#85 Antonio Gates
 Pos: Tight End
Injury: Probable
Injury Type: hamstring
 Experience: 13
College: Kent State
Height: 76
Weight: 255
Born: 6/18/1980
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Tight End Rank: #11All Players: #109
Gates returned to his productive ways last season, having his best season since '09. He looked much better than recent years, probably because the Chargers new offense did a good job of utilizing him. He did score just four touchdowns, which was disappointing, but Gates had 77 receptions and nearly 900 yards. He had multiple receptions every game and at least four catches 12 of 16 games. Gates is 34 years old and has a history of injury but remains the top tight end in this offense. He could get a few less targets at tight end with an emerging Ladarius Green. Gates remains a tough cover at tight end, though. He has plus speed for the position, great hands and seems to always put himself in position to make the catch.
Gates had a great year last season but don't be surprised if his numbers suffer some this year. Consider him a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 fantasy tight end. His best days are behind him. We could see a season with around 65 receptions for 700 yards and six touchdowns.

comments about Antonio Gates


San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates said he doesn't want to play as many snaps in 2015 as he did last year. 'With injuries and whatnot, I played a little bit more than they expected me to play last season,' Gates said. 'I was playing the whole game. How I feel next year, it depends on how much volume they have me doing. I'd like to come in on third-and-7s, red zones, those situations. That's what my contribution is at anyway.'
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San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates put up a very strong year in 2014 despite being written off as being too old just several seasons earlier. 'I don't even understand,' offensive coordinator Frank Reich said last month. 'I don't understand how there's no physical drop-off in his game. None. I mean, I never saw him when he was 25, but what he does off the line of scrimmage, how crafty he is and the physical skill to execute how smoothly he runs -- maybe he slowed down, but I just don't see it. I don't see any dent in the armor.' Gates' contract runs through next season, and he plans to honor it. Gates passed Lance Alworth for the most receiving yards in franchise history this year, and he also became just the fourth tight end in history to move past 10,000 career receiving yards.
Fantasy Impact: Gates has to hit a wall sooner than later, especially with all the injuries he has suffered.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates became the franchise's all-time leader in receiving yards, passing WR Lance Alworth, at 9,585 yards Thursday, Oct. 23.
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San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates torched the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 when they underestimated him, and New York Jets LB David Harris said they won't make that same mistake. 'He is a guy that, you have to somebody underneath, and over the top, at all times,' Harris said. Gates had three total touchdowns on seven catches and 96 yards against Seattle.
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San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 4 game.
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San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green (hamstring) has been targeted seven times this season, and five of those targets came in Week 3. Meanwhile, TE Antonio Gates saw just one target in Week 3 after being targeted a combined 17 times in the team's first two games.
Fantasy Impact: This is a bit of a scary situation as you aren't sure which back will get the most targets any given week.Both are very talented options.
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San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday, Sept. 25.
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San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 24.
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San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) was able to play in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, but he was limited to just one reception for eight yards.
Fantasy Impact: Gates just had a bad game. He'll be fine. He looked just fine the first two games of the season.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is probable for Week 3.
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