Gronkowski has sat out three of the Patriots' past four games with the two nagging injuries, but the Week 11 bye has seemingly remedied both of those issues to some extent. The tight end reportedly demonstrated improvement in the Patriots' practices leading up to the bye, though there's still a good chance that New England will limit him in their Week 12 sessions for precautionary purposes. Unless Gronkowski endures a setback in his recovery when he resumes work during the upcoming week, it appears he'll settle back in as one of the top fantasy options at his position. Over his seven appearances this season, Gronkowski has registered 29 receptions for 448 yards and a touchdown.
Gronkowski (ankle/back) was present for Wednesday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Wednesday's practice is the only session of the week for the Patriots, who are on bye in Week 11. Gronkowski, who last suited up in Week 8, will thus target a return to action Nov. 25 against the Jets. Added clarity on his status for that contest should arrive when the team reconvenes next week.
Gronkowski (back/ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against Tennessee, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
With the Patriots on bye in Week 11, the team has added incentive to hold out Gronkowski for another game to give him ample time to recover from the back and ankle issues. Dwayne Allen will likely start at tight end but wouldn't have much of a role in New England's passing attack.
Gronkowski (back/ankle) traveled with the Patriots to Nashville ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. However, there's no indication that it's a sign Gronkowski will play in Week 10.
Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network both reported earlier Saturday that the star tight end would likely sit out a second straight game, and it's believed that still remains the case, despite Gronkowski's presence on the team flight. With the Patriots on bye in Week 11, the team has added incentive to hold out Gronkowski for another game to give him ample time to recover from the back and ankle issues. That said, his status likely won't be confirmed until 90 minutes before the 1 p.m. EST kickoff, so expect another update to come at that time. In the likely event Gronkowski remains out, Dwayne Allen would start at tight end but wouldn't have much of a role in New England's passing attack.
Gronkowski (back/ankle) is not expected to play Sunday against the Titans, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.
The team has yet to make an official announcement, but it appears the Patriots want to be cautious with their star tight end, particularly with a Week 11 bye in the near future. If Gronkowski is ruled out for another week, look for Dwayne Allen to pick up the start. The former Colts tight end has done little with his extended opportunities, catching just one pass in the last three weeks despite playing over 50 snaps during two of those contests.
|Bye: Week 11|
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|2011||New England Patriots||16||16||90||1327||14.7||52||17||22||3||69|
|2012||New England Patriots||11||11||55||790||14.4||41||11||13||1||45|
|2013||New England Patriots||7||6||39||592||15.2||50||4||10||1||31|
|2014||New England Patriots||15||10||82||1124||13.7||46||12||19||1||60|
|2015||New England Patriots||15||15||72||1176||16.3||76||11||22||5||52|
|2016||New England Patriots||8||6||25||540||21.6||53||3||12||1||19|
|2017||New England Patriots||14||14||69||1084||15.7||53||8||18||2||57|
|2018||New England Patriots||7||7||29||448||15.4||42||1||7||1||20|
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|2011||New England Patriots||16||16||1||2||2.0||2||1||0||1|
|2012||New England Patriots||11||11||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||7||6||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||15||10||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
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|2016||New England Patriots||8||6||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||14||14||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||7||7||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New England Patriots||11||1||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2011||New England Patriots||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||11||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||7||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2018||New England Patriots||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2011||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||11||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||15||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||14||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||7||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|