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Who Will Replace the Injured Rob Gronkowski?

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The loss of Rob Gronkowski is a big hole to fill and Tom Brady calls it a ‘huge void’, but the team is where it is at and adjustments are expected.

Belichick knows his TE is not coming back this season except possibly in the Super Bowl —

Obviously, we’re all disappointed. Nobody’s worked harder than Rob and has been a better teammate and all that, so hopefully things will work out as positively as possible with him.

All the information we gave you is really all we have for now. I’m sure there will be more coming in as we go through the next few days, so we’ll just take it as it comes. It’s an unfortunate situation for him. That being said, we’re turning our attention to the Rams.

Rob Gronkowski is an integral part of the team and despite only playing five games this season he already has 3 touchdowns, rushed for 540 yards on 21.6 yards per catch.

With this void that Gronkowski is leaving who are the players we expect Tom Brady to trust more?

Martellus Bennett – without doubt Martellus will be targetted more throughout the rest of the season as being the primary TE on the team. He will now move from being TE2 to TE1. He had 4 touchdowns this season and while he is only averaging 12.9 yards per catch, Tom Brady will have to look for him more.

Julian Edelman – Martellus is not Gronkowski and a few misses here and there could have Tom redirect more to Julian Edelman. He is still the primary WR and while he has just averaged 9.6 points per catch, Tom Brady is going to target him more.

Malcolm Mitchell – Tom Brady found this guy starting Week 11 & Week 12 as he has had more catches and yards and fantasy points in two games than the entire past 10 weeks. Tom Brady is trusting this guy and so as fantasy owners as he has been started 20% more on Week 12. Expect to see him being involved more starting Week 13.

James White – This is still RB LeGarrette Blount turf, but we saw Tom Brady used James White to get team off-guard, if in case the receivers do not fill the void of Rob Gronkowski as expected, Tom Brady might opt to run the ball more, expect James White to more points and opportunities.

Rob Gronkowski is a big loss but as Tom Brady quotesWe still have a job to do and we’re going to try to do it as well as we possibly can., New England has the experience and players to make adjustments and make a run for the Super Bowl.

Tom Brady ‘big void’ on loss of Rob Gronkowski

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Rob Gronkowski is going to undergo back surgery which means starting Week 13 and for the rest of the NFL 2016 season he won’t be able to play.

This is bad news for the team as well as fantasy owners because Rob Gronkowski is one of the best if not the best tight end in the NFL right now.

Tom Brady share this sentiments during his interview with Jim Gray on the Westwood One Radio, he says that Rob is “a big void left by such a spectacular player.”

Tom Brady goes on telling that —

“Nobody wants Gronk not out there. Everybody wants Gronk out there every play of every game. But that’s not our reality. “We still have a job to do and we’re going to try to do it as well as we possibly can.

Tom Brady echoes that Rob is one of the best players in the game and is one of the most dependable. I agree on this as I have chosen Gronk in the 2nd round of our Fantasy Football and he can assure you lots of points when he is healthy, as Brady says —

“It doesn’t help losing great players, and to not have Gronk out there — one of our best players and one of our most dependable, consistent players — makes things challenging for us. But that’s what the NFL season is about. It’s about overcoming challenges, adversities. We have a lot of good players on our team that are going to need to step in and fill the void. And that’s a big void left by such a spectacular player in Gronk.”

It is still possible for Rob Gronkowski to return but that would be on the week of the Super Bowl should New England Patriots get there. They sure need him to get them there but right now thye would just have to deal with the challenge — So we understand the challenge is ahead. It becomes more challenging when you lose such a great player in Gronk, but I don’t think any of us are going to give up on what we’re trying to accomplish. We’ve played games without him this season, and we’re going to need to reach a higher level as individuals so that we can reach a higher level as a team.

Tom Brady understands that this is also hard on Rob —

Everyone is thinking about him and what he’s gone through. It’s such a physical sport. It’s hard to see people that you care about go through injuries. He’s gone through his fair share. I also know the resolve he has and that will never change with him. He’ll be as determined as ever to get back and get better as soon as possible.

Brady continues — Our thoughts are with him and what he’s gone through. He’s such a mentally tough person. He’s physically tough. He has a great energy and spirit about him, so we’re all wishing him the very best, and we hope he gets better as soon as possible.

