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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gates had three receptions on five targets for 30 yards and did not score on Sunday against the Jaguars.

The wide receivers lead the way in this game as both Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal went over 100 yards receiving. Since a huge Week 2 performance against the Seahawks, Gates has been relatively quiet, but the Chargers figure to throw the ball more than they run at least until Ryan Mathews gets healthy, so Gates remains a solid option week to week.

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Gates (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

As is Ladarius Green, with Gates a Week 4 bounce-back candidate, given the issues the Jags have had containing tight ends to start the season.

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Gates (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Chargers' official site reports.

Gates' Week 4 status appears secure, which is more than can be said of fellow TE Ladarius Green, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jags (who have had trouble containing tight ends thus far) after not practicing Friday.

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Gates caught the only pass thrown his way for eight yards Sunday against the Bills.

A week after catching all seven of his targets for 96 yards and three touchdowns against the Seahawks, Gates had one of the worst outings of his career. Quarterback Philip Rivers targeted five other receivers more, including tight end Ladarius Green, who caught four passes on six targets for 64 yards. Gates will look to turn it around in a promising Week 4 matchup against the Jaguars.

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Gates (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game at Buffalo.

Gates will probably be handled with care each week in practice even though he is about as healthy as he has been at any point over the past several years. He is good to go for this game.

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Gates (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills, the Chargers' official site reports.

Gates returned to a full practice Friday and is thus on track to suit up Sunday, on the heels of a three-TD effort in Week 2.