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By Jeffrey DelGuidice, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 8:28pm EST

Antonio Gates was targeted only two times catching both passes for 14 yards in Sundays Week 12 win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: QB Philip Rivers spread the ball around Sunday and the Rams did a good job containing Gates. Gates stats have not been good the last two games but he is still the top red zone option for Philip Rivers.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 12:19am EST

TE Antonio Gates caught all 3 of his targets for 32 yards and no touchdowns in the win over the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: It is pretty clear that Gates hot streak as one of the best tight ends in football has come to an end. This is more due to the entire offense struggling and not Gates hitting a wall. Other TE Ladrius Green had only one catch Sunday and is not a threat to supplant Gates as the starter any time soon.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 12:26am EST

TE Antonio Gates had only 3 catches from 5 targets for 28 yards and no touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: In a rare week when Gates was held out of the endzone, the entire Charger offense was inept. Next week is a bye week for San Diego to regroup before hosting the lowly Oakland Raiders in Week 11.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sat, Oct 25th 11:17am EDT

TE Antonio Gates had a stellar night against the Denver Broncos, catching 5 passes from 8 targets for 54 yards. He scored twice from passes of 4 and 10 yards from Philip Rivers.

Fantasy Impact: Gates has 9 touchdowns for the season and is one of the elite TEs once again. Head coach Mike McCoy's offense is suited perfectly for Gates and is a must start for all owners for the rest of the season.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 10:31pm EDT

TE Antonio Gates has been Mr. Reliable for QB Philip Rivers. Gates had 3 catches from 5 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. The TD came in late in the second quarter on a 27 yard touchdown play.

Fantasy Impact: Gates has been consistent for fantasy owners this year. The TE is a must start every week from here on out.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Wed, Oct 15th 10:31pm EDT

TE Antonio Gates had 3 catches from 8 targets for 27 yards and one touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Counterpart TE Ladarius Green had more catches and yards without a TD compared to Gates. There are so many weapons in the San Diego offense that it is difficult to predict who will get the majority of the looks from week-to-week. Gates has been a solid fantasy TE this year, but some inconsistency could be on the horizon as Green gets more looks.

By Eric Zakrevsky, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 11:35am EDT

Gates caught another two touchdowns on Sunday giving him a total of five for the season which puts him only behind Julius Thomas and Randall Cobb for the league lead.

Fantasy Impact: Remember when all the talk in camp was about whether or not Ladarius Green would take over for Gates at some point this season? Gates has had a few quiet weeks, but should be considered a must start against the Raiders in Week 6.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Wed, Oct 1st 9:41pm EDT

TE Antonio Gates had 3 catches from 5 targets for 30 yards and no TDs during the Week 4 contest against the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: This was the second week in a row that Gates was limited in the offense. These two weeks are a far cry from the 3 TD performance in Week 2 against Seattle. QB Philip Rivers has plenty of weapons to choose from and it will be interesting to see how Gates will be used in the coming weeks. Unless you have a top-tier TE, it is still feasible to start Gates.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 12:21am EDT

TE Antonio Gates was held to one catch for 8 yards and zero fantasy points in San Diego's win over Buffalo in Week 3 action. The previous week Gates had 3 TDs.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners were disappointed after high expectations were placed on Gates after his breakout game in Week 2. It is hard to predict what the TE will do this upcoming Sunday against Jacksonville.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 9:47pm EDT

The Seattle Seahawk defense could not stop TE Antonio Gates Sunday afternoon. Gates caught all 7 of his targets for 96 yards and 3 TDs.

Fantasy Impact: Philip Rivers continues to utilize his big TE as his favorite target early in the season. Those who stayed with Gates even against the so-called tough defense were rewarded nicely. Next week will be interesting as San Diego crosses the country to face the surprising 2-0 Buffalo Bills in an early Sunday game. Gates could have another solid fantasy performance.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 11:37am EDT

TE Antonio Gates is recovering from his hamstring injury and is listed as probable for today's game against Seattle. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: No worries here as Gates played last week against Arizona and was the main target for QB Philip Rivers. Gates could have another decent day, but the Seattle defense is stingy.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 11:41pm EDT

TE Antonio Gates, despite a bum hamstring, lead all Chargers receivers with 6 catches on 10 targets Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals. His 81 yards was also a team high.

Fantasy Impact: Gates was clearly QB Philip Rivers' security blanket Monday night. Expect more of the same except for next week could be a challenge with the visiting defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks coming into town Sunday afternoon.

By Steve Painter, Chargers Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 9:47pm EDT

Evidently he tweaked his hamstring during Saturday's workouts. There was no media coverage for the workouts and there are no other official details. (Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is something to watch over the next 48 hours. It would be a huge boost for Ladarius Green in what will be a dream matchup against a defense that does poorly in coverage of TEs.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 8:19pm EDT

Fantasy Pros projects Antonio Gates to score 7 fantasy points with 4 receptions and nearly 50 yards. (Source: Fantasy Pros)

Fantasy Impact: Gates' output could increase quickly if QB Philip Rivers targets him in the redzone against Arizona Monday night. Gates is listed first on the depth chart for TE, but might have to split some time with rising star Ladarius Green.

By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 1:38am EDT

TE Antonio Gates caught 3 balls for 28 and the lone score for San Diego in a 21-7 loss Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Gates has not been replaced by Ladarius Green yet and looks to be a 'go to' target for Philip Rivers this season. Although Green is currently ranked ahead of Gates in TE rankings, it appears, initially, that when one TE will be on the field, it will be Gates.

By Eric Zakrevsky, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 1:04pm EDT

Antonio Gates was missing from all of the Chargers off season workouts due to a family issue. So it is great to see him at camp and ready to go today. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: All the hype has been on TE Ladarius Green so far and with good reason. But the aging veteran showed us last year that he's still got gas left in the tank after catching 77 passes last year for 872 Yards. Sure he might lose some snaps to Green this Season, but he's a good value pick if he stays healthy at TE with an ADP of 151.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Nov 27th
The Ravens are 12th against fantasy tight ends, Gates is a low TE1 with limited upside on the road this week.
Fantasy Sports LR | Nov 27th
Gates' targets are down considerably in recent weeks. The San Diego offense has struggled as a whole, but one wonders if the rigors of a long season are catching up with him.
ESPN | Nov 19th
Christopher Harris analyzes Antonio Gates for Week 12.