Tag Archives: Antonio Gates

And The TE/Chargers Sorrows Continue

Antonio Gates - Photo by AP

"But, it's not fair!"

According to multiple reports, Antonio Gates‘ status for this upcoming weekend is in limbo. He will probably be given the “Doubtful” tag, which in Norv Turner’s world, means “Warming The Bench.” He injured his right foot with plantar faciitis, and from the sounds of it (whatever plantar faciitis is), he’s in a lot of pain. He couldn’t walk at all on Monday and attended practices this week in a motorized scooter – not even on crutches! I can only feel bad for this guy, especially since he is one of my favorite players, as his historic 2010 season takes a slight hit. He figuratively carried the entire Chargers team as injuries (and a useless first-round RB) piled up around him, and without Gates, I’d be surprised if the Chargers would even be 3-5. This is a major test for the Chargers against Houston, where Gates would have had a field-day with the worst passing defense in the league. Now Philip Rivers turns to his beloved Patrick Crayton and Seyi Ajirotutu to find comfort and meaning. I think it goes without saying that it’s highly unlikely Norv Turner‘s notorious turn-arounds are going to find the Chargers this year. Who knows? Maybe that’s a blessing in surprise for San Diego fans if Turner ends up getting fired!

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Deep Sleep: Jacob Tamme


So, I want to try and pick out a deep sleeper every week for those of you who are in competitive leagues, where the likes of Kenny Britt, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Marshawn Lynch are unavailable. Sure, all the major fantasy football analysts already told you about those guys, but how about someone who has the potential to become “those guys” in the near future (and is widely available)? If you’re in need for some play-makers, come back here every week for my take on potential fantasy saviors. This week’s pick after the jump.

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