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Los Angeles Chargers

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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Catches just one pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates caught his lone pass for 16 yards in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Raiders.

Sunday's performance was the biggest in-season drop-off in terms of targets and yardage for Gates, as the veteran has seen a steady decline in production since catching his record-breaking touchdown pass in Week 2. While Hunter Henry's rise up the depth chart isn't much of a shocker -- five catches for 90 yards Sunday -- it was a bit surprising to see Sean McGrath see 25 snaps compared to Gates' 37, perhaps highlighting the Chargers' emphasis on giving new blood a chance to shine.

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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Records pair of catches Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates secured two of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 27-22 win over the Giants.

The venerable tight end continues to play a modest role in the offense, as he's seen no more than five targets in any one game. Gates' receiving yardage Sunday was actually his second-highest total this season, a testament to the reduced involvement he's had thus far in his age-37 campaign. With the much younger Hunter Henry trending upward in the last two weeks, Gates' fantasy relevance appears to be growing slimmer by the week. He'll look to up his production against the Raiders in Week 6.

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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Catches three passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates caught three of his five targets for 18 yards in the 26-24 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Gates acted as the main checkdown threat for quarterback Philip Rivers on the afternoon, finding small holes in the defense while the Chargers attempted to mount yet another comeback. Yet again, Gates shared similar snap numbers with Hunter Henry, as the veteran tight end amassed 36 compared to his younger counterpart's 35. It's a maddeningly consistent figure for fantasy owners who are waiting for either tight end to pull ahead from the other. However, with a matchup next week against a Giants defense that has perpetually struggled to defend the tight end in recent years, both Gates and Henry could be viable options in every format.

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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Catches two passes in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates snagged two of his five targets for 30 yards in the 24-10 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

If there is a positive, it's that Gates did better than his younger teammate, as the explosive second-year player Hunter Henry was held without a single catch for the second time in three weeks. Still it hasn't exactly been a breakout year for Gates, which is probably to be expected given he's playing in his 15th professional season. While Gates will continue to be a reliable checkdown for quarterback Philip Rivers, he's unlikely to put together enough fantasy production to be a safe option most weeks.

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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Breaks touchdown mark by TE
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates caught two of his four targets for 11 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Dolphins.

The touchdown was Gates' 112th of his career, surpassing Tony Gonzalez for the most TDs by a tight end in NFL history. However, that was about the only good news for the 37-year-old, as he saw younger counterpart Hunter Henry get the majority of the targets en route to a seven catch, 80-yard performance. Given Gates' advanced age, it wouldn't be a shock if Henry continues to see more playing time as the season drags on, making the veteran TE a risky play in most formats.

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2012 15154953811.03475030
2013 16157787211.356411149
2014 16146982111.9341212044
2015 1145663011.34055133
2016 1495354810.32775034
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