Fantasy Football: How Quickly Should You Trust Rob Gronkowski?

By Dom DeCarlo
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A fantasy football season is not a sprint, but a marathon. You have to think of the long-term results and not always focus on Week 1 when you draft your team in August.

Many fantasy owners had a tough decision to make early to mid way through their draft: take injured Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski and hope his injury problems heal quickly, or select a guy who will have a more consistent and immediate impact than Gronkowski? There was really no right or wrong answer for this.

Rumors have already started that Gronk may play in Week 3. This would be a huge boost to the New England Patriots’ offense, and could be a huge lift to your fantasy team.

Look, The Gronk will not be a serious impact player this week. Going forward, however, Gronkowski will be the go-to guy in New England’s offense. Gronk will help open the field for Tom Brady, help open the field for Julian Edelman, and will hope to open it up on your fantasy team.

Gronkowski will be the red zone player that Brady targets on most occasions. He has sure hands, and there is no linebacker in the league that can truly cover him. His numbers will just go up and up as the season goes along. He will be the player that everyone knows he is, and will need to do so for the Patriots to be successful.

Finally, be patient with him, good things come to those who wait. I hope for your fantasy teams’ sake that you will be more patient than Gronk was when he was partying not too long after his surgery, and more patient than the Patriots were to play him when he returned last season after an injury. Gronkowski will pay off — trust me and trust your pick!

Dom DeCarlo is a Fantasy blogger for Follow him @DomDecarlo1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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