Rob Gronkowski injury: Questionable status a fantasy smokescreen

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is questionable this Sunday. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (hip) was limited all week in practice and was listed as questionable on the team's injury report on Friday. Gronkowski is one of 14 players listed as question marks for this weekend's road matchup versus the Seattle Seahawks.

The Patriots will need all their weapons come Sunday when they take on a very competitive Seahawks team. Seattle has one of the better defensive units in the league and notoriously, one of the league's loudest stadiums. If the Patriots don't have Gronkowski on Sunday, it will be a pretty huge blow to their chances of victory.

Fantasy Analysis: Rob Gronkowski has been listed as questionable with a hip injury for the past two weeks, but is yet to miss any time. This is simply the Patriots' way of doing things. Gronkowski should be expected to play this Sunday versus the Seahawks.

Fantasy owners should not sweat the big "Q" next to Gronkowski's name, and go ahead and start him. He will take the field and likely be a go-to target for New England quarterback Tom Brady. Even though he is off to a slow start, Gronkowski remains a must-start in fantasy leagues.

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