2015 DRAFT GUIDE
 #85 Antonio Gates
 Pos: Tight End
NFL Team: SDG
Injury: Suspended
Injury Type: Suspended
 Experience: 13
College: Kent State
Height: 76
Weight: 255
Born: 6/18/1980
 Year  Tm  Gm  Pts  Catch  Yds  TDs  Tgt  Rush  Yds  TDs  Fum 
PROJSDG1294455950000
2014SDG1606982112980001
2013SDG1607787241130002
2012SDG150495387800000
2011SDG13183647787880000

Summary

Tight End Rank: #24All Players: #158
Just when you thought Gates was done, he has another big season. Gates was third overall in fantasy scoring for tight ends. He had one of the better seasons of his career, finishing with 12 touchdowns and just over 800-receiving yards. Gates had nine games with 50-plus yards and scored touchdowns seven of 16 games. He also played a full season and has missed just a game the last three seasons, shedding his injury-prone label some. Gates is 35 years old, though, and you really have to wonder how much he has left in the tank. He has two straight seasons with 800-plus yards. Gates seems to have lost some of his speed but still does a great job of running routes and catching passes. He isn't the big-play threat of past years but can move the chains and do well in the red zone.
FANTASY OUTLOOK
Gates is a bit of a risk at this stage of his career. He looked great last year, but he has a lot of wear and tear on his body and is getting up there in years. Consider him a low-end No. 1 tight end and expect a few more erratic games from Gates. He can get around 55 receptions for 700 yards and six or so touchdowns.

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Notes

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs. It was previous reported that Gates had been suspended for substance abuse.
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San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Fantasy Impact: Ouch. Gates is already nearing the end of his career, so this doesn't help things for him. Knock him down a few spots in your rankings.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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.
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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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