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Position
TE
 
Jersey
85
Name  Antonio Gates
Born  6/18/1980
Height  6-4
Weight  260
College  Kent State
11/17/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates finished with three receptions and 32 yards on Sunday against Oakland
Insight: It was just another awful game from the San Diego tight end. His four-game touchdown streak seems ages ago and if he isn't scoring he isn't producing for fantasy owners as his last 100-yard game was back in September 2013.
 
11/2/2014 7:13:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates finished with three receptions and 28 yards on Sunday.
Insight: It was just an awful game from the San Diego offense. It is hard to have a decent fantasy day on an offense that gets shutout.
 
Hot10/24/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates continues to be Philip Rivers' favorite target in the red zone.
Insight: Some things never change. Gates is adept at getting just enough room for Rivers to stuff it in there. Thursday night he scored twice from inside the 10-yard line.
 
10/20/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had a couple of All-Pro catches, but his game numbers were just average - three receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: It all came down to the fact the Chiefs held the ball for 39 minutes and the Chargers offense didn't get enough chances.
 
10/13/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates saw a team-high eight targets, but caught just three balls for 27 yards.
Insight: At least he scored on one of the three catches to make his day more palatable to fantasy owners.
 
10/6/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught just four balls for 60 yards, but two were for touchdowns to make Chargers fans and fantasy owners happy.
Insight: It's been feast or famine with Gates this season with two huge games and three weak ones. It's likely to stay that way as quarterback Philip Rivers doesn't usually force the ball to any one receiver, instead taking what the defense gives him.
 
9/29/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had a quiet day against Jacksonville, catching just three balls for 30 yards.
Insight: Philip Rivers looked to Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal for most of the day. Gates is still getting over a hamstring issue so this wasn't the worst thing that could happen ... well except to fantasy owners who never want a guy to take it easy when he's in the lineup.
 
9/21/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was the target of the Bills defense and they held him in check, giving up just one catch for eight yards.
Insight: The Bills defense forced Philip Rivers to look elsewhere which he did successfully, so Chargers fans were happy ... expect for those who started Gates in their fantasy league.
 
9/21/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) took Wednesday off, but returned to practice Thursday and is in the starting lineup as expected.
Insight: A lot of veterans take Wednesday off to help them get ready for the next game. Last Sunday Gates took apart the Seahawks secondary for three touchdowns. He caught all seven targets for 96 yards. He should be a factor again Sunday.
 
9/19/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) took Wednesday off, but returned to practice Thursday and is expected to play against Buffalo Sunday.
Insight: A lot of veterans take Wednesday off to help them get ready for the next game. Last Sunday Gates took apart the Seahawks secondary for three touchdowns. He caught all seven targets for 96 yards. He should be a factor again Sunday.
 
Hot9/14/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) was active for Week 2 and dominated the seahawks secondary.
Insight: Rumors of Gates' demise have been greatly exaggerated. Sunday he took apart the Seahawks secondary for three touchdowns. He caught all seven targets for 96 yards. Ladarius Green who?
 
9/14/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for Week 2
Insight: As long as Gates is healthy, he's the tight end to have and he limits talented youngster Ladarius Green to the fantasy bench.
 
9/12/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Rumors of Chargers tight end Antonio Gates "death" have been greatly exaggerated.
Insight: Gates was supposed to be in decline and ready to give way to Ladarius Green, but he was the better Chargers tight end with six catches for 81 yards in the opener. He's got a tough assignment in Week 2 against the defending Super Bowl champions.
 
9/6/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's opener against the Cardinals according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego.
Insight: Gates twaked his hamstring on Saturday. He was officially "limited" for the rest of practice and will be a game-time decision, which is tough for fantasy owners because he plays in the last game of the week. LaDarius Green is another tight end option from the Chargers.
 
12/4/2013 4:52:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, according to Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Gates is ahead of last week's schedule, when he missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday before playing in Week 13 against the Bengals. He's been targeted 18 times the last two games but caught just eight of them for 62 yards. Philip Rivers has had a better connection lately with backup tight end Ladarius Green, hitting him nine times for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 16 targets the last three games.
 
12/1/2013 3:10:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Insight: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that Gates is unsure of how much he'll be able to play through the injury. Ladarius Green has posted two straight 80-yard games and is a solid TE2 this week even with Gates active. Gates owners likely don't have better options available at this time so they have to roll with him.
 
11/30/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: San Diego tight end Antonio Gates admitted that his hamstring injury is "tricky." SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: It sounds like he might be on a snap count Sunday versus Cincinnati. The veteran hasn't topped 100 yards in a game since Week 4.
 
11/29/2013 2:53:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) missed Thursday's practice, but returned to the field on Friday and is expected to play against Cincinnati on Sunday.
Insight: Coach Mike McCoy recently said that Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates can complete passes "with a blindfold," meaning Gates can play without practicing at all. The tight end has already surpassed last years reception and tardage total.
 
11/28/2013 3:04:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) missed Thursday's practice, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Insight: Gates hasn't practiced all week, but he is expected to play Sunday against the Bengals. Coach Mike McCoy recently said that Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates can complete passes "with a blindfold," meaning Gates can play without practicing at all. If he has to miss the game, however, Ladarius Green would be a TE1. Green has produced seven catches for 161 yards and a touchdown over the last two games.
 
11/27/2013 3:28:00 PM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates wasn't on the practice field on Wednesday.
Insight: Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune suggests it could have just been a rest day. Gates caught only three of his nine targets in Week 12 against the Chiefs.
 

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