2018 Fantasy Football Rob Gronkowski Player Profile

If your favorite number is 69 and you love massive positional advantages while hitting up a kegger with your bros, then this fantasy football Rob Gronkowski player profile is for you.

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points-per-game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but at the skill positions, I think three years is plenty to see what a player does.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best tight end value lies.

Fantasy Football Rob Gronkowski

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Standard: TE1, #21 overall

PPR: TE1, #21 overall




Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 1 156.3 1 12.0
2016 22 72.0 1 9.0
2015 1 183.6 1 12.2


Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 2 225.3 1 17.3
2016 26 97.0 8 12.1
2015 1 255.6 2 17.0


Targets Targets Per Game Receptions Receptions Per Game Catch Rate
2017 105 7.5 69 4.9 66%
2016 38 4.8 25 3.1 66%
2015 120 8 72 4.8 60%


Overview: There isn’t a tight end in the game who can stand up to the mix of talent and opportunity in as potent an offense as Rob Gronkowski. When healthy, he gets a WR1 number of targets and turns them into fantasy glory. Health is the issue with Gronk, as he’s missed 27% of his games over the last six seasons.

Strategy: Take him in the third round if he is there. Literally every single time. If you don’t want to worry about tight ends, go ahead and take him in the second, but I would wait until you could find a much later tight end.

Ceiling:   Gronk smashes his way to 1600 yards and 16 scores. When it comes to his fantasy football output, the limit does not exist.

Floor:   What will actually happen is he will break his back doing a keg flip Labor Day weekend and miss the season. After all, they’re very hard to pull off.

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