Posts Tagged ‘Antonio Gates’

Three and out: Gates won’t guarantee return date

Everyone’s waiting for Antonio Gates to get healthy, but the star tight end is refusing to put a date on his return to action.

Gates is disappointing, but don’t drop him

The waiver wire offers slim pickings, kind of like the Shakey’s Pizza buffet after the Thursday afternoon lunch rush. So you can imagine my surprise when in one of my leagues Antonio Gates was on the wire. And imagine me nearly spraining my thumb while maneuvering my mouse to try to add Gates to my squad. Sadly, my waiver claim went unfulfilled but this leads to a bigger lesson: Don’t drop Gates.

Three and out: Gates out until Week 7?

Antonio Gates doesn’t look any closer to returning from a pesky foot injury, leaving fantasy owners scrambling.

Three and out: Gates out for an extended period?

With the Monday Nightmare out of the way, it is time to look forward. Here are three big stories on a Tuesday morning.

Five ‘eye in the sky’ matchups for Week 1

At this late stage of the week, you have surely heard about every story line centered around quarterbacks, star skill players, loud talkers and frequent Tweeters. But there are 11 players on either side matching up on any given play. Below we list five matchups that, based on tape study, we are interested in seeing play out in Week 1

First and 10: Keeping tabs on Tennessee

Today’s Chris Johnson-Mike Reinfeldt summit has Titans fans and fantasy football players everywhere on the edge of their seats. The Pro Bowl running back will be in Nashville on Tuesday to meet with the Titans GM to talk about a new contract, one that could get him to end his holdout and get back on the field. Stay tuned to NFL.com and NFL Network throughout the day, as NFL Network reporter Albert Breer will be reporting live from Nashville.

Data Points: Most career receptions by a tight end

Shannon Sharpe was a seventh-round draft choice in 1990 from Savannah State who would eventually become a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Broncos and Ravens. Even more significant is that Sharpe was one of the first to represent the current breed of NFL tight ends.

Three and out: There’s value to Sproles with Saints

Michael Crabtree is injured, Darren Sproles is in New Orleans, and Roy Williams is a Bear. Find out the fantasy implications right here.

Data Points: Value of V-Jax is obvious

Regardless of the era, the San Diego Chargers always seem to put an explosive offense on the field. And receiver Vincent Jackson has been a big part of the current edition.

Data Points: Gates produces big plays

Tight end is addressed in today’s Player 2K debate, and the two players debated as the best at their profession in the 2000s — Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates — are tough to argue with.

First and 10: Remembering a great American

It wouldn’t be a salute to America’s finest here at the NFL if we didn’t take a moment to remember someone who put the NFL a distant second behind his love of country: Pat Tillman.

First and 10: Gates better than Rivers? Not so fast

Antonio Gates is already one of the best offensive tight ends in the history of the league, but did the players get it wrong by ranking him ahead of the man responsible for getting him the ball?

A few minutes with … Marcedes Lewis

Jaguars Pro Bowl TE Marcedes Lewis took time out during a visit to the NFL Network studios to talk about his offseason training, what it will take for the Jaguars to win their division and why he’s the best tight end in football.

Three and out: Chargers interested in WR Smith

How would a move to San Diego affect the fantasy value of WR Steve Smith? Find out in today’s Fantasy Three and Out.

Getting to know … USC TE Cameron

NFL hopeful Jordan Cameron took some time to talk to NFL.com during a recent video shoot with Clippers standout Blake Griffin.

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