Brady still feels optimistic —

I’m feeling so much better today. I’m excited about this weekend, going out there and playing against a great Rams defense. It’s going to be a good challenge for us and I’ll be feeling a lot better than I was feeling last week. That’s part of (the) football season, too, is dealing with the bumps and bruises and fighting through whatever adversity you face over the course of the week. A lot of guys are banged up at this time of year, a lot of guys aren’t feeling 100 percent, but you still have to go out there and find a way to perform at a high level. Nobody is making excuses and certainly nobody feels sorry for the Patriots. We still have to go out there and try to do our best and play a great game.

Even Belichick chimes in — Obviously, we’re all disappointed. Nobody’s worked harder than Rob and has been a better teammate and all that, so hopefully things will work out as positively as possible with him.

I understand what the team is going through and I understand it will hurt more in real life for New England Patrios because losing him as my starter Tight End in the Fantasy Football is already huge that I have to fill-up and considering there are a lot of TEs I can get from waiver wire it is still not the same.

For now let us hope that New England gets past this challenge and maybe see Rob Gronkowski during the Super Bowl.

NFL Cheerleaders Week 12

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NFL Cheerleaders are working hard as anyone on gameday, these photos should give spotlight to the these energetic, entertaining and sexy cheerleaders for NFL Week 12:

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HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 27: Houston Texans cheerleaders rev up the crowd during the NFL football game between the San Diego Chargers and Houston Texans on November 27, 2016 at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 27: Houston Texans cheerleaders rev up the crowd during the NFL football game between the San Diego Chargers and Houston Texans on November 27, 2016 at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 27: Houston Texans cheerleaders rev up the crowd during the NFL football game between the San Diego Chargers and Houston Texans on November 27, 2016 at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 27: A Buccaneers cheerleader performs during an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 27, 2016, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 27: A Buccaneers cheerleader performs during an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 27, 2016, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 27: The New Orleans Saintsations entertain the crowd during an NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints on November 27, 2016, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 27: A Miami Dolphins cheerleader performs during the NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins on November 27, 2016, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. The Miami Dolphins defeated the San Francisco 49ers by the score of 31-24. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 27: A cheerleader entertains the fans during the NFL Game between the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 27, 2016, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 20: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders perform during the NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys on November 20, 2016, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Dallas defeats Baltimore 27-17. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Miami Dolphins NFL Cheerleaders Mannequin Challenge

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Entertaining mannequin challenge done by the Miami Dolphins NFL Cheerleaders, although you won’t see them dance the floor, they are still visually appealing and the song gets you upbeat.

Fantasy Football Week 13 Start Sit Advice

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Week 13 is going to be crucial for NFL Fantasy Owners because most of the leagues this is the end of the regular season and playoff will begin. While I have clinched the playoffs two weeks back, some fantasy team owners need Week 13 to make it to the playoffs.

Start the Following QB Players for NFL Week 13

Colin Kaepernick has surprisingly delivered the fantasy points and on Week 12 he even scored 39.5 fantasy points. His ability to pass and rush gives him a lot of options to pile up the points. In their game against the Miami Dolphins, Colin completed 29 of 46 passes for a total of 296 yards, had three touchdowns, and added 113 rushing yards on 10 carries. He will go up against the Chicago Bears who ranks 16th in the NFL in production allowed to opposing quarterbacks and 22nd in rushing yards against QB.

Philip Rivers has been on a 4 week streak of multiple touchdown passes and had a stellar game against a tough Texans defense where he completed 22 of 30 passes for 242 yards. Rivers and the Chargers will be playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have given up 20 passing TDs this season, 9th worst in the NFL.

Rivers fantasy numbers keep on climbing starting at 22.7 on Week 9, 23.04 on Week 10, Week 11 was Bye, he came and scored 25.68 fantasy points in Week 12 in our league.

Andrew Luck is a solid QB and based on injury reports for NFL Week 13 he should be back in form and could score in the mid 20s for fantasy owners. He is still 99% owned and owners should be confident to start him.

Sit the Following QB Players for NFL Week 13

Cam Newton who was the MVP for 2015 season has been disappointing and have only been scoring in the mid 20s to 10s on weekly basis. Fantasy apps has been recommending him in the top 5s but he has been my disappointing pick. I have benched him in favor of Marcus Mariota and the only reason I am starting him this week is because Marcus Mariota is on bye and there are no better QBs in our waiver wire.

