Posted September 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
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. The Chargers' other inactives are safety Brandon Taylor, cornerback Shareece Wright, linebacker Jonas Mouton and tackle Antonio Garay. Among the Titans' inactives are starting defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks and linebacker Colin McCarthy. Their other inactives are quarterback Rusty Smith, running back Javon Ringer, safety Al Afalava, tackle Mike Otto and guard Deuce Lutui.

Antonio Gates Inactive For San Diego

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.

Fantasy Football: A Day In The Life Of An Antonio Gates' Owner

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...

Ryan Mathews Not Expected To Play

San Diego halfback Ryan Mathews has been officially ruled out for Week 2's matchup against Tennessee. Mathews hasn't appeared in a game for the Chargers since breaking his collarbone early in the preseason.Fantasy Spin:We figured this would be the case. Ronnie Brown (five carries, five yards) was largely ineffective in Week 1, so if you're looking to start a Chargers...

Ryan Mathews Unlikely To Play

Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (clavicle) is unlikely to play Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.Fantasy Spin:Mathews practiced in pads this week for the first time since breaking his clavicle in the team's first preseason game. We're hoping the Chargers just hold him out another week as a precaution.

Ryan Mathews likely won’t play today

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews likely won’t play today against the Titans. Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is unlikely to play today vs. the Titans. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2012 Ronnie Brown will likely get the start today in Mathews’ place.

Rivers dazzles in Chargers' victory

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.

Chargers 38, Titans 10

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...
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