Who Should I Draft?

Antonio Gates or Jared Cook (2014)

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ECR
# 15
# 19
Best
# 0
# 0
Worst
# 25
# 32
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
0
0
Steve Olson
StatSims
5
6
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
7
21
Scott Cullen
TSN
8
24
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
10
N/A
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
10
20
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
10
16
Eric Mack
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11
17
Raju Byfield
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11
15
Kyle Wachtel
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11
16
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
12
18
Staff Rankings
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12
25
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12
30
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13
28
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
13
23
Kevin Roberts
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13
25
Bill Enright
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13
23
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13
N/A
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
13
23
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13
20
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Bloomberg Sports
13
16
Jamey Eisenberg
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14
28
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14
26
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14
N/A
Christopher Harris
ESPN
14
27
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
14
29
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
14
25
Tozzi Brothers
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14
23
Dennis Esser
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14
22
Doug Orth
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14
22
Eric Karabell
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14
N/A
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14
21
Jeff Collins
Fantasy Contrarians
14
26
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15
28
Kelly Smelser
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15
23
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15
11
Austin Lee
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15
24
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15
25
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
15
25
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15
22
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15
23
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15
8
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16
25
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16
31
Nate Hodges
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16
25
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16
20
Walton Spurlin
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16
18
David Dodds
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16
19
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16
23
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16
24
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16
23
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16
22
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16
23
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16
23
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16
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16
19
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16
21
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16
22
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16
21
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17
22
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17
21
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17
18
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17
20
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17
25
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17
25
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17
28
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17
27
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17
22
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17
25
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17
24
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17
22
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17
21
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17
20
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17
21
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17
21
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17
N/A
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17
22
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17
25
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17
23
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17
21
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17
20
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17
21
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17
22
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17
16
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17
N/A
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18
24
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18
20
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18
24
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18
32
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18
22
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18
20
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18
27
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18
20
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18
24
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18
20
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18
20
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18
19
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18
27
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18
22
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18
20
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18
22
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18
12
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18
20
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18
23
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18
25
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19
20
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19
23
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19
23
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20
24
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19
25
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19
23
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19
23
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19
21
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20
22
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20
22
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20
13
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20
26
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20
17
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20
28
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20
21
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20
27
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20
18
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20
25
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20
25
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20
27
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21
23
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21
24
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21
26
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21
20
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21
25
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21
14
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21
23
Brendan Donahue
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22
20
Ross Miles
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22
23
Staff Rankings
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22
23
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22
18
Jim McCormick
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22
26
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22
21
Staff Rankings
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22
20
Chet Gresham
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23
27
Staff Rankings
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23
24
Matt Smith
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23
N/A
Mike Tagliere
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23
25
Adam Meyer
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23
26
Sean Beazley
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24
26
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24
17
Staff Rankings
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24
16
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25
22
Ave Projection (?)
9.1
6.0
Best
11.5
9.7
Worst
6.2
3.5
Receptions
4.4
3.2
Rec Yards
47.4
36.8
Rec TDs
0.7
0.4
Ave Targets / Game
7.1
5.2
Total Targets
114.0
83.0
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Antonio Gates is another option you can wait for despite his pedigree due to the Ladarius Green hype train.
Jared Cook was a disappointment once again last season but may finally be ready to breakout as a post-hype sleeper if Sam Bradford can make it through all sixteen games. Cook started last season with a bang only to whimper the rest of the way. A healthy Bradford can help Cook find that consistency that has eluded him for years.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I get that Green is a stud in the making, but Gates' ADP is disgusting. His value is insane right now.
Can be a freak but inconsistency is his yearly issue. The upside is still there to be a top-15 guy, though.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
There are a couple things that pop out to us when analyzing Antonio Gates for 2014 … Number 1: Head Coach – Mike McCoy transitioned the offense from a quick-hitting passing attack to a more heavy run offense, as Rivers threw for 30+ Passing Attempts only once in the final six games of the season. Number 2: Ladarius Green – See below 2 inches. Green played on 59.7% of the Chargers’ offensive snaps over the final 7 games of last year, but stayed in to block 60.5% of the time. The Chargers continuously report that Green is taking more steps in his developmental process and will be a larger part of the offense in 2014. Number 3: Over the final 8 Games in 2013, Gates averaged 3.6 Receptions Per Game. As the season wore on, Gates’ production dwindled to dismal levels than that of where he was to begin the season. Ultimately: Due to the run heavy offense, consistent injury history, position competition within San Diego, age and dwindling production – we view Gates as a solid back-up TE for fantasy managers in 2014.
 
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He will continue to lose work do Green, but he can be a bye week filler.
 
  
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
I get the excitement about Ladarius Green, but at least at this early stage of the offseason I'm not ready to ignore a productive season from the slow-footed, sure-handed Gates.
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Just one double-digit fantasy game from weeks 12-17 last year. The mighty have fallen.
At least the dude made a ton of money last year.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Perhaps two TEs can post good stats in SD offense, but his time is running out.
Perennial tease destined to deliver the same inconsistent results.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The days of Gates being a monster tight end in fantasy appear to be over. He is a Hall of Fame player, but he is past his prime and I think this is the year that Ladarius Green emerges as the top tight end in San Diego. Over the last eight games of last season (including playoffs), Gates managed a meager 3 receptions for 27.8 yards per game with only one touchdown.
Cook has the talent to be a TE1, but this whole offense is in stagnant mode until the Rams find a viable NFL quarterback.
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
The old man still produces by getting 872 yards and four scores a year ago. There is always questions regarding his ability to stay healthy and now there is a breakout star in the making in Ladarius Green behind him on the depth chart. His numbers should diminish a bit, but he is still worthy of a roster spot.
Cook is the classic under-performing player. He has the size and athletic ability to produce at a high level, but just cannot put it together for a full season. His role diminished in St. Louis as last season progressed. But, according to ESPN.com, Cook is coming into the season with a new philosophy of "No Regrets" and is looking on improving consistency throughout an entire season. Even with that, I would still take a wait-and-see approach for Cook this season.