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Bye: 14
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 25.3
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 259
40 Time: 4.89
Speed Score: 88.10
SPARQx (Rank): 99.90 (30%)
Burst Score (Rank): 115.10 (42%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.20 (88%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 9.99 (50%)

John Bates's Weekly Outlook

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We’ll have detailed analysis of this player’s performance added here after each week’s game. Weekly outlooks are posted Tuesday at 1pm EST each week.

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John Bates's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#56 Tight End

30.8 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 12.4 193.5 1.9 0.3 0

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Basic StatsJohn Bates's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Bates saw his playing time jump even before Logan Thomas’ knee injury last season. After topping out at 24% snap share through Week 8, he played 57% or more in every contest from Week 9 on.
  • That included 4 games of more than 70% playing time among the final 5, with Thomas out.
  • Bates reached 10% target share in just 4 games. He saw 8.8% target share in the 6 games after Thomas tore up his left knee.
  • Bates caught just 47 passes across 4 college seasons, with 22 of those coming in his junior year. HC Ron Rivera still called him a “high ceiling” player.
  • Thomas has said he’s targeting a Week 1 return, but he also conceded that his injury was expected to have a 10-month recovery. That put him on track for Week 4.
  • Besides Thomas, Bates’ primary competition looks like rookie Cole Turner, converted WR Antonio Gandy-Golden and rookie Cole Turner.
  • Bates isn’t fast (35th-percentile 40), but his 78th-percentile height for the position could play well in the red zone. And Rivera has already praised his blocking ability.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Given that he had 2 ligaments and a pair of meniscus injuries repaired, Logan Thomas doesn’t seem like a good bet to be ready for the opener. That could make Bates an early-season factor and makes him worth a look at the end of best-ball drafts.

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Terry McLaurin, WR WAS

8:48pm EST 11/27/22

McLaurin posts modest numbers on limited passing day

The Commanders threw for just 138 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons, running 37 times vs. just 23 dropbacks. WR Terry McLaurin led the team in targets (6), catches (4) and receiving yards (48), while no teammate exceeded 24 yards. TE John Bates checked in next with 3 catches for 24 yards on 4 targets. He and RB Brian Robinson Jr. caught QB Taylor Heinicke's 2 TD throws. Logan Thomas continued to lead TEs in routes but trailed Bates by 1 target and logged just 1 catch for 7 yards. WRs Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel combined or 0 catches on 1 target.

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Commanders TE John Bates (hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. the Packers. He figures to split TE duties with Cole Turner. Avoid the situation in fantasy lineups.

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Commanders TE Logan Thomas (calf) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Packers. TE John Bates (hamstring) is listed as questionable. If Bates can't go, Washington would be down to TEs Cole Turner and Armani Rogers. Avoid this situation in Week 7 fantasy lineups.

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Commanders TEs Logan Thomas (calf) and John Bates (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. If they're unable to play vs. the Packers this weekend, Washington would be down to TEs Cole Turner and Armani Rogers.

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Commanders TE John Bates was knocked out of Thursday night's game vs. the Bears with a hamstring injury before seeing a target. That left TE duties to Cole Turner, who finished with 2 catches on 2 targets for 23 yards. We'll see if Bates and/or TE Logan Thomas (calf) make it back for Week 7.

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John Bates, TE WAS
Dynasty MVP 30.2
Position Rank #52 TE
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