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2022 14 108 7.71 1 0.00
2021 20 249 12.45 1 0.00 301.8
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Blanked on stat sheet

    Bates was not targeted in Sunday's 20-20 tie against the Giants. Bates played 45 of the team's offensive snaps, but he failed to tally any stats. It was just the third time in 12 contests the second-year pro failed to see a target, and the sixth time he's gone without a reception. After a Week 14 bye, Bates will work to get on the stat sheet Week 15 in a rematch with the Giants.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Scores second NFL touchdown

    Bates caught three of four targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-13 win over Atlanta. Bates handled his usual role as Washington's in-line tight end, though it came with more snaps (58 percent) than usual in a run-heavy contest. Logan Thomas still ran most of the routes and got most of the snaps on passing downs, so Bates isn't a great bet to repeat the production Week 13 against the Giants.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Serves primarily as blocker Week 10

    Bates failed to draw a target during Monday's 32-21 win over the Eagles. Bates was on the field for 41 of Washington's 83 snaps on offense in the upset victory, with his 49 percent share representing his highest mark since Week 5. It's worth noting that Bates ran just eight routes on the night, as the Commanders implemented a run-heavy game plan that often featured Bates sharing the field with top tight end Logan Thomas. On the occasions the Commanders are looking to pass, Thomas is still expected to rank ahead of Bates as the team's preferred option at tight end.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Catches one pass

    Bates caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Vikings. Logan Thomas hasn't caught a pass in two games since returning from a calf injury, but he did play well over half the snaps in both contests, while Bates has clocked in somewhere in the 30s the past three weeks (39 percent share in Sunday's loss). Any hope for fantasy value depends on Thomas missing time, and even then the Commanders seem to prefer Cole Turner over Bates in passing situations. More than a target or two is unlikely Week 10 at the Eagles.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Targeted once

    Bates played 33 percent of offensive snaps and caught his lone target for a six-yard gain in a 17-16 win over Indianapolis on Sunday. Bates finished third among the Washington tight ends in snap share with Logan Thomas returning from a three-game absence. All three were bunched fairly close together, with Thomas at 56 percent and Armani Rogers at 36 percent. Bates is probably the least intersting from a fantasy standpoint, as he ran the fewest routes and spent most of his afternoon blocking. He's unlikely to see more than a target or two Week 9 against the Vikings.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Not targeted in win

    Bates wasn't targeted Sunday against the Packers, playing 23 snaps on offense (31 percent) in a 23-21 win. Armani Rogers led the TEs with a 51 percent snap share and three catches, while Cole Turner was targeted twice (both incomplete) before leaving with a concussion. Bates was listed as questionable after missing the previous game with a hamstring injury, and it's possible that contributed to his diminished role relative to previous games that Logan Thomas (calf) has missed. It's possible all three of Thomas, Bates and Turner show up on the Week 8 injury report ahead of a road game against the Colts.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Back against Packers

    Bates (hamstring) is active Week 7 against Green Bay. The Commanders were without both Bates and Logan Thomas (calf) last week against Chicago, and while Thomas remains inactive, Bates will be back in action. The last time Thomas was out and Bates was active -- Week 5 against Tennessee -- Bates led the position group with a 58.6 percent snap share, though he was targeted only three times in that contest.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Possible game-time call

    Bates (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Coach Ron Rivera told reporters Bates had a good day of practice Friday and has a chance to play heading into the weekend. With Logan Thomas (calf) out for a third straight game and Bates in danger of a second consecutive absence, rookie Cole Turner could have another shot at extended playing time, though Rivera also mentioned using FB Alex Armah more. Last week, Bates injured his hamstring in pregame warmups, which was too late for the Commanders to alter their plans for which players would be active/inactive. The tight end now looks like a game-time decision ahead of a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Sitting Thursday

    Bates (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, ESPN's John Keim reports. Bates missed Wednesday's practice as well, meaning his availability for Week 7 is in substantial question going into Friday's practice. He suffered the injury shortly before Washington's Thursday game in Week 6, so he's been out for one week at this point. If Bates can't play against Green Bay on Sunday then Washington might need to rely on Cole Turner and Armani Rogers again, though neither has the blocking ability that Bates normally provides.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Still bothered by hammy

