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Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates TE - UNS

Experience: 16 YRS  
Height: 6'4"  
Weight: 255 
Bye: 0

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Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said Tuesday that he's waiting to see how TE Antonio Gates looks in practice this week before deciding whether he'll play in the opener vs. Kansas City. “I don’t want to put him in a position where he goes out and hurts himself, and then it sets us back four or five weeks,” Lynn said. Gates can't be trusted in Week 1 fantasy lineups but could eventually emerge as a spot-start option.

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The Chargers have agreed to a deal with veteran TE Antonio Gates, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The move doesn't come as a surprise. Rumors of such have been swirling at least since Hunter Henry suffered his ACL tear. Gates joins a TE group that sported just 1 player with NFL catches (Virgil Green: 71 across 7 seasons). Gates should continue to be a red-zone option for QB Philip Rivers, as he has always been. But we saw a sharp decline in yardage efficiency from Gates over the past few years. He's worth a look in redraft leagues -- and worth rostering in TE premium. But don't overrate the name value. The Chargers now boast an attractive trio of red-zone options at WR.

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Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught just 1 of 2 targets for 11 yards vs. Oakland. He out-snapped Hunter Henry 35-29, but the rookie garnered 4 targets and found the end zone. Now scoreless in 4 straight, Gates at least enters a great rebound spot this week at Cleveland.

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Chargers TE Antonio Gates drew a team-high 9 targets in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He caught 5 of them for 61 yards. That's not going to win you fantasy matchups, but it's right in line with Gates' usual. The target total was particularly encouraging following 2 straight down weeks. Gates is back into weekly starting consideration going forward. Rookie TE Hunter Henry snagged the 9-yard TD that Gates owners craved, but he caught just 1 other pass among 5 targets. We'll see about their respective snap counts when the playing-time numbers come out Monday.

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Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Raiders. He was limited in practice all week and is expected to be on some type of snap count today. We’d try to avoid Gates as a TE1.

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Injury Predictor

Not surprisingly, this 14-year veteran carries a lengthy injury history. Gates has missed a total of 20 games with a variety of injuries, mostly to his lower body. The good news: he's never sustained a concussion.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.51 3.8% 45.8%
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Date Injury Analysis
Sep 18, 2016 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Gates injured his hamstring in the 3rd quarter against the Jaguars. He missed the rest of that game as well as the following two games.
Oct 18, 2015 Knee MCL Pull Grade 1 Gates sprained his left MCL late in the Week 2 loss to Green Bay and missed 1 game.
Sep 10, 2012 Chest Rib Bruise Gates suffered a rib bruise against the Raiders and missed a game because of the injury.
Sep 18, 2011 Pedal Plantar Fascia Tear Grade 3 Gates tore scar tissue in the right plantar fascia he injured previously. He reportedly tore some scar tissue twice in preseason as well. He missed 3 games this time.
Oct 31, 2010 Pedal Plantar Fascia Tear Grade 3 Gates tore the plantar fascia in his right foot. He missed 2 games then returned for 2 but sat out the final 3, despite no reported setback. He hit IR in Week 17.
Oct 17, 2010 Pedal Toe Sprain Gates sprained his left big toe vs. the Rams. Same foot as 2008 toe injury but reportedly not related. He missed no further game time.
Oct 17, 2010 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Gates rolled his ankle twice in the same game in which he suffered a toe sprain. He didn't lose any further game time to either injury.
Dec 28, 2008 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Gates suffered an ankle sprain in Week 17, missed practice all week but played in playoff opener vs. Colts.
Jan 6, 2008 Pedal Toe Dislocation The team announced Gates sprained his left big toe. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported he dislocated it. Gates played in each of the 2 ensuing playoff games.
Dec 9, 2007 Back Lower Lumbar Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Gates injured his lower back against the Titans in 2007 but missed no games as a result.
Nov 20, 2005 Pedal Foot Sprain Gates sprained his right foot against the Bills. He missed some practice time but returned for the next game.
Aug 21, 2004 Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Gates sprained his right ankle in the 2nd preseason game. He sat out the next 2 before returning to start the regular season.

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