Andy Dalton is not going to play in Week 13 because of hamstring injury. While he played in Week 12 he just completed 54 percent of his passes, with just a single touchdown and 14 rushing yards. Andy scored a good high 20s for me in one game but for the last three games he has just been scoring in low 10s.

Start the Following RB Players for NFL Week 13

Mark Ingram has just scored 7.30 points in Week 10 and 9 points on Week 11, but last week he exploded for 31.20 points with 14 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Ingram has had around 15 touches for the past six games and he will continue to explode in Week 13. Even if Mark Ingram goes against a tough Lions defense, we are trusting Mark Ingram to score productive fantasy points.

Thomas Rawls has just scored 3.8 points in Week 12 but the entire Seattle Seahawks has been disappointing. Expect the team to bounce back and Rawls to score a lot more points.

Sit the Following RB Players for NFL Week 13

Just like Cam Newton, Todd Gurley has been a huge disappointment this season. I think he was even drafted in the first or second round in our fantasy league but he just managed to give in the low 10s for fantasy owners.

Keep Todd Gurley on the bench.

Start the Following WR Players for NFL Week 13

Larry Fitzgerald has been a solid option for the Arizona Cardinals and while he hasn’t had a touchdown since Week 5, expect the Cardinals to keep on passing the ball to Larry. He caught all four of his targets for 53 yards on Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks. He should have a strong performance against the Washington Redskins who ranks 7th for the least production allowed to opposing wide receivers.

Doug Baldwin is still the primary wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and while he had a very bad Week 12 only scoring 6.9 fantasy points, it was his first game that Baldwin didn’t go for 85+ yards and the whole team didn’t play well. He is expected to come back for Week 13.

Davante Adams is going to have a strong game especially when Randall Cobb is not performing due to hamstring injury. Davante Adams scored 26.8 points in Week 12 and could still score a lot of fantasy points in Week 13.

Sit the Following WR Players for NFL Week 13

Randall Cobb hamstring injury has not helped his performance and in Week 12 he scored a measly 6.1 fantasy point. Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson are top options for Rodgers as such sit Randall Cobb.

Start the Following TE Players for NFL Week 13

Jimmy Graham had a bad Week 12 but so is the rest of the Seattle Seahawks. Like Doug Baldwin, start Jimmy Graham he should be able to provide in the upper 10s or low 20s for Week 13.

Eric Ebron had a very tough Week 12 scoring 0 fantasy points but should rebound against the New Orleans Saints who have allowed two touchdown to TEs in the past four games.

Sit the Following TE Players for NFL Week 13

Jason Witten has had sensational Week 8 by providing the touchdown win for the Cowboys against the Eagles followed by scoring 23.40 fantasy points in Week 9 against the Cleveland. Other than that he has been disappointing. There is no need to put him back to the starting lineup.

Start the Following Kicker Players for NFL Week 13

Adam Vinatieri had a miserable Week 12 scoring only 1 fantasy point but that is due to Andrew Luck injury and the Indiana Colts could not move the ball on offense. With Andrew Luck expected to play in Week 13, Vinatieri should be able to score a lot of points. He still ranks 11th with 8 points per game and has ranked higher prior to Week 12.

Sit the Following Kicker Players for NFL Week 13

Graham Gano has his extra point blocked and has missed two field goals this season. He only scored 2 fantasy points in Week 12 and against the Seahawks tough defense, Graham Gano would not be productive in Week 13.

Start the Following Defense/Special Teams for NFL Week 13

The Pittsburgh Steelers has silently been building up their defense and have been very productive on fantasy points. They have scored 30 fantasy points on Week 11, followed by 14 points on Week 12, and against the struggling New York Giants on Week 13, they should have a strong performance.

Sit the Following Defense/Special Teams for NFL Week 13

Arizona Cardinals started strong early in the season but their production has steadily decline every week. Scoring 13, 9 and 4 fantasy points in the last three weeks is enough to get this team to the bench for Week 13.

Fantasy Football Week 13 Injury Updates

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Week 13 for Fantasy owners is the last game for the regular season and a lot is riding on the health and injury status players if a team is going to make the playoffs or not.

