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Antonio Gates | Tight End

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 255
College: Kent State
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Antonio Gates (hip, knee) is listed as probable for Week 12.
Gates was also listed as probable last week, then played fewer than half of the Chargers' snaps. He'll be a shaky TE1 investment against the Jaguars. Nov 27 - 3:17 PM

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Antonio Gates (hip, knee) participated fully in Chargers practice Thursday.

Gates played fewer than half of San Diego's snaps in last week's loss to Kansas City. He is trying to gut it out through multiple injuries.
Nov 26 - 2:31 PM

Antonio Gates (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Gates is over his MCL injury, but is still dealing with a hip issue. He's unlikely to get in more than limited practices this week. Gates is a high-end TE1 for Week 12 against Jacksonville.
Nov 25 - 5:31 PM

Antonio Gates hauled in one of three targets for six yards in the Chargers' Week 11 loss to the Chiefs.

Gates deserves credit for playing through hip and knee injuries but he was never a factor on Sunday. He really hasn’t been healthy all season. The good news is that no one else on the Chargers has either, as Gates has seen 11 or more targets in three of five games. Look for Gates to bounce back next week at Jacksonville.
Nov 22 - 8:36 PM

Antonio Gates (knee, hip) returned to practice on Friday and is listed as probable for Week 11.

Gates isn't 100 percent and might not be for the rest of the year, but he should be in good enough shape to suit up Sunday versus Kansas City. He's a top-five tight end this week.
Nov 20 - 2:24 PM

Antonio Gates is dealing with a hip issue in addition to his knee injury.

Per ace reporter Michael Gehlken, the hip issue has developed as Gates compensates for his knee. Gates missed Thursday's practice, but is expected to be ready for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, where he'll be a high-end TE1 despite being at far less than 100 percent.
Nov 19 - 4:41 PM

Antonio Gates (knee) didn't practice on Thursday.

That's a downgrade after being a limited participant on Wednesday. There's a good chance the Chargers are just managing his reps. The Chargers certainly can't afford to have Gates hurt with Keenan Allen (kidney), Ladarius Green (ankle) and Malcom Floyd (shoulder) already on the shelf.
Nov 19 - 3:24 PM

Antonio Gates (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Chargers are managing his reps. Gates should be close to fully healthy coming off a Week 10 bye.
Nov 18 - 4:42 PM

Antonio Gates (knee) admits he isn't close to 100 percent.

"I know it’s an issue," Gates said. "I can feel it. I feel the sharp pains in cuts. I can’t explode. The fatigue in certain parts of my leg. I know it’s all from compensating from the knee. I’m just trying to fight through it and lead by example to show these guys what it’s like to be a pro in this league. This is what it takes to be successful." Gates labored through Monday night's Week 9 loss to the Bears, turning 11 targets into a 6-69 line. The bye will do him wonders.
Nov 11 - 11:44 AM

Antonio Gates caught 6-of-11 targets for 69 yards in the Chargers' Week 9 loss to the Bears on Monday night.

In the first game minus Keenan Allen (kidney), Gates paced the Chargers in targets, finishing with one more than both Stevie Johnson and Danny Woodhead. Coming off a sprained MCL, however, Gates looked nowhere near 100 percent, as he took multiple hits and couldn't move laterally. The 35-year-old may not practice much the next two weeks with the Bolts going on their bye that Gates badly needs. On Monday, he also had an eight-yard touchdown called back on an illegal man downfield penalty. Gates will be a top-three tight end Week 11 against the Chiefs.
Nov 10 - 12:30 AM

Antonio Gates (knee) is probable for Week 9.

Gates was never in doubt after playing through his MCL sprain last week. He projects for an expanded role without Keenan Allen. Gates is Rotoworld's No. 4 tight end for Week 9.
Nov 7 - 2:34 PM

Antonio Gates (knee) remained limited at Friday's practice.

Gates played through an MCL sprain last week and caught four passes for 56 yards. He should see even more work Monday night with Keenan Allen (kidney) sidelined. Ladarius Green's status is also in doubt.
Nov 6 - 2:47 PM

Antonio Gates (knee) practiced on Thursday.

He was officially "limited." Gates avoided setbacks in Week 8, and will be ready to rock for Monday Night Football against the Bears. With Keenan Allen (kidney) out, Gates could be in for a prodigious amount of targets.
Nov 5 - 3:10 PM

Antonio Gates (knee) is practicing Wednesday.

Gates missed practice all last week but was still active for Week 8 against the Ravens. His snaps were limited, but Gates came out of the game with no setbacks. Gates' role should increase this week, especially with Keenan Allen (kidney) done for the season. Gates is a top-end TE1.
Nov 4 - 2:25 PM

Antonio Gates secured 4-of-5 targets for 56 yards in the Chargers' Week 8 loss to the Ravens.

Gates looked pretty rough moving around on his MCL injury on an early-game 30-yard reception, and was quiet thereafter. The good news is Gates has an extra day to rest his knee ahead of a Week 9 Monday Night Football date with the Bears. Particularly if Keenan Allen (shoulder) can't go against Chicago, Gates will be a confident TE1 fantasy play in that matchup.
Nov 1 - 6:01 PM

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