New England Patriots 2017 mid-season offensive player grades

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 5: Running back Dion Lewis
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 5: Running back Dion Lewis /
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FOXBORO, MA – OCTOBER 22: Dwayne Allen /

TE Dwayne Allen: F-

Dwayne Allen and I have the same amount of catches this season for the New England Patriots. ZERO. He hasn’t caught a single pass from Tom Brady all year, and he is a definite downgrade from Martellus Bennett a year ago. He needs to step up, get more involved, and find a way to make a play!

TE Rob Gronkowski: B+

Gronk puts up amazing numbers, and somehow they just seem normal for him. I’d like to see him put up even better stats in the second half of the year and into the playoffs. Right now, Gronkowski has 34 receptions for 509 yards and 5 touchdowns. I want 8 touchdowns for him over the last 8 games of the season!

TE Jacob Hollister: B+

Surprise, surprise, Jacob Hollister has more catches than Dwayne Allen this season. I actually PREFER to see Hollister on the field over Allen. He seems to be a bit more reliable and more eager to take on a blocking role. Before the season ends I think he’ll be the actual #2 and I sure hope he gets at least one touchdown before it’s all said and done.