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85 Antonio Gates TE
Height/Weight: 6-4/255 | Birthdate: 6/18/1980 | Birthplace: Detroit, MI, USA | Team: San Diego | College: Kent State | NFL Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 100/81 | Average Draft Position: 122.96
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Chargers' Antonio Gates catches 70th touchdown from Rivers


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) While Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was able to reach the end zone, it was not enough to defeat the Broncos Sunday.

Gates was able to hook up with quarterback Philip Rivers for their 70th touchdown reception, but the Chargers lost 22-10. The 70th touchdown pass between the pair came on a 5-yard pass in third quarter. It was the first time Gates was able to reach the end zone since Oct. 23 against the Broncos.

The Chargers next play Saturday at Kansas City.


Malcom Floyd leads quiet Chargers receiving night vs. Patriots


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd caught three of his six targets for a team-high 54 yards and one touchdown in his team's 23-14 loss to the Patriots in Week 14.

Floyd made an excellent play on a slightly overthrown ball after beating his man early in the second quarter, hauling in a 15-yard touchdown to put the Chargers ahead for the first time Sunday. They would maintain that lead until the fourth quarter, where they surrendered 10 points and took the loss.

Running back Donald Brown and tight end Antonio Gates shared the team lead in receptions, with both players hauling in five passes. Brown gained 49 yards on six targets while Gates managed just 34 yards on eight targets. Eddie Royal caught just two of his five targets for 30 yards, while nominal No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen was held to three yards on two receptions.

The Chargers will certainly be looking for a better effort by the passing game in the team's Week 15 matchup with the Broncos.


Antonio Gates shows signs of improvement


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates broke out of his slump in Week 13, with his best performance in four weeks in a 34-33 win over the Ravens.

Gates, who had been targeted just 10 times in the team's previous three games, had eight passes thrown his way Saturday. He hauled in seven of those passes for 83 yards, his best yardage total since Week 2 and second best of the season.

Gates has continued to defy aging, but production has come with more fits and starts this season than in the past. The Chargers spread the ball around too much for Gates to put up huge numbers on a weekly basis, but he is still involved enough to be worth a look most weeks, given how weak the tight end spot is for most Fantasy owners. 


Chargers TE Antonio Gates gets back on track Week 13


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, who was held to two grabs his last time out, bounced back with a productive performance in Sunday's 34-33 victory over the Ravens.

Gates came down with a 23-yard reception in the second quarter for his longest gain of the day. He registered three receptions of 15-plus yards. Gates was targeted eight times and finished with seven catches for 83 yards. He has 47 catches for 574 yards and nine touchdowns on the season.

San Diego will host New England in Week 14.


Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates missing each other


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2014) 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
(11/23/2014) 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
(11/16/2014) 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
(11/2/2014) 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
(10/24/2014) 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 catches touchdown in Chargers' Week 7 loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught three of his four targets for a team-high 67 yards and scored a touchdown in his team's 23-20 loss to the Chiefs in Week 7.

Gates was in the right place at the right time on the score, catching a deflection in the end zone on a 27-yard play in the second quarter to give his team a halftime lead. He's managed to score four times in the last three games, and though he wasn't targeted much Sunday, he posted his highest yardage total since Week 2. Gates has racked up 27 catches for 363 yards and seven touchdowns. The Chargers will head to Denver for a Thursday night battle in Week 8.


Chargers TE Antonio Gates scores TD No. 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates only had three grabs, but made one of them count for six in a Week 6 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.

Gates came down with a 1-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. He caught a 10-yard pass from Philip Rivers on the opening drive of the game and 16-yard reception in the fourth quarter. He was targeted eight times and finished with three catches for 27 yards in a 31-28 victory. He has 302 receiving yards and six touchdowns through six games.

Gates will look to bounce back in Week 7 at home against Kansas City.


Antonio Gates likely to remain boom or bust


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2014) Recently recovered from a hamstring injury and notoriously brittle at age 34, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates played only 54 percent of the team's snaps in a blowout win Week 5 against the Jets despite scoring two early touchdowns.

The limited work was just the latest shift for the veteran tight end, who played 94 percent of the team's snaps in Week 4 after playing 64 percent in Week 3, 50 percent in Week 2 and 85 percent in Week 1.

His two biggest performances were also the two games when he played the least (he scored three touchdowns against the Seahawks in Week 2), which only adds to the mystery. Who is Antonio Gates, how much does he play, and how likely is quarterback Philip Rivers to find him in the red zone?

Frankly, after the way the last few years have gone, any way the Chargers can keep Gates on the field should be a-OK with Fantasy owners. Fewer reps some weeks is a worthy tradeoff for an opportunity at multi-score games. It may make Gates frustrating to predict, but the highs are high enough to stick with him through the lows.


