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Antonio Gates 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Antonio Gates Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #85
Position: Tight End
Career: 14 Years
Height: 6-4
Weight: 260
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
High School: Central HS [Detroit, MI]
College: Kent State
Drafted: Undrafted

Tight End Rankings:
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Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Antonio Gates 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
71.05 5.33 1 12.00 5.34 7 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
9 No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Antonio Gates Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Chargers1353548700000069.405.34
2015 Chargers1156630500000061.505.59
2014 Chargers166982112000000113.057.07
Antonio Gates 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Antonio Gates has been below his projection the last 2 years. His best fantasy TE ranking was #1 in 2007, 2005, 2006 and 2004, and he has had a total of 8 seasons with a top 3 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Gates' fantasy game average per year has been going down for 2 years, and has been trending down 5 out of the past 7 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 121st most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Gates is entering his 15th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, TEs in their 15th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 1.06 from their 14th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Gates has averaged 3.59 fantasy pts per game more than the league TE average. The average fantasy pts per game by TEs in 2016 was 2.94.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.075) pts per game for Gates. At the Quarterback position: Philip Rivers (2016 Avg: 20.13 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Melvin Gordon (2016 Avg: 14.82 Pts/Game) and Derek Watt (2016 Avg: .76 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Travis Benjamin (2016 Avg: 4.11 Pts/Game), Keenan Allen (2016 Avg: 3.15 Pts/Game) and Mike Williams have been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Matt Slauson, Joe Barksdale, Spencer Pulley and Forrest Lamp have been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Josh Lambo (2016 Avg: 7.50 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Gates plays this year (112 - 96 - 1 0.538%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (106 - 103 - 0 0.507%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,992) compared to this season's teams (4,604) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Gates had a lower fantasy avg (4.89 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (6.83 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Gates will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.15 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 20.54 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (245 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (239 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Gates has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (7.10 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (6.34 pts per game), 3rd quarter (5.82 pts per game) and 4th quarter (5.42 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 8 (9.60 pts per game), week 5 (8.45 pts per game) and week 4 (7.75 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 15 (4.08 pts per game), week 11 (4.59 pts per game) and week 13 (4.63 pts per game).
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