Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
1 day ago

Gronkowski (ankle) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday night's game against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski, who practiced fully Friday, is thus good to go and set to log his normal heavy allotment of snaps Sunday night. He hauled in just two of four targets for 15 yards against a rugged Jaguars' defense last Sunday, but he's a prime bounce-back candidate in Week 3, especially with Jacob Hollister (three catches for 25 yards last weekend) having been ruled out due to a chest injury.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
2 days ago

Gronkowski (ankle) was "moving well" at Friday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This nugget supports the notion previously put forth by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the tight end's ankle injury is not believed to be concerning. We'll have to see how the Patriots officially list Gronkowski for Sunday night's game against the Lions, but at this point we'd expect him to be available for the contest.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
2 days ago

Gronkowski was added to the Patriots' Week 3 injury report after being limited by an ankle injury Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Historically, Gronkowski is no stranger to the injury report, so his level of practice participation Friday will be telling. It remains to be seen if his limitations Thursday were the result of an in-practice tweak, or are indicative of the tight end managing a minor injury issue.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
6 days ago

Gronkowksi was limited to two catches for 15 yards on four targets in Sunday's 31-20 loss to the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Jacksonville's defense backed up cornerback Jalen Ramsey's pregame trash talk, as Gronkowski was basically a non-factor. Luckily for Gronk, most defenses don't have a plethora of well above-average players to help make his life difficult, so this poor performance will likely be an outlier. Expect the tight end to get back on track next week in Detroit.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
2 weeks ago

Gronkowski picked up seven catches, 123 yards and a touchdown on eight targets during Sunday's 27-20 win over Houston. This after he fended off potential trades during the offseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Any questions about his future in New England were put to rest during the Patriots' first drive, which was capped off with a 21-yard touchdown strike up the left sideline to Gronkowski. Gronkowski and Brady hooked up for several dimes down field. He's unquestionably the Patriots' toughest matchup at receiver, particularly while Julian Edelman serves a suspension for the season's first four games.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
3 weeks ago

The Patriots have re-worked Gronkowski's 2018 contract by adding $1 million in per-game bonuses to it, as well as $3.3 million in incentives, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The adjustment, fueled by reachable statistical benchmarks, increases the maximum value of his deal for the coming season to $13.050 million. Gronkowski was already our top-rated tight end, so this news doesn't really move the fantasy needle. Still, it can't be a bad a thing for the 29-year-old's outlook to be satisfied with his contract terms. More importantly, considering his injury history, is that Gronkowski is healthy and fit as Week 1 approaches. With PPR ace Julian Edelman set to serve a four-game suspension to start the season, Gronkowski and wideout Chris Hogan are slated to be focal points of the Patriots' passing game early on.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Gronkowski was on the field for 16 snaps in Friday's preseason loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Gronkowski didn't haul in his only target in the contest, but he made it through what is assuredly his only preseason action intact, and is poised to remain a vital component in the Patriots' passing game this season. With Brandin Cooks no longer in the mix and Julian Edelman set to serve a four-game suspension to start the looming campaign, look for QB Tom Brady to lean heavily on Gronkowski and wideout Chris Hogan out of the gate.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Gronkowski is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers, Jeff Howe of The Athletic Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

It remains to be seen what kind of workload he'll see while working with QB Tom Brady and the Patriots' other healthy starters Friday, so Gronkowski isn't necessarily the preseason lineup lock that he'll become once the regular season rolls around.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Gronkowski seems unlikely to play Thursday night against the Eagles, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's not much to gain by exposing Gronkowski to unnecessary contact at this stage, so if he ends up seeing any exhibition action, it's not likely to be extensive. That reality saps the tight end's DFS appeal in preseason formats, but helps ensure that he's healthy when the games count.

Rob Gronkowski
TE NE (11)
1 month ago

Gronkowski was one of several key players the Patriots chose to rest in their preseason opener this past Thursday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.comreports.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots have little to gain by exposing Gronkowski to unnecessary contact during the preseason. If he ends up seeing any exhibition action, look for it to be minimal. The star tight end is thus not worthy of preseason DFS lineup consideration. Come Week 1, however, Gronkowski will remain a fantasy lineup lock as long as he can stay healthy.