Gronk ready to go: After a number of false starts, it looks like Rob Gronkowski is finally ready to go. The Patriots tight end “has now been cleared by all his doctors to play” in Week 7. That’s good news for New England and equally positive news for the scores of fantasy owners have have been waiting on the big pass-catcher to get back on the field. Head coach Bill Belichick was characteristically mum on the subject of Gronk playing this week, but after reports that he has dominated in practice, it’s hard to imagine him not suiting up this week. If he is on the field, he’ll face a Jets defense that has been middle-of-the-road in stopping fantasy tight ends. Nonetheless, it’s hard to imagine Tom Brady not targeting the man with which he’s built a solid rapport.
Locker not ruled out: Since Jake Locker has been out of action, the Titans have lost two in a row. Now head coach Mike Munchak is leaving the door open for Tennessee’s quarterback to return for Sunday’s contest against the 49ers. Locker hasn’t played since suffering a sprained knee and hip in the Week 4 win over the New York Jets. In his absence, Ryan Fitzpatrick has had a pair of rocky starts. Munchak says Locker can play, but isn’t sure if the QB will be 100 percent ready. Whomever starts under center this week will face a San Francisco defense that has allowed the sixth-fewest points to fantasy quarterbacks and seems to have found its sea legs in recent weeks.
Harvin aims for Week 8: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has been itching to get back on the field for the past couple of weeks. It looks like his wish could come true as soon as Week 8. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Harvin could begin practicing next week, adding another weapon to a Seattle offense that is finding its stride. It might be too late to snag Harvin off the waiver wire at this point. But if he’s still there, go get him. Seattle’s Week 8 opponent is the Rams, who have been pretty forgiving against fantasy wideouts.
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