San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was held out of practice on Wednesday due to a rib injury (via Michael Gehlken). Gates played in the Chargers Week 1 win over the division rival Oakland Raiders. His status is unclear.
Fantasy Analysis: The tough thing about Gates' injury is that he is a great fantasy player at a position where there are only a handful of top fantasy performers. So owners of Gates understand that he is a must-start when healthy. In the meantime, this is a friendly reminder to watch Gates' status this week as they head into their match against the Tennessee Titans. Typically, rib injuries, though painful, can be played through, so there is a good chance Gates is good to go this weekend.
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