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2014 Fantasy Football Champs and Chumps: Week 16

Quarterback Champs:Russell Wilson- 20/31, 339 yards, 2 TDs ; 6 Rush, 88 yards, TD- 36.2 fantasy pointsHe was the man last night. Unbelievable poise. He's going  have weeks where the offense is absolutely stagnant, but his rushing yards, and lack of other playmakers make him a viable option each and every week. Ryan Tannehill- 35/47, 396 yards, 4 TDs, INT- 29.9 fantasy pointsYou...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

End of Season Rankings - Fantasy Football TEs

Gronk is back and will undoubtedly be a last 1st/early 2nd round pick in 2015.  He saw one more target this season than Dez Bryant and finished with just 97 less yards, and 2 less touchdowns.   I personally started my undefeated season by drafting Jimmy Graham in the 1st round, but I think next season I will go WR/WR to start.  Graham is/was great at times, but TEs catch...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Tops San Francisco In Overtime: 3 Things We Learned

1.) The Chargers Have The Offensive Firepower To Keep Up In The PlayoffsStarters Ryan Mathews and Keenan Allen both sat out against the 49ers, but the Chargers were still able to put up 38 points. With both players expected to return, the Chargers have a running game and four capable pass catchers, with Malcolm Floyd, Eddie Royal, and Antonio Gates are readily contributing. Their...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs MVPs - Tight Ends

Just two tight ends scored 20+ fantasy points during the Fantasy Football Playoffs (Weeks 14-16) and they both did so this past weekend.  Luke Willson...not the actor, caught 2 touchdowns from Russell Wilson and totaled 139 yards on just 3 receptions!  It was the best TE performance postseason, and it helped next to nobody!  Antonio Gates was the other TE to score 20+ points...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers has bulging disk, leads Chargers to comeback win over 49ers

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers staged a wild rally in the fourth quarter and overtime for a thrilling 38-35 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. The Chargers rallied from a 21-point deficit, tying the largest comeback victory in franchise history. “Give them a lot of credit for the challenge,” head coach Mike...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates has 99 touchdowns since entering the NFL

Antonio Gates is just one touchdown away from 100 touchdown receptions. Tonight he causght number 98, and 99. The Chargers are just one touchdown away from tying the game, but Gates is having another huge year. @Chargers: .@AntonioGates85 now has 99 TD catches since entering the league, which is the most in the NFL over […] The post Antonio Gates has 99 touchdowns since entering...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 16 Tight Ends

It is on to week 16 of Daily Fantasy Football at DraftKings. I’m back again this week to offer my picks for the Tight End position at DraftKings. Read on to see what we should do for Week 16. I’ve also added a quick look at the Thursday game options at the end of the column. Also, note that there is a Saturday doubleheader as well and there are options to play the Thursday through...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gates Scores vs. Broncos In Week 15

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates finished with a team-high seven targets, catching six, for 54 yards and a touchdown against Denver.Fantasy Spin:The Rivers-to-Gates touchdown pass was the 70th of their career tying them for sixth place all-time with Drew Brees and Marques Colston.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs - Tight Ends

Jimmy Graham and Martellus Bennett play tonight on Monday Night Football, and one set of owners is hoping for Bennett to continue his great play, while the Graham owners are just praying that Drew Brees throws his way!  Two weeks ago, the Steelers double team Graham all game, and shut him out.  Zero Targets.  Last week, Graham caught just 3 of his 11 targets 25 yards!  Plenty...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gronkowski respects Charger's Gates

Benny Sieu/USA Today SportsAs the Patriots prepare for the Chargers this week Rob Gronkowski will be using this opportunity to talk to future hall of fame tight end Antonio Gates. What does Gronk want to talk to Gates about? How to have a long career at their respective positions. Gronkowski earlier this week commented on Gates saying:Whenever you see a tight end at that caliber...
Via Patriots Life
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gronk still trying to learn from veteran TE Gates

BY NICK ST. DENISRob Gronkowski tried to mimic Antonio Gates' game back when Gronk was playing varsity football. Some things never change."Ever since high school I’ve looked up to him," the New England Patriots tight end said Thursday of the veteran San Diego Charger, via ESPN Boston. "I love the way he runs routes and how he gets open and how he makes it stick at the top of...
Via AFC East Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Updated Fantasy Football TE Rankings

The Indianapolis Colts tight ends have caught 5 or more passes in a game just once this season.  Coby Fleener did so in Week 11, after a BYE week and the first game sans Dwayne Allen.  Fleener has now gained 100 yards in 2 of the 3 games since Allen's injury.  But one thing you can almost count on from the Colts TEs each week is a TD from Andrew Luck!  Allen has 7 touchdowns...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Diamonds Week 12 Fan Duel Value Plays – TE

Now that NFL Draft Diamonds and FanDuel have teamed up, we want to bring you to top value plays for the skill positions. We will finish week 12 off at the tight end position. We will give you three levels of players, who we believe will have a big week. High Price Jimmy Graham – […] The post NFL Draft Diamonds Week 12 Fan Duel Value Plays – TE appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams look to claim back-to-back wins for first time this season

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 tight ends for Week 12 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 12, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 12th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that go...
Via Fox Sports South
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 tight ends for Week 12 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 12, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's 12th weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors that go...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams look to claim back-to-back wins for first time this season

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers-Rams Preview

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers-Rams Preview

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams-Chargers Preview

Antonio Gates gave some indication of what may be hurting Philip Rivers and slowing the San Diego Chargers offense last weekend before backing away from his comments. Although questions remain about Rivers' health, coach Mike McCoy insists he'll be ready to go Sunday when the Chargers look to build on their first win in more than a month as they host the sack-happy St. Louis Rams...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Injury Update: Philip Rivers will play Week 12

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caused a stir after Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders, suggesting that quarterback Philip Rivers has been playing through a significant rib injury in recent weeks. Chargers head coach Mike McCoy denied that Rivers has a rib issue when speaking to the media on Monday, while further confirming that his quarterback will play in Week 12...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gates backpedals on saying Rivers has rib injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers star tight end Antonio Gates backpedaled faster than a cornerback on Monday, saying the comments he made about quarterback Philip Rivers having a "severe rib injury" had been taken out of context. Rivers took two hard hits in Sunday's victory against winless Oakland. Afterward, Gates praised the quarterback's toughness and said he didn't think for a minute...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gates backpedals on saying Rivers has rib injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers star tight end Antonio Gates backpedaled faster than a cornerback on Monday, saying the comments he made about quarterback Philip Rivers having a "severe rib injury" had been taken out of context. Rivers took two hard hits in Sunday's victory against winless Oakland. Afterward, Gates praised the quarterback's toughness and said he didn't think for a minute...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates: Rivers injury comments taken out of context

Antonio Gates spent some time on Monday doing laughable damage control following his revelation that teammate Philip Rivers is playing through a rib injury. The San Diego Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders 13-6 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak, but it was the fourth straight game the team’s offense did not look very...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers coach denies QB Philip Rivers has severe rib injury

  Chargers coach Mike McCoy has refuted star tight end Antonio Gates' comment that quarterback Philip Rivers has a severe rib injury. Rivers was injured twice in Sunday's 13-6 victory against winless Oakland but remained in the game. Afterward, while commenting on Rivers' toughness, Gates said: ''For those who don't know, he's been dealing with a rib injury, a very severe rib injury...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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