Welcome to what we name, The Gronk Chronicles.
That is the place we present you we’re not above the proverbial “I informed you so.” We advised you to not take a decent finish early. We suggested towards investing a second-spherical decide in Rob Gronkowski, or a 3rd-spherical decide in Jordan Reed, or a fifth-spherical decide in Tyler Eifert.
You’ll be able to lead a horse to water … yada, yada, yada … however finally, it’s your staff and the ultimate selections are made by you. However a few of you didn’t pay attention, and now you’re operating again to be rescued from an issue we spent months making an attempt that will help you keep away from.
Although you may need thought you have been gaining a bonus over your competitors by proudly owning one among these “prime-tier” tight ends, every had quite a few pink flags heading into the season and all three have now burned their house owners for the precise causes we informed you to not draft them.
When the Patriots declared Gronk inactive for Thursday night time, it marked the third week of this brief season by which he did not ship on his draft worth. He did have two weeks with a minimum of eighty five yards and a landing and even had a one hundred-yard effort as soon as, however even that recreation he left injured. The remainder of the time, he has been outscored by quite a few tight ends who both have been late-spherical picks or waiver claims. Now, wanting forward, we’ve questions on his well being once more.
When the highest tier at a place is so skinny and so marred by accidents, it makes extra sense to stream in gamers with higher matchups. It takes some added weekly analysis, however the payoff is considerably higher. Austin Hooper was a Week 1 darling, and the next weeks have been highlighted by names like Eric Ebron, David Njoku and Tyler Kroft. This week, Cameron Brate was thought-about a prime streamer and he had 5 catches for sixty eight yards and a landing Thursday.
Trying to the remainder of Week 5, you’ll discover a variety of tight ends who will outproduce the highest tier. Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a gentle matchup — Cleveland bleeds factors to the tight finish place. Zach Miller ought to be leaned on closely by rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky in a surprisingly favorable match-up with Minnesota. And don’t sleep on Hunter Henry this week, as a result of the Giants wrestle mightily right here as properly.
In fact there will probably be weeks by which Gronk pays off. However what number of will there be? The funding you made deserves a full sixteen weeks, and that isn’t one thing he can ship. Study the lesson, set your sights decrease at tight finish and spare your self one other chapter of The…