Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 255 lbsAge: 37College: Kent State

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
18th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #160
Best / Worst #111 / #255
ADP #187


Antonio Gates ties Tony Gonzalez for most TD catches by a tight end

Antonio Gates caught five of eight targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Chiefs. It was Gates' 111th touchdown reception, tying him with Tony Gonzalez for the most touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history.

Fantasy Impact

Gates is an all-time great, but he had a poor season, totaling just 548 receiving yards. Gates did manage to score seven touchdowns, however, showing that he is still an elite red zone threat. With Hunter Henry emerging, it's unclear how big of a role Gates would play in 2017 if he does return. Either way, he's not on the fantasy radar at this point.

Dan Harris33 weeks ago
Antonio Gates to return in 2017

NFL on ESPN reports that San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is "definitely leaning toward coming back" in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

There have been conflicting reports throughout the year suggesting that Gates would retire following the 2016 season. However, the future Hall of Fame tight end told the media Wednesday that he will likely return in 2017. In that case, the Chargers will once again be loaded at tight end with Gates still playing at a high level and Hunter Henry emerging as the next rising star at the position.

Antonio Gates has huge game against the Browns

Antonio Gates hauled in eight of 13 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown on Saturday against the Browns.

Fantasy Impact

This was easily Gates' season high in targets, receptions, and yards, as Philip Rivers threw to him early and often. Gates is far from a reliable option, but he showed that he can still exploit a good matchup. Expect tougher sledding in Week 17 against the Chiefs.

Dan Harris34 weeks ago
Antonio Gates held in check versus Oakland in Week 15

Antonio Gates was a nonfactor in Week 15 versus the Raiders as he saw just two total targets. He finished the day with one catch for 11 total yards.

Fantasy Impact

Not only was Gates a nonfactor in the passing game, he also lost another red zone target to Hunter Henry. Consider him more of a TE2 to close out the season.

Paul Maland35 weeks ago
Antonio Gates totals 61 yards receiving in Week 14

Antonio Gates caught five of nine targets for 61 yards on Sunday against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact

After totaling just 37 yards combined in his previous two games, Gates had a bit of a bounceback performance against the Panthers. Gates still splits time with Hunter Henry, and the latter caught a touchdown against the Panthers. With Melvin Gordon's injury, expect the Chargers to pass more, which should mean more targets for Gates. The Chargers will take on the Raiders in Week 15.

Dan Harris36 weeks ago