2013 DRAFT GUIDE
 #85 Antonio Gates
 Pos: Tight End
NFL Team: SDG
Injury: Probable
Injury Type: not injury related
 Experience: 12
College: Kent State
Height: 76
Weight: 255
Born: 6/18/1980
 Year  Tm  Gm  Catch  Yds  TDs  Tgt  Rush  Yds  TDs  Fum 
PROJSDG6173180000
2012SDG15495387800000
2011SDG13647787880000
2010SDG105078210650000
2009SDG1679115781140000

Summary

Tight End Rank: #10All Players: #87
Gates was able to play 15 of 16 games last season, which was a big positive, but he didn't seem himself while playing, lacking some of his usual explosion. Gates had 538 yards, his lowest total since his rookie season. He topped 50 yards just three times all season. Gates has battled all sorts of injuries the last few years and it seems he is finally starting to slow down. Plus, the Chargers struggled throwing the ball last season, which didn't help matters for Gates. But Gates is 33 years old and has a long injury history, so his best days do seem behind him. Gates did scores seven touchdowns last season and has at least seven scores nine straight seasons. He remains a top red-zone target for the team. Gates remains a tough cover at tight end. He has plus speed for the position, great hands and seems to always put himself in position to make the catch.
FANTASY OUTLOOK
Gates isn't near the option of past seasons. He is a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end. He isn't a bad buy-low candidate, though, as the Chargers seems setup for a better season throwing the ball. His stats could improve some on last season. We could see a season with around 700 yards and eight touchdowns. Just don't spend the high draft pick on him from past seasons. He isn't that tight end anymore.

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Notes

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (non-injury) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 20, but is probable for Week 16.
Source: KFFL.com
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Source: KFFL.com
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 29, and is probable for Week 13.
Fantasy Impact: Gates will be fine for Week 13.
Source: KFFL.com
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Source: KFFL.com
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, due to a hamstring injury.
Fantasy Impact: We don't think this is serious but we'll keep you posted.
Source: KFFL.com
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates hauled in three catches for 21 yards in the Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is the fourth tight end in NFL history with 700 catches and 9,000 yards.
Fantasy Impact: It wasn't his best game by any means but he is still performing like a solid No. 1 this season.
Source: KFFL.com
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates recorded his 700th career reception in the Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is the fourth tight end in NFL history to reach the milestone.
Source: KFFL.com
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates appeared quicker during offseason workouts after he changed his diet and reshaped his body this offseason. Gates said he reshaped his body because of his desire to prove people wrong this season.
Fantasy Impact: Gates is still no sure thing after some down years. He is more reserve material than anything right now for fantasy teams.
Source: KFFL.com
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) was given his first day off of training camp Friday, Aug. 2.
Source: KFFL.com
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates, who turns 33 next week, has looked quick and fit in workouts this offseason. He's been using his height advantage against defenders in non-pads work.
Fantasy Impact: Gates is a good buy-low candidate. He has some upside if he can stay healthy and the Chargers' offense starts clicking.
Source: KFFL.com

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