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Rob Gronkowski

25-Year-Old Tight End – New England Patriots

2013 Receiving Stats

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39

Yds

592

TD

4

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15.2

Tar

66

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Gronkowski missed the first six games last year recovering from forearm and back surgeries stemming from the previous season and then missed the last three weeks after tearing his ACL and MCL. The sev...

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2014 ADP:  24.71

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Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 6' 6"   WT: 265   DOB: 5/14/1989
College: Arizona  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Rob Gronkowski Contract Information:

Agreed to a six-year, $54 million contract with the Patriots in June of 2012.

August 28, 2014  –  Rob Gronkowski News

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Gronkowski (knee) was among the Patriots' players who did not suit up for Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, the Boston Globe reports.

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Rob Gronkowski NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 21 NE 16 42 546 10 59 13.0 9.3 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 22 NE 16 90 1327 17 124 14.7 10.7 21 3 5 1 0 1 2 2.0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 NE 11 55 790 11 80 14.4 9.9 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 24 NE 7 39 592 4 66 15.2 9.0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Rob Gronkowski Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 21 NE 16 7.2 9.8 8.5 3 34 16 10 3 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 NE 16 15.1 20.7 17.9 6 83 22 8 3 0 0 1 1 1
2012 23 NE 11 13.2 18.2 15.7 5 72 18 12 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 24 NE 7 11.9 17.5 14.7 6 85 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Rob Gronkowski – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

383

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Rob Gronkowski was on the field for 383 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Rob Gronkowski was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 733 79
2013 383 1
Rob Gronkowski 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Buf
2 NYJ
3 TB
4 @Atl
5 @Cin
6 NO
7 @NYJ 48 0 8 114 0 17 14.3 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mia 33 0 2 27 0 5 13.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Pit 49 1 9 143 1 10 15.9 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Car 62 0 5 59 1 7 11.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
12 Den 87 0 7 90 1 10 12.9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
13 @Hou 63 0 6 127 1 12 21.2 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Cle 41 0 2 32 0 5 16.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Mia
16 @Bal
17 Buf
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Playoffs @Den

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Rob Gronkowski  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 6"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   265 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.68 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.47 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.18 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   34.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   119 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   23 reps
GOOD
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Rob Gronkowski: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Though Gronkowski (knee) is unlikely to play in Thursday's preseason finale, he continues to progress, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.

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Gronkowski (knee) is in line to sit out Friday's preseason contest against the Panthers, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.

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This was an expected outcome, though the report encouragingly notes that things are still on course in the tight end's recovery from knee surgery, while suggesting an "optimistic, but not certain" outlook with regard to Gronkowski's possible Week 1 status.
Gronkowski (knee), who has been participating 11-on-11 drills, is not expected to play Friday against the Panthers, ESPN.com reports.

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Gronkowski (knee) indicated that he absorbed minor contact during Monday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

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Gronkowski (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drills during Monday's practice, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

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Gronkowski (knee), who has yet to be cleared for contact, is among the Patriots not expected to suit up for Friday night's preseason game against the Eagles, ESPN.com reports.

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Gronkowski (knee) saw limited work at Wednesday's joint practice with the Eagles, with the session focusing largely on 11-on-11 work, csnne.com reports.

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The Patriots' tight end has yet to be cleared for contact, with ESPN's Adam Schefter suggesting at this stage that that he would be surprised to see Gronkowski suit up for preseason action. While it's unclear when Gronkowski might be cleared for contact, a key milestone toward his goal of suiting up in Week 1, on the plus side, to date there have been no reported setbacks in the tight end's recovery from Jan. 9 knee surgery.

