Fantasy Football Week 4: Projection for Rob Gronkowski

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 24: Corey Moore /

The 2017 Fantasy football season has entered Week 4. What can owners of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski expect from him this week?

With the fantasy football season entering Week 4, owners are starting to get a nice feel for how teams are shaping up so far this season. One of the most prolific fantasy teams has been the Patriots.

After a sub-par Week 1 for many players on the Patriots, the team has been excellent on offense since then. Tom Brady was named the AFC Player of the Week for the second week in a row, and the offense has been rolling.

In the last two games, the Patriots have scored more than 30 points in each game, and that results in a lot of fantasy points. While Brady has been the star of the team so far, the players that he is throwing to have done well for the fantasy owners as well.

After a tough Week 1 against Eric Berry and the Chiefs, Gronkowski looks like he is back to claim the right to be called the best tight end in football. Starting against the Saints, Gronkowski had a great day for fantasy owners, as he totaled six receptions, 110 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.

Following that great game up, Gronkowski played very well in a more difficult matchup against the Texans. In Week 3, Gronkowski totaled eight receptions, 89 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdowns. Also, Brady targeted Gronkowski 10 times in that game, as he was clearly looking to get it to his tight end.

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In Week 4, Gronkowski will have a tough matchup on paper against the Panthers. Through three games, the Panthers have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Considering that they have faced both Charles Clay and Coby Fleener, this is pretty impressive. Even though the matchup will be a tough one, Gronkowski has been on a roll the past few weeks. Expect another nice game from him in Week 4.

Projection: Seven receptions, 85 receiving yards, one touchdown.