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Rob Gronkowski has been the consensus No. 1 fantasy tight end in the NFL for years but also been one of the more injury prone players at the same time. He's played all 16 games of a regular season just twice. 


So, when he's healthy he might be the best tight end of all time. Which means that this over/under makes perfect sense in a vacuum. 

However, this comes a week after Gronkowski had exactly 2.5 FanDuel points against the Jacksonville Jaguars and was limited in practice due to an ankle injury. Gronk may be the best tight end in the NFL, but 15.5 points is still a lot even for a player not dealing with a nagging ankle problem. 


Reportedly, the ankle issue is nothing serious and Gronkowski just wanted to take it easy on Thursday, but coming off a bad game it's a dangerous combo. Gronk will surely still play and get touches, but 15.5+ points worth of touches seems like a stretch at best. Also weirdly enough, the Lions have the fourth-best pass defense in the NFL through two games. Obviously Tom Brady is on a whole other level compared to the competition they've played this year, but still, they might have a fairly stout defense.

Gronk only surpassed 15.5 points in four of his games last season, but he's already done this in one game this season so far. He absolutely has the talent to put up more than 15.5 points this week, and he very well may, but it's still a bit high of a baseline for a player in his current state. 


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