Antonio Gates, TE

  • 6'4"
  • 255
  • 39
  • 17 years
  • Kent St.
  • n/a
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2003 LAC 11 42 42 24 389 16.2 2 0 0 0 1 389 2 0 1 2
2004 LAC 15 122 122 81 964 11.9 13 0 0 0 0 964 13 0 10 8
2005 LAC 15 140 140 89 1101 12.4 10 0 0 0 0 1101 10 0 11 8
2006 LAC 16 120 120 71 924 13.0 9 0 0 0 0 924 9 0 11 8
2007 LAC 16 117 117 75 984 13.1 9 0 0 0 0 984 9 0 11 7
2008 LAC 16 92 92 60 704 11.7 8 0 0 0 1 704 8 0 7 7
2009 LAC 16 114 114 79 1157 14.6 8 0 0 0 0 1157 8 0 11 6
2010 LAC 10 65 65 50 782 15.6 10 0 0 0 0 782 10 0 8 8
2011 LAC 13 88 88 64 778 12.2 7 0 0 0 0 778 7 0 9 6
2012 LAC 15 80 80 49 538 11.0 7 0 0 0 0 538 7 0 3 6
2013 LAC 16 113 113 77 872 11.3 4 0 0 0 2 872 4 0 8 4
2014 LAC 16 98 98 69 821 11.9 12 0 0 0 0 821 12 0 9 7
2015 LAC 11 85 85 56 630 11.3 5 0 0 0 0 630 5 0 8 3
2016 LAC 14 93 93 53 548 10.3 7 0 0 0 1 548 7 0 5 7
2017 LAC 16 52 52 30 316 10.5 3 0 0 0 0 316 3 0 1 3
  Avg 15 92 92 60 740 12.4 7 0 0 0 0 740 7 0 7 6

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 LAC 16 45 45 28 333 11.9 2 0 0 0 1 333 2 0 2 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 1/18/2019 4:06pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates may only come back as the team's third tight end behind starter Hunter Henry and blocker Virgil Green, but general manager Tom Telesco indicated in the recent interview that he believes he will welcome back Gates for another season.

    Huddle Up: Gates was barely relevant in fantasy in 2018 even with Henry missing the entire regular season, so it's hard to imagine he will be able to top the 28 catches and 333 receiving yards he posted. Turning 39 in June, Gates no longer needs to be considered by fantasy owners - outside of DFS players occasionally trying to be contrarian with their lineups and/or punting the position.

  • Posted: 1/13/2019 2:12pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates registered five receptions for 41 yards with a touchdown on eight targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Gates might have been playing in his final game in the NFL, and if so he ended on a positive note with a touchdown. If the future Hall of Famer returns for the 2019 season he isn't someone to draft for fantasy leaguers.

  • Posted: 1/6/2019 2:22pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught four passes for 35 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Gates has received a decent amount of targets over the last month but could lose some playing time if Hunter Henry rejoins the lineup. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options and can avoid Gates next week.

  • Posted: 12/22/2018 10:43pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught three of his five targets for 21 yards in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Gates pretty much did what was expected in this one, but his fourth-quarter fumble during a potential game-winning drive led to the Ravens' game-clinching score, as Tavon Young ran it back 62 yards for a touchdown. The 38-year-old clearly has very little left, but he could be on the DFS radar in Week 17 versus the Denver Broncos' wretched defense against tight ends.

  • Posted: 11/30/2018 1:47pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Gates had a good game a few weeks back but has been held to under 50 yards in all but one game this season. Owners likely will be able to find better options for their lineups and can avoid Gates.

  • Posted: 11/29/2018 3:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (non-injury) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Gates' status for Week 13 has not been in doubt, as he simply received an off day on Wednesday before returning to practice Thursday. With Sunday night's matchup likely to feature a healthy number of points, desperate owners can potentially get by with the future Hall-of-Famer as their TE1 this week.

  • Posted: 11/28/2018 4:12pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

    Huddle Up: Gates was held to only one catch for 18 yards last week after having his best game of the season. He could be a possible low-end No. 1 tight end in some deeper leagues, but owners in most leagues should be able to find better options.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 7:58pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught his only target for 18 yards in a 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: After an 80-yard effort in Week 11, Gates returned to his typical line in this one. He is a shot-in-the-dark, touchdown-dependent fantasy option.

  • Posted: 11/23/2018 3:29pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Gates finished the game last week with 80 yards and one touchdown after not being a big fantasy option for the first half of the season. He is a risky fantasy option for owners but could be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in some deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 11/22/2018 6:26pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 22, after being given a day to rest.

