Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is listed as questionable to face the Saints on Sunday. He was limited in practice all week and is likely going to be a game-time decision.
Perhaps there is no messier situation than Gronk's. He still hasn't been cleared for the game and it's anyone's guess how the Patriots will handle this.
One thing is clear, though. They need Gronk back big time and their red-zone efficiency has taken a major hit. Aaron Dobson can't catch passes, Kenbrell Thompkins can't separate and Danny Amendola can't stay healthy.
Fantasy impact: Unless someone comes knocking at your door as a Gronk owner, it's hard to try and trade him. For all we know, he could pull a Derrick Rose and sit out the entire year since nothing has been said to suggest he'll be back. Keep him benched for now, but he could be a big asset down the stretch.
Author's note: I traded away Gronk and Josh Gordon for Dez Bryant. The consensus among Twitter is that's a fair deal, so if you're panicking on Gronk, this is a fair asking price.