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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 21:22:43 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates recorded his 82nd career touchdown in the Week 16 game against the New York Jets, breaking the all-time franchise record Hall of Famer WR Lance Alworth held for 42 yards.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:24:41 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught two passes for 44 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 16. It was Gates' 82nd touchdown as a member of the Chargers, which set the franchise record for receiving touchdowns.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:15:20 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (undisclosed) managed just four grabs for 31 yards in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers, but he was able to post his first touchdown since Week 10. He left the game briefly due to an undisclosed injury, but missed just one play. The touchdown was his 81st career score, tying him with Hall of Fame WR Lance Alworth for the all-time franchise lead.
Fantasy Tip: Gates has 57 or fewer yards in each of his past eight games dating back to his season-high 81 yards in Week 6. He can no longer be considered an absolute must-start in fantasy leagues, although he remains a Top 15 option at his position heading into Week 16.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:03:36 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had only three catches for 31 yards in the team's Week 14 win, and he has been held to under 50 yards since Week 9. Gates has had four or fewer receptions in 10 of his 12 games this year. Gates was targeted eight times in Week 14, but he dropped a deep pass and wasn't able to gain separation from Pittsburgh Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons over the middle. The extra burst that Gates used to leave single coverage in the past appears to be gone. He's being double-teamed at times this year, too.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 19:39:09 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates was held to three catches for 31 yards in Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Tip: Gates has 49 or fewer receiving yards in each of his past four games, and he hasn't scored a touchdown during the span dating back to Week 10. He remains a Top 10 fantasy play at his position, but he is hurting his fantasy owners when they need him most.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 21:31:31 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates did have six catches in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he managed just 49 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Gates has been a huge disappointment for fantasy owners more often than not this season. Still, he remains a low-end TE1, as the position is not that deep.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:06:15 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has been keyed on by opposing defenses, according to head coach Norv Turner. "I think that if you're getting ready to play us and look at our guys and ask, 'Who's the guy we have to make sure doesn't get the ball?' Your answer is Antonio Gates first, of all our guys. And that's what defenses are doing," Turner said Monday, Nov. 26. "There have been times when there were chances to get him the ball and we didn't maybe because of protection or because we threw it to someone else. But there's no question that he gets a lot of attention."
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:55:19 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had two receptions for just 17 yards and no scores in Week 11 against the Denver Broncos.
Fantasy Tip: Gates had his meager two-game touchdown scoring streak snapped. He now has 57 or fewer receiving yards in each of his past four games. However, he is still a must-start fantasy option until further notice.
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:42:50 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd has taken over as the team's "Z" receiver. The "Z" typically lines up on the same side as TE Antonio Gates, and Floyd was moved there in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to create mismatches and make opponents pick their poison. The position was previously manned by WR Robert Meachem. "With Antonio and I lining up next to each other, we put a strain on whatever side we're on," Floyd said.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:55:26 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had four receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He now has 80 career touchdowns, one behind Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for the franchise's all-time record.
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