Who Should I Draft?

Antonio Gates or Jared Cook (2015)

Antonio Gates
Antonio Gates (SD - TE)
 
Jared Cook
Jared Cook (STL - TE)
96%
Expert Pick %
4%
15
ECR
27
9
Best Rank
15
25
Worst Rank
34
83
Ave Projection
76
88
Best
85
81
Worst
72
96%
Expert Pick %
4%
15
ECR
27
9
Best Rank
15
25
Worst Rank
34
83
Ave Projection (?)
76
88
Best
85
81
Worst
72
44
Receptions
47
521
Rec Yards
559
5
Rec TDs
3
223.1
Total Points
133.4
13.9
Ave Points
8.3
14.1
Week 1
9.6
34.6
Week 2
8.6
1.8
Week 3
14.5
6.0
Week 4
22.0
Week 5
8.4
11.7
Week 6
11.4
15.1
Week 7
5.5
22.4
Week 8
2.1
5.8
Week 9
3.2
BYE
Week 10
16.4
6.2
Week 11
4.9
3.4
Week 12
5.7
15.3
Week 13
0.0
8.4
Week 14
22.1
17.4
Week 15
5.2
28.2
Week 16
9.1
10.7
Week 17
6.7
6.1
Ave Targets / Game
6.1
98.0
Total Targets
98.0
10.0
Week 1
8.0
7.0
Week 2
4.0
1.0
Week 3
9.0
5.0
Week 4
6.0
Week 5
10.0
8.0
Week 6
11.0
5.0
Week 7
3.0
8.0
Week 8
3.0
5.0
Week 9
5.0
BYE
Week 10
3.0
3.0
Week 11
5.0
2.0
Week 12
9.0
8.0
Week 13
1.0
8.0
Week 14
5.0
7.0
Week 15
8.0
9.0
Week 16
7.0
6.0
Week 17
7.0
Coming off a top 2 finish thanks to his continued red zone prowess, but 4 game ban and age 35 seasons both downers.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Typically has a couple of good outings a year; good luck figuring out when those will go down.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Suspended four games and if you can get past the first four games he can produce solidly the rest of the year.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

600 yards and 4 TDs, bye week TE

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

Moving Gates down to a TE2 ranking as The San Diego Chargers have announced that he has been suspended 4 games without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for performance-enhancing substances. Gates will miss games against Detroit, Cincinnati, Minnesota, and Cleveland. Gates is eligible to return to the active roster on October 5th for the week 5 matchup against Pittsburgh.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

 
I thought Gates would start to decline in 2014, instead he was the second ranked fantasy tight end with 69 receptions for 821 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns. However, a 4-game suspension will severely limit his value and make him a risky TE2.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

 
Of course his four game suspension is a kick in the gut, but he's also coming off one of his best seasons in a while and will get four weeks of rest! I really do think you will get a better Gates during your fantasy playoffs with him missing the first month. What will be important is how deep your benches are and how far he falls. You of course will need someone for the first four weeks to play tight end for your fake team.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Jared Cook hasn't lived up to his promise, but he's still the Rams #1 tight end. The ability is there, but something hasn't quite clicked yet and may never, but maybe Nick Foles and Cook will get something going this year.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball