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TE Antonio Gates - Los Angeles Chargers

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

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Summary

The Chargers stalwart will be 37 years-old when the season begins, but it still may not be wise to completely write off his fantasy potential as a low-end starter. 2016 was Gates' 11th year with at least 7 touchdowns and he actually out-produced rookie Hunter Henry down the stretch. The Chargers used two-tight end sets to give Henry premium opportunities and the rookie took advantage. This year, Henry will need to improve his blocking if he wants to take over for Gates long-term. Most believe the changing of the guard from Gates to Henry will be this year, which will make Gates a late-round option with top-12 potential at the position despite the fact that he's old and splitting time. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 21, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 22, 22, 23, 24, 24, 25, 29, 30
TE Redraft PPR - 21, 17, 17, 18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 24, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30
TE Dynasty - 39, 34, 37, 41, 43, 45, 45

Stats and Projections

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2014 SD 16 69 821 12
2015 SD 11 56 630 5
2016 SD 14 53 548 7
2017 PROJ-Dodds 14 42 * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 15 44 * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 42 * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 41 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 190
TE: 25
Overall-PPR: 204
TE-PPR: 26

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2017 Schedule

1@ Denver Broncos
2vs Miami Dolphins
3vs Kansas City Chiefs
4vs Philadelphia Eagles
5@ New York Giants
6@ Oakland Raiders
7vs Denver Broncos
8@ New England Patriots
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Jacksonville Jaguars
11vs Buffalo Bills
12@ Dallas Cowboys
13vs Cleveland Browns
14vs Washington Redskins
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16@ New York Jets
17vs Oakland Raiders