August 23, 2016

Overall Ranking

6 '15 '14 '13
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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    NE @ MIA

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NE @ MIN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    OAK @ NE

  • Week 4 - Sep 29

    NE @ KC

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    CIN @ NE

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    NE @ BUF

  • Week 7 - Oct 16

    NYJ @ NE

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    CHI @ NE

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    DEN @ NE

  • Week 10 - Nov 09


  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    NE @ IND

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    DET @ NE

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NE @ GB

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    NE @ SD

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    MIA @ NE

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    NE @ NYJ

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    BUF @ NE

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    NE 34 @ TEN 13

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    NE 30 @ BAL 31

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    NE 52 @ BUF 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    DEN 21 @ NE 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    NE @ SEA

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    NYJ @ NE

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NE @ LAR

  • Week 9 - Nov 04


  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    BUF @ NE

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    IND @ NE

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    NE @ NYJ

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    NE @ MIA

    55 receptions

    790 rec yards

    11 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    NE 38 @ MIA 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    SD 21 @ NE 35

    10 receptions

    172 rec yards

    3 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    NE 31 @ BUF 34

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NE 31 @ OAK 19

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NYJ 21 @ NE 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    DAL 16 @ NE 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 23


  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    NE 17 @ PIT 25

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    NYG 24 @ NE 20

    36 receptions

    495 rec yards

    5 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    NE 37 @ NYJ 16

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    KC 3 @ NE 34

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    NE 38 @ PHI 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    IND 24 @ NE 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NE 34 @ WAS 27

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NE 41 @ DEN 23

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    MIA 24 @ NE 27

    90 receptions

    1327 rec yards

    17 TDs

    2 rush yards

    1 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    CIN 24 @ NE 38

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    NE 14 @ NYJ 28

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    BUF 30 @ NE 38

  • Week 4 - Oct 04

    NE 41 @ MIA 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10


  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    BAL 20 @ NE 23

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    NE 23 @ SD 20

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    MIN 18 @ NE 28

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NE 14 @ CLE 34

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    NE 39 @ PIT 26

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    IND 28 @ NE 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NE 45 @ DET 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 06

    NYJ 3 @ NE 45

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    NE 36 @ CHI 7

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    GB 27 @ NE 31

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    NE 34 @ BUF 3

    4 receptions

    54 rec yards

    2 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    MIA 7 @ NE 38


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Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots

2010 - 2011 Statistics

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                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats           1         2       1         90      124     1327    17        240.9     15.1

2010 Stats           0         0       0         42       59       546    10        114.6       7.2


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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) 17 TDs last year is utterly insane (an NFL record for TEs - 4 more TDs than the previous record) 

(+) Most yards ever in a single season by a TE

(+) Gronk had 2+ TDs in seven regular season games (another in the playoffs)

(+) Caught 90 of 124 targets – Basically, he and Brady are on the exact same page

(+) Probably the hardest guy in the league to tackle

(+) 6'6", 265 pounds of fury

(+) Tom Brady pretty much has a man-crush on Gronk

(–) He just got paid - Will that effect his determination?

(–) Ankle surgery for big guy is never a good thing

(–) Brandon Lloyd could very well eat into his reception and TD totals

(–) No way he has the same fantasy season as he had last year

(–) We expect Aaron Hernandez to become a better player and rival Gronk

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

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Rob signed a four-year, $4.44 million rookie contract that included $2.59 million guaranteed, a $1.76 million signing bonus, while another $830,000 is available through a one-time "likely to be earned" incentive based upon playing time.  Here's the breakdown:

2010 - $320,000

2011 - $405,000

2012 - $490,000 (+ $30,000 workout bonus)

2013 - $575,000 (+ $30,000 workout bonus)

2014 - Free Agent

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Team Analysis

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Strength Of Schedule

SOS - Patriots


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Dion Lewis and Gronk

Dion Lewis briefly participated in the contested 11-on-11 period. Gronk sat that out but participated in half-speed 11-on-11s.

Pyro's take: Dion Lewis briefly participated in the contested 11-on-11 period. Gronk sat that out but participated in half-speed 11-on-11s. Rob Gronkowski wants to 'knock all the rust out'.

Fantasy Goo: Dion Lewis is expected to be ready for week 1. Dion is the Patriots best BOOM option in New England at the running back position. Rob Gronkowski figures to continue where he left off last season as the best tight end option. With Jimmy Garoppolo handling the first 4 games it will be interesting to see if the plug-n-play Patriots offense continues to never miss a beat while Tom Brady watches from home.

06/13/16, 05:38 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: twitter.com

Gronk was most consistent fantasy player according to top-12 weeks


Pyro's take: Gronk had another outstanding year last season, finishing with 72 catches on 120 targets for 1,176 yards and 11 touchdowns. in PPR leagues, Gronkowski finished last season with 13 top-12 weeks in just 15 games played. That 86.7% was the highest of all positions for guys that played in multiple games.

We know that Gronk is the top option heading into next season at the tight end position, as he had 10 games last season with either 100 yards or a touchdown. A dominator no matter where he is on the field, Gronk decimates in the redzone and will continue to as the offense will center around him and Tom Brady for yet another season.

04/06/16, 05:50 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Rob Gronkowski caught 8-of-15 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown


Pyro's take: Gronk was the only Patriot player who could not be stopped, He racked up some yac for himself, as he used his body well to shield off defenders. He beat himself into dehydration and made the only touchdown reception for New England. Most importantly he has only missed two games over the past two seasons.

01/24/16, 06:03 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Rob Gronkowski named to the Pro Bowl


Pyro's take: Rob Gronkowski was named to the Pro Bowl among three other tight ends

12/23/15, 12:30 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: probowl.fantasy.nfl.com

Rob Gronkowski caught four passes for 87 yards and a touchdown


Pyro's take: Gronkowski played with a knee-brace and clearly wasn’t 100 percent, but will remain locked in as a TE1 for Week 15.

12/14/15, 08:19 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Gronk, According to PFF, will Give it a Shot Tonight


Pyro's take: I first saw a report on Fan Duel. Then, the Boston Globe has reported not only has the Gronk travelled with the team, but he might actually play. Now, PFF says Gronk intends to play tonbight. It is hard to trust wild Bill. The important thing to note, this is a Sunday night game. It would help to have another option in either Houston, Miami, or the Giants. It is a big gamble in your playoffs. will Tye, the Giants TE, is available in a huge portion of leagues. He would be my backup call.

12/13/15, 10:52 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

Ian Rapoport reports Rob Gronkowski (knee) is "unlikely to miss more than one game" and "may not even miss that."


Pyro's take: Ian Rapoport has reported via Twitter "Sounds like #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) is unlikely to miss more than one game, I'm told. In fact, he may not even miss that."

It has been confirmed that "Gronk" is dealing with a bruise and not a tear.

11/30/15, 02:36 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Amendola is a NO GO in Week 12


Pyro's take: Danny Amendola did not make the trip.Park him on your bench, as you know he can still ehlp you in your playoffs, but make sure you get him out of all redraft amnd DFS lineuips today. LaFell and Gronkl should clearly see an uptick.

11/29/15, 07:12 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Rob Gronkowski caught 5-of-7 targets for 113 yards and one touchdown


Pyro's take: After not doing much in the first half, Gronk tuned it on. He scored on a 76-yard touchdown, and with the receivers for the Patriots falling prey to injury, Gronk could easily see more action. He has the Bills on Monday Night Football.

11/16/15, 02:52 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Rob Gronkowski caught 6-of-9 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown


Pyro's take: Another day another outing for Rob Gronkowski. Easy the best tight end in football, and quickly becoming one of the greatest ever. Gronk has 61 touchdowns in 72 career games.

10/29/15, 10:44 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Gronk Smashes Steelers


Pyro's take: Rob Gronkowski litterally destroyed the Pittsburgh Steelers. He caught 5-of-8 targets for 94 yards and three touchdowns. For the most part Gronkowski was left uncovered and dominated those that tried to cover him.

09/11/15, 03:08 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

aint what used to be

Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots offense has struggled. You dont need to look at any other game, than seeing them in action against the Oakland Raiders.

This could lay at Rob Gronkowski feet, the guy has not even been a year removed away from ACL surgery. He has put up nice numbers, he just hasn't been the dominant force he has shown to be over the years.

For instance last season he had "37 percent of Gronk’s targets were on deep routes. This season, it’s down to 26 percent. Last year, 11 of his 39 catches (28 percent) were on deep routes. Right now, deep routes have produced only one of his 11 receptions (9 percent)."

Perhaps, its not just on Rob Gronkowski, his offensive line is below average at best, and this may just not give the time for Brady to hit Gronk on a long pass. Possibly, its the play-action passing, which doesnt work well when the running game is averaging 3.5 yards per carry.

Last year, he caught 12 of his 25 deep targets. He’s 1-for-6 this season.

Pyro's take: Rob Gronkowski is still a starting tight end every week, but to expect him to be his typical pinball game numbers is just not going to happen at this time.

Be patient as things might get there, but keep plugging him in, as he should continue to put up top 10 numbers.

09/29/14, 04:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: blog.masslive.com

Gronk should be ready for week 1

According to NFL Media's Albert Breer, the goal is for Gronkowski to be on the field for the season opener at Miami.

