Antonio Gates TE SD 4 months ago

Gates has four receptions on six targets for 67 yards but did not score a touchdown on Sunday in San Diego's season ending defeat at Kansas City.

Gates did all of his damage in the second half of this game as the Chargers tried to once again make a big comeback, but they ultimately fell short. The veteran Gates had another great season, finishing with 69 receptions for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Bolts have Ladarius Green seemingly waiting in the wings at tight end, but it doesn't seem like Gates is ready to be sent out to pasture just yet. The 12 touchdowns were the second most of his illustrious career, and he once again stayed healthy for the entire year, playing in all 16 games for the second consecutive season.

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Gates was targeted nine times in Saturday's 38-35 overtime win in San Francisco, finishing with seven catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Gates was instrumental to the Chargers' massive second-half comeback, notching both of his scoring receptions after halftime. After breaking his scoring drought last week he now has three scores in his last two games and a total of 12 receiving touchdowns in 15 games this season. The old man still has a lot left in the tank and should again be a solid TE1 option in next Sunday's crucial showdown with the Chiefs.

Antonio Gates TE SD 4 months ago

Gates caught 6-of-7 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-10 loss to the Broncos.

Gates provided the lone offense for the Chargers, hooking up with Philip Rivers on a five-yard slant in the fourth quarter. The touchdown was Gates' first since he scored twice against Denver on Oct. 23. Rivers tried to go to Gates on a second touchdown in the final couple of minutes, but was picked off in the end zone. The veteran TE led San Diego in receptions and yardage Sunday, as Keenan Allen left the game and did not return with an ankle injury. Regardless of Allen's status next week at San Francisco, Gates should see his usual six-to-eight targets.

Antonio Gates TE SD 5 months ago

Gates caught 5-of-8 targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 23-14 loss to the Patriots.

With Keenan Allen blanketed by Darrelle Revis, Gates drew a team-high eight targets from Philip Rivers' 33 pass attempts. The veteran tight end was largely held in check, and he was fortunate to recover his own fumble on a play in the second quarter. Week 15 brings a home game against the strong Denver defense, but the matchup should lead to plenty of passing. Gates posted five receptions for 54 yards and two touchdowns against Denver in a 35-21 Week 8 loss.

Antonio Gates TE SD 5 months ago

Gates had seven catches on eight targets for 83 yards Sunday against the Ravens.

Gates' 83 yards were the most he's had since Week 2 against the Seahawks, but he's now gone four straight games without scoring a touchdown, which was preceded by a four-game run that saw him catch six touchdown passes over that span. He remains a very popular option in the passing game, though he's not always a high-yardage receiver, which makes him pretty dependent on touchdowns to make much of a fantasy impact. He'll look to get back in the end zone in Week 14 against the Patriots in San Diego, where he's scored six of his nine touchdowns this season.

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Gates had two catches on his only two targets for 14 yards without a score in Sunday's win against the Rams.

Gates was held in check by a Rams team that very nearly pulled off another upset. Keenan Allen did most of the damage for San Diego in this game, catching six passes on nine targets, but Gates is healthy and remains a solid option as the season goes on.

Antonio Gates TE SD 5 months ago

Gates had three receptions on three targets for 32 yards and did not score a touchdown in Sunday's win against the Raiders.

It was not a huge game for Gates, though he did have a pretty big catch late in the fourth quarter which moved the chains and helped the Chargers salt away a surprisingly close game as they tried to run out the clock. The San Diego offense is in a bit of a slump as they have not had a big game since Week 6. Gates will look to get it going next week against a Rams team that has been pretty stingy on defense.

Antonio Gates TE SD 6 months ago

Gates had three receptions on five targets for 28 yards and failed to score a touchdown in Sunday's loss at Miami.

This game snappped Gates' four-game touchdown streak as the Bolts were thoroughly dominated on both sides of the ball by the Dolphins. Overall, Gates is still having a productive season with 35 catches for 445 yards and nine touchdowns, but the Chargers are heading into their bye week in Week 10. After that, a favorable Week 11 matchup with the Raiders awaits Gates and the Chargers.

Antonio Gates TE SD 6 months ago4 Comments

Gates caught 5-of-8 targets for 54 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 35-21 loss to the Broncos.

Gates reached the end zone for a fourth consecutive game, with his eighth and ninth touchdowns of the season providing his third multi-TD performance of the year. Last year's total of just four scoring receptions was quite fluky, but what he's doing thus far in 2014 -- scoring more than a touchdown per game -- is perhaps even less likely to hold up. Outside of the touchdowns, Gates has produced similar numbers to last season's, albeit with fewer receptions and more yards per catch. He's undoubtedly a huge threat in the end zone, but will likely fall at least a few touchdowns short of his current pace for 18.

Antonio Gates TE SD 6 months ago

Gates caught three passes on five targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Gates was spectacular right before halftime, making back-to-back 27-yard catches, including his touchdown grab on a tipped pass in the end zone. Otherwise, he was quiet, but he still extended his touchdown streak to three straight games. In Week 8, he'll have his hands full with a strong Broncos' pass defense.