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Tight End, San Diego Chargers

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College: Kent State
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 260 DOB: 1980-06-18 Age: 36
TE Rank Tier ADP-12
#4 2 4.09

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2003 SD 15 11 - 24 389 16.2 2 50.9 3.4
2004 SD 15 15 114 81 964 11.9 13 174.4 11.6
2005 SD 15 15 140 89 1,101 12.4 10 170.1 11.3
2006 SD 16 16 120 71 924 13.0 9 146.4 9.2
2007 SD 16 15 117 75 984 13.1 9 152.4 9.5
2008 SD 16 16 92 60 704 11.7 8 118.4 7.4
2009 SD 16 16 114 79 1,157 14.6 8 163.7 10.2
2010 SD 10 10 65 50 782 15.6 10 138.2 13.8
2011 SD 13 12 88 64 778 12.2 7 119.8 9.2
2012 SD 15 0 80 49 538 11.0 7 95.8 6.4
2012 (Projected) SD       69 885 12.8 8 136.5  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Despite missing three full games and most of another game, Gates still managed to finish 2011 as the 7th ranked fantasy tight end and 4th in average FPts/G with 11.7. While Gatesí fantasy prospects may be dimming somewhat due to his inability to stay healthy, he remains a hugely productive player when healthy. Safeties and linebackers struggle to get around Gatesí large frame, as evidenced by his completion percentage of 74.5% over the past two seasons. That ability also makes him a red zone demon with 74 touchdown receptions in 117 games over the last eight seasons. At 32 years of age, his skill set remains strong although he has lost some of his speed. With nine full games lost to injury over the past two seasons, the issue is clearly whether Gates will remain healthy and how many games he will play. Even if you forecast in a couple of missed games, Gates remains a top five fantasy tight end who could be the third player taken at his position.
Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Antonio Gates
TE2TE2 Hunter Henry
TE3TE3 Sean McGrath
TE4TE4 Jeff Cumberland
TE5TE5 Asante Cleveland
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Travis Benjamin absent from practice Thursday     -- Thu Nov 10 2:15 pm --

Knee injury
Chargers WRs Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin been on same practice schedule in recent weeks. Not this week. TW practicing today. TB isn't. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: In all likelihood Benjamin will sit again this week leaving Tyrell Williams, Antonio Gates and Dontrelle Inman to soak up targets from Philip Rivers. Miami's defense represents a positive matchup for Williams he's on the WR1/WR2 radar for Week 10.
Injury Tight End Hunter Henry ruled out     -- Fri Nov 4 3:00 pm --

Knee injury
Credit rookie Hunter Henry for playing through a knee injury last Sunday in Denver. It is serious enough to sideline him now. The Chargers tight end missed his third straight practice Friday and will not play Sunday. (San Diego Union Tribune)

FF Today's Take: With Henry out and Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin nicked up, Antonio Gates could be used a bit more this week against the Titans. He'll be a sneaky DFS play with a better than average chance at a touchdown.
Injury Host of Chargers miss practice Thursday     -- Thu Nov 3 2:30 pm --

WR Tyrell Williams, WR Travis Benjamin, TE Hunter Henry all sit
Chargers not practicing in early session include TE Henry, LB Perryman, LB Brown, CB Mager, WR Benjamin, WR Tyrell Williams. (Tom Krasovic on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The Chargers are in a good spot, facing a middling Titans pass defense but we'll have to wait until Friday to get a better handle on who will suit up. For now, it appears Travis Benjamin is the most likely to sit. Antonio Gates would have increased value if Hunter Henry sits.
Injury Antonio Gates expected to play, could be limited     -- Sun Oct 9 9:00 am --

Hamstring injury
Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is expected to return today, barring a setback. But his snaps may be on the limited side, Iím told. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Sounds like Gates will be active against the Raiders. His return cuts into the value of Hunter Henry. Expect to see Gates on third downs and inside the redzone.
Injury Gates may give it a go Sunday     -- Fri Oct 7 5:10 pm --

Chargers TE a gametime decision
Chances are Antonio Gates (hamstring) gives it a go Sunday, but we'll see what he can do. Hunter Henry to stay busy. May lead TEs in snaps. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Gates hasn't played since Week 2 and will likely be limited if he does suit up. His presence will limit the upside of Hunter Henry making both TE2's.
Hunter Henry trending upward     -- Thu Sep 22 5:45 pm --

HC: "I think he can do it all"
Mike McCoy: Hunter Henry "had another great one-handed grab in practice today." Has impressed as blocker, but "I think Hunter can do it all." (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: And yet, the rookie has one catch for 20 yards on two targets despite playing 69 offensive snaps through two weeks. Henry may become a popular streamer selection if Antonio Gates is ruled out or limited in any way against the Colts, but he is a longshot to realize much fantasy value in Week 3 as he'll still have to fight Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, Melvin Gordon and possibly even Dexter McCluster for targets.
Injury Keenan Allen out for season     -- Mon Sep 12 6:10 pm --

Suffered torn ACL, minor cartilage damage in Week 1 loss
Chargers coach Mike McCoy confirmed that receiver Keenan Allen suffered an ACL tear in his right knee and is done for the year after the team received results from an MRI on Monday. The Chargers will place Allen on injured reserve, and use his vacant roster spot to activate rookie defensive end Joey Bosa from the exempt list. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Allen also suffered some minor cartilage damage in addition to the ACL tear. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Less than one year after suffering a lacerated kidney, Allen is getting hit with another major injury. While Antonio Gates and Danny Woodhead should be locked into their respective TE1 and high-end RB2 designations in PPR leagues with the likely bump in volume they are about to receive, San Diego will also expand Travis Benjamin's role. The Chargers also love Tyrell Williams, and he could be the one that ends up replacing Allen as a starter. Williams is worth a speculative add in all leagues.

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