Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers
|TE - #18||170.84||SD||Active||13 years||35||6'4||255||@AntonioGates85|
2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Gates has looked better in his last two games (10 combined catches, 103 yards and two TDs on 15 targets), but the Chargers have been limiting his snaps. In those two games he has been on the field for 74 plays, compared to 105 by Ladarius Green. In Week 11 Gates had only one catch for six yards on three targets against the Chiefs. Kansas City is 2nd in the NFL in TE defense, with nine teams scoring fewer than 10 Fantasy points. Tough matchup with some concern with his health.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Gates knocked home a pair of TDs in Week 12, leading to a solid game (4/53/2), but he finished with only six targets. Over his last four games he only has 25 targets, and he had no value in three of those games in the daily games. Behind the numbers, Gates was out-snapped by Ladarius Green 47 to 33 in Week 12. Last season he had 11 catches for 108 yards and three TDs on 15 targets against the Broncos in two games. Denver fell to 19th in TE defense after the Patriots beat them for 147 yards, 12 catches and two TDs on 22 targets. On the year, TEs have five TDs against the Broncos. I'm torn with him. His resume suggests he's in play, but his drop in playing time points to him not being healthy.
Update (11/25): Gates returned from his four-game PEDs suspension and it was like he never missed a beat. He immediately stepped back in as Philip Rivers' favorite target and even at 35 years old is one of the best tight ends in the league. In his first two games back he caught 18 passes for 187 yards and two TDs. However, he's since suffered a sprained MCL he's been playing through and is now dealing with a hip injury. In five games he has 29 receptions for 318 yards and two TDs. If he can stay healthy, there should be plenty of opportunities for the future Hall of Famer.
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|13.08||Team Davis - Didn't expect to see him here this late. Top three TE last year. Yes, he'll miss the first four games, but that "vacation" will keep him primed for the fantasy playoffs. (Comments Added Tue Aug 4 1:54:39 a.m. ET 2015)|
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