    Huddle Up: Gates is coming off his best game of the season in terms of yardage, but he remains a touchdown-dependent gamble for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 11/21/2018 4:10pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

    Huddle Up: Gates is coming off one of his best games in a while when he finished with 80 yards and one touchdown. He is still not a weekly starting option but could be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end this week because of the matchup.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 8:19pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught five of his seven targets for a season-high 80 yards and a touchdown in a 23-22 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Prior to Sunday's game, Gates had topped 20 receiving yards just twice all year and not since Week 4. This performance will almost certainly be the exception and not the rule, so consider Gates a desperation, touchdown-dependent option moving forward.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 11:10pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates turned five targets into two catches for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 versus the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: Before owners make a mad rush to pick up Gates, San Francisco basically let Gates have an entire half of the end zone to himself on his 5-yard score. He did get open on a corner route late in the first quarter for a 22-yard gain, however. Gates is going to be very touchdown-dependent moving forward, but many owners will likely need to consider him during bye weeks considering the state of the position in fantasy. All things being equal, he is a middling TE2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 5:41am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (illness) is expected to play in Week 3's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Gates was listed as questionable on the injury report but was only able to participate in one limited practice session during the week. Owners should be able to find better fantasy options.

  • Posted: 9/21/2018 1:48pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Gates probably has a decent chance to play in Week 3, but owners will know more about his status closer to game time. He has only been targeted three times in two games and should not be a fantasy option for owners.

  • Posted: 9/6/2018 8:10am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates has not ruled out playing in the team's season opener Sunday, Sept. 9. 'I've always been optimistic about playing in a game, whether I was injured or not here -- it didn't matter,' Gates said after practicing for the first time this season Wednesday, Sept. 5. 'So, I think I'm well aware of the preparation that needs to be put in throughout the week to go play a game at the highest level possible. With that being said ... it just depends on how I feel leading up to Sunday.'

    Huddle Up: While the 38-year-old tight end has some back-end TE1 sleeper potential for the season, it's a definite risk to count on him being active or contributing much in Week 1 while he's obviously still rounding into game shape.

  • Posted: 9/4/2018 9:24am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates will practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, according to head coach Anthony Lynn, giving the team the opportunity to gauge Gates' conditioning and game readiness. 'I don't want to put him in a position where he goes out and hurts himself, and then it sets us back four or five weeks,' Lynn said.

    Huddle Up: Gates is a prospective deep-league roster addition for those fantasy GMs who decided to wait on tight end, but even those owners need to have another option plugged in for Week 1.

  • Posted: 7/21/2018 7:55am ET

    The Los Angeles Chargers have continued to express interest in re-signing free-agent TE Antonio Gates, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

    Huddle Up: The 38-year-old Gates has slowed down in recent years but is familiar with the club's offense and would make a better fantasy option than the healthy tight ends currently on the Chargers' roster. He should be viewed as a TE2 in most leagues.

  • Posted: 6/13/2018 7:50pm ET

    Free-agent TE Antonio Gates (Chargers) has recently been contacted by the Los Angeles Chargers, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

    Huddle Up: Gates probably is one of several tight ends the Chargers are considering at this point, but Gates would play right away if he re-signs with the Chargers. He has not been a great fantasy option over the last few seasons and would only be a No. 2 fantasy tight end if he returns to Los Angeles.

  • Posted: 5/30/2018 8:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he would be in favor of free-agent TE Antonio Gates (Chargers) re-signing with the Chargers this offseason. Rivers said he talked with Gates last week.

    Huddle Up: Gates was not expected to return to the Chargers, but he is now an option for the team because of Hunter Henry's injury. Gates probably would have a decent role in the passing game but would only be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in most leagues.

  • Posted: 5/26/2018 9:18am ET

    Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Antonio Gates (Chargers) is a player the Los Angeles Chargers have discussed re-signing this offseason because of TE Hunter Henry's (knee) injury.

    Huddle Up: Gates knows the offense and is probably the most likely candidate to be signed by the Chargers this offseason. He has slowed down over the last several seasons but would have a solid role in the offense if he rejoins the Chargers. He could be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 5/22/2018 11:43pm ET

    The Los Angeles Chargers are likely to consider re-signing free-agent TE Antonio Gates, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gates had previously been told he would not be brought back, but TE Hunter Henry (knee) suffered what's believed to be a season-ending knee injury Tuesday, May 22.

    Huddle Up: Gates, who is currently unsigned, has spent all 15 of his seasons with the Chargers, so he knows the offense and has the trust of Philip Rivers. If Gates is brought back and looks poised to be the primary pass catcher at the tight end position he could have some TE2 value and maybe even a little upside.

  • Posted: 4/27/2018 8:27pm ET

    Free-agent TE Antonio Gates (Chargers) said Friday, April 27, that he wants to continue playing, even though the Los Angeles Chargers informed him in the offseason that they do not intend to sign him.

