|Week 13 (@BAL) - Average||3.0||26.5||1.0||0||0||0||8|
|Week 13 (@BAL) - Dave Richard||3||28||1||0||0||0||8|
|Week 13 (@BAL) - Jamey Eisenberg||3||25||1||0||0||0||8|
|2014 Season - Average||65.5||732.5||5.0||0||0||0||94|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||69||768||5||0||0||0||99|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||62||697||5||0||0||0||90|
|Current Player Ranking: 13|
|Red Zone Stats|
|11/28/2014||Shane Vereen, RB NE||Antonio Gates, TE SD|
|11/28/2014||Joe Flacco, QB BAL|
Antonio Gates, TE SD
|Jonas Gray, RB NE|
Tom Brady, QB NE
|11/28/2014||Sammy Watkins, WR BUF|
Jerick McKinnon, RB MIN
Josh McCown, QB TB
Antonio Gates, TE SD
|Drew Brees, QB NO|
DeSean Jackson, WR WAS
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Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates missing each other
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(11/24/14) For the first eight weeks of the season, Philip Rivers looked like a must-start Fantasy quarterback, even putting together a stretch of seven straight games with multiple touchdown passes. Tight end Antonio Gates was on the receiving end of nine of them.
But in four weeks since then, nothing has gone right for them. Though he got his yardage back up to a respectable level, Rivers had his third straight game with no more than one touchdown pass Week 12 against St. Louis, most likely confining him to the bench in standard 12-team leagues for at least another week. And Gates probably belongs there with him.
As critical as Gates was to Rivers' success in the early going, perhaps it's no surprise he's struggling now. He was targeted only twice in Week 12, catching both balls for 14 yards, and is averaging 2.7 catches for 24.7 yards during Rivers' three-game drought. And of course, he has no touchdowns.
It's not exactly a chicken-and-egg scenario. Whether or not health is a factor, as has been rumored, Rivers' struggles have most likely led to Gates' and not the other way around. But because their fates are so closely tied, you'll need to see Rivers get back on track before you can fully trust Gates again. Tight end being a much shallower position, though, Gates isn't the clear sit Rivers is.
Chargers get offensive contributions
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(11/23/14) The Chargers got a slew of offensive contributions in their 27-24 win over the Rams on Sunday. Among them, running back Branden Oliver carried six times for 17 yards and caught all four of his targets for 23 yards. Running back Donald Brown caught two passes for 20 yards and had a 7-yard rush.
Tight end Antonio Gates caught both his targets for 14 yards, while tight end Ladarius Green hauled in two of three targets for 34 yards. Wideout Malcom Floyd secured four of five targets for 30 yards.
Wideout Seyi Ajirotutu made an 8-yard grab. They'll all visit the Ravens in Week 13.
Chargers' Antonio Gates, Eddie Royal quiet in Week 11 win
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(11/16/14) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught all three of his targets for 32 yards and wide receiver Eddie Royal caught two of his three targets for 27 yards in the Chargers' 13-6 win over the Raiders in Week 11.
The Chargers didn't do a whole lot in the air but managed to maintain a lead on a day where the defense stepped up. Gates has managed just six catches for 60 yards and no touchdowns in his last two games after scoring six times in his previous four weeks. Royal has delivered six catches for 76 yards and no scores in his last three games. The Chargers will look for a second straight win at home in Week 12 against the Rams.
Chargers TE Antonio Gates held in check Week 9
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/2/14) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was held out of the end zone in a disappointing Week 9 performance against Miami.
Gates caught an 8-yard pass from Philip Rivers on the opening drive and didn't come down with another grab until the 1:52 mark in the second quarter. He caught a 10-yard pass from backup Kellen Clemens late in the third quarter for his final grab of the night. He was targeted five times and finished with three catches for 28 yards in a 37-0 defeat.
Gates has 35 catches for 445 yards and nine scores this season. His next touchdown will make him the first tight end in NFL history with four 10-touchdown seasons.
The Chargers will head into a bye week before facing the Raiders in Week 10.
Chargers TE Antonio Gates comes up big Thursday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/24/14) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates came up big Thursday night against the Broncos.
The Chargers offense wasn't all that impressive early, but Gates still managed to make some plays. He only had 3 yards in the first quarter, but got going in the second. On the team's second drive of the quarter, Gates drew a defensive pass interference penalty and picked up 37 yards on two catches. He really started to come on during the second half. On Gates' first reception of the third quarter, he managed a 4 yard touchdown. On the next drive, Gates hauled in a 10 yard score from Philip Rivers. He finished with five receptions for 54 yards and two scores.
Gates will take on the Dolphins Week 9.
|Antonio Gates appears to be at the end of his line as a starting Fantasy tight end. He had a down year in 2013 with 77 catches for 872 yards and four touchdowns, which was his lowest total since his rookie season in 2003. At 34, his best days are behind him, and the Chargers will likely increase the playing time for Ladarius Green, which should further cut into Gates' production. Now, if Gates can get back to scoring at least seven touchdowns, which he did from 2004-12, with his catches and yards from last season then he would regain some value in most Fantasy leagues. But after watching him play last year, and seeing the upside with Green, it's hard to count on Gates as a must-start option. At best, plan on drafting Gates with a late-round pick in the majority of leagues, but he's best suited to be a bye-week or injury replacement. If Gates starts off the season playing well then add him off waivers, and we hope he can prove us wrong and return as a No. 1 option in all leagues.
(Updated 6/4/14) |