Antonio Gates Injury Update: Questionable Tag For Ribs Shouldn't Scare Fantasy Owners

September 10, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Antonio Gates is questionable with a rib injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Antonio Gates (ribs) returned to practice on a limited basis after missing Wednesday and Thursday due to his injury on Monday Night Football. He is listed as questionable.

Analysis: Gates running to the locker room on Monday sent a shock to the fantasy world, but he was able to return. He'll take on the Titans after Tennessee allowed two TDs to tight ends in the opener. Tennessee may also be missing their best defenisve player in Colin McCarthy, so things should be open over the middle for him. He should be in all fantasy lineups, but owners might want to have a backup plan ready just in case he gets a surprising inactive designation.

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