Friday, September 11, 2015
The NFL was back in action last night, and while Pittsburgh's inability to kick field goals and punch the ball in at the 1 kept the game itself from sizzling, Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski was on fire. The top fantasy player at his position showed why he went in the first round of so many drafts by finishing the game with 94 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns. It was a performance that inspired teammate Julian Edelman to aptly describe his teammate as an eighth grader playing ball with second graders. Heck, that monstrous stat line also includes a key fumble recovery that kept the game from becoming more competitive when the Steelers finally had a chance to stop Tom Brady and the Pats. Look, if you have Brady (25 out of 42 for 288 yards and 4 TDs) on your fantasy squad, you enjoyed last night's contest. The same could be said for those who own Edelman (11 receptions for 97 yards), particularly if they play in a PPR league. However, there can be no doubt that the big winners in the realm of fantasy football today are those who drafted Gronk. Likewise, the big losers a single game into the first week of action have to be those owners like myself who were facing a team with this powerhouse in the starting line-up.
We got Gronk'd.