Despite being just 28-years-old, oft-injured New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spoke openly regarding his thoughts of possibly retiring before the 2018 season began. While Gronk eventually came around to playing at least one more year, the fact he contemplated walking away in the prime of his career speaks volumes to the physical toll the game has taken on him. By now it is common knowledge regarding how Gronk is one of the most injury-prone players in all of football and it has begun to overshadow his tremendous offensive contributions when he is on the field. Gronkowski has missed games due to injury each of the last six seasons now and for the first time in forever, the fantasy football community is letting his ADP slide past the initial two rounds as a result. Be that as it may, Gronk remains a major temptation as he still is as good as it gets at the tight end position as he showed in catching 69 passes for 1,084 yards and 8 scores in 14 games last season. We all know how Tom Brady loves throwing to Gronk in the red zone and the trade of wideout Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams will likely open up some more targets for him as well. Unfortunately, we simply can't ever project a full slate of games for Gronk and 2018 is no different as he remains a huge boom-or-bust selection.
2018 PROJECTION: 65 receptions 988 yards 9 TD