Rob Gronkowski Fantasy: Patriots TE Performs Well, But Misses Out On TD

Ron Gronkowski put up some fantastic numbers for the New England Patriots on Sunday - good enough that most fantasy owners will be happy with the production out of their TE slot - but he couldn't get into the endzone as the Patriots lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gronkowski's seven receptions for 94 yards is an impressive enough line, but without a score, many fantasy owners are going to be a bit disappointed.

Theoretically, Rob Gronkowski couldn't have asked for a better opponent coming off the team's bye week. The Patriots had won five of their last six at Heinz Field prior to this game. On a personal note, Gronkowski had one of the best games of his career against the Steelers during their last meeting; he had three touchdown receptions.

Gronkowski had five touchdown receptions this season coming into this matchup, one behind team leader Wes Welker. The Steelers, however, had allowed only eight touchdown receptions coming into this game and give up only 171.9 passing yards per game, best in the NFL.

For more on Gronkowski and the Patriots, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.