gronkowski remains sidelined. He is still limited. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Gronk owners need to have Plan B in place for Sunday. The Patriots do play at 1:00 PM Eastern, so we will a firm report on his status by 11:30 AM. Martellus Bennett would get the start again if Gronk sits and be on the TE2 radar after being used mostly as a blocker in Week 1.