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#87 Rob Gronkowski, TE
New England Patriots
Height: 6'-6"
Weight: 265
Birthdate: May 14th,1989
Age: 26
College: Arizona
Year: 2010
Round: 2   Pick: 10
Owner: Bad Apples on Roster - Offer a Trade
Season Statistics
-- Receiving ---- Rushing --
YEARGPRCPTYARDSTDATTYARDSTD
2010164254610000
20111690132717121
2012115579011000
20137395924000
20141582112412000
2010 Fantasy Points by Week
Last Games
-- Receiving ---- Rushing --
WeekRCPTYARDSTDATTYARDSTDPTS
16778000014.80
1781082000
19101453000
205870000
212260000
Total32444500014
Strength of Schedule
Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the TE position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
It is "Gronk's World" and the rest of the tight ends are just living in it. After posting another double-digit touchdowns season last year he is in a tier all by himself. In fact, only once in his five years in the league has Gronkowski scored less than 10 touchdowns and he only played seven games that year (2013). In season's that he has played at least 15 games Gronkowski has averaged 111 targets and is a favorite target of quarterback Tom Brady. The only concerns are that he has only managed to play 15 or more games three times in his five years in the NFL. When healthy Gronkowski is worthy of a first round selection in fantasy drafts.

Receiving: 52 Receptions, 565 Yards, 8 TD.


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Injury Report
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2011 Draft Central
Average Draft Position (ADP) Tracker
Draft Analysis
Round 10, Pick 6
Positives
Second year player has been the talk of camp, with beat reporters using terms such as "beast" "man among boys" "unguardable" and "All-Pro this year". Not too shabby. Oh, and he put up these numbers in the final 8 games of last year: 28/398 7TDs. Some guy named Brady likes him too.
Negatives
The Pats have 2 quality TEs, both of whom would compete as top 5-10 TEs, conservatively, if they had the bulk of the work. Based on camp and last season, I like Gronk to be the primary guy, but Hernandez is reportedly the better pure receiver of the two.
Draft Strategy
Time to draft a TE, with most of them gone. It is true, despite what some pundits who reach for a TE early show, that you can wait and wait on TE. Heck I almost passed (Miller, Cooley, Keller, and Cook are all still there) but at least one team between me and my next pick is also waiting, and I was worried he was seeing the same camp reports I was. (Contributed by: Pat_Smith)

Round 8, Pick 3
Positives
Ah, the Gronk. According to the Boston Herald "Second-year TE Rob Gronkowski has reportedly been a "man among boys" so far at Patriots camp. "No one has come close to being able to guard him, or contain him," writes Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald. "He's been an absolute beast." Gronkowski recently made Pats top cover linebacker Gary Guyton look "completely overmatched" in a practice session, and Rapoport says he'd "bet the farm" that Gronkowski makes All-Pro this year." This plus his strength of schedule is 6th best in the NFL for the upcoming year. Gronk had ten touchdowns in limited use last year, meaning he's the TE red-zone guy for New England.
Negatives
He's in a timeshare with Aaron Hernandez most of the time, though in the red zone I think Gronkowski gets more looks. You're not going to get huge yardage or touches, but the TD's might make up for it.
Draft Strategy
This was the reach I wish I didn't make. I think I could have gotten a better backup QB in this spot, but my team was overbalanced in the main departments and tight end was a glaring emptiness so far, so I went with my head rather than my gut. I'm happy I waited till the eighth round for a TE, but I might have waited a bit longer, and the committee situation in NE doesn't overly excite me post-draft. I'd have to make up for it with a backup non-committee TE later on. (Contributed by: datacore)