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What to do with Rob Gronkowski in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Rob Gronkowski ahead of the Bucs Week 17 matchup against the Falcons.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Detroit Lions Rob Gronkowski

This Sunday might be Rob Gronkowski’s final NFL regular-season game (again). How will he perform against the Atlanta Falcons?

Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski

Gronkowski caught three of seven targets for just 29 scoreless yards against Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. He exploded for 18.8 fantasy points last week, tying a season-high, but that’s what happens when you face a demoralized Lions defense. On the contrary, the 4-11 Falcons were fired up last week in Kansas City and made the going relatively rough for the Chiefs. TE Travis Kelce still had a fine afternoon (7-98-1), but he is in a TE tier all his own this year. Otherwise, Atlanta has been fairly stingy to tight ends of late. From Weeks 8-15, no tight ends finished with at least 55 receiving yards against them. Atlanta gave up just one touchdown to the position during that span, too.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Gronk is always viable for a score and that keeps him in the TE1 range for traditional leagues. After a $900 price hike, he costs $4,500 on DraftKings.