    Huddle Up: It would be weird seeing Gates wearing another uniform, but if he plays in 2018 that's exactly what you'll see. It's possible he could get a sniff from the Dallas Cowboys, as Jason Witten retired and they had their pocket picked by the Philadelphia Eagles for Dallas Goedert in Round 2 of the draft. Stay tuned.

  • Posted: 4/27/2018 2:06pm ET

    Free-agent TE Antonio Gates (Chargers) wants to continue his playing career but has been told that the Los Angeles Chargers do not plan to re-sign him, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Chargers will be going with Hunter Henry as their starting tight end, and he will continue to be a solid contributor in the passing game. He should be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 fantasy tight end. Gates probably will be able to find a one-year deal with a team but will not be a strong fantasy option.

  • Posted: 4/24/2018 5:24am ET

    Free-agent TE Antonio Gates (Chargers) hasn't had any recent contact with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to general manager Tom Telesco. The chances are slim that he re-signs with the team.

    Huddle Up: Gates is about to turn 38 and doesn't have much sizzle left on the fantasy burner. Perhaps he could be a TE2 in the right spot.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 KC 3 2 16 0
2 @BUF 1 0 0 0
3 @LAR 5 3 45 0
4 SF 4 2 27 1
5 OAK 2 2 19 0
6 @CLE 2 1 5 0
7 TEN 3 2 11 0
9 @SEA 0 0 0 0
10 @OAK 2 1 18 0
11 DEN 7 5 80 1
12 ARI 1 1 18 0
13 @PIT 1 0 0 0
14 CIN 2 2 19 0
15 @KC 5 4 54 0
16 BAL 5 3 21 0
17 @DEN 2 0 0 0
P1 @BAL 4 4 35 0
P2 @NE 8 5 41 1

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @DEN 3 2 17 0
2 MIA 4 2 11 1
3 KC 5 2 30 0
4 PHI 5 3 18 0
5 @NYG 3 2 23 0
6 @OAK 1 1 16 0
7 DEN 1 1 4 0
8 @NE 2 2 25 0
10 @JAC 2 1 3 0
11 BUF 2 0 0 0
12 @DAL 2 0 0 0
13 CLE 4 3 32 0
14 WAS 1 0 0 0
15 @KC 3 1 10 1
16 @NYJ 8 6 81 1
17 OAK 6 4 46 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @KC 4 3 20 0
2 JAC 5 3 15 1
5 @OAK 5 4 30 1
6 DEN 6 2 16 0
7 @ATL 10 5 38 0
8 @DEN 9 4 33 1
9 TEN 9 5 75 1
10 MIA 9 4 63 1
12 @HOU 0 0 0 0
13 TB 4 4 37 0
14 @CAR 9 5 61 0
15 OAK 2 1 11 0
16 @CLE 13 8 94 1
17 KC 8 5 55 1

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
5 PIT 11 9 92 2
6 @GB 16 9 95 0
8 @BAL 5 4 56 0
9 CHI 11 6 69 0
11 KC 3 1 6 0
12 @JAC 6 4 53 2
13 DEN 9 6 50 0
14 @KC 8 6 76 0
15 MIA 9 6 88 0
16 @OAK 2 2 11 0
17 @DEN 5 3 34 1

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @ARI 10 6 81 0
2 SEA 7 7 96 3
3 @BUF 1 1 8 0
4 JAC 5 3 30 0
5 NYJ 6 4 60 2
6 @OAK 8 3 27 1
7 KC 5 3 61 1
8 @DEN 8 5 54 2
9 @MIA 5 3 28 0
11 OAK 3 3 32 0
12 LAR 2 2 14 0
13 @BAL 8 7 83 0
14 NE 8 5 34 0
15 DEN 7 6 54 1
16 @SF 9 7 92 2
17 @KC 6 4 67 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 HOU 4 2 49 0
2 @PHI 10 8 124 0
3 @TEN 7 5 55 1
4 DAL 10 10 136 1
5 @OAK 10 7 74 0
6 IND 8 4 28 0
7 @JAC 6 6 31 0
9 @WAS 10 6 53 0
10 DEN 8 4 62 0
11 @MIA 6 4 52 1
12 @KC 8 3 21 0
13 CIN 9 5 41 0
14 NYG 6 4 50 0
15 @DEN 3 2 23 0
16 OAK 3 3 42 0
17 KC 5 4 31 1
P1 @CIN 1 1 5 0
P2 @DEN 4 2 10 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @OAK 8 4 43 0
3 ATL 7 3 22 0
4 @KC 3 3 59 0
5 @NO 7 3 19 0
6 DEN 10 6 81 2
8 @CLE 4 2 14 0
9 KC 3 3 43 1
10 @TB 5 4 57 1
11 @DEN 4 2 17 0
12 BAL 2 2 13 0
13 CIN 8 6 49 0
14 @PIT 8 3 31 0
15 CAR 6 4 31 1
16 @NYJ 3 2 44 1
17 OAK 2 2 15 1

