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Rob Gronkowski (ACL) deflected a question Tuesday on whether he will be ready for the 2014 season opener. "Oh man, that's too far away. I'm just improving every day right now," Gronkowski said.
Patriots policy is to keep quiet with regard to discussing injuries with the media, so Gronkowski's statements are a little less cagey than people are making them out to be. However, he's also not the fastest healer as we saw extended absences from a broken arm that never healed properly and forced him into taking off more time than he or fantasy owners would have liked. You'll have to wait until camp opens before seeing just how ready he is, but the Patriots are likely to try and keep that fairly secretive as well.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jose Iglesias left Sunday's game due to groin tightness.
Iglesias has been riding some good fortune on balls in play to a .354 batting average so far. He also has five steals, which is almost half his career total. In other words, you shouldn't be buying Iglesias' start. Should he miss any time, Andrew Romine would fill in at short. Romine does have real speed and could be a decent pickup in deeper leagues if he gets playing time. Analysis: Brett Talley