Fantasy Football Focus: Rob Gronkowski Out For The Season



Despite only playing 6 full games this year, The Gronk is currently tied for the 10th best tight end in ESPN standard scoring leagues. After all the hard work and rehab that was done by Gronk so that he could play in 2013, he took a hit Sunday that tore his ACL and MCL that will sideline him until some time next season. Much like Miley Cyrus, Rob Gronkowski came back to the game like a wrecking ball and made an immediate impact on a struggling Patriot’s offense. On a serious note, Rob Gronkowski is a superior talent and despite the injuries he has sustained in his young career, I fully hope he is able to come back and return to his dominate self next season.

The Patriots were still able to create a 5-1 record before the return of Gronkowski, so somebody had to be scoring fantasy points for New England right? Here is a breakdown of the major wide receiver point scorers(standard scoring leagues) for the Pats before the return of Gronkowski.

Danny Amendola– Week 1-10 points, Week 5-5 points

Julian Edelman– Week 1- 19 points, Week 2- 7 points, Week 3- 4 Points, Week 4- 11 points, Week 5- 3 points, Week 6- 5 points 

Aaron Dobson– Week 1- 0 points, Week 2-11 points, Week 3- 5 points, Week 4- 1 point, Week 5- 5 points, Week 6- 6 points

Kenbrell Thompkins– Week 1- 4 points, Week 2- 4 points, Week 3- 16 points, Week 4- 18 points, Week 5- 1 point, Week 6- 10 points

Dobson and Thompkins are both sidelined with injuries, and Danny Amendola is still owned in 92.9% of ESPN leagues. Mr. Edelman however is only owned in 36.8% of leagues and has seen a spike in production even with Gronk playing. He has gone over 100 yards receiving in two of the past three games, and he has scored 3 touchdowns in three weeks. Shane Veeren has emerged as a passing threat for Tom Brady, but I absolutely love Edelman getting 24 targets the past three weeks.

If you are still struggling with a flex spot or have a wide receiver that is under performing, Edleman is a must grab off of the waiver wire for Week 15.

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