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85 Antonio Gates TE

Los Angeles Chargers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
9%3%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
162833311.9219

Player Updates

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Antonio Gates: Could potentially re-up with Bolts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates could still return for his 17th season with the Chargers, according to head coach Anthony Lynn, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

The Chargers head coach seemed emphatic about the veteran's potential return, saying it was "absolutely" possible, but then later downplayed the possible interest, suggesting the organization was in "wait-and-see" mode. In any matter, if Gates were to return he likely would play a minimal role considering Hunter Henry (torn ACL) is expected to be fully healthy for the start of training camp, and the ever reliable Virgil Green is still in the fold.

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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Discussing return for 17th season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates' representation is expected to meet with general manager Tom Telesco at some point during the NFL Scouting Combine to discuss the veteran tight end's possible return for a 17th season, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Gates seemed to indicate following the 2018 divisional-round loss to the Patriots he was interested in returning to the Chargers. However, with Hunter Henry expected to be fully healthy following a preseason torn ACL and Virgil Green still in the mix, it's unclear how many snaps would even be available if the soon-to-be 39-year-old returned for another season.

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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Not yet calling it quits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates indicated after Sunday's divisional-round loss to the Patriots that he's open to returning for the 2019 season, Sam Fortier of the Athletic reports.

After coming out of retirement this past offseason to help the Chargers replace an injured Hunter Henry, many assumed Sunday's playoff game would be Gates' final time lacing up the cleats. However, it seems the 38-year-old has a desire to play another season. The question entering the offseason will now be whether Los Angeles feels he can still be a worthwhile contributor. The team is set to have both Henry and Virgil Green under contract in 2019.

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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Catches TD in likely swan song
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates caught five of eight targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-28 Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

Gates and quarterback Philip Rivers combined for one last hurrah in the final minute, connecting on an eight-yard touchdown with 59 seconds remaining. The 38-year-old tight end came out of retirement to play one more campaign after Hunter Henry tore his ACL in the offseason, but this was almost certainly the last game of Gates' illustrious career. He chipped in 28 catches for 333 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season, bringing his career totals to 11,841 yards and 116 touchdowns on 955 catches. Expect to see Gates' name at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day.

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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Critical factor on third downs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates caught all four of his targets for 35 yards in the 23-17 wild-card win over the Ravens on Sunday.

Gates was far and away Rivers main target on critical third-downs, utilizing the veteran tight end's knack for route running to move the chains on multiple occasions. The fact Gates surpassed his 2017 receiving numbers despite playing in 134 fewer offensive snaps should be an indication of his role in the Chargers' current offense, but it seems unlikely the rest of the team's skill position players will be held in check in a similar way to that of the wild-card contest.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18KC21690
29/16/18BUF0000
39/23/18LAR345270
49/30/18SF227221
510/7/18OAK219160
610/14/18CLE1550
710/21/18TEN21170
911/4/18SEA0000
1011/11/18OAK118180
1111/18/18DEN580271
1211/25/18ARI118180
1312/2/18PIT0000
1412/9/18CIN219100
1512/13/18KC454220
1612/22/18BAL321110
1712/30/18DEN0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2003San Diego Chargers15112438916.24827119
2004San Diego Chargers15158196411.9721314155
2005San Diego Chargers151589110112.4381016062
2006San Diego Chargers16167192413.057914149
2007San Diego Chargers16167598413.149915154
2008San Diego Chargers16166070411.73488039
2009San Diego Chargers161679115714.656818161
2010San Diego Chargers10105078215.6481015142
2011San Diego Chargers13136477812.23878045
2012San Diego Chargers15154953811.03475030
2013San Diego Chargers16157787211.356411149
2014San Diego Chargers16146982111.9341212044
2015San Diego Chargers1145663011.34055133
2016San Diego Chargers1495354810.32775034
2017Los Angeles Chargers1643031610.52733016
2018Los Angeles Chargers1612833311.92725019
TOTAL2361909551184112.4721161618651
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2003San Diego Chargers1555.000000.0000
2004San Diego Chargers1511.000000.0000
2005San Diego Chargers1544.000000.0000
2006San Diego Chargers1611.000000.0000
2007San Diego Chargers1622.000000.0000
2008San Diego Chargers1611.000000.0000
2009San Diego Chargers1611.000000.0000
2010San Diego Chargers1000.000000.0000
2011San Diego Chargers1333.000000.0000
2012San Diego Chargers1522.000000.0000
2013San Diego Chargers1622.000000.0000
2014San Diego Chargers1600.000000.0000
2015San Diego Chargers1100.000000.0000
2016San Diego Chargers1411.000000.0000
2017Los Angeles Chargers1611.000000.0000
2018Los Angeles Chargers1600.000000.0000
TOTAL2362424.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2003San Diego Chargers1511000000
2004San Diego Chargers1500000000
2005San Diego Chargers1500000000
2006San Diego Chargers1600010410
2007San Diego Chargers1600000000
2008San Diego Chargers1611000000
2009San Diego Chargers1610000000
2010San Diego Chargers1000000000
2011San Diego Chargers1300000000
2012San Diego Chargers1500010010
2013San Diego Chargers1622000000
2014San Diego Chargers1610010010
2015San Diego Chargers1100000000
2016San Diego Chargers1411000000
2017Los Angeles Chargers1600000000
2018Los Angeles Chargers1611000000
TOTAL23686030430
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/255
Birthdate:
6/18/1980
Age:
38
Hometown:
Detroit, MI, USA
School:
Kent State
NFL Experience:
17
Awards: