It sucks that Rob Gronkowski is going to miss the rest of the season, but it’s probably for the best for fantasy owners. If there’s one thing you don’t want, it’s someone that only plays limited snaps and is constantly leaving games early. Gronk is going to take care of his back injury, and now you don’t need to worry about what-ifs.
So, now that you can safely drop Gronk, who should you add?
C.J. Fiedorowicz, Texans
While it’s been a somewhat up and down season for Fiedorowicz, he’s gotten at least five targets per game since week four, and he’s caught three touchdowns. While he isn’t in the best offense and has to deal with fifth-year rookie Brock Osweiler, he seems to be the number two target in Houston’s offense. Also, he has a few nice matchups with Green Bay, Indianapolis, and Jacksonville.
Cameron Brate, Buccaneers
Brate’s season has been less consistent compared to Fierorowicz, he’s put up a few big games but has also disappointed a lot. He does have the benefit of having a much better quarterback and he does take on New Orleans twice in the next four weeks.
Lance Kendricks, Rams
In two games with Jared Goff starting, Kendricks has posted seven targets and four catches per game with one touchdown against the Saints. It’s hard to trust anyone in the Rams passing game, or offense for that matter, but it seems like Goff is going to look Kendricks way a lot in the coming weeks.
Daniel Brown, Bears
If you are in a big league and desperate, Brown could be a pretty good option in Matt Barkley’s high-flying offense. Brown came out of nowhere to replace Zach Miller and catch a touchdown against the Titans. In the coming weeks, the Bears could be in a few shootouts against the 49ers, Lions, and Packers.
Vance McDonald, 49ers
With Colin Kaepernick becoming a fantasy stud once again, Vance McDonald has been targeted at least six times since week seven. He’s clearly the best receiving option for Kaepernick and there’s no reason he won’t keep getting targeted.