Player Notes

  • Gronkowski 'for sure' will be ready Week 1
    Rob Gronkowski (back) said he will "for sure" be ready to play Week 1.

    Advice: "Uh, yes," Gronkowski said when asked if he'll be ready to go for the season opener. "No doubt." Gronkowski is coming off his third known back surgery after he required 2009 and 2013 operations to repair herniated disks. As for his playing future, Gronk said he's not yet even thinking about retirement. Still just 28 (in May), Gronkowski's body has been through a lot in such a short period of time, but he keeps coming back better than ever. He averaged a monstrous 21.6 yards per catch on 25 grabs in 2016. Gronkowski is still the TE1 in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    9th
  • Lions could make 'big splash' at tight end
    ESPN's Michael Rothstein wrote the Lions "might end up overhauling" the tight end position this offseason.

    Advice: Eric Ebron has improved each of his three years in the league, but Detroit will have to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option this offseason, and they could use more help at the position either way. The Lions can make their "big splash" by targeting a top-of-the-market option like Martellus Bennett in free agency or using a first-round pick on an elite prospect like Alabama's O.J. Howard or Miami's David Njoku. Either way, it will not be surprising if Ebron faces competition for targets come September. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:04 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    132nd
  • Report: Ravens TE Pitta candidate for release
    Sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo the Ravens "may balk" at paying Dennis Pitta's $5.5 million salary.

    Advice: The Baltimore Sun hinted at this after the season. Turning 32 in June, Pitta's 86 receptions led all NFL tight ends last year, but he averaged an anemic 6.02 yards per target and didn't have a positive impact on offense beyond catching short passes and immediately falling down. Pitta also wasn't a big part of the Ravens' red-zone passing game. In Maxx Williams and Darren Waller, Baltimore has younger tight ends with more potential, and could use salary cap relief. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:53 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    230th
  • Julius Thomas passes physical with Dolphins
    Julius Thomas has passed his physical with the Dolphins.

    Advice: It allows the Dolphins and Jaguars to announce their trade at the start of the league year on March 9. Thomas has never played a full 16-game season and battled numerous injuries last year, including a fractured tailbone, back problems, ankle issues, and an elbow injury. He appeared in just nine games. Thomas will be nothing more than a late-round flyer in 2017 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:20 am
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    99th
  • Rapsheet: Keeping Bennett will be 'hard'
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it will be "hard" for the Patriots to re-sign impending free agent Martellus Bennett.

    Advice: Per Rapsheet, the Patriots and Bennett have a "mutually respectful relationship," but that may not be enough to keep him in Foxboro. Bennett is in line for a big payday after leading New England with seven touchdown catches in 2016. ESPN's Mike Reiss previously reported the Patriots won't get in a bidding war for Bennett, which means he's likely headed elsewhere. With Rob Gronkowski coming off yet another surgery, the Pats are sure to address tight end in the draft. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:30 pm
    Week 17 Projected Rank
    109th

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