New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski blew out his right knee on Dec. 8 and is slated to undergo surgery to repair the damage almost exactly a month later.
” 2014 will make 3 consecutive years he’ll miss substantial # of games. Hopefully he makes full recovery, which is tough with dual ACL/MCL tears. He should also consider retirement. ”
Gronk has averaged two surgeries per season during his four-year pro career and fantasy owners should be skeptical about his ability to make that target of training camp. He was expected to return from his back and forearm surgeries in the early weeks of the 2013 campaign, but he didn’t make his season debut until Week 7.
Considering his propensity for injuries and ridiculous statistical upside (42 touchdowns in 50 games), Gronkowski will be the ultimate boom-or-bust fantasy player in next season’s drafts.
“Rob Gronkowski will have his ACL reconstructed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola on Thursday. Target is to have him ready for training camp,” tweeted NFL Network’s Albert Breer.
Indianapolis: 11-5 SU, 10-6 ATS
New England: 12-4 SU, 8-8 ATS
Indianapolis most recently:
When playing in January are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the division are 5-5
New England most recently:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
Indianapolis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indianapolis’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indianapolis’s last 5 games when playing New England
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indianapolis’s last 5 games when playing on the road against New England
New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New England is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Indianapolis
New England is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New England’s last 6 games