Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
15 hours ago

Gates did not record a catch in the 54-24 win over the Bills on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

While Gates was targeted twice throughout the game, the veteran tight end was rarely needed thanks largely to a stellar performance from the team's defense. With Hunter Henry receiving a major share of the tight end snaps, Gates should not be considered a fantasy asset at this stage in his career.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
1 week ago

Gates caught one of his two targets for three yards in the 20-17 overtime loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Gates has seen his playing time fall completely to the wayside, with No. 3 tight end Sean McGrath seeing nearly as much reps as the ageless veteran Sunday. As a result, Gates should only be rostered in the deepest of fantasy leagues.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
3 weeks ago

Gates (knee) caught two passes for 25 yards during Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Hampered by a knee ailment earlier this week, Gates still managed to snag two passes, the same total he caught in the previous two weeks combined. He also received a target during a two-point conversation attempt, but failed to haul in the errant pass. Still, after catching his record-breaking 112th touchdown of his career in Week 2, the veteran tight end has gradually ceded the majority of the offensive snaps to Hunter Henry, who has performed admirably thanks to the increased usage. The 37-year-old is no longer a relevant fantasy asset so long as Henry remains healthy.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
4 weeks ago

Gates (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game in New England.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to Friday's full session, Gates was limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday due to an unspecified knee injury. While his health doesn't appear to be in question for Week 8, he'll continue to play second fiddle to second-year tight end Hunter Henry, who has received 23 targets to Gates' 10 over the last four contests.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
4 weeks ago

Gates was limited at Wednesday's practice with a knee injury.

EDGE Analysis

Gates has thus far avoided nagging injuries for the first time in years, benefiting in at least one way from his reduced role in the Chargers offense. He's coming off back-to-back games with just one target and one catch, after averaging 2.2 catches on 4.0 targets over the first four weeks of the season. Regardless of his health, Gates figures to take a backseat to Hunter Henry during Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
1 month ago

Gates corralled his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 21-0 win over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Gates' time as a fantasy asset may finally have been put to rest, as the veteran tight end has ceded major playing time to Hunter Henry in the last three weeks. While Gates could still put together some positive performances this season, particularly if Henry were to miss any time, it's clear he has become second fiddle on the Chargers' depth chart.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
1 month ago

Gates caught his lone target for 16 yards in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday's performance was the biggest in-season drop-off in terms of targets and yardage for Gates, as the veteran has seen a steady decline in production since catching his record-breaking touchdown pass in Week 2. While Hunter Henry's rise up the depth chart isn't much of a shocker (five catches, 90 yards on Sunday), it was a bit surprising to see Sean McGrath see 25 snaps compared to Gates' 37, perhaps highlighting the Chargers' emphasis on giving new blood a chance to shine.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
1 month ago

Gates secured two of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 27-22 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The venerable tight end continues to play a modest role in the offense, as he's seen no more than five targets in any one game. Gates' receiving yardage Sunday was actually his second highest this season, a testament to the reduced involvement he's had thus far in his age-37 campaign. With the much younger Hunter Henry trending upward in the last two weeks, Gates' fantasy relevance appears to be growing slimmer by the week. He'll look to up his production against the Raiders in Week 6.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
2 months ago

Gates caught three of his five targets for 18 yards in the 26-24 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Gates acted as the main checkdown threat for quarterback Philip Rivers on the afternoon, finding small holes in the defense while the Chargers attempted to mount yet another comeback. Yet again, Gates shared similar snap numbers with Hunter Henry, as the veteran tight end amassed 36 compared to his younger counterparts 35. It's a maddeningly consistent figure for fantasy owners who are waiting for either tight end to pull ahead from the other. However, with a matchup next week against a Giants defense that has perpetually struggled to defend the tight end in recent years, both Gates and Henry could be viable options in every format.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (9)
2 months ago

Gates snagged two of his five targets for 30 yards in the 24-10 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

If there is a positive, it's that Gates did better than his younger teammate, as the explosive second-year player Hunter Henry was held without a single catch for the second time in three weeks. Still it hasn't exactly been a breakout year for Gates, which is probably to be expected given he's playing in his 15th professional season. While Gates will continue to be a reliable checkdown for quarterback Philip Rivers, he's unlikely to put together enough fantasy production to be a safe option most weeks.