Luckily in my Fantasy league I have managed to clinch the playoff berth two weeks back but the injury of Rob Gronkowski has given me two straight losses. This doesn’t matter right now but going into playoffs this is going to hurt.

Rob Gronkowski has missed Week 11 because of chest injury, and on Week 12 he left the game against New York Jets because of back injury and have scored 0.0 for fantasy football. Rob Gronkowski might not be a factor for Week 13 but hopefully he can get back to same form starting Week 14.

Tyrell Williams shoulder injury seems to be healing up well as Chargers coach Mike McCoy said it is “good”, and just “sore”. It is still unclear whether Williams can play but in any case Dontrelle Inman can fill-in giving you 10 FF points, he did score 20+ points in Week 12.

Andrew Luck did not play in Week 12 because of concussion protocol but he seems to be alright going into Week 13, coach Chuck Pagano says he is “100 percent” and would see action against the New York Jets on Monday.

Jordan Reed injury update is that he did not practice on Monday because of his shoulder injury and it is not clear if he can play against Arizona. The next best option is Vernon Davis for the waiver wire and while Arizona has limited a lot of the TEs this season, their slumping defense in the past few games can mean productive output from Vernon.

T.Y. Hilton injury on his back may heal in time for the Indiana Colts vs New York Jets game on Monday and coach Chuck Pagano is “optimistic” on Hilton’s chances. Donte Moncrief has been on and off as a starter in Fantasy teams primarily to fill-in when T.Y. Hilton is not 100%.

Lamar Miller injury update, according to Texans coach Bill O’Brien Miller is expected to be “fine” after he tweaked his ankle on their loss against the Chargers. In case Miller can’t play, Akeem Hunt would be the next RB for fantasy owners to play.

Darren Sharper NFL ex-Safety Sentenced to 20 years in Prison

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Darren Sharper who played as safety for Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints, was sentenced by a Los Angeles Superior Court to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. The sentence is Darren’s plea agreement for drugging and raping women in four states.

Judge Michael Pastor, who presided for the sentence hearing, has this comments about Sharper — “horrible conduct, disgraceful abuse of trust”.

The first victim known as Jane Doe 2 has this testimony — “I started vomiting, my head was pounding and I had trouble seeing clearly.” Jane Doe 2 notes that the incident is “the worst night of my life.” Jane Doe 2 adds — “The only good thing about this situation is that this disgusting low-life human will be sent to prison for many years and is likely he will never be able to do to this to another woman again”

Sharper, 41, has already served two years in prison while awaiting sentencing and after 8 years he can apply for parole.

Can Dallas Cowboys Rookies Prescott Elliott Deliver the SuperBowl?

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It has been 21 years since the last Super Bowl win of the Dallas Cowboys and since then they hadn’t even made it to the NFC championship game. Their performance after winning their 5th Super Bowl title has been modest and being regarded as one of the most valuable NFL teams mean they need to repay their fans with another streak of winning runs.

The 1995 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl winning coach Barry Switzer has stated that he has now enjoyed watching the Cowboys for the first time in 20 years and has told owner Jones about it —

“I visited with Jerry on the phone. I told him this is the first time in 20 years I’ve enjoyed watching the Cowboys. I watch every darn play now. Those two rookies, they’ve put a lot of excitement into it.’’

The rookies that Switzer is referring to are Running Back Ezekiel Elliott and Quarterback Dak Prescott who have now propelled the Cowboys to a 10-1 record.

Prescott has already passed for 2,835 yards and has 18 touchdowns while Elliott is #1 in rushing with 1,199 yards,

These two rookies have the talent to backup the strong offensive and defensive linemen of the Cowboys and they might not have the experience in years but they will be watched throughout the playoffs and possibly be cheering to see them bring the Super Bowl to Dallas once again.

One of bigger test of the Cowboys will come on the 1st of December when they visit the Minnesota Vikings as the team ranks 2nd in scoring defense and could very well keep these two rookies scoring at a minimum.

Prescott knows this — “It will be one of our better challenges through the year. They’re ranked high in pretty much every category defensively, and the numbers don’t lie. You watch the film, and the stats tell it all. So we’re excited. We know they’re a good team.’’

If the Dallas Cowboys will be seen as Super Bowl contenders the game against the Minnesota will make a strong case for these two rookies.

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