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  Antonio GatesA. Gates
TE - LAC
Antonio Gates
Jared CookJ. Cook
TE - OAK
Jared Cook
 
 
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ECR# 19# 22-
Best Rank# 14# 10-
Worst Rank# 27# 32-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total94.841.7-
Avg Game7.34.2-
Avg Projection72.677.2-
    
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  Antonio GatesA. Gates
TE - LAC
Antonio Gates
Jared CookJ. Cook
TE - OAK
Jared Cook
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN at TEN
Week 2 vs. MIA vs. NYJ
Week 3 vs. KC at WAS
Week 4 vs. PHI at DEN
Week 5 at NYG vs. BAL
Week 6 at OAK vs. LAC
Week 7 vs. DEN vs. KC
Week 8 at NE at BUF
Week 9BYE WEEK at MIA
Week 10 at JACBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. BUF vs. NE
Week 12 at DAL vs. DEN
Week 13 vs. CLE vs. NYG
Week 14 vs. WAS at KC
Week 15 at KC vs. DAL
Week 16 at NYJ at PHI
Week 17 vs. OAK at LAC
  Antonio GatesA. Gates
TE - LAC
Antonio Gates
Jared CookJ. Cook
TE - OAK
Jared Cook
Receiving
   
Receptions43.047.7
Rec Yards465.2551.2
Rec TDs4.64.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points72.677.2
   
  Antonio GatesA. Gates
TE - LAC
Antonio Gates
Jared CookJ. Cook
TE - OAK
Jared Cook
2016 Points 
Week 12.00.7
Week 27.53.1
Week 31.5
Week 4
Week 57.0
Week 61.6
Week 73.8
Week 89.3
Week 913.5
Week 1012.3
Week 1114.5
Week 120.7
Week 133.71.9
Week 146.11.5
Week 151.18.5
Week 1615.43.7
Week 1711.55.6
  Antonio GatesA. Gates
TE - LAC
Antonio Gates
Jared CookJ. Cook
TE - OAK
Jared Cook
2016 Targets 
Week 142
Week 256
Week 33
Week 4
Week 55
Week 66
Week 710
Week 89
Week 99
Week 109
Week 1111
Week 122
Week 1344
Week 1492
Week 1528
Week 16135
Week 1788
  Antonio GatesA. Gates
TE - LAC
Antonio Gates
Jared CookJ. Cook
TE - OAK
Jared Cook
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
If there is one thing we know about this offense, it is that Gates will continue to see the ball in the red zone. Last season, his 18 targets within the 20 were among the top 12 overall in football despite him seeing less than 100 total targets. Until he retires, he will have fantasy relevancy.  
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Gates looked done to me last season, but he can still catch a touchdown pass when the ball is forced to him. I'm hoping he takes a back seat to Hunter Henry this year, but even if he doesn't, he's just not good enough anymore.Cook has a wide range of outcomes in this offense. Seth Roberts had 21 red-zone targets for the Raiders last season, which is insane, and Cook could easily see a chunk of those.
Staff Rankings
QB List
I think Gates will be behind Henry in this year's Chargers offense, but Gates is still alive and he can still catch the football. The Chargers will still look to him in the red zone and that's where his value will lie. However, I believe that once he breaks the tight end touchdown record, he'll probably slowly fade away.If Cook sees the red zone targets that Seth Roberts saw last year, he could have some value, but Cook hasn't exactly had a great track record of being fantasy relevant. Still though, the opportunity is there, and Derek Carr is far from a bad quarterback.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
I'm not sure how reduced his role will be, but he can still play and the Bolts love him so a split TE role in L.A. can't be ruled out.Cook has the speed to be a terror and the Raiders are stacked but a new team/role raises questions
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Gates looked done to me last season, but he can still catch a touchdown pass when the ball is forced to him. I'm hoping he takes a back seat to Hunter Henry this year, but even if he doesn't, he's just not good enough anymore.Cook has a wide range of outcomes in this offense. Seth Roberts had 21 red-zone targets for the Raiders last season, which is insane, and Cook could easily see a chunk of those.
Corey Parson
RotoExperts
Gates will see fewer snaps and targets this season but his red zone presence will be felt. Auction Value $3 Cook is with a new team; the results will likely be the same. More underachieving.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I'll be the first to admit that we all might have the 37-year-old Gates too low on our lists, but everything is going against him here. They not only drafted his replacement Hunter Henry last year, but he proved to be ready to take over the main role. Gates is likely coming back to secure the all-time record for touchdowns among tight ends, as he needs just one more to break the record.  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Gates will have some fantasy appeal as a red zone tight end, but TE Hunter Henry is going to be the starter and see the bulk of the work at tight end. Cook is now with the Oakland Raiders, he has a chance to have TE2 value with upside if he sees enough targets.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
He's just hangin' around until he breaks the all-time TE TD record.He built a nice connection with Rodgers toward the end of the season and in the playoffs, but Cook has enticed us before.