Chargers' Antonio Gates hauls in two scores Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates hauled in two scores Week 5 against the Jets.

Gates only had four catches, but made the most of the outing. He gained 60 yards, and found the end zone twice. In the first quarter, Gates caught an 8 yard score from Philip Rivers. A few drives later, he struck again, this time pulling in a 12 yard touchdown. Gates would catch a 12 yard pass late in the third quarter, but that was it. 

Gates will take on the Raiders Week 6. 


Antonio Gates, Malcom Floyd underwhelm Week 4


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Chargers receivers Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd had average games Week 4 against the Jaguars.

Floyd did haul in a touchdown, but only gained 39 yards on three catches. Most of his yardage came on his 24 yard touchdown grab at the beginning of the third quarter. 

Gates also caught three passes, but gained 30 yards. Both players were outshadowed by Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal, both of who had over 100 yards receiving on the day.

Gates and Floyd will look for more Week 5 against the Jets. 


Antonio Gates the only tight end labeled probable for Week 4


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/26/2014) The Chargers have three tight ends on the injury report leading to their Week 4 showdown against Jacksonville. Antonio Gates, who is dealing with a hamstring issue, seems to be the only healthy one of the bunch, having practiced in full all three days. He was officially listed as probable for Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ladarius Green, who was a limited participant in Thursday's session despite nursing a hamstring issue, missed Friday's practice. He is listed as questionable and could end up being a game time decision. David Johnson has not been able to practice this week because of a shoulder injury. He is listed as questionable for Sunday.


Antonio Gates nearly silent in victory


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates took a backseat in the offense Sunday, in a 22-10 win over the Bills in Week 4.

Gates, who put together a massive three-touchdown performance a week ago, was targeted just once in the passing game Sunday. He hauled in that pass for an 8-yard gain, his only contribution to the win.

Despite Sunday's subpar outing, Gates has still be a big-time producer through three weeks. He heads into Week 4 against the Jaguars with 14 receptions on 18 targets for 185 yards and three touchdowns. 


Hamstring a non-issue for Antonio Gates


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is officially active for Week 3 against the Bills Sunday, as expected, as he continues to play through a lingering hamstring injury. 

Chargers issue injury report with seven probables


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Chargers have issued an extensive injury report for their Sunday game in Buffalo. Ruled out are running back Ryan Mathews (knee) and linebacker Melvin Ingram (hamstring).

Listed as questionable are safety Jahleel Addae (hamstring), wide receiver Keenan Allen (groin) and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring).

The probables are cornerbacks Chris Davis (ankle) and Brandon Flowers (groin), linebacker Dwight Freeney (non-injury related), tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring), defensive end Corey Liuget (ankle) and offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (back) and Johnnie Troutman (back).


Antonio Gates dominates Seahawks


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates turned in a dominant performance Week 2 against the Seahawks. 

Gates caught seven passes for 96 yards and three scores. He caught every ball Philip Rivers threw his way. Gates was a big time weapon in the red zone. Two of his touchdowns came on third down. With the Chargers 8 yards away both times, Rivers found Gates for two scores. The third strike came on a 21 yard grab. He was a constant first down machine, picking up a first down or touchdown on all but one of his seven catches.

Gates will take on the Bills Week 3. 


Chargers studs good to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Chargers studs are good to go Week 2 against the Seahawks.

Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates are active. They were both probable coming into the game. D.J. Fluker, Melvin Ingram, Sean Lissemore and Corey Liuget are also active for the contest.


Antonio Gates practices in full, ready to go in Week 2


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was able to practice without limitation Friday, a good sign for his availability in Week 2 against the Seahawks Sunday. Gates had been limited prior to Friday in practice, but is now officially probable for Sunday's game. 

Antonio Gates held out of practice Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, according to U-T San Diego. He was limited Wednesday as the team prepares for Week 2 against Seattle.

Antonio Gates limited Wednesday due to hamstring injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was limited in practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury. The Chargers host the Seahawks Week 2.

Antonio Gates played twice as much as Ladarius Green


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates played 54 snaps in Monday's loss at Arizona, compared to 26 snaps for promising backup Ladarius Green, per Pro Football Focus. Gates ran 37 pass routes while Green ran just 10. Green was used as a blocker on 16 of his 26 snaps.

Gates caught six passes on 10 targets for 81 yards. Green hauled in both his targets for 24 yards.


Antonio Gates goes for 81 receiving yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Tight end Antonio Gates paced the Chargers with six catches on 10 targets for 81 yards in Monday's 18-17 loss at Arizona. But he had two drops, including a brutal flub late in the second quarter that cost his team at least 15 yards.

Gates came into the game questionable with a hamstring injury. He moved well, though not exactly fast, and reprised his role as Philip Rivers' security blanket. Gates faces a tough Week 2 matchup against the Seahawks.