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Rob Gronkowski | Tight End | #87

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 268
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (42) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Rob Gronkowski (back) is inactive for Week 10 at Tennessee.
He remains week to week with New England's Week 11 bye on the horizon. The rest of the Patriots' inactives are DB Keion Crossen, RG Shaq Mason, S Obi Melifonwu, OL Matt Tobin, DE Derek Rivers, and RB Kenjon Barner. Nov 11 - 11:37 AM

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ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) traveled with the team and remains questionable for Week 10 against the Titans.

This conflicts with previous reports. Gronkowski isn't expected to play, but he hasn't been officially ruled out. The Patriots plan to rest Gronk through their Week 11 bye to get him fully healthy.
Nov 10 - 3:07 PM

Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) is out for Week 10 against the Titans.

Rapsheet confirmed what The Boston Herald's Kevin Duffy reported early Saturday morning. With the Patriots' bye merely one week out, the team is taking the longterm approach with Gronk and hoping 27 days is enough to get the prolific playmaker back to full health for a late season run. The Patriots will face the Jets in Week 12. Daily Slant: In Gronkowski's absence, look for Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman, and James White to see the majority of the passing targets for the Patriots. Dwayne Allen will see most of the reps at the tight end position, but he primarily functions as a pass blocker when on the field and isn’t a fantasy-relevant asset. Of the Patriots pass-catchers, Josh Gordon has the most favorable matchup against Malcolm Butler, and figures to be a popular play across the DFS industry for Week 10.
Nov 10 - 12:24 PM

Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) is not expected to play in Week 10 against the Titans.

The Boston Herald's Kevin Duffy reports that Gronkowski isn't expected to play, and that the Pats are hoping some rest in November will allow him to become the ferocious Gronk of old down the stretch. Gronk himself called his availability on Sunday a "coach's decision." It's a logical decision to rest the ailing 29-year-old given that the team hits their bye next week. As it stands, Gronkowski will have 27 days off before potentially returning to the field in Week 12 against the Jets.
Nov 10 - 10:07 AM

Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) is questionable for Week 10 against the Titans.

Teammate Sony Michel (knee) is also questionable for Sunday's festivities. Gronkowski was a limited practice participant throughout the week, though that was also true last week when he sat out against the Packers on Sunday Night Football. With New England's bye coming up, the Pats could err on the side of caution by giving Gronk another week to rest up. We'll know his status for sure about an hour and a half before Sunday's scheduled 1 PM ET kickoff in Nashville.
Nov 9 - 4:18 PM

Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) remained "limited" on Thursday.

As did Sony Michel (knee). Gronk's status seems genuinely uncertain. Thankfully for fantasy owners, the Patriots are playing at 1PM ET this week, meaning his status will be known when setting lineups on Sunday morning.
Nov 8 - 4:17 PM

Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

He's missed two of the last three games with back flare-ups. Gronkowski was limited last Wednesday before sitting Thursday, so who knows what will happen this week. We'll need more information later this week.
Nov 7 - 5:09 PM

Rob Gronkowski (back, ankle) is inactive for Week 9 against the Packers.

Gronkowski's back flared up in practice this week. He had been trending in the wrong direction, so this doesn't come as a surprise. Gronkowski's back has potential to be an issue all year. He's not a lock to return in Week 10.
Nov 4 - 7:03 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, there is "concern" about Rob Gronkowski's (questionable, back/ankle) availability for Week 9 against the Packers.

Gronkowski played through his back injury last Monday night but had a setback in practice this week. The Patriots are expected to take his status all the way to game-time. On the wrong side of questionable, Gronkowski can't be trusted in Week 9 lineups. With Jacob Hollister (Hamstring) also questionable, Dwayne Allen is the Patriots' only healthy tight end.
Nov 4 - 9:31 AM

Rob Gronkowski (back, ankle) is questionable for Week 9 against the Packers.

Gronkowski returned to practice Friday after sitting Thursday, so we'd expect him to be out there Sunday night. It's been a frustrating first half with Gronk at less than 100%, not scoring since Week 1, and not eclipsing 100 yards since the opener, either. He's still a top-five TE1 whenever out there.
Nov 2 - 4:36 PM

Rob Gronkowski (back) is expected to practice Friday.

Gronk was downgraded to DNP on Thursday, but it may have been more of a veteran's day of rep management. Gronkowski hasn't topped 100 yards or scored a touchdown since Week 1 and now gets a Packers defense that has swallowed up tight ends all year. Still, he's a TE1 in a 57-point total game.
Nov 2 - 12:03 PM

Rob Gronkowski (back) did not practice Thursday.

This is likely just a maintenance day for Gronk, but it is a concern after he was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. His Friday status will tell the story.
Nov 1 - 12:54 PM

Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Gronk saw his normal usage in Week 8, suggesting his troublesome back is no longer an issue. The injury-prone tight end will take a six-game touchdown drought—the longest of his career—into Sunday's showdown with Green Bay. We'll have that game for you on NBC.
Oct 31 - 4:46 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught 3-of-8 targets for 43 yards in the Patriots' 25-6, Week 8 win over the Bills.

The eight targets were third on the team behind James White (13) and Julian Edelman (10), but Gronkowski again went scoreless. He hasn't had 100 yards nor scored a touchdown since the season opener. His red-zone target in the first half was just his second red-zone target of the season. The night would have been even worse if not for a juggling 22-yard grab down the left sideline to set up James White's eventual one-yard rushing score. It's been a trying first half of the year for the big tight end. He'll remain a TE1 for Week 9 against Green Bay.
Oct 29 - 11:57 PM

Rob Gronkowski (back) is active for Week 8 against the Bills.

A homecoming game for Gronk, he was never in doubt despite missing last week's game in Chicago due to a flare-up of back spasms. It's been a relatively disappointing 2018 for Gronk, but he remains a top-three TE1. Inactive for New England are TE Jacob Hollister, CB Eric Rowe, RT Marcus Cannon, OL Brian Schwenke, RB Sony Michel, DE Geneo Grissom, and LB Dont'a Hightower.
Oct 29 - 6:53 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Brian Hoyer
RB1James White
2Sony Michel
3Cordarrelle Patterson
4Rex Burkhead
GLB1Sony Michel
2Rex Burkhead
3Jeremy Hill
3RB1James White
2Rex Burkhead
FB1James Develin
WR11Josh Gordon
2Phillip Dorsett
WR21Julian Edelman
2Matthew Slater
3Cordarrelle Patterson
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Jacob Hollister
4Stephen Anderson
LT1Trent Brown
LG1Joe Thuney
2James Ferentz
C1David Andrews
2Brian Schwenke
RG1Shaq Mason
2Ted Karras
RT1Marcus Cannon
2LaAdrian Waddle
K1Stephen Gostkowski