There was one serious debate this past summer leading up all fantasy football drafts: should you waste a high draft pick on the injured Rob Gronkowski, or should you draft someone who would play most of the season instead?
For many of the owners that drafted Gronk, it was a tough time having to see him on the bench for so long. There were weeks where reports were coming out that he was beginning to practice, but still did not play. Then the reports were coming in that he was looking really good in practice, but still did not play.
Finally, when it was decided that Gronk could play, owners still did not know what to expect out of him. Would he produce like he has in years past or would he be a shell of his former self?
To all of those owners that drafted him, I say bravo! Gronkowski is putting up huge numbers since he has returned. So far this season in six games played, Gronkowski has been rivalled only by Jimmy Graham. Gronkowski has 37 receptions for 560 yards and four touchdowns. He has also scored a touchdown in four straight games! These numbers are scary if you do not own him, but if you were smart enough to draft him, you are loving every moment of this.
Now, the fantasy football playoffs are getting close. For many leagues, the fantasy playoffs start next week, and the Gronk is fresh and is blasting through the rest of the competition. For the remainder of the season, look for Gronkowski to be the best fantasy tight end in all leagues, even better than Graham.
The New England Patriots and Tom Brady have some weapons, but no one that comes close to Gronkowski. I can see Gronk having either 100 yards or at least a touchdown in every game for the rest of the season. Good job to all of those who had enough faith in Gronkowski. It is time to get paid for your patience, and there is no better time than right now!