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Antonio Gates | Tight End

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 255
College: Kent State
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Antonio Gates caught two passes for 14 yards in the Chargers' Week 12 win over the Rams.
Gates caught the two lone targets that came his way. Keenan Allen was winning over the middle, while Philip Rivers opted for dump-off plays to his running backs in the short passing game. The Rams are strong against opposing tight ends, but Gates will be back on the TE1 map next week in Baltimore. Nov 23 - 8:14 PM

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Antonio Gates caught 3-of-3 targets for 32 yards in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

Gates isn't the type of tight end that racks up yards and catches anymore, so he needs touchdowns to pay fantasy dividends. He'll throw up clunkers when he doesn't score, and he's now gone two games without hitting pay dirt. The good news is fantasy tight ends across the league were major disappointments in Week 11, so Gates' slow day didn't really hurt anyone. As of Sunday night's game, Jermaine Gresham was the overall TE1 of the week.
Nov 16 - 8:54 PM

Antonio Gates caught three passes for 28 yards in the Chargers' Week 9 loss to the Dolphins.

Gates was targeted five times, but Philip Rivers couldn't connect with any of his receivers in the 37-0 blowout loss. Rivers overthrew Gates on one occasion. The locked-in TE1 will be ready to roll against the Raiders in Week 11 when the Chargers come out of their bye.
Nov 2 - 5:10 PM

Antonio Gates caught 5-of-8 targets for 54 yards and two touchdowns in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

The scores were Gates' eighth and ninth of the season. Six of those have come in his past four games. Gates is now just one touchdown away from his first 10-score campaign since 2010. The TDs weren't Gates' only accomplishment this evening, as the yards gave him 9,610 for his career, moving him past Lance Alworth (9,584) as the Bolts' all-time leader. Gates will enter San Diego's Week 9 trip to Miami the owner of 751 lifetime catches, and 96 career touchdowns.
Oct 23 - 11:51 PM

Antonio Gates caught 3-of-4 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

Another effective day at the office for the future Hall-of-Famer, but his 27-yard score was a fluke catch that bounced off a defensive back's hands. Either way, it was Gates' seventh touchdown of the season, and fourth in three games. Gates hasn't managed more than four catches since Week 2, but is locked in as a mid-range TE1.
Oct 19 - 8:04 PM

Antonio Gates secured 3-of-8 targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 6 win over the Raiders.

Gates nearly had a first-quarter touchdown, but the pass was effectively broken up by a Raiders defensive back, leading to Malcom Floyd's five-yard score. The seemingly ageless tight end bounced back for a one-yard scoring catch late in the third quarter to even the score at 21-21. Keep riding Gates while he's hot. He'll be a TE1 starter in Week 7 against the division-rival Chiefs.
Oct 12 - 7:48 PM

Antonio Gates caught four passes for 60 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 5 blowout of the Jets.

The Jets came into this one saying they were going to double team Gates, especially in the red zone. It didn't happen. He repeatedly got 1-on-1 with linebackers and won with ease, posting his second multi-TD game of the season. Gates, still Philip Rivers' favorite target when it's money time, will be a low-end TE1 against the Raiders in Week 6.
Oct 5 - 7:43 PM

Jets LB David Harris suggested Antonio Gates will be a focal point of their defensive gameplan Sunday.

The Seahawks chose to leave a linebacker in single coverage on Gates in Week 2, leading to a 7-96-3 outburst. Since then, Gates has a totaled 4-38-0. "He is a guy that, you have to somebody underneath, and over the top, at all times," Harris said. At this point in Gates' career, he can't beat any kind of double coverage. He'll be a touchdown-dependent back-end TE1 Sunday.
Oct 2 - 10:36 AM

Antonio Gates managed 30 yards on three receptions in the Chargers' Week 4 win over the Jaguars, seeing five targets.

Despite Ladarius Green's (hamstring) absence -- he was "active" but we're pretty sure he didn't play -- Gates had a quiet game while the Chargers attacked the Jaguars' defense with their wide receivers. Through four weeks, Gates is on pace for 68 catches, 816 yards, and an unsustainable 12 TDs. (Gates scored all three in one game.) He'll still be squarely in the TE1 discussion in Week 5 against the Jets, who gave up a touchdown to raw rookie Eric Ebron on Sunday.
Sep 28 - 8:05 PM

Antonio Gates (hamstring) is probable for Week 4.

With Ladarius Green (questionable, hamstring) not expected to play this week, Gates is a high-end TE1 against Jacksonville.
Sep 27 - 3:34 PM

Antonio Gates (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 4.

Gates was held out on Wednesday the last two weeks, but his hamstring injury is no longer an issue. He's a low-end TE1 against a Jacksonville defense that struggles to cover tight ends.
Sep 24 - 7:19 PM

Antonio Gates caught one pass for eight yards against the Bills Week 3.

It was Gates' only target of the day after he exploded for 96 yards and three touchdowns against the Seahawks last week. Gates appeared to lose snaps to Ladarius Green in the second half, who had four catches for 64 yards on the day. Despite the disappointing performance, Gates is likely still the No. 1 tight end in San Diego.
Sep 21 - 4:39 PM

Antonio Gates (hamstring) is probable for Week 3.

Gates will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with Buffalo. He's Rotoworld's No. 9 tight end this week.
Sep 20 - 5:33 PM

Antonio Gates (hamstring) returned to Chargers practice Thursday.

He was limited. Gates will get plenty of rest days this season as the Bolts try to keep him fresh. He's a low-end TE1 for Week 3.
Sep 18 - 2:28 PM

Antonio Gates (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

It's just a maintenance day. Gates is a low-end TE1 for Sunday's matchup with Buffalo.
Sep 17 - 2:23 PM

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QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3Donald Brown
4Ronnie Brown
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Branden Oliver
2Ryan Mathews
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Seyi Ajirotutu
3Dontrelle Inman
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Eddie Royal
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
K1Nick Novak