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| Despite playing in only eight regular season games in 2016 (six full games), Rob Gronkowski finished the season with 540 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He posted double digit fantasy points in all but one of those six games, including seven catches for 162 yards and a touchdown Week 6 against the Bengals.
When healthy, Gronk is the biggest difference maker in fantasy football, and his ability to outperform everyone at his position makes him one of the most valuable players in the game. The problem is that he has only played in one 16-game season since joining the league in 2010, and it is almost a certainty that he will miss at least a few games this year.
The other issue with taking Gronk in the second round is the opportunity cost of passing on No.1 running back and wide receiving options for a player as volatile as Gronkowski. But if he plays at least ten games in 2017, he is all but guaranteed double digit touchdowns and 1000 yards.
| Gronkowski, Amendola back at practice|
Rex Burkhead sits
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 20, 1:00 pm
|TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) is present at practice today, as are LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and WR Danny Amendola (concussion/knee). (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This confirms that Gronk's goin injury last week was minor. He should be good to go in Week 3 barring any setback. Amendola's presence will likely put a dent in the fantasy value of Chris Hogan who is dealing with a knee injury. Rex Burkhead (ribs) missed practice Wednesday.
| Rob Gronkowski limited Thursday|
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 21, 7:50 pm
|Rob Gronkowski (groin) listed as limited (Thursday).
(NFL.com - James Palmer)|
FFToday's Take: Gronkowski was rumored to have practiced Wednesday, but it turned out he was only working on blocking technique. "Limited" implies he did a little bit more on Thursday. Assuming he doesn't take a step back on Friday, owners can feel good about plugging him into their Week 3 lineups.