New England Patriots: Fantasy projection for Rob Gronkowski in Week 2

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As we head into Week 2 of the fantasy football season, what can we expect to see from New England Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski?

One of the top fantasy players in Week 1 was New England Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski. Despite some talk about retirement, trades, and contracts, Gronkowski was once again able to prove that he is still the best tight end in the NFL.

Despite the Patriots being without Julian Edelman and the Texans knowing that Tom Brady was going to be looking for his best weapon, Gronkowski still had a great game. In the win, Gronkowski totaled seven receptions, 123 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown. The only mistake that Gronkowski did make was a fumble, which was the first time he has ever done that at home.

In Week 2, Gronkowski and Patriots’ offense will have one of their most difficult matchups of the season against the Jaguars. While the Patriots are certainly capable of scoring 30 points on anyone, the Jaguars have one of the top defenses in the league, and this will likely be a grind it out type of game.

While we can look back to the AFC Title Game last year to help project what this game might be like, Gronkowski was knocked out of that game early with a concussion. After a lot of smack talk from Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Gronkowski will certainly be motivated to prove to Ramsey that he is the best tight end in the league and one of the best weapons in the NFL.

We should see Ramsey and Gronkowski match up a bit in this game, but the Jaguars will surely be focused on Gronkowski heavily with Edelman out once again. Despite the extra attention, Gronkowski will be frequently targeted by Brady in this game.

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Even though the matchup is not ideal, Gronkowski will still be one of the highest producers at tight end for fantasy points in Week 2.

Projection: 6 receptions, 90 receiving yards and one touchdown.