Found September 16, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
San Diego Chargers
SAN DIEGO -- With an injured Antonio Gates sitting out the contest, quarterback Philip Rivers found a new target at tight end to fill the void. Reserve Dante Rosario, who hadn't recorded a touchdown catch since 2009, when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers, was on the receiving end of a career-high three as the Chargers earned a 38-10 victory over Tennessee on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Rosario made the most of his opportunity after the Chargers decided to sit Gates, who had spent the week nursing sore ribs. Rivers connected with Rosario, who spent last season with the Dolphins, for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to give the Chargers an early lead they would never relinquish. The two hooked up on an 11-yard scoring pass on the Chargers' opening drive, capping a 12-play, 71-yard march for a 7-0 lead with 6:08 left in the quarter. It took only two plays for the Titans to turn the ball back over to the Chargers as free safety Eric Weddle picked o...
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San Diego tight end Antonio Gates is inactive for Sunday's game against Tennessee.Fantasy Spin:This one is a shocker. Gates was listed as questionable with a rib injury but we thought he'd be able to tough this one out. Get him out of your starting lineup ASAP.
Owning Antonio Gates in fantasy means you'll be an expert on the Q/D that shows next to his name all year long. I drafted Gates in the sixth round, so I don't have a huge investment in him. Plus I drafted Fleener as a TE handcuff.Now on to yesterday. Here is a timeline of how Gates' impact transpired:8:00a - Initial check/review of lineup. Proceed to watch pregames...
Philip Rivers looked like a Pro Bowl quarterback against a Titans' defense that was on the field for what seemed like the whole game.Rivers was confident and made some great throws to lead the Chargers to victory for the second straight week.Rivers had never lost to the Titans since becoming a starter in the NFL and nothing changed this week. It seems like he just has their number...
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Dante Rosario made the most of Antonio Gates' absence. The tight end had three touchdown catches for the first time in his NFL career and San Diego's defense harassed Jake Locker all afternoon as the Chargers beat the Tennessee Titans for the ninth straight time, 38-10 Sunday.
Tight end Antonio Gates and running back Ryan Mathews are among the San Diego Chargers' inactives for their game against the Tennessee Titans.
Gates has a rib injury and Mathews hasn't played since breaking his collarbone on his first carry of the exhibition opener on Aug. 9. Also inactive for the second straight game is Jared Gaither, out with back spasms since July 28...
This week Larry Fitzgerald scored zero points in standard fantasy football leagues, but Dante Rosario of the San Diego Charges caught three touchdowns.That does not, I repeat does not, mean that you should be dropping Fitzgerald or wasting a waiver pickup on Rosario.But someone will.Now that Week 2 is nearly over, fantasy owners are starting to solidify their lineups.Owners at 0...
SAN DIEGO -- Reserve tight end Dante Rosario had never caught more than two touchdown passes in a season during his previous five in the NFL. On Sunday, he surpassed that mark by becoming a focal point of the Chargers' offense. Rosario, who hadn't recorded a touchdown catch since 2009 when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers, was on the receiving end of a career-high...
The Chargers are one of the most banged up teams in the league right now. Last week against the Raiders, they had to start an undrafted free agent at left tackle on an already weak offensive line because Jared Gaither is out indefinitely with back spasms. They were also without Vincent Brown, their top receiver in Training Camp, and Philip Rivers never looked comfortable throwing...