The 2016 season hasn't just been rough on Rob Gronkowski. It's also been pretty rough on Gronk's fantasy owners, and they're letting him know it every time he goes out in public.
As a matter of fact, things have gotten so bad for Gronk that he can't even shop for groceries in peace anymore because his fantasy owners want to know why he's not putting up bigger numbers.
Through four weeks, Gronk has exactly one catch. Basically, you may as well have drafted Jimmy Garoppolo to be your Fantasy team's starting tight end this season, because he has as many catches as Gronk does this year.
During his weekly press conference on Wednesday, Gronk described the nightmare that going to the store has become.
"I can't even go to the grocery store without getting yelled at," Gronk said, via the Patriots' official website. "But I'm like, 'Why did you draft me then, baby?'"
That's a great question, Gronk. Any Fantasy owner who did any research before the season started had to know that Gronk would be going into the year in with a bad hamstring.
Gronk has a message for you Fantasy owners out there who were expecting him to put up bigger numbers.
"What do I have to say [to Fantasy owners]? Oh man. I mean, it's real football," Gronk said. "That's what I'm really only worried about is going out there and getting the W. If we get the W and I have no catches, I'm satisfied, man, no matter what."
"Satisfied" isn't going to score me points, Gronk! And yes, I'm a Gronk fantasy owner. As is Drew Bledsoe.
You're killing everyone's season, Gronk. I might just have to forfeit the rest of my games.
Anyway, it seems that there could be some good news on the way for Gronk's Fantasy owners. Not only is Gronk getting Tom Brady back this week, but he also said that his hamstring is feeling better.
When Gronk was asked if he was concerned about his hamstring, he has this to say: "Nope. Because I'm feeling better every day."
Gronk said his comeback from his hamstring injury has been intentionally slow.
"You've got to look at it from many different angles. Coming back, you just can't go full-speed, 100 percent," Gronk said. "I mean, I wish I could. I wish it was like that, just boom, I'm healthy. Boom, go out there and run full speed. But I've just got to take it slowly, make sure I'm coming back strong, coming back the right way so everything on your body feels good. When I can get rolling, I'm gonna be rolling."
Basically, it sounds like Gronk is saying that you shouldn't trade Gronk. I'd start him this week.