Rob Gronkowski TE NE 2 months ago

The Patriots exercised Gronkowski's $6 million option bonus Monday, which triggered the final four years of the star tight end's existing contract with the team, the Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The move was procedural in nature, but the option was in place for the Patriots in the event that any sort of long-term injury issues crept into the picture, but following two straight regular seasons in which Gronkowski played in 15 games, securing the remainder of his deal with the team was a no-brainer for the franchise. Gronkowski finished up the 2015 season with with 1,176 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 72 catches and heads into the coming campaign firmly atop fantasy tight end cheat cheats once again.

Rob Gronkowski TE NE 3 months ago

Gronkowski won't need offseason surgery on his knee or back, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gronkowski struggled to stay healthy for a fourth consecutive year, as he missed one game in 2015 due to a minor knee strain. Additionally, a back issue afflicted him in both playoff tilts, but the touchdown machine still struck three total times against the Chiefs and Broncos. After a third 1,000-yard and fifth double-digit touchdown campaign in six professional seasons, he'll enter draft season as the clear-cut No. 1 tight end.

Rob Gronkowski TE NE 3 months ago

Gronkowski caught eight of 15 targets for 144 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Broncos in the AFC championship game.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The All-Pro was a difference-maker once again Sunday, leading the Patriots in catches and yards versus the stout Broncos defense, and he brought the Patriots within a two-point conversion of tying the game late in the fourth quarter. Gronk shook off a mid-season knee injury to play in 15 contests for the second consecutive season, and he once again delivered, with 1,176 yards and 11 touchdowns. Gronkowski will undoubtedly be among the fantasy elite once again when the 2016 season rolls around.

Rob Gronkowski TE NE 3 months ago

Gronkowski (knee/back) is listed as active Sunday's AFC title game against the Broncos.

Competitive Edge Analysis

An official questionable designation made the tight end's status worth verifying, but as expected, Gronkowski is in uniform Sunday and poised to remain a key cog in the Patriots' passing attack in the AFC championship game.

Rob Gronkowski TE NE 3 months ago

Gronkowski (knee/back) is one of the 16 players listed as questionable by the Patriots in advance of Sunday's AFC title game against the Broncos, WEEI.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While the official questionable designation makes it prudent for fantasy owners to confirm Gronkowski's availability as Sunday's 3:05 ET kickoff approaches, there has been nothing to suggest that the star tight end will miss the contest after practicing all week in a limited fashion.

Rob Gronkowski TE NE 3 months ago

Gronkowski (knee/back) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Boston Herald reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That Gronkowski was listed as limited during Wednesday's walk-through session is not really a surprise, but with no reported setbacks during this past Saturday's divisional round win over the Chiefs, we suspect that the tight end's availability for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Broncos is not in any real jeopardy.

Rob Gronkowski TE NE 4 months ago

Gronkowski (knee/back) secured seven of eight targets for 83 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 27-20 Divisional Round victory over the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The star tight end put all health concerns to rest early, opening the scoring with an eight-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Gronkowski tallied a second visit to the end zone on a 16-yard reception in the third quarter, and looked unencumbered by the knee and back ailments that landed him on the injury report Thursday. Gronkowski looks primed for a full load of work once again in next week's AFC Championship Game.

Rob Gronkowski TE NE 4 months ago

Gronkowski (knee/back) is active for Saturday's divisional round game versus the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a week of question marks surrounding many of its key playmakers, New England will have Gronkowski, among others, available in its postseason opener. There certainly should be concern with the tight end, who received an injection in his right knee during the week and even had a back issue added to the injury report. However, in the do-or-die scenario, Gronkowski will likely remain one of Tom Brady's top targeted players.

Rob Gronkowski TE NE 4 months ago

Gronkowski (knee, back) is in line to play Saturday against the Chiefs, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The report suggests that the Patriots' star tight end, who is officially listed as questionable for the contest, will have to play through some pain, but he's expected to give it a go in Saturday's playoff tilt, an outcome that is on track to be confirmed upon the release of the Patriots' inactive list in advance of the team's 4:35 ET kickoff.

Rob Gronkowski TE NE 4 months ago

Gronkowski (knee/back) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game against the Chiefs, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per Reiss, Gronkowski was present for Friday's day-before-game walk-through, after missing Thursday's practice. Meanwhile, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald suggests that Gronkowski will "try to play through the pain" in his knee Saturday, while indicating that the it's believed that the tight end's back issue is less of a concern at this stage. In any case, those considering Gronkowski in fantasy lineups this weekend are advised to verify his status in advance of Saturday's 4:35 ET kickoff.