Found September 13, 2013 on Fantasy Sports Locker Room:

The New England Patriots, for the second consecutive week, barely escaped with a win against a division rival last night. A win is a win of course, and for the club they’re now 2-0 with a reasonable assurance of another W in week 3. Quarterback Tom Brady was more or less his typical self against the Jets, displaying poise in the pocket and identifying the open read against the Jets D, its just that the open guy wasn’t catching the ball. The run game struggled, too. With news that free agent addition Danny Amendola seems unlikely to suit up for at least week three and likely beyond, this unsteady performance seems likely to continue. With it being reported on Thursday's pregame show and discussed by Chris Wesseling that Gronk could play next week and seems to be a lock for week four, he should be a sought after commodity. There are no guarantees that the premiere Tight End will remain healthy for the duration of the season but with few other trusted targets in New England we have to assume that he will be set up for his typical workload as soon as he is ready. Perhaps the Gronkowski owner in your league hasn’t heard the news just yet. If so, the time is now to try to swing a deal, rather than going hunting next week when the price goes up. You could see in Brady’s body language tonight, he is dying for a guy he can trust to catch the well thrown passes that are directed to them. Number 87 is that guy, and you’ll want him on your roster when he returns.


Report: Patriots Hoping To Get TE Rob Gronkowski Back Week 3

Ian Rapoport reports that the Patriots are hopeful that TE Rob Gronkowski will be able to return in time for their Week 3 match up against the Buccaneers. Gronkowski has been practicing in full pads this week, which is a pretty positive sign for him moving forward. Fellow TE Zach Sudfeld is expected to be inactive for Thursday’s game against the Jets. New England will be forced...

Rob Gronkowski Doubtful For Thursday Night

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Jets.Fantasy Spin:If the game was Sunday Gronk would have a slim chance of playing, but he won't be in there Thursday. Gronkowski could be back in Week 3 against Tampa Bay.

Gronk Should Be Back by Week 4 at the Latest

The Patriots should have tight end Rob Gronkowski back for Week 4 at the latest. He missed the season opener because he's still recovering from offseason back surgery. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL.comFantasy Spin:Gronkowski hopes to play Week 3 against Tampa Bay. Zach Sudfield is expected to start at tight end Thursday against the Jets.

Patriots’ Week 2 Injury Report: Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Shane Vereen

The New England Patriots host the New York Jets on Thursday night for an AFC East showdown at Gillette Stadium.  Who is in?  Who is out?  Find out, in your New England Patriots Week 2 injury report.What a nice and tidy injury report the Patriots have this week.  They must know a guy from Boston writes it up.  The Patriots have one player listed as out and that is running back...

Patriots list Amendola and Gronkowski as doubtful

The New England Patriots have listed both Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski as doubtful for tomorrow night’s matchup against the Jets. The rest of the Pats injury report is below: Brandon Bolden (questionable),  Marquice Cole (probable), Alfonzo Dennard (probable), Aaron Dobson (questionable), nate Ebner (questionable), Duron Harmon (questionable), Stevan Ridley (probable...

Pats' Gronkowski, Amendola listed as doubtful against Jets

Tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola have been listed by the Patriots as doubtful to play in Thursday night's home opener against the Jets. They are two of 14 players on the injury report but only one of the 14 has been ruled out: running back Shane Vereen who broke a bone in his wrist during the season opener against the Bills and was placed on injured reserve...

New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola both doubtful for Week 2

The New England Patriots got bad news on Wednesday as two key players are officially listed as doubtful for their Thursday night matchup with the New York Jets. Wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski are both expected to miss New England’s Week 2 contest against its division rival. Amendola has been limited in practice this week after he aggravated a groin injury...

Amendola, Gronkowski inactive for Patriots

Wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski are inactive for the New England Patriots in Thursday night's game with the New York Jets. With rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld also inactive (hamstring), Tom Brady's receiving corps is depleted. Amendola has a groin injury. Gronkowski is missing his second straight game after forearm and back surgery. Also inactive...

Patriots’ Danny Amendola could miss extended time, Rob Gronkowski return near

New England Patriots wide receiver, Danny Amendola, put in a memorable performance Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills and it now appears he will have a few weeks to think about it while New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s return is approaching.Chris Wesseling of reports that Amendola could miss up to six weeks with his injured groin.  This should be no surprise...

Tom Brady: I have to improve my body language

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his receivers had a frustrating night on Thursday. Dropped balls, slight overthrows, sloppy conditions, you name it, marred the productivity of a usually remarkably efficient offense. Brady ended up having an extremely sub-par night, especially statistically. For the first time in four years, Brady completed less than fifty […]The...

Zach Sudfeld, Danny Amendola & Rob Gronkowski Inactive Against Jets

As expected, the injury depleted Patriots of officially listed Zach Sudfeld, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola as inactive for tonight’s game against the Jets. Amendola is dealing with a groin injury that he aggravated in New England’s week 1 win against the Bills. Sudfeld sustained a hamstring injury in the same game, while Gronk is on the mend from numerous off season surgeries...

New England Patriots Inactives vs New York Jets

The following New England Patriots are inactive for Thursday night's game against the New York Jets: WR Danny Amendola TE Rob Gronkowski TE Zach Sudfeld OL Will Svitek RB Brandon BoldenDL Chris Jones LB Steve Beauharnais (Shane Vereen is also not playing, as he's listed on IR.)

New England's Red Zone Woes Continue, Add 3rd Down Conversion to List of Problems on Offense

The Patriots in the 2012 regular were the most efficient offense since, well, the Patriots of 2007. They averaged 34.8 points per game, 430 yards per game, 49% conversion on 3rd down, 48.1% of drives led to a score, a +25 turnover margin, and a 12.5 point margin of victory - all league leading statistics. They were 3rd in red zone touchdown percentage with 67.5%. If they had Rob...
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