Gates did not record a catch in the 54-24 win over the Bills on Sunday.
While Gates was targeted twice throughout the game, the veteran tight end was rarely needed thanks largely to a stellar performance from the team's defense. With Hunter Henry receiving a major share of the tight- end snaps, Gates should not be considered a fantasy asset at this stage in his career.
Gates caught one of his two targets for three yards in the 20-17 overtime loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.
Gates has seen his playing time fall completely to the wayside, with No. 3 tight end Sean McGrath seeing nearly as much reps as the ageless veteran Sunday. As a result, Gates should only be rostered in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Gates (knee) caught two passes for 25 yards during Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Patriots.
Hampered by a knee ailment earlier this week, Gates still managed to snag two passes, the same total he caught in the previous two weeks combined. He also received a target during a two-point conversation attempt, but failed to haul in the errant pass. Still, after catching his record-breaking 112th touchdown of his career in Week 2, the veteran tight end has gradually ceded the majority of the offensive snaps to Hunter Henry, who has performed admirably thanks to the increased usage. The 37-year-old is no longer a relevant fantasy asset so long as Henry remains healthy.
Gates (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game in New England.
Prior to Friday's full session, Gates was limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday due to an unspecified knee injury. While his health doesn't appear to be in question for Week 8, he'll continue to play second fiddle to second-year tight end Hunter Henry, who has received 23 targets to Gates' 10 over the last four contests.
Gates was limited at Wednesday's practice with a knee injury.
Gates has thus far avoided nagging injuries for the first time in years, benefiting in at least one way from his reduced role in the Chargers offense. He's coming off back-to-back games with just one target and one catch, after averaging 2.2 catches on 4.0 targets over the first four weeks of the season. Regardless of his health, Gates figures to take a backseat to Hunter Henry during Sunday's game against the Patriots.
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||10||2||16||147||9.2||16||1||0||0||7|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|