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2015/07/03 12:19:59 (permalink) TE
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Antonio Gates Suspended 4 Games - Drops Hard in TE Rankings

I was a little surprised that Gates played so well in 2014, finishing as the second best tight-end in fantasy football using standard scoring.  But a 4 game suspension for banned substances means a heft drop for the aging veteran.
 
CBSSports has Gates currently ranked as the 11th-ranked tight end overall, while we have him ranked 18th in our tight end rankings.  At 35 years old does this seem like a fair ranking for Gates?  Does this give Ladarius Green the inside track to take the reigns in 2015?
 
 
 
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Re: Antonio Gates Suspended 4 Games - Drops Hard in TE Rankings 2015/07/05 09:47:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Brad Perniciaro 2015/07/06 20:29:09
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I think people see that #2 next to his name from last season and forget that Gates got basically all of his points in four games last year. 
- 4 games: 23 receptions, 302 yards, and 9 touchdowns. Average: 5.75/75.5/2.25
- Other 12: 46 receptions, 519 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Average: 3.83/43.25/.25
 
With the bye Gates is not going to be playable for 5 weeks of a 13 week fantasy season. That just isn't worth the draft spot when you didn't get much most weeks (He scored 3 points or less 6 times last year).
 
I think Gates may firmly entrench himself in the "More Name than Game" category this season. 
 
 
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Re: Antonio Gates Suspended 4 Games - Drops Hard in TE Rankings 2015/07/06 20:30:22 (permalink)
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Great points.  Gates has had a monstrous career so it sucks that he had to go and taint it with this.  You have to wonder if PEDs is how he was able to keep it up for so long.
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