Rob Gronkowski injury: Fantasy return possible for Week 16?

Jim Rogash

Rob Gronkowski is no longer wearing a cast on his broken forearm, and could be eyeing a return in Week 16 for the Patriots. We break down the fantasy implications.

Rob Gronkowski was spotted without a cast on his broken forearm on Monday, according to the Boston Herald. Gronkowski has sat out the last four weeks for the New England Patriots, but was able to return as a limited participant in practice last Friday.

It is still unclear whether Gronkowski will be able to play Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has been tremendous in the 10 games he has played this season. On the year, he has 53 receptions for 748 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Owners will want to keep a sharp on injury reports, starting Wednesday. It's difficult to give a best guess on Gronkowski's status at this point. He was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, but the Patriots use the designation very loosely. If Gronkowski is out, Aaron Hernandez will once again be a must-start TE1. His value take a big hit if Gronkowski returns.

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