Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
moments 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)
3 weeks 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)
1 month 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)
1 month 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.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
1 month ago

Gates caught two of his five targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-27 win over the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Gates corralled his first touchdown of the season late in the first quarter, gathering in a five-yard red zone pass to put the Chargers up seven points in the opening frame. Other than the touchdown, however, the ageless veteran put together another typically mundane performance, ripping off a 22-yard catch-and-run for his only other play of the game. Virgil Green's grasp of the starting spot was as firm as ever Sunday, as the former Broncos tight end participated in 74 percent of the team's offensive snaps compared to just 34 percent for Gates. Unless that ratio drastically changes, neither tight end will make for a particularly consistent fantasy producer.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
2 months ago

Gates caught three of five targets for 45 yards Sunday in the Chargers' 35-23 loss to the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Gates' reception, target and yardage totals were all season bests in what amounted to an impressive showing for the 38-year-old, who had been listed as questionable on the Chargers' injury report heading into the weekend with an illness. The 1-year veteran offered more clarity into the matter after Sunday's contest, revealing that he had been battling bouts of dizziness and light-headedness throughout the past week and had been diagnosed with vertigo. Gates could receive more frequent rest in practice during subsequent weeks with the hope of avoiding a recurrence of the vertigo symptoms, but it doesn't sound like he expects the issue to impact his availability for game days. More concerning for Gates' outlook is the fact that he's not garnering a larger share of playing time at tight end, as he drew fewer offensive snaps than blocking stalwart Virgil Green for the third consecutive contest. Gates played only 22 of a possible 52 offensive snaps (42 percent) in Week 3, while Green handled 33 snaps (63 percent).

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
2 months ago

Gates (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Gates, who didn't re-sign with the Chargers until Sept. 2, could potentially recapture his previous red-zone chemistry with QB Philip Rivers down the road, but until that happens, he'll remain a speculative fantasy play.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
2 months ago

Gates (illness), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The ailment caused Gates to miss two practices this week, with the tight end only returning to the field in a limited capacity. Gates has apparently made enough progress in his recovery over the last couple of days for the Chargers to feel optimistic about his availability, but the 38-year-old may only be slated for a limited role behind Virgil Green. After logging 33 offensive snaps in the season-opening loss to the Chiefs, Gates only played 11 snaps in the Week 2 triumph over the Bills.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
2 months ago

Gates (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

After missing practice both Wednesday and Thursday, Gates logged a limited practice Friday, which suggests he has a good shot to give it a go Sunday. The veteran tight end was on the field for just 11 snaps in Week 2 and has been targeted just three times in two games to date. We suppose that Gates who didn't re-sign with the Chargers until Sept. 2, could conceivably recaptures his previous red-zone chemistry with quarterback Philip Rivers, but until he does, he'll remain a fantasy roll of the dice.

Antonio Gates
TE LAC (8)
2 months ago

Gates (illness) did not practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

We'll revisit Gates' status Friday, but as long as he's able to practice in any capacity he should be able to suit up Sunday against the Rams. With just two targets through the Chargers' first two games, however, Gates is a speculative fantasy play until he recaptures his previous red-zone chemistry with quarterback Philip Rivers.