Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/16/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots carries a reception into the endzone past Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants for a first quarter touchdown on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Rob Gronkowski is escaping no fantasy football radars this season.The 6-6, 265 pound New England Patriots tight end fell to the eighth-round of most standard 10-team leagues last season, and handsomely rewarded those who took a waiver on him with 1,327 receiving yards and 18 trips to the end zone.Consequentially, this season fantasy managers are snatching him from the pack as early as the late first-round in their drafts.People are wise to predict another miraculous season from a Patriots tight end -- only this time it won’t be Gronkowski.The other Patriots’ tight end, Aaron Hernandez, will mirror Gronkowski’s output last season. And as an early fourth-round pick, he will be a steal in most drafts.Recent transactions by the Patriots have anticipated his breakout season. Last week, the team released receivers Deion Branch, Jabar Gaffney, and Donte Stallworth, each of whom were expected to steal targets from the team’s primary options.Those cuts leave the Patriots with just Wes Welker...
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