Gronkowski's rehab has been a lot smoother than last offseason's. The Patriots aren't going to take any risks, though. Gronkowski will spend a portion of the next month rehabbing near Foxboro.

It's possible that Gronk's knee will be ready for the start of training camp in late July, Breer reported on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access, but the Patriots won't do anything to jeopardize his chances of being ready for Week 1.

Pyro's take: It sounds like the Patriots are not going to get burned again by rushing Gronk back onto the field. Even if he sits out the entire preseason, he will still be a beast when he gets on the field.

Last season Gronk had double-digit targets in four of seven games, and never had less than five in a game. The best part of his game is the ability for #87 to score touchdowns. If he is healthy, he will have a chance to challenge Jimmy Graham for best fantasy tight end.

06/30/14, 10:29 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nfl.com

Gronk still out this week

Rob Gronkowski’s return to the playing field remains uncertain.

It was reported by ESPN on Friday that the Pro Bowl tight end still has not been cleared to play by Dr. James Andrews. Andrews, the renowned orthopedic surgeon, has been named by the team and Gronkowski as an independent physician responsible for determining whether he is cleared to play.

A source also told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Dr. Jesse Jupiter has not cleared Gronkowski to play either. Jupiter performed the latest surgery on Gronkowski’s forearm.

According to a report Friday on WEEI, Gronkowski’s camp has “serious concern” over the way Patriots team doctor Thomas Gill handled the forearm surgery. Gronkowski initially broke the bone last Nov. 18 against the Colts, and instead of letting the bone heal naturally, he and Gill decided to speed up the healing process by implanting a device in the forearm.

According to the WEEI report, Gronkowski’s camp has concerns about the integrity of the bone where the implement was placed and the surrounding nerves, and that the infection may have been avoided if the bone had healed on its own.

Pyro's take: For all those owners that grabbed Gronkowski this year, the news just keeps getting worse. The fact that he has still not been cleared to play, as well as the fact that there could be a possible infection might mean the stud tight end could miss a lot more time.

There is no doubt that Gronk's people and the Patriots have been on different pages, and that alone might keep him out longer. Then there is the fact that Gronk is not in the shape he needs to be, as he has not been able to work on his upper body strength with the forearm injury. The news just keeps getting worse and I fear we may not see him come at all this season.

10/12/13, 05:49 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.boston.com

Rob Gronkowski hopeful to return this week

This weekend has been targeted for Rob Gronkowski’s return, but according to a source, nothing definitive has been determined about the tight end playing Sunday against the Saints.

That could change soon.

Gronkowski, who has been working to come back from multiple forearm surgeries as well as back surgery during the offseason, appears ready to make his debut.

As was reported in the Herald more than a week ago, the Patriots and the Gronkowski camp have been divided about the tight end’s return date, and the team thought he was ready to play as early as Week 2. Those in Gronkowski’s inner circle targeted Week 6, so the expectation is that he will play Sunday.

According to Pro Football Talk, Dr. James Andrews is “in charge of the decision-making process” and will be involved in the final say.

Pyro's take: This is another strange story about how Gronk's people and the Patriots have not been on the same page. So ultimately both parties are leaving the decision to Dr. James Andrews, so this could still be a wait and see situation. This would be horrible news for owners of Gronk who are chomping at the bit to get him in their lineup, but nothing is ever crystal clear when you are dealing with the Patriots. Keep your fingers crossed.

10/09/13, 06:21 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: bostonherald.com

Rob Gronkowski to be inactive yet again

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continues to get closer and closer to making his 2013-14 season debut, but no one expects that moment to come in Week 5 when the Patriots take on the Cincinnati Bengals.

We hear on a weekly basis that Gronkowski is making progress and participating in practice, but we have yet to see the progress result in any game time.

In the recent inactives projection from ESPN Boston for Week 5, Gronkowski once again comes in as an inactive.

Here are the projected inactives for New England this weekend:

Chris Barker, Steve Beauharnais, Jake Bequette, Aaron Dobson, Rob Gronkowski, Stevan Ridley, Matthew Slater

Pyro's take: It is the constant waiting game for Gronkowski, but he is not going to rush himself back to get injured again, especially with the Patriots undefeated. Gronk has been practicing and when he does return will make a big fantasy impact, but that does not appear to be in the cards this weekend.

10/05/13, 01:21 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: fansided.com

Rob Gronkowski out for week 4

The Patriots left for Atlanta on Saturday and neither Gronkowski nor Amendola made the trip, meaning neither player will play in Sunday night's game, according to ESPN.com.

Pyro's take: It will have to be wait until next week before we get to see Gronk on the field for the first time this season. This is tough news for Tom Brady who is dying to get some weapons back in the offense that he can trust.

09/28/13, 04:32 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.cbssports.com