Antonio Gates Fantasy News

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:39pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:15pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin continues to stand out

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 12:57pm

ESPN 1500 - [Full Article]

Travis Benjamin has been one of the breakout performers through the first two weeks of training camp, making big plays on a regular basis.

And that continued in last weekend’s preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks. Benjamin got behind Seattle’s secondary and Kellen Clemens hit him in stride for a 74-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Related players: Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry

Fantasy Impact:

Benjamin is now fully healthy from a PCL knee sprain and says he has a better understanding of the offense which has given him more confidence. The hope for the Chargers is Benjamin's vertical threat opens up room for Allen, Gates and Henry.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert says his back 'feels great'

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 3:00pm

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

“I’m feeling good. I continue to get better. My back feels great,’ Bengals TE Tyler Eifert assured on Monday.

Eifert doesn’t know when he’ll be cleared to resume regular workouts or work in the May and June camps, but he says he’ll ready for training camp. He isn’t running full steam yet, but he’s been running enough that he feels he’s close to being in tip-top shape.

“I’ll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it’s go time,” Eifert said. “I’m close.”

“It will be nice to have somewhat of an offseason to get ready for the year,” Eifert said. “Instead of coming into camp straight off of injury.”

When Eifert is healthy, well, the numbers say it.

There is that .650 winning percentage and those .54 TDs per game. That’s what eight-time Pro Bowler Antonio Gates has in 204 games. No one is near Rob Gronkowksi’s .77 TDs per game, but consider that Jimmy Graham is at .56, Jordan Reed at .43, one-time Pro Bowl MVP Kyle Rudolph at .36, Greg Olsen at .34, Travis Kelce at .29, 10-time Pro Bowler Jason Witten at .28, and Delanie Walker at .19, and you’re looking at a guy that scores with the best of them.

Fantasy Impact:

In 21 games over the last two seasons, Eifert has averaged 3.9 catches for 48 yards and 0.86 TD per game (on 5.8 T/G). That equates to 13.8 PPG (PPR), which is what Travis Kelce averaged last season as fantasy’s #1 tight end. It will be tough for Eifert to maintain that touchdown rate, though he did manage 0.82 TD per game in the 17 games over the last two seasons that A.J. Green also played, which underlines Eifert’s red zone role in the passing game. If his touchdowns regress, he’ll be hard-pressed to make up the difference in receptions or yards, since his targets are low, relatively speaking.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 10. Henry should be able to return this week, and with Travis Benjamin out, the team may elect to run more two-TE sets with Henry and Antonio Gates.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) took full practice reps again Friday. Gates is good to go.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 10. The doubtful tag indicates that Benjamin won’t play this week. Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman get a bump, and the Chargers could elect to run more two-TE sets with Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry.

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:38pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Gates will be fine to face the Dolphins.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 9. Henry will miss Week 9. If he’s out, Antonio Gates will get a bump.

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:12pm

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Henry may miss Week 9. If he’s out, Antonio Gates will get a bump.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:39pm

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) did not practice Wednesday. If Henry is out, Antonio Gates is more appealing in Week 9.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates says he's not 100-percent

Monday, October 17, 2016, 8:49pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Though he played twice in five days, Antonio Gates acknowledged Monday he still feels a hamstring injury he sustained in Game 2.

“I’m not 100 percent,” said the eight-time Pro Bowler, “but it’s good enough for what I am trying to get done as a team.”

Gates, 36, said the injury suffered versus Jacksonville, in pursuit of an end-zone pass Sept. 18, was the first hamstring injury of his career.

Fantasy Impact:

With Gates in a reduced role, rookie Hunter Henry has produced several big plays, including a 59-yard reception at Oakland and a scheme-abetted, 5-yard scoring catch opposite an above-average cornerback, Chris Harris Jr. Hunter remains the guy to play at TE, at least as long as Gates isn't 100-percent.

Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 5. Hunter Henry obviously takes a hit if Gates returns to the fold, though Henry could still play starter’s snaps if the team elects to ease Gates in. The late kickoff creates a tricky situation for Henry owners, so hopefully we get more clarity by Sunday morning.

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:05pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hunter Henry obviously takes a hit if Gates returns to the fold.

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