Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers: Fantasy Football Outlook

Football > Players > Chargers > Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
TE - #18 128.27 SD Probable 12 years 35 6'4 255 @AntonioGates85

2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Nov-25-2015 by Shawn Childs


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.

After a couple of down seasons, Gates has regained his top form over the last two years with a step-back in chances. Antonio finished seventh in the league in receiving yards (821) for the TE position while catching 70.4 percent of his 98 targets. His best value came at the goal-line (12 TDs). As good as he looks; Gates will start the year at age 35. He had the seventh most TE targets in the league as the No. 2 option in San Diego's passing game. Antonio has a great career resume with plus chemistry with Rivers. His upside in 2014 was created by the high volume of TDs, which isn't repeatable. Gates won't be a difference maker at the TE position. He will play at a high level when he is on the field and a Fantasy player won't need to overpay for his talent as most will fear the end is near. The Chargers' offense should be better this year with an upside RB on the roster. Gates should be in position for 60-plus catches for 700 or more yards with around five TDs.

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

11/12 - Chargers TE Antonio Gates fighting through injury Injury
11/7 - Chargers TE Ladarius Green doubtful for MNF Injury
11/4 - Chargers cut WR Jacoby Jones
11/2 - Chargers TE Ladarius Green suffers ankle injury Week 8 Injury
11/1 - Chargers TE Antonio Gates has a chance to play today Injury
11/1 - Chargers TE Antonio Gates is going to run within the next 30 minutes to determine his status Injury
11/1 - Chargers TE Antonio Gates is expected to play today Injury
11/1 - Chargers TE Antonio Gates is active for Week 8 Injury

Latest References to Antonio Gates on FFToolbox:

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
14.07 Gridiron Experts - @MikeRigz 
0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this player yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.