Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
3 weeks ago

Gates caught his only target for 18 yards in the 45-10 win over Cardinals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Antonio Gates and third-string tight end Sean Culkin caught their lone receptions, as the tight ends as a whole were hardly featured in a game that quickly became a blowout. The ageless veteran has struggled to get involved for much of the season, but he'll look to have a greater impact in what figures to be an offensive shootout against the Steelers next week.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
4 weeks ago

Gates (knee) caught five of seven targets for 80 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-22 loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Gates finished second on the team in targets as he set season highs in catches and yardage. He topped his day off with a six-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter for his second score of the season. Gates had topped 27 receiving yards just once this season, so this outstanding performance came out of nowhere for the veteran, who dealt with a knee injury of late. He'll look to follow it up next Sunday against the Cardinals.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
4 weeks ago

Gates (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Gates is a low-volume option in the Los Angeles offense these days and with just one touchdown in nine games to date, the 38-year-old tight end is largely off the fantasy radar.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
4 weeks ago

Gates (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Gates has been a low-volume option in the Chargers offense of late and has logged just one TD in nine games, so he's off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of formats. If he ends up being ruled out Sunday, fellow tight end Virgil Green would see a modest uptick in his Week 11 prospects.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
1 month ago

Gates (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

There wasn't any indication that Gates was hurting coming out of Sunday's 20-6 win over the Raiders, but his back-to-back absences from practice so far in Week 11 suggest otherwise. The Chargers will likely need to see Gates put in some on-field work Friday before signing off on his availability for this weekend's showdown with Denver.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
1 month ago

Gates (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Gates still has a couple of days to return to practice in advance of Sunday's game against the Broncos, but given that he's been a low-volume option in the Chargers offense of late -- and with just one TD (in Week 4) -- the veteran tight end is off the fantasy radar in most cases.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
1 month ago

Gates caught one of his two targets for 18 yards in the 20-6 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end has rarely been needed in the past two weeks as the Chargers have maintained a comfortable margin throughout both games. That might not be the case next week as the Chargers face off against their bitter division rival, the Broncos, next week.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
2 months ago

Gates secured two of his three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's nail-biting 20-19 win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

At this point, any notion of the veteran tight end returning to his former fantasy glory has to be cast aside, as Gates has seen over 16 percent of the target share just twice this season. He remains a fantastic option to move the chains when called upon, but the lack of targets and snaps (13 to Virgil Green's 32 on Sunday) would suggest Gates is not a rosterable fantasy asset at this stage of his career.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
2 months ago

Gates caught just one of his two targets during the 38-14 win over the Browns on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Neither Gates or Virgil Green had to do much in this one, as the Chargers easily jumped out to a massive first half lead. The veteran tight end has caught more than two passes just once through the first six weeks of the season and remains a very low-end fantasy option, at best.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
2 months ago

Gates caught both of his targets for 19 yards in the 26-10 win Sunday over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Gates was used minimally during the game as the Chargers held a comfortable lead throughout. The veteran tight end has played over 30 snaps just once through five weeks, and remains a longshot in terms of a fantasy option.