Gates was targeted just twice in the game, hauling in both passes for 23 yards. He has 70 receptions for 799 yards on the season heading into Week 16 against the Raiders.
Denver had allowed touchdowns in three consecutive games before Week 14, but the streak was snapped by the Titans on Sunday. However, the Titans were starting Visanthe Shiancoe, who was an emergency replacement for a concussed Delanie Walker. Since Week 8, the Broncos have allowed 75 or more yards in a game to a team's tight ends four times.
Gates' situation is complicated by the presence of Ladarius Green. While Green was held without a reception in Week 14, he had scored two touchdowns in his previous two games. His drop-off in stats may have been spurred on by a combination of Eddie Royal returning and a game that was not very close. Green, in short, didn't seem to have an effect on Gates' production.
Gates is a consistent source of single-digit Fantasy points from the tight end position. His upside -- he has two 100-yard games this season, four games with eight or more targets in his last six, and three touchdowns -- is what makes Gates an attractive option. It's probably best to figure he'll get 50 yards and then hope for more. He can be started as a low-end TE in most formats.
Gates got off to a fast start as he caught passes for 4, 8, 15 and 23 yards in the first half. With the game in hand, Gates was not asked to much in the second half, as he was held without a grab in the final two quarters. He caught four of the six passes thrown his way for 50 yards in a 37-14 victory.
Gates has not had more than 52 receiving yards over his last four games. He'll look to stay productive in Week 15 against the Broncos in Denver.
|2003||San Diego Chargers||15||11||24||389||16.2||48||2||7||1||19|
|2004||San Diego Chargers||15||15||81||964||11.9||72||13||14||1||55|
|2005||San Diego Chargers||15||15||89||1101||12.4||38||10||16||0||62|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||16||16||71||924||13.0||57||9||14||1||49|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||16||16||75||984||13.1||49||9||15||1||54|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||16||60||704||11.7||34||8||8||0||39|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||16||79||1157||14.6||56||8||18||1||61|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||10||10||50||782||15.6||48||10||15||1||42|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||13||13||64||778||12.2||38||7||8||0||45|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||15||15||49||538||11.0||34||7||5||0||30|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||14||14||70||799||11.4||56||3||11||1||44|
|2003||San Diego Chargers||15||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2004||San Diego Chargers||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2005||San Diego Chargers||15||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||13||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||14||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2003||San Diego Chargers||15||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2004||San Diego Chargers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2005||San Diego Chargers||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||1||0||4||1||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||15||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||14||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|