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By Clinton, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Jul 2nd 5:33pm EDT

The future hall of famer was suspended by the NFL for PED use making him the second high profile player suspended Thursday for violating the performance enhancing drug policy. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: After one of his healthier and better seasons in recent memory, Gates will now take a seat at the beginning of the season. He'll be eligible to return Monday, October 5. Ladarius Green should get a bump in value after many expected him to become a staple in the Chargers offense last season.


By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 28th 6:20pm EST

TE Antonio Gates caught 4 of his 6 targets for 67 yards, but was held out of the endzone in a crucial season-ending loss at Kansas City Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: The San Diego offense was pretty inept when the team needed it most Sunday, including the passing game. Although Gates didn't completely lay an egg, fantasy owners in their championship game were hoping for more from Gates who had an up and down season.


By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 21st 12:37am EST

TE Antonio Gates had 7 catches from 9 targets for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: For fantasy owners who went with Gates Saturday night were rewarded nicely with a monster performance. With San Diego playing from behind most of the night, QB Philip Rivers had to air it out and Gates was a major recipient.


By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 1:32am EST

TE Antonio Gates had 6 catches from 7 targets for 54 yards a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Gates had a solid outing in San Diego's loss at home Sunday afternoon against Denver. He was QB Philip Rivers favorite target in what has been a roller coaster year for fantasy owners who have used Gates as their #1 Tight End.


By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 10:31pm EST

TE Antonio Gates had 5 catches from 8 targets for 34 yards and was held out of the endzone.

Fantasy Impact: The hot start by Gates early in the season is all but a distance memory as fantasy owners try to figure out if the tight-end will be productive for the rest of the playoffs.


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.

The NY Times | Jul 30th
Coming off a top 2 finish thanks to his continued red zone prowess, but 4 game ban and age 35 seasons both downers.
Fantasy Football Empire | Jul 30th
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.
WalterFootball | Jul 29th
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.
Breaking Football | Jul 29th
Proved last year he's not dead yet but he could easily drop off in 2015. Always a risk but if you can get him late he's still a solid TE1
FFLockerRoom | Jul 29th
Missing the first 4 games really hurts Gates in a standard format, so does the likely non-repeatable TD volume from last season.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 21st
Gates will go undervalued in drafts again but the savvy owner will scoop him up at the right time. He'll be a top-ten TE as long as he and Philip Rivers are both healthy.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
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.
ESPN | Jul 9th
Matthew Berry and Randy Scott discuss the impact of Antonio Gates suspension, which rookie hype you should believe and Nate Ravitz drops by for an upd...
Razzball | Jul 9th
Tehol and I are back again with another Podcast, as we went over my rankings of Tight Ends, Kickers, and Defense & Special Teams. If you wanted a teaser, my tight end is ranked first, in all things. If you know what I mean. Oh, you do. YOU DO. We also talked a little bit about the current news in the NFL, which is basically Antonio Gates being suspended for four games. How does that aff...
Fantasy Couch | Jul 7th
His 4 game suspension severely hurts his ranking. He likely won't put up the numbers he did in 2014, but Gates is still a very solid TE1
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Finally, the time has come. It’s not that we want bad things for 35-year old Antonio Gates. It’s actually the opposite after the San Diego Chargers’ ageless wonder finished as a top-five tight end in fantasy football a year ago, largely thanks to a ridiculous 13 touchdowns. He was entering his NFL deathbed, or we all thought, yet he instead put up a career-ish season and kept one...
Dynasty League Football | Jul 3rd
We evaluate the surprise suspension of Antonio Gates. The post Instant Analysis: Antonio Gates Suspended appeared first on Dynasty League Football.
Rotoworld | Jul 3rd
Raymond Summerlin examines the fantasy fallout from Antonio Gates' four-game suspension.
EDSFootball | Jul 3rd
Heading into the July 4th holiday weekend, the NFL announced a bunch of four-game suspensions for several star players. Not only were Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson and Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain suspended for violating the substance-abuse policy, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Da...
EDSFootball | Jun 30th
We are entering the final stretch of our new Fantasy Football PPR Mock Draft as 10 of the 15 rounds are now complete. View image | Here are Round 10 results of our 2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 10.01 - Dan Yanotchko (Team 3): Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers Although his targets (98), receptions (69) and yards (821) were down year over year, Gates finished with 12 touchdow...