Rob Gronkowski injury update: Patriots tight end ACTIVE for Week 13

Jim Rogash

The Patriots tight end is listed as questionable but is not expected to miss Week 13. We break down the fantasy implications.

Editor's Update: Gronk has been declared ACTIVE for Week 13.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) is listed as questionable but is fully expected to play in the team's Week 13 game against the Houston Texans. Owners shouldn't be worried about the questionable tag, as the Patriots have a well-documented history of playing injury report mind-games.

Fantasy Impact: Gronkowski will play on Sunday and will continue to be one of quarterback Tom Brady's favorite targets. Since returning from his injuries in Week 7, Gronk has lived up to his elite tight end status. He had a 2/27 dud in the week following his 2013 debut but has made up for it in the weeks since. He has caught a touchdown in each of the last three games and has topped the 100-yard receiving mark twice in five games this season. He finally played in every single snap last week, which shows that he's fully recovered from his surgeries and stamina isn't an issue for him, either.

Despite Houston's underrated pass defense, Gronkowski has no business being on owners' benches. He is a top-two fantasy tight-end option in Week 13 and owners should continue to expect outstanding production.

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