Found August 07, 2013 on Know It All Football:
Today I will be pointing out the NFL’s players/teams that I feel will not live up to their expectations. This doesn’t mean I don’t think the players or teams are good, it just simply means that they have expectations that are too high for the circumstances that they are under. Enjoy! Rob Gronkowski- It’s tough for me to put this guy on the list. He has been amazing for the past three years with the Patriots. He’s had an astronomical 38 total touchdowns in 38 total starts. He is a beast to say the least, but when you break the same forearm twice and have a bad back injury that dates back to college, you can’t be the same. Gronkowski is projected by the NFL fantasy experts to be the second best tight end behind Jimmy Graham. I disagree.  With luck, Rob Gronkowski will be a top 10 fantasy option at the tight end position. His doctors aren’t even sure he’ll be ready for week one — and even if he is, he won’t be in top physical condition. You just can’t project someone to be a high-end p...
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