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2013

Gronkowski was putting up historically good numbers for the second year in a row when a broken forearm derailed him in Week 11. He missed the next five games before returning Week 17 only to break his arm again in the divisional round of the playoffs. He ultimately required four arm surgeries, as an infection complicated matters. When healthy Gronkowski was easily the league's best tight end. He averaged 13.2 fantasy points per game in standard formats, tops among tight ends and third among all receivers, and his 11 receiving touchdowns ranked fourth among all receivers – this despite playing only 11 games. At 6-6, 265, Gronkowski is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. Using his size, Gronkowski can cut inside or out, shielding the defender from making a legal play on the ball. As a result he's made several highlight-reel diving catches in the end zone of which few tight ends are capable. Gronkowski's 17 red-zone targets last year were second among tight ends to Heath Miller, who had only three more despite playing four more games. The bottom line: Gronkowski's health is the only thing capable of slowing him down, and it just might as he also had back surgery in mid-June that typically requires a 12-week recovery, putting his return date sometime in September. As a result, there's a decent chance Gronkowski misses a game or two, and it's even possible the team places him on the PUP list, forcing him to sit out the season's first six weeks.

2012

Although he shared targets with Aaron Hernandez (124-113), Gronkowski posted the best statistical season for a tight end in NFL history. His 1,327 receiving yards were not only the most ever by a tight end but were sixth overall in the league last season. His 18 touchdowns – 17 receiving and one rushing – were also a single-season record for the position. Hernandez turned in a noteworthy season himself and actually was targeted by Tom Brady more often in the red zone (25-24) and a surprising 10 more times inside the 10-yard line (17-7) than Gronkowski, all while playing two fewer games. At 6-6, 260 and with great hands, Gronkowski snared 73 percent of his targets, tops among qualified tight ends. He also benefited from running the tight end routes in the Patriots offense, as opposed to Hernandez’s usual underneath routes, which gave Gronkowski a distinct advantage up the seam against undersized linebackers and safeties. That, and a brutal stiff arm, allowed him to post a position-high 22 catches of 20-plus yards. Gronkowski, who averaged 10.7 yards per target, got stronger as the season wore on. Over the final nine regular season games, he totaled 77 targets, 12 receiving touchdowns and 832 receiving yards.A couple possible hiccups loom, however. The most obvious is the ankle injury he suffered in the playoffs. He underwent ankle surgery in early February and was in a walking boot through April. He’s expected to be ready for the season, though the injury should be monitored in training camp. Perhaps more significant is the Patriots’ addition of Brandon Lloyd, which likely will cost Gronkowski looks. And, of course, Hernandez is still around, vying for tight-end targets.

2011

New England drafted two tight ends last season – Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez – which worked out well for the Patriots but made things difficult for fantasy owners. Gronkowski finished with 10 touchdowns, tied for the best mark at the position, though three scores (and 156 yards) came in the final two games when he got extra targets because Hernandez was sidelined. Gronkowski and Hernandez negated each other's value for much of the season as both were used interchangeably. Gronkowski had a monster game Week 10 at Pittsburgh with three touchdowns and 72 receiving yards, but also had seven scoreless weeks with no more than 25 yards receiving. Gronkowski received 16 red-zone targets in 16 games to Hernandez's 10 in 14 games. Should Hernandez go down with injury an again, Gronskowski's value would soar. Tom Brady likes to look for his tight end near the goal line (the duo combined for 16 targets inside the 10), and that would benefit the 6-6, 265-pound Gronkowski, who is also considered the better blocker of the two. With Hernandez healthy, though, Gronkowski will have to settle for splitting targets again this season.

2010

The second tight end taken in the 2010 draft, Gronkowski could emerge as the starter for the Patriots at some point this season. A mammoth target at 6-6, 264, Gronkowski will look to fill the void left by Ben Watson and Chris Baker. Of slight concern is his injury history — he missed 16 games his last two college seasons, including all of 2009 with a back problem. Alge Crumpler likely will begin the year as the starter, mentoring both Gronkowski and fellow rookie Aaron Hernandez. But the rookies have more upside and likely will be utilized in the red zone while Crumpler focuses on blocking.