Originally written on Fantasy Sports Locker Room  |  Last updated 9/13/13
Buffalo-bills-new-england

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.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Braves fan in 'grave condition' after falling from upper deck

Randall Cobb suffers shoulder injury vs. Eagles

WATCH: John Harbaugh, Jay Gruden get into shouting match

WATCH: Brian Hartline drags toes on great TD catch

Julio Jones, Falcons agree on 5-year contract extension

WATCH: Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion blasts three homers, extends hit streak

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Usain Bolt does LeBron stomp dance after relay win

WATCH: Vick's first pass as a Steeler is a 63-yard bomb

WATCH: Montana's Ben Roberts makes amazing TD catch

Report: Robert Griffin III doesn’t believe he ever had a concussion

Arkansas punter arrested after found urinating on a light pole

Rex Ryan names all four QBs as Buffalo Bills captains in Week 3

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker