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Antonio Gates

San Diego Chargers
Tight End

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 255

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Chargers | Antonio Gates talks suspension

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:15:06 -0700

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates spoke publicly Thursday, July 30, the first time since being suspended for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Gates said he was shocked to learn the news and that he didn't know how the substance entered his body. Gates said he tested positive for a substance that produced elevated testosterone levels. "As you get older, you have to find a way to take care of yourself in terms of recovery," Gates said. "Unfortunately, certain things that you take in light of trying to do the right thing, in trying to make sure that when you're done playing that you can walk, talk and enjoy your family, is just not NFL approved."

Fantasy Tip: Gates is eligible to return in Week 5 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and should resume his points-producing ways for fantasy owners. He is a TE2 selection in traditional drafts but may be best reserved for daily action at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Eric D. Williams

Chargers | Antonio Gates suspension update

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:26:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance- enhancing drugs. It was previously reported that Gates had been suspended for substance abuse.

Fantasy Tip: If you still want to draft Gates, you should draft Ladarius Green as a handcuff later on. Gates should be regarded more as a low-end TE2 now, while Green could be in TE2 status through the first four weeks of the season.

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Chargers | Antonio Gates suspended four games

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:05:53 -0700

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Fantasy Tip: Gates' fantasy value will take a hit with this suspension, and he will drop in the rankings. Gates should still be an option for owners in fantasy drafts, but they should also select a solid No. 2 tight end to fill in for Gates while he is out. Ladarius Green likely will start for the Chargers while Gates is out and could be a short-term fantasy option.

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Chargers | Antonio Gates wants workload lightened

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:09:47 -0700

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates said he doesn't want to play as many snaps in 2015 as he did last year. "With injuries and whatnot, I played a little bit more than they expected me to play last season," Gates said. "I was playing the whole game. How I feel next year, it depends on how much volume they have me doing. I'd like to come in on third-and-7s, red zones, those situations. That's what my contribution is at anyway."

Fantasy Tip: Gates was a pleasant surprise with 12 touchdowns in 2014, which was the second-most of his eventual Hall of Fame career. It sounds like this is the year he takes a step back that people were expecting last year. Ladarius Green's time to shine could be upon us, but Philip Rivers is very reliant on Gates. View Gates as a mid-to-low TE1, with Green closing in on him as a high TE2.

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Chargers | Antonio Gates, Darrell Stuckey could head to Pro Bowl

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:06:07 -0800

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates and S Darrell Stuckey have outside chances to be added to the 2015 Pro Bowl roster.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Kevin Acee

Chargers | Antonio Gates still going strong

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:46:55 -0800

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates put up a very strong year in 2014 despite being written off as being too old just several seasons earlier. "I don't even understand," offensive coordinator Frank Reich said last month. "I don't understand how there's no physical drop-off in his game. None. I mean, I never saw him when he was 25, but what he does off the line of scrimmage, how crafty he is and the physical skill to execute how smoothly he runs -- maybe he slowed down, but I just don't see it. I don't see any dent in the armor." Gates' contract runs through next season, and he plans to honor it. Gates passed Lance Alworth for the most receiving yards in franchise history this year, and he also became just the fourth tight end in history to move past 10,000 career receiving yards.

Fantasy Tip: After what Gates did this year, it's hard to imagine that he won't be drafted in fantasy leagues as a legitimate TE1, considering how volatile the position became in 2014.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | Antonio Gates breaks record

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:45:02 -0700

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates became the franchise's all-time leader in receiving yards, passing WR Lance Alworth, at 9,585 yards Thursday, Oct. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Gates has been sensational at age 34. His two TDs in Week 8 tied him with Julius Thomas for the league lead with nine. The Chargers travel to Miami in Week 9 before their Week 10 bye. Check Gates' price tag on FantasyScore and look to add him to your lineup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Kevin Acee

Chargers | Jets won't ignore Antonio Gates

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:14:25 -0700

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates torched the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 when they underestimated him, and New York Jets LB David Harris said they won't make that same mistake. "He is a guy that, you have to somebody underneath, and over the top, at all times," Harris said. Gates had three total touchdowns on seven catches and 96 yards against Seattle.

Fantasy Tip: Since Gates' big Week 2 performance, he's had just four catches for 38 yards in the last two weeks. The Jets have been friendly to tight ends this year, though, so even if they game plan for Gates, he could pay off at FantasyScore for a price of $5,800 (11.6% of cap).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Tom Krasovic

Chargers | Antonio Gates will dress

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:53:18 -0700

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 4 game.

Fantasy Tip: Gates should have a solid role in the passing game this week. Owners can consider using Gates on FantasyScore at $6,500 if they have not decided on a tight end yet.

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Chargers | Ladarius Green's role expanding?

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:00:07 -0700

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green (hamstring) has been targeted seven times this season, and five of those targets came in Week 3. Meanwhile, TE Antonio Gates saw just one target in Week 3 after being targeted a combined 17 times in the team's first two games.

Fantasy Tip: After Gates lit up the Seahawks for three scores in Week 2, the Bills responded by paying extra attention to the veteran in Week 3. If opposing defenses continue to focus on Gates, Green could continue to be the main beneficiary. A hamstring injury could force Green to miss San Diego's Week 4 matchup against Jacksonville, but when healthy, he could provide more production than Gates for a cheaper price at FantasyScore.

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