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TE Antonio Gates - San Diego Chargers

6-4, 260Born: 6-18-1980College: Kent StateDrafted: ---

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Summary

Antonio Gates will be 36 this season, but he has yet to fade from fantasy relevance. Despite missing five games (four due to suspension, one due to injury) and playing through a sprained knee for most of the rest of the 2015 season, he finished as the 11th best fantasy tight end -- the twelfth season in a row that he has been a worthwhile fantasy starter in twelve-team leagues. There's no guarantee that that streak will continue, however. The Chargers drafted TE Hunter Henry early in the second round this offseason, and there's some speculation that Henry's superiority as a blocker may earn him more snaps than Gates as early as this season. Gates will assuredly be on the field on passing downs, however, and he is always a threat around the goal line. Consider him a borderline fantasy TE1-TE2 heading into the season. (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 11, 6, 7, 8, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 25
TE Redraft PPR - 11, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 16, 19, 25
TE Dynasty - 31, 27, 27, 30, 42

Stats and Projections

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2013 SD 16 77 872 4
2014 SD 16 69 821 12
2015 SD 11 56 630 5
2016 PROJ-Dodds 13 52 * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 14 52 * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 60 * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 58 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 125
TE: 13
Overall-PPR: 120
TE-PPR: 13

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2016 Schedule

1@ Kansas City Chiefs
2vs Jacksonville Jaguars
3@ Indianapolis Colts
4vs New Orleans Saints
5@ Oakland Raiders
6vs Denver Broncos
7@ Atlanta Falcons
8@ Denver Broncos
9vs Tennessee Titans
10vs Miami Dolphins
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ Houston Texans
13vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14@ Carolina Panthers
15vs Oakland Raiders
16@ Cleveland Browns
17vs Kansas City Chiefs