Not every high-profile player listed as questionable this weekend is a lock to play. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, officially questionable with a foot injury, will not play against the Chiefs.
Gates did not practice on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
The "questionable" designation literally means that the player’s availability is a 50-50 proposition. For Gates, it’s currently more like zero.
Gates missed six games last season due to injury. Before that, he had played four full seasons without missing a single game. Through the first seven years of his career, Gates played in all but three games.
If this story is accurate, it would be highly prudent to get Gates out of your lineup.