College: Arizona | 9 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 268 lbs
Birth Date: 5/14/1989
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 108.7
Avg Pts: 6.79
Rank: 5 TE
Gronk didn't play a full season, missing two games, but still finished second overall in fantasy tight end scoring and had a 1,000-yard season. He had three 100-yard games and scored eight touchdowns. He had seven games with 80-plus yards. Gronk was his usual consistent self for the Patriots. He has 1,000-yard seasons three of his last four. Injuries are always a concern for him, but he has been pretty healthy three of the last four years. He is the top target in the Patriots explosive offense. Gronk has great size, runs good routes and has enough speed to make plays downfield. He is the complete package at tight end and maybe the toughest cover in the game.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Gronk is always a risk because of his injury history, but his upside is though the roof in this offense. He produces like an elite receiver more than a top tight end. He can be a difference maker for fantasy teams. Just make sure you have a top backup for him if you draft him early. If he plays a full season, expect around 75 receptions for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns. He should be the first tight end taken come draft day.
|No Playoff Match Up|
|Week 2||3.00||Rob Gronkowski 1 reception (0.50 pts)|
Rob Gronkowski 25 rush and rec yds (2.50 pts)
|Week 3||10.90||Rob Gronkowski 6 receptions (3.00 pts)|
Rob Gronkowski 79 rush and rec yds (7.90 pts)
|Week 4||11.70||Rob Gronkowski 6 receptions (3.00 pts)|
Rob Gronkowski 87 rush and rec yds (8.70 pts)
A source close to retired tight end Rob Gronkowski places his potential for unretiring at 40 percent in 2019. Gronkowski isn't thinking of football right now and is enjoying his retirement, but he could decide to return once the season starts. If quarterback Tom Brady makes an appeal to Gronk, the future Hall of Famer could come back. Gronkowski has said that he's lost only 18 pounds since retiring, and it's believed that head coach Bill Belichick wouldn't stop Gronkowski if he wanted to return. This is probably still more of a long shot, but it shouldn't be ruled out. Gronk battled injuries throughout his career and seemed to slow down in 2018, but his return would send shock waves through the fantasy industry. He had 47 receptions for 682 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games last year. You'd be better off using a roster spot on someone else this fall, even if it's intriguing to think about.
Retired TE Rob Gronkowski has a 40-percent chance of returning to play for the New England Patriots this season, a source close to the tight end told Pro Football Talk's Miuke Florio on Tuesday, July 16. The report speculates that Gronkowski may come back for the 'good stuff,' the end of the season and playoffs.
Fantasy Spin: This obviously would be a huge turn of events for the Pats, but a late-season return wouldn't do much for fantasy GMs. Steer clear for now, but also keep your ears open if the Gronk rumors heat up.
Former New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski worked out in a private throwing session with Patriots QB Tom Brady Monday, July 8.
Fantasy Spin: So, you're saying there's a chance? It still seems unlikely Gronk would return after shedding 20 pounds, but stranger things have happened. Keep an eye on the situation.
The New England Patriots released tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, according to a source. Seferian-Jenkins is stepping away for a month for personal issues and the club will release him when he does that. ASF is still only 26 years old but has had numerous off-field issues in his career that have held him back. Even with the Patriots he wouldn't have been a very attractive fantasy option after catching only 11 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in five games with Jacksonville in 2018 due to injuries. Benjamin Watson will be suspended for the first four weeks, so Matt LaCosse, Stephen Anderson and rookie Andrew Beck will be next up as they try to replace future Hall of Famer Rob Gronkowski.
The New England Patriots signed free-agent tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday, according to a source. ASF has had off-field issues throughout his career and has also been set back by injuries, but the Pats decided to take a flier on him after Rob Gronkowski hung up his cleats in the offseason. Seferian-Jenkins had just 11 catches for 90 yards and a touchdown in five games due to injury in his lone season with Jacksonville. He'll have a chance to carve out a role in New England as their top pass catcher, but he'll need to stay on track and stay healthy. He'll be fighting for playing time with Jacob Hollister, Stephen Anderson and Matt LaCosse.
Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for tight end Rob Gronkowski, said he wouldn't be surprised if his client came out of retirement to play for the New England Patriots again. "If the team was struggling or they needed him at some point next year, and lets just say hypothetically Tom Brady gave him a call and said Rob, I need you. I wouldnt be shocked if he came back to play a few games," Rosenhaus said. Gronk seems to be comfortable in his decision to move on from football after winning his third Super Bowl ring last season. The debate now begins as to whether the 29-year-old was the greatest to play his position after accumulating 521 receptions, 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns in nine NFL seasons.
Former New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Monday, March 25, that if Patriots QB Tom Brady called Gronk and said the team needed him at some point next year, he could come back to play a few games.
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL Sunday, March 24.
Fantasy Spin: The Patriots have lost Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen this offseason, so they probably will be looking for a tight end early in the 2019 NFL Draft. None of the other tight ends on the Patriots roster have a lot of fantasy value.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced on Sunday that he is retiring. The 29-year-old Gronk finished on a high note in the postseason and goes out on top with another Super Bowl ring, but he struggled to gain separation from defenders in the regular season and finished with 47 catches for 682 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season in 13 games. Gronkowski had four 1,000-yard receiving seasons and amassed a whopping 79 regular season scores in his nine-year career. He'll go down as one of the most dominant tight ends in NFL history. With Gronk no longer around, Stephen Anderson will be the top tight end on the depth chart, although he won't be much of a fantasy consideration. Losing Gronk as a safety blanket will surely affect quarterback Tom Brady negatively moving forward.
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has yet to make a decision about whether to retire or keep playing in 2019, according to his agent, who told ESPN's NFL Live that Gronkowski is 'healthy' and 'feeling a lot better' after playing through an injury in the Super Bowl.