Rob Gronkowski practicing again Wednesday: Fantasy status still unclear

Otto Greule Jr

Rob Gronkowski was spotted at the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday, according to reports. We break down the fantasy implications.

Rob Gronkowski was spotted at practice for the New England Patriots on Wednesday, according to ESPN Boston. The tight end has missed five straight games due to a broken forearm and a hip injury. He was also able to practice on a limited basis last Friday.

Wednesday's practice was only in light shoulder pads, so it is still too early to say whether Gronkowski will be able to suit up for Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Aaron Hernandez will continue to see extra targets if Gronkowski is held out once again.

Fantasy Impact: Be prepared for Gronkowski to be listed as a limited participant in practice throughout the week, and to be given a "questionable" designation following Friday's practice. Bill Belichick seemingly lives to frustrate fantasy owners with ambiguous injury reports. Thankfully, the Jaguars and the Patriots play in the early slate of games Sunday, so owners will be able to wait and see whether Gronkowski is active and adjust their lineups without penalty.

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