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It looks like the New England Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski on Sunday when they take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Gronk is highly unlikely to play after not traveling with the team to Chicago on Saturday.

While the tight end hasn't officially been ruled out, it's pretty hard for him to play if he isn't in Chicago.

If Gronkowski doesn't play Sunday, look for an uptick in productivity for backup tight end Dwayne Allen as well as more targets for ​Julian Edelman, James White, and even No. 3 WR Chris Hogan.

Not having arguably the best tight end in fantasy football this Sunday will be tough for his owners, but there are plenty of potential ​break-out options that are likely available on the waiver wire.

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