Week 6 - Rob disappeared in week 5 against the Broncos, as he caught just 4 passes for 35 yards. Fantasy owners were likely disappointed, but you have to consider this game an aberration and move forward with Gronk as a TE1 in all formats. Keep him active for week 6 against the Seahawks.
Week 5 - Gronkowski had a resurgent week 4 as he came up with 104 yards receiving on 5 catches with a TD and 1 fumble for a total of 14.4 fantasy points in standard formats. Rob remains one of the leagues elite tight ends and should be started regardless of matchup, and he draws the Denver Broncos in week 5.
Week 4 - Week 3 was disappointing for Gronk as he totaled just 21 yards with no TD’s but that was against a tough Ravens D. He draws a slightly more favorable matchup vs the Bills in week 4, and is still a must start in all formats.
Week 2 – Gronk put up a very respectable 12 pts in the season opener against the Titans, with the Cardinals on the slate for week 2, Gronkowski should be started in 100% of formats.
Week 1 – Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots go into a week 1 shootout with the Tennessee Titans. Last year in 16 games the Titans allowed 944 yards to tight ends, which bodes well for both Gronk and Aaron Hernandez. Gronkowski should be locked in as a week 1 starter in all formats for this matchup.
The man we call Gronk, Rob Gronkowski, had a season for the ages for the New England Patriots in 2011. He scored 17 TD’s while racking up over 1300 YDS receiving, courtesy of Tom Brady and company. Heading into 2012, he is obviously one of the top tight end selections once again for draft day 2012. While we don’t expect his numbers to get any better than his record breaking season of a year ago, we do expect another big year out of the big guy, and recommend either him or Jimmy Graham as the top tight end option in your fantasy football draft.
2010 stats – 16 Games – 42 Receptions, 546 Yds(13.0 Average), 10 TD’s, 1 Fum/ 1 Lost
2011 stats – 16 Games – 90 Receptions, 1,327 Yds(14.7 Average), 17 TD’s, 0 Fum/ 0 Lost