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Bucs re-signed TE Rob Gronkowski to a one-year, $10 million contract. 

The band continues to be reassembled in Tampa Bay. Gronk was committed to testing the open market, but six hours was all he needed. It was never likely the 32-year-old (in May) tight end was going to separate from football soul mate Tom Brady. As expected, Gronk looked a step slower in 2020, but a step slower from Gronk is still better than the vast majority of tight ends. He finished as the TE8 by total fantasy points in half PPR leagues on the strength of seven touchdowns. There is nowhere to go but down for Gronk in fantasy, but he should maintain low-end TE1 streaming appeal. 

SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter 

Mar 15, 2021, 6:39 PM ET

 

 

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Michael Silver reported Rob Gronkowski considered signing with the Bills before re-signing with Tampa. 

Forsaking the Bucs would have broken Gronk's long-held pledge never to catch passes from anyone but Tom Brady, but Silver said the veteran considered signing with his hometown Bills before rejoining the champion Bucs on a one-year, $10 million contract. Silver is the latest to report Buffalo is intent on upgrading at tight end in the coming weeks. Dawson Knox was a disappointment for both the team and fantasy players in 2020. 

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SOURCE: Mike Silver on Twitter 

Mar 16, 2021, 12:51 PM ET

 

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Rob Gronkowski caught 8-of-8 targets for 90 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' Week 1 win over the Cowboys. 

The receptions tied Gronk's high as a Buc, while the yards were his second most. Gronk and Tom Brady were putting the Cowboys' linebacker corps in a blender. Score No. 1 was a two-yarder where Gronk leaked out for an end zone grab. No. 2 was an 11-yarder where Gronk ran free against zero coverage. It could have been our imagination, but Gronk seemed to have a little more life in his legs than he did in 2020. Playing in one of the most loaded offenses of all time, Gronk will never again approach his Patriots ceiling and consistency, but it is possible he gets in the TE1 mix.

 

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Started him based on his redzone and endzone usage last year now back in football shape with an offseason.

Think he can finish above Hockensen Andrews and Pitts in standard this year if healthy. His ceiling is TE4.

Think he will be top 10 for sure

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Very sad I couldn't snag any Gronk shares.

I think he's going to have a great season and smash his ADP. I don't even think he needs a ton of targets because there are simply too many weapons to cover on this offense, and Gronk is going to get a lot of high percentage targets due to mismatches. He can still smoke any LB and body any DB.

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What doesn't get talked about much is the transition from "no risk it no biscuit" to a play-action based passing attack, which tends to direct more targets to Gronk and Brown than to Evans and Godwin.  It's acknowledged that Brady is getting the ball out quickly, but not what that means to where the ball gets directed to.  Obviously this doesn't eliminate Evans / Godwin from the plan, as witnessed by Godwin's team leading targets, but it does imply that its a bad assumption to think that Gronk and Brown will only get the crumbs left over from a passing game focused on the "#1" and "#2" receivers.  I expect it will be rare to see games where catches by (Evans + Godwin) significantly exceeds catches by (Gronk + Brown).  I won't be surprised if, of the four, Gronk finishes with the most TDs and Brown finishes with the most yards (though that will be a 3 way race).

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7 hours ago, hamsterdam said:

Very sad I couldn't snag any Gronk shares.

I think he's going to have a great season and smash his ADP. I don't even think he needs a ton of targets because there are simply too many weapons to cover on this offense, and Gronk is going to get a lot of high percentage targets due to mismatches. He can still smoke any LB and body any DB.

I had Gronk thrown in on a deal last week where I gave up Jonnu, Chark & Lockett for DJ Moore & Gronk! 

Talk about paying dividends early!   As I also have Hock, what is the market value for Gronk?  

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Robbery at this ADP. I think healthy Godwin and AB will eat but Gronk will be great value if healthy. I think he'll just be more TD dependent than NE days. Evans will also have his moments but we've got enough sample size to know he'll largely be low target TD dependent (not my cup of tea in weekly PPR at WR) if the other 3 are healthy.

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^ maybe you andd others did, I didn't , I said two weeks ago that he's going to be a factor this season. his neck is huge he's been working out again, and looked all-world 2nd part of 2020. so far that's continues through the first two weeks. loving what I'm seeing so far, got him late late in my draft. 

 

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1 hour ago, Tanner9919 said:

^ maybe you andd others did, I didn't , I said two weeks ago that he's going to be a factor this season. his neck is huge he's been working out again, and looked all-world 2nd part of 2020. so far that's continues through the first two weeks. loving what I'm seeing so far, got him late late in my draft. 

 

Same. Got him off waivers. Brady loves him and he catches everything. Beast. 

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Rob Gronkowski caught 4-of-5 targets for 39 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' Week 2 win over the Falcons. 

Each of Gronkowski's scores came in the first 16 minutes of the game, giving him four through two contests. For the first, he got ISO'd at the goal line against a two-high look and easily completed a 20-yard play. The second was a one-yard dunk. Gronk looks more slippery than he did in 2020, though the Bucs might still try to manage his workload as the season wears on. It is about Lombardis for Gronk and Tom Brady at this point. Nevertheless, it would be foolish to say Gronk is not back in the TE1 mix for an offense that has looked close to unstoppable. That will be put to the test in Week 3 vs. the Rams. 

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Rob Gronkowski caught four of five targets for 55 yards in the Bucs' Week 3 loss to the Rams. 

Gronk looked to be in for another big day with a 26-yard first half reception but cooled off into the second half and had to leave the game for a bit after taking a hard hit to the midsection. He returned and immediately saw two end zone targets. Gronk -- assuming he doesn't miss any time with upper body soreness -- is still a plug and play starter in 12-team formats. Look for him to return to New England in Week 4 with a Gronk spike for his old fans in Foxboro.

 

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