UPDATE: According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, the Patriots "are leaning towards" moving Rob Gronkowski off of the PUP list and onto their active 53-man roster Saturday, though Breer added that the tight end isn't likely to play until at least late September.
A consensus seems to be building that Gronk will miss the first three or four games. Read on for thoughts on when he should be selected in fantasy drafts this weekend.
On Wednesday, we discussed how Rob Gronkowski's appearance on the New England Patriots' practice field Monday may have been a signal that the big fella is far enough along in his recovery from back surgery that he will avoid the PUP list. All we can do is speculate about his status and when we may actually see him in game action, but if he avoids the PUP, then we can presume that he will be back in action before six games pass.