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 MIN 13 8 74 0
2 @NE 1 0 0 0
7 @NYJ 7 5 54 1
8 @KC 7 4 73 0
9 GB 11 8 96 1
10 OAK 6 5 54 0
11 @CHI 4 4 63 1
12 DEN 10 6 49 1
13 @JAC 7 6 70 0
14 BUF 9 7 68 2
15 BAL 2 2 31 0
16 @DET 6 4 40 0
17 @OAK 5 5 106 1

2010 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @KC 6 5 76 1
2 JAC 7 5 57 2
3 @SEA 13 7 109 1
4 ARI 7 7 144 2
5 @OAK 7 5 92 1
6 @LAR 3 2 12 0
7 NE 5 4 50 1
8 TEN 7 5 123 1
12 @IND 4 4 46 0
13 OAK 6 6 73 1

2009 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @OAK 9 5 83 0
2 BAL 7 5 78 0
3 MIA 7 5 64 0
4 @PIT 12 9 124 2
6 DEN 9 5 70 0
7 @KC 6 5 55 0
8 OAK 6 3 49 0
9 @NYG 8 5 67 0
10 PHI 8 7 78 0
11 @DEN 4 3 41 0
12 KC 7 7 118 2
13 @CLE 9 8 167 0
14 @DAL 5 4 44 1
15 CIN 8 4 33 1
16 @TEN 5 3 74 1
17 WAS 4 1 12 1
P2 NYJ 11 8 93 0

2008 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 CAR 6 4 61 1
2 @DEN 6 4 61 0
3 NYJ 4 2 25 1
4 @OAK 7 5 58 1
5 @MIA 4 1 12 0
6 NE 5 4 35 1
7 @BUF 7 4 55 0
8 @NO 7 6 96 1
10 KC 10 8 66 1
11 @PIT 5 2 10 0
12 IND 4 3 28 0
13 ATL 7 3 27 0
14 OAK 2 0 0 0
15 @KC 10 7 78 0
16 @TB 5 4 43 2
17 DEN 3 3 49 0
P1 IND 9 8 87 0
P2 @PIT 6 5 59 0

2007 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 CHI 12 9 107 1
2 @NE 8 7 77 1
3 @GB 13 11 113 0
4 KC 10 6 79 0
5 @DEN 7 7 113 1
6 OAK 4 3 58 0
8 HOU 3 3 92 2
9 @MIN 6 1 10 0
10 IND 7 3 26 0
11 @JAC 9 4 54 1
12 BAL 8 6 105 2
13 @KC 2 1 -1 0
14 @TEN 10 6 57 1
15 DET 4 1 8 0
16 DEN 3 1 24 0
17 @OAK 11 6 62 0
P1 TEN 2 2 15 0
P2 @IND 3 2 28 0
P3 @NE 6 2 17 0

2006 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @OAK 2 2 26 1
2 TEN 8 4 55 0
4 @BAL 8 4 41 0
5 PIT 7 3 55 1
6 @SF 7 5 78 1
7 @KC 15 9 63 1
8 LAR 8 5 66 0
9 CLE 5 2 22 0
10 @CIN 5 5 69 0
11 @DEN 6 5 48 0
12 OAK 12 6 81 1
13 @BUF 9 7 90 1
14 DEN 11 7 104 2
15 KC 5 1 7 0
16 @SEA 6 2 63 0
17 ARI 6 4 56 1
P2 NE 9 6 61 0

2005 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
2 @DEN 8 6 80 0
3 NYG 6 6 92 1
4 @NE 8 6 108 0
5 PIT 12 5 61 1
6 @OAK 5 2 17 0
7 @PHI 11 8 72 1
8 KC 16 10 145 3
9 @NYJ 10 8 132 0
11 BUF 6 5 77 1
12 @WAS 9 3 39 0
13 OAK 7 4 51 1
14 MIA 15 13 123 1
15 @IND 11 6 29 0
16 @KC 8 4 52 1
17 DEN 8 3 23 0

2004 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @HOU 8 8 123 0
2 NYJ 10 4 39 0
3 @DEN 5 4 30 0
4 TEN 9 7 57 1
5 JAX 12 8 93 2
6 @ATL 8 6 80 0
7 @CAR 8 7 61 0
8 OAK 7 5 63 2
9 NO 11 5 56 3
11 @OAK 10 8 101 1
12 @KC 12 7 92 2
13 DEN 7 3 31 0
14 TB 3 1 17 0
15 @NYG 2 1 72 1
16 @IND 10 7 49 1

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