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John Bates

John Bates

TE - Washington Commanders

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 259 lbsAge: 26College: Boise State

2024 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 28th (hard)
Draft Rank (ECR) N/A
Best / Worst N/A / N/A

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John Bates uninvolved in Week 3 loss

John Bates caught both of his two targets for just 12 yards in the Commanders' 37-3 loss to the Bills.

Fantasy Impact

Bates struggled to get involved on Sunday, being targeted only twice on the course of the afternoon. Washington's offense as a whole didn't play well, so it wasn't exactly a great situation for him to play in. Moving forward, he likely won't get enough work to be more than a fringe streaming option week-to-week.

Leo Sells38 weeks ago
Bates Shows Promise Despite Lack Of Endzone Action In Week 2 Victory

John Bates, the 25-year-old tight end for the Washington Commanders, put up a solid performance in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos, despite not finding the endzone.

Fantasy Impact

Bates was targeted five times, hauling in three receptions for 46 yards. His longest reception, a 35-yarder late in the second quarter, showcased his ability to stretch the field. While he didn't manage to score, his contribution was instrumental in the Commanders' narrow 35-33 victory. Bates's performance places him at TE20 for the week and TE32 for the season, showing a steady presence in the Commanders' passing game. Looking ahead to Week 3, Bates and the Commanders will face off against the Buffalo Bills, where he'll look to continue his upward trajectory, especially if Logan Thomas (concussion) misses time.

Sammy Schulman39 weeks ago
John Bates finds end zone in Commanders' Week 12 win

John Bates caught three of his four targets Sunday for 24 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact

Bates caught his first touchdown of the season and pretty much managed to outplay Logan Thomas in every way. Bates was a fourth-round pick of the Commanders in 2021 and has mainly played second fiddle to Logan Thomas. Bates will need to continue to see more work to be on fantasy manager's radars.

Sammy Schulman2 years ago
John Bates (hamstring) does not practice Thursday

John Bates (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Bates has played well as the second tight end for the Commanders, posting 73 yards on nine receptions this season. With John Bates and Logan Thomas trending in the wrong direction, fantasy managers should expect Cole Turner and Armani Rogers to see the bulk of the snaps against Green Bay.

Jesse Garcia2 years ago
John Bates fills in for injured Logan Thomas in Week 5 loss

John Bates caught all three of his targets for 39 yards during the Commanders' Week 5 loss to the Titans.

Fantasy Impact

Bates filled in nicely for Logan Thomas, who missed Sunday's game after being a game-time decision. Bates does not have too much fantasy relevance when Thomas is healthy as the Commanders run their offense mainly in three WR sets. If Thomas does miss Week 6 Bates still most likely does not profile as a starting fantasy option.

Sammy Schulman2 years ago