2014 DRAFT GUIDE
 #85 Antonio Gates
 Pos: Tight End
NFL Team: SDG
Injury: Probable
Injury Type: hamstring
 Experience: 13
College: Kent State
Height: 76
Weight: 255
Born: 6/18/1980
 Year  Tm  Gm  Catch  Yds  TDs  Tgt  Rush  Yds  TDs  Fum 
PROJSDG5059450000
2013SDG167787241130002
2012SDG15495387800000
2011SDG13647787880000
2010SDG105078210650000

Summary

Tight End Rank: #21All Players: #152
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.
FANTASY OUTLOOK
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

Notes

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.'
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 4 game.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday, Sept. 25.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

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  #2  Jimmy GrahamSEA9
  #3  Julius ThomasJAC8
  #4  Greg OlsenCAR5
  #5  Travis KelceKAN9
  #6  Kyle RudolphMIN5
  #7  Vernon DavisSFO10
  #8  M. BennettCHI7
  #9  Charles ClayBUF8
  #10  J. CameronMIA5
  #11  Zach ErtzPHI8
  #12  Jason WittenDAL6
  #13  Jordan ReedWAS8
  #14  Heath MillerPIT11
  #15  Jared CookSTL6
  #16  A. Seferian-JenkinsTAM6
  #17  Luke WillsonSEA9
  #18  Mychal RiveraOAK6
  #19  M. LewisJAC8
  #20  D. WalkerTEN4
  #21  Antonio GatesSDG10
  #22  Jace AmaroNYJ5
  #23  S. ChandlerNWE4
  #24  Dwayne AllenIND10
  #25  Coby FleenerIND10
  #26  T. WrightNWE4
  #27  L. GreenSDG10
  #28  J. GreshamCIN7
  #29  L. ToiloloATL10
  #30  G. GrahamHOU9
  #31  Owen DanielsDEN7
  #32  A. RobinsonNYG11
  #33  Larry DonnellNYG11
  #34  Eric EbronDET9
  #35  R. RodgersGNB7
  #36  Brent CelekPHI8
  #37  Brandon MyersTAM6
  #38  John CarlsonARI9
  #39  J. CumberlandNYJ5
  #40  Gavin EscobarDAL6
  #41  A. QuarlessGNB7
  #42  C. FiedorowiczHOU9
  #43  L. KendricksSTL6
  #44  A. FasanoTEN4
  #45  Rob HouslerCLE11
  #46  Zach MillerSEA9
  #47  Ed DicksonCAR5
  #48  D. AusberryOAK6
  #49  Chris GraggBUF8
  #50  Ryan GriffinHOU9
  #51  Clay HarborJAC8
  #52  Rhett EllisonMIN5
  #53  B. WatsonNOR11
  #54  B. PettigrewDET9
  #55  V. McDonaldSFO10
  #56  Logan PaulsenWAS8
  #57  Chase FordMIN5
  #58  Jim DrayCLE11
  #59  Jacob TammeATL10
  #60  Matt SpaethPIT11
  #61  Zach SudfeldNYJ5
  #62  C. GillmoreBAL9
  #63  Virgil GreenDEN7
  #64  James HannaDAL6
  #65  Dion SimsMIA5
  #66  T. ThompsonTEN4
  #67  Darren FellsARI9
  #68  M. HoomanawanuiNWE4
  #69  James CaseyDEN7
  #70  Niles PaulWAS8
  #71  Craig StevensTEN4
  #72  John PhillipsSDG10
Cold #73  Daniel FellsNYG11
  #74  Gary BarnidgeCLE11
  #75  MarQueis GrayBUF8
  #76  Jack DoyleIND10
  #77  Luke StockerTAM6
  #78  Bear PascoeCHI7
  #79  Dante RosarioCHI7
  #80  Tony MoeakiATL10
  #81  Chase CoffmanTEN4
  #82  Tyler EifertCIN7
  #83  Joseph FauriaDET9
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  #85  Troy NiklasARI9
  #86  Dennis PittaBAL9

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