Antonio Gates TE SD 5 Days

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 12 Days

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 19 Days

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 1 Month

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 2 Months

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 2 Months4 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 2 Months

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.

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Gates had three receptions on eight targets for 27 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's 31-28 win at Oakland.

Gates was shown a lot of attention by the Raiders, and took a couple of big hits throughout the game, but his one-yard touchdown late in the third quarter helped out his fantasy owners. Through six weekss, he's has had three big games and three quiet performances, so he's showing some inconsistency. Still, he's playing in one of the most prolific offenses in the league, and has Phillip Rivers, who is playing better than ever. He'll look to extend his touchdown streak next week, facing Kansas City at home.

Antonio Gates TE SD 2 Months

Gates had four catches on six targets for 60 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 31-0 win against the Jets.

Gates scored the first two touchdowns for San Diego, as they jumped all over the Jets. After scoring three times in Week 2, Gates had been unproductive in the last couple of games, before busting out again Sunday. Next week, he'll face the Raiders, a team that he's performed well against in the past, with 90 receptions for 1,214 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 22 career games.