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TE Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots Player Page

#87 Rob Gronkowski, TE
New England Patriots
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 265 lbs
Age: 26
Birthdate: May 14th 1989
College: Arizona
Year: 2010
Round: 2   Pick: 10
Owner: Bad Apples on Roster - Offer a Trade
Season Statistics
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2011 Fantasy Points by Week
Last Five Games
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Strength of Schedule
Strength of Schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the TE position. The easiest rating is 1 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the most difficult rating is 10 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
Week 12 Projections
Last week was Gronkowski's worst fantasy performance of the season as the Bills were able to limit his ability to get open. As the top tight end in fantasy football there is no way you are sitting him against Denver this week. Denver has held opposing tight ends to an average of 10 fantasy point per week, but few teams have been able to limit what Gronkowski can do in the passing game this season.
Receiving: 5 Receptions, 79 Yards, 1 TD.

Season Projections
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
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.
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
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.
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)