    Bates (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. Bates hurt his hamstring during pregame warmups last Thursday, allowing rookie Cole Turner to play 93 percent of the snaps on offense in a win over Chicago. With both Bates and Logan Thomas (calf) missing practice to start the week, Turner could have another big opportunity this Sunday against the Packers while catching passes from Taylor Heinicke, who will step in under center for injured starting quarterback Carson Wentz (finger).
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Could start Thursday

    Bates could make another start Thursday against the Bears with fellow tight end Logan Thomas (calf) ruled out for a second straight game. Bates handled a three-down role a few times late last season when Thomas was out, but in the Week 5 loss to the Titans, the Commanders often subbed in Cole Turner for obvious passing situations. As a result, Bates was limited to playing 59 percent of snaps, though he reeled in his three targets for 39 yards. Meanwhile, Turner finished without a catch on three targets and 32 snaps (51 percent).
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Catches three passes in start

    Bates caught each of his three targets for 39 yards in Sunday's 21-17 loss to Tennessee. Bates filled in for Logan Thomas (calf) as the starter but played only 59 percent of snaps, slightly more than third-string TE Cole Turner, who logged 51 percent and finished without a catch on three targets. Turner got a lot of the playing time in obvious passing situations in his NFL debut, and he might get that chance again Week 6 against the Bears if Thomas isn't ready.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Racks up 19 receiving yards

    Bates secured four of six targets for 19 yards during the Commanders' 25-10 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday. Bates has struggled to get involved in Washington's passing game early in the 2022 campaign, but he drew a season-high six targets Week 4 and was tied with starting tight end Logan Thomas in terms of receiving yards. In spite of Bates' increased involvement Sunday, the 2021 fourth-rounder has been an unreliable fantasy option early this season.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Stuck behind Thomas

    Bates caught two of three targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 36-27 loss to the Lions, playing 32 percent of snaps on offense. Bates saw more snaps Week 1 (55 percent) but was targeted just once. He's unlikely to see many passes as the No. 2 tight end behind Logan Thomas, who played 62 and 73 percent of snaps the first two weeks (with 11 targets) after suffering an ACL tear in the middle of last season. With Thomas seemingly healthy, Bates figures to handle a minor role again Week 3 against the Eagles.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: No limitations in practice

    Bates (calf) was a full practice participant Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Bates missed most of the summer but now has a decent shot at the Week 1 start. Fellow tight end Logan Thomas (knee), who is working his way back from a torn ACL, was a limited participant Wednesday and said earlier this week that he hoped to be ready for the first or second game of the season. Even if Thomas suits up for the opener against Jacksonville, the 31-year-old isn't likely to jump right back into his three-down role of years past.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Expected back at practice

    Bates (calf) could return to practice this week, Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Head coach Ron Rivera said Saturday that he expects Bates back at practice in the coming days. The 31-year-old may even enter Week 1 as the starting tight end as Logan Thomas (knee) has yet to return to full participation at practice.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Won't play Saturday

    Bates (calf) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against Kansas City, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports. Bates is one of three tight ends ruled out for Washington, leaving Armani Rogers and Eli Wolf as the team's healthy options this Saturday.
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  • Commanders' John Bates: Bothered by calf

    Bates (calf) is on a side field at Monday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. The second-year tight end missed some time earlier in camp but then returned to action last week. He was held out of the Commanders' preseason opener, however, allowing Armani Rogers and Curtis Hodges to get the first-team work at tight end. Bates is the probable Week 1 starter in the likely event Logan Thomas (ACL) isn't ready, though none of the Washington tight ends looks especially appealing for fantasy purposes. Bates was a fourth-round pick last year, and while he did get involved in the short passing game, he wasn't much of a receiving threat in college and lacks the speed to be more than a short-area threat in the pros.
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  • Football Team's John Bates: Scores TD

    Bates caught two of three targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 56-14 loss at Dallas. Bates technically recovered his own fumble in the end zone, cutting the deficit to 42 points late in the fourth quarter. He played 75 percent of offensive snaps in the contest, while pass-catching specialist Ricky Seals-Jones took only 45 percent and finished with a loss of four yards on his lone reception.
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  • Football Team's John Bates: Washington-Eagles moved to Tuesday

    Bates and Washington will no longer play the Eagles on Sunday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within Washington's organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Football Team will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster.
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