Antonio Gates, TE

  • 6'4"
  • 255
  • 38
  • 16 years
  • Kent St.
  • n/a

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
  Avg 14 95 95 62 767 12.5 8 0 0 0 0 767 8 0 8 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
2017 LAC 16 52 52 30 316 10.5 3 0 0 0 0 316 3 0 1 3

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 3/1/2018 9:43am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent TE Antonio Gates' agents will meet with the Chargers this week at the NFL combine, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Telesco said he believes Gates, who will turn 38 years old this summer, can still play in the NFL.

    Huddle Up: The Chargers really don't have a need for Gates. He will be 38 years old when the season starts and they already have one of the best, young tight ends in the league in Hunter Henry. They could use him in two tight end sets and near the goal line, but from a fantasy perspective Gates is ostensibly washed up.

  • Posted: 1/4/2018 6:39pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates' future with the team is currently undecided, general manager Tom Telesco said Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Huddle Up: Gates took a backseat to Hunter Henry for much of this season, and if he ends up returning to the Chargers in 2018, he'll be a touchdown-dependent TE2.

  • Posted: 12/31/2017 7:26pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates will be a free agent after the season, but he said he still has 'the juice' and would like to play in 2018.

    Huddle Up: Gates closed the year with a couple of solid outings, but if he does play somewhere in 2018, he will be a touchdown-dependent TE2.

  • Posted: 12/29/2017 7:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (illness) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and he was removed from the Week 17 injury report.

    Huddle Up: Gates finished with six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in Week 16, and with Hunter Henry out for the year, Gates is a TE1 candidate again in the finale.

  • Posted: 12/28/2017 4:49pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Gates is a late addition to the injury report, since he was fine on Wednesday, but since it's only an illness, he should be out there on Sunday for the season finale. This also could very well be his final NFL game, as there are rumors of retirement for the 15-year veteran, so although he's one of the more volatile options at his position in fantasy, he's worth a roll of the dice, especially while he's hauled in a score in consecutive ballgames.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 2:23pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught six passes for 81 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Gates is back in the starting lineup because of Hunter Henry's injury and was very productive in the passing game. He has a chance to be a No. 1 fantasy tight end in deeper leagues next week against the Oakland Raiders.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 8:23pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates posted just one grab for four yards on his only target in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: Gates is clearly well behind Hunter Henry now and he is playing out the final days of his illustrious career. It's sad to see a former fantasy stud put out to pasture, but he is best left to the waiver wire in most formats these days.

  • Posted: 10/20/2017 9:32pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry has seen 15 targets over the last two games compared to four targets for TE Antonio Gates. Gates was targeted 17 times and Henry 10 times over the first four games.

    Huddle Up: Now that Gates has the touchdown record for tight ends, it looks like the Chargers are featuring Henry. He looks like a TE1 going forward.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 6:30pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates posted two receptions for 30 yards on five targets in the Week 3 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Gates didn't do much, but at least he wasn't blanked like Hunter Henry. The veteran Gates shouldn't be relied upon as a regular fantasy contributor at this point of his career, but it appears Henry isn't quite ready to take the torch just yet.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 6:14pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught two passes for 11 yards and a touchdown in a 19-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, setting the NFL record for most touchdown receptions by a tight end with 112.

    Huddle Up: Gates has just four catches for 28 yards in the first two games. He could continue to be a presence in red zone, but he doesn't see enough targets to make a consistent impact. He can be left on the waiver wire.

  • Posted: 7/11/2017 7:22pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TEs Antonio Gates (18) and Hunter Henry (16) ranked second and in a tie for third, respectively, in the league among tight ends in red zone targets. Both Gates and Henry were tied for second among all tight ends with seven targets inside the 10.

    Huddle Up: While owners should not look for a repeat of these high-target numbers from either player given how many quality options the Chargers have at receiver now, Philip Rivers has long enjoyed throwing to his tight ends. However, Henry is in danger of being over-drafted this summer given his likely unsustainable touchdown rate of 4.5 (eight scores on 36 catches). Owners should view him more as a high-upside TE2 who will miss out on some red zone production because of Gates.

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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