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  • Chelsea Chelsea Oct 18, 2013 1:12 PM Flag

    GRONK or Gates

    Gronk is back... finally. The moment we've all been waiting for. Now the question is do I start him this week, his first week back? Or... keep riding the Antonio Gates train for another week? SD is playing Jax so it's a tempting start for sure.

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    • Ur going to have to wait till sunday to see how much hes actually gonna play. I have Charles Clay and Gronk and im just gonna wait

    • Let me preface what I am about to say by disclosing that I am starting Martellus Bennet over Gronk this week, and will know it will have been the right decision given the circumstances, even if Gronk gets more points.. In my mind - Gronk, is not "back" until he has his first monster game. Maybe even two in a row, if Martellus Bennet continues to play well. I am willing to miss out on that one or two games game, because I am mitigating any risk of the usual mind games New England is known for. Considering fact that they've essentially already made the playoffs, they may want to squeeze out a couple more wins by using Gronk strictly as a decoy, mitigating risk or re-injury, which would kill their post-season hopes. If that's not the case, lets say he comes out and starts making catches in the first quarter - he is going to be double/triple teamed immediately. When in game shape, this would not stop him, but the guy hasn't seen any game action or real contact in almost a year, which he's spent in operating rooms and hospital beds eating jello.
      Anyone who has a dependable TE they've been riding and have a .500 or better record in their league, should be patient with Gronk in my view. You'll get to use him when it matters.

    • Gates. Gronk will have rust Gates been on fire with SD


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