Rob Gronkowski has been something of a non-factor for the Patriots offence so far this year.
The typically unstoppable New England tight end pulled up with a hamstring injury during training camp in preseason, and it continues to bother him more than a month into the season. He missed his team’s first two games , and in the two games that he has played he contributed little more than blocking. Against Buffalo in Week 3, he caught just one pass for 11 yards — his only reception of the season.
Gronk’s lagging injury is bad news for Patriots fans. It’s also driving those who have him in fantasy football absolutely nuts.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Gronk was asked if he hears it from fantasy football owners, and had this to say:
Rob Gronkowski on fantasy football owners noting his production: “I can’t even go to the grocery store without getting yelled at.”
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 5, 2016
Now that Tom Brady is back from suspension, it seems likely that Gronk sees a bigger role as a receiver. On the other hand, if Gronk remains in a limited role as a blocker only, even with Brady under center, it’s a worrisome sign that his injury isn’t going away.
Still, Gronk certainly sounded happy about having his QB back:
But let’s go back to those fans yelling at him in the grocery store. What the buy-ins for their fantasy football leagues?
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