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Rob Gronkowski

28-Year-Old Tight End – New England Patriots

2017 Receiving Stats

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26

Yds

401

TD

4

Avg

15.4

Tar

40

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

When Gronkowski plays a full season, or the majority of one, he's money in the bank. He's ranked first, fifth, first and first in tight-end PPR scoring in his four most productive seasons, and one of ...

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2017 ADP:  21.89

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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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.

October 15, 2017  –  Rob Gronkowski News

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Gronkowski hauled in six of 10 targets for 83 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

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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 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 NE 15 82 1124 12 131 13.7 8.6 19 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 NE 15 72 1176 11 120 16.3 9.8 22 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 NE 8 25 540 3 38 21.6 14.2 12 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 28 NE 5 26 401 4 40 15.4 10.0 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
2014 25 NE 15 12.3 17.8 15.0 5 75 17 7 4 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 NE 15 12.2 17.0 14.6 5 78 19 11 7 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 NE 8 9.0 12.1 10.6 3 68 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
2017 28 NE 5 12.8 18.0 15.4 5 80 9 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
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Rob Gronkowski – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Tight End
  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. Dwayne Allen
  3. Jacob Hollister
New England Patriots

Snap Count Stats

321

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Rob Gronkowski was on the field for 321 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Rob Gronkowski was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 939 9
2016 354 3
2017 321 1
Rob Gronkowski 2017 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 KC 78 0 2 33 0 6 16.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
2 @NO 46 0 6 116 1 9 19.3 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Hou 64 1 8 89 1 10 11.1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
4 Car 70 0 4 80 0 5 20.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 @TB
6 @NYJ 63 0 6 83 2 10 13.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
7 Atl
8 LAC
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Den
11 @Oak
12 Mia
13 @Buf
14 @Mia
15 @Pit
16 Buf
17 NYJ

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 )

Gronkowski (thigh) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Gronkowski (thigh) indicated that he'll be good to go Sunday against the Jets, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

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Gronkowski (thigh) returned to a limited practice Thursday.

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Gronkowski (thigh) was listed as a nonparticipant at practice Wednesday.

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Gronkowski (thigh) was on the field for the portion of Tuesday's practice that was made available to the media, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

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Gronkowski (thigh) is expected to play in Week 6's matchup with the Jets, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

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Gronkowski (thigh) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers.

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Gronkowski is dealing with a thigh contusion and is not expected to play Thursday night against the Buccaneers, according Adam Schefter of ESPN.

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Gronkowski (thigh) is expected to play Thursday against Tampa Bay, but may be limited in the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Another chapter was added to the Legend of Gronk last season. Gronkowski set an NFL record for tight ends with his fifth double-digit TD season, averaged 16.3 YPC to tie (Vernon Davis) for the highest of any 50-catch TE since 1979 and led the position in yards for the third time in his career, a number only three TE since the merg-er have exceeded. And those three - Tony Gonzalez (7), Shannon Sharpe (5), Todd Christensen (4)- needed 17, 14 and 10 seasons, respectively. Gronk has played six (and two were cut short by injury). He led TE last season with five 100-yard games (no other had more than three) and never went more than two weeks without scoring. He also led the position with 22 catches of 20-plus yards (4th in the NFL) and five of 40-plus. All of which is to illustrate the obvious – Gronk is unstoppable. His burst in and out of cuts, huge catch radius, massive hands, speed and size are too much for slower linebackers and smaller DBs, whether it's at the goal line (11 targets inside the 10, five TDs) or in the open field (549 YAC, 1st). A knee injury cost him Week 13, but health is less a concern this year after consecutive 15-game seasons. And while the Patriots signed Martellus Bennett, the last time Gronk shared the position for a full season - in 2011 with Aaron Hernandez - he went 90-1,327-17.

2015

Gronkowski's status as the league's best tight end was never doubted, but his durability entering last season caused the risk-averse to hesitate after he missed 14 games the previous two years and was coming off ACL and MCL surgeries. Gronkowski was still getting healthy when the season started last year and averaged just three receptions for 37 yards in the first four games as Tom Brady and the offense struggled with the team's playmaker at less than 100 percent. It didn't take long for him to put injury concerns to rest, however. Weeks 5-16 he averaged six catches and 88 yards a game. He also scored nine touchdowns in that span as his surgically repaired knee was no concern. Gronkowski led tight ends in yards, touchdowns (tied) and catches of 20-plus yards (19), and he did it in 15 games because he sat out a meaningless Week 17. At 6-6, 265, with 4.68 speed, a huge wingspan (34-inch arms) and good leaping ability (34-inch vertical), Gronkowski is simply uncoverable. He's too fast for linebackers and too big and physical for defensive backs. The Patriots line him up in tight, in the slot and split wide, creating mismatches he easily exploits. In the red zone he is nearly unstoppable, catching 11 of 16 targets for nine touchdowns last season. With Jimmy Graham now in a run-first offense in Seattle, Gronkowski is in a tier of his own.

2014

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 seven weeks between, though, were an incredible display of sheer talent. Over 16 games, Gronkowski's yardage pace would have broken his own NFL record for receiving yards by a tight end set in 2011. His 11.9 fantasy points a game ranked second to only Jimmy Graham (13.6). His 10 plays of 20-plus yards ranked eighth -- or the same number Julius Thomas had in twice as many games. More telling for the Patriots, their passing offense ranked 17th in the league in the first six weeks and 18th in the last three weeks without Gronkowski. In his seven games, he elevated the New England passing game to third in the league. And he did it all against double teams, extra safety help and defensive gameplans designed to take him out. At 6-6, 265, with good speed, great hands and Tom Brady at quarterback, Gronkowski is nearly impossible to defend. Of course, no one questions his skills. It's his durability that's worrisome. As the preseason closed, his recovery from knee surgery was on schedule, and with no reported setbacks, Gronkowski is on track to play in Week 1.

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.