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Antonio Gates

Los Angeles Chargers
Tight End

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 255

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Week By Week

YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2003LAC152438916.21200001
2004LAC158196411.901300000
2005LAC1589110112.371000000
2006LAC167192413.01900000
2007LAC167598413.12900000
2008LAC166070411.73800001
2009LAC1679115714.65800000
2010LAC105078215.641000000
2011LAC136477812.16700000
2012LAC154953810.98700000
2013LAC167787211.32400002
Average:6583613800000
Total:7199193138700004

Chargers | Antonio Gates sets record

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:14:07 -0700

Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught two passes for 11 yards and a touchdown in a 19-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, setting the NFL record for most touchdown receptions by a tight end with 112.

Fantasy Tip: Gates has just four catches for 28 yards in the first two games. He could continue to be a presence in red zone, but he doesn't see enough targets to make a consistent impact. He can be left on the waiver wire.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Chargers | Cardale Jones impressing Antonio Gates

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:17:17 -0700

Los Angeles Chargers QB Cardale Jones has "special ability," according to tight end Antonio Gates. "The ceiling is unlimited for him," Gates said.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Bolts TEs did not lack for work inside 20

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:22:38 -0700

Los Angeles Chargers TEs Antonio Gates (18) and Hunter Henry (16) ranked second and in a tie for third, respectively, in the league among tight ends in red zone targets. Both Gates and Henry were tied for second among all tight ends with seven targets inside the 10.

Fantasy Tip: While owners should not look for a repeat of these high-target numbers from either player given how many quality options the Chargers have at receiver now, Philip Rivers has long enjoyed throwing to his tight ends. However, Henry is in danger of being over-drafted this summer given his likely unsustainable touchdown rate of 4.5 (eight scores on 36 catches). Owners should view him more as a high-upside TE2 who will miss out on some red zone production because of Gates.

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Chargers | Hunter Henry set to become 'main' tight end

Tue, 30 May 2017 09:16:18 -0700

Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry is expected to move into the role of team's main tight end, while veteran TE Antonio Gates will transition into more of a third-down, red zone role, according to ESPN's Eric D Williams.

Fantasy Tip: The Chargers basically said as much back in December, so this should not come as a surprise. Although this changing of the guard should mean Henry ascends quickly into high-end TE1 territory, the Chargers may have too many weapons for their own good to allow that to happen. As a result, Henry may only be in line for a slight increase over last year's 36 receptions, 478 yards and eight touchdowns, leaving him on the lower end of the TE1 pool.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Hunter Henry to be featured TE in 2017

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:29:07 -0800

San Diego Chargers TE Hunter Henry will be the team's featured tight end next season regardless of whether or not Antonio Gates returns for a 15th season.

Fantasy Tip: Jaded owners of Henry could be asking why this passing of the torch didn't take place on or before Week 16, when the rookie wasn't even targeted in a loss to the Cleveland Browns. With that said, Henry is able to create separation and clearly looked like the better player the few times both were healthy. Expect the 2016 second-round pick to be a solid midrange TE1 in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter

Chargers | Antonio Gates might play in 2017

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:42:59 -0800

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates indicated Wednesday, Dec. 28, that he might play one more season in 2017. "This is not the way I expected to be done. I'm definitely leaning toward coming back," Gates said.

Fantasy Tip: Gates current has his lowest yardage total (493) since his rookie season of 2003 while finding the end zone six times. He has at least four touchdowns in each of his past 13 season, and would be a low-end TE1 in deeper fantasy leagues in 2017.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Antonio Gates finishing up strong

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 14:13:53 -0800

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates posted game highs with eight receptions and 94 yards on 13 targets in the Week 16 game against the Cleveland Browns. He also scored a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Gates' catch total and yardage total, as well as his targets, were all season highs. It's uncertain how much longer he will play, but this is an outstanding performance for fantasy owners who trusted him with the favorable matchup.

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Chargers | Antonio Gates has decent outing

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:58:48 -0800

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught five passes for 61 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Gates has been targeted at least nine times in five of his last seven games but has at least 50 yards in only three of those games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end against the Raiders next week.

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Chargers | Antonio Gates has no targets

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 21:20:47 -0800

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates did not have any catches and he was not even targeted in the Week 12 game against the Houston Texans, snapping his 77-game streak with at least one reception.

Fantasy Tip: It was an ugly goose egg for fantasy owners relying upon Gates as a low-end TE1. There was no report of any injury, but if an update comes out we'll have it for you. He'll look to rebound in Week 14.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Ed Werder

Chargers | Antonio Gates finds end zone

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 19:29:03 -0800

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates posted four receptions for 63 yards with a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins. He was targeted nine times.

Fantasy Tip: Gates was on the injury report with a knee this week, but when it was game time he showed no ill effects of the injury. People keep trying to write Gates off and all he does is produce. However, he won't be producing anything in Week 11 with the team on a bye.

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