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Rob Gronkowski

27-Year-Old Tight End – New England Patriots

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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...

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2016 ADP:  12.11

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Bye Week:  9

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


Rob Gronkowski Contract Information:

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

September 30, 2016  –  Rob Gronkowski News

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Gronkowski (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.

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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 1 0 0 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 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
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 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 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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Offensive Snaps in 2016

Rob Gronkowski was on the field for 14 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.


Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Rob Gronkowski was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 825 1
2015 939 9
2016 14 0
Rob Gronkowski 2016 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 @Ari
2 Mia
3 Hou 14 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 Buf
5 @Cle
6 Cin
7 @Pit
8 @Buf
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Sea
11 @SF
12 @NYJ
13 LA
14 Bal
15 @Den
16 NYJ
17 @Mia

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"
Weight:   265 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.68 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.47 sec
Cone Drill:   7.18 sec
Arm Length:   34.25 in
Hand Length:   10.75 in
Vertical Jump:   34 in
Broad Jump:   119 in
Bench Press:   23 reps
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Rob Gronkowski: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gronkowski (hamstring) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

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Gronkowski noted Wednesday that he experienced "no setbacks" with his hamstring in his season debut this past Thursday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Gronkowski was on the field for 14 of the Patriots' 64 offensive snaps in Thursday's 27-0 win over the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

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Gronkowski (hamstring) played sparingly in Thursday's 27-0 victory over the Texans, failing to corral his only target.

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Gronkowski (hamstring) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Texans.

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Gronkowski (hamstring) is in line to be active for Thursday night's game against the Texans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that "there's a real chance" Gronkowski (hamstring) could make his regular-season debut Thursday night against the Texans.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.