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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.