Antonio Gates Practices Again Thursday, Fantasy Value Stabilizing

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 had a second straight day of practice, boding well for his Week 3 status. We break down the fantasy implications.

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) got in a second straight day of practices, reports Michael Gehlken. Gates had only limited practice last week and was ruled inactive against the Tennessee Titans, but his status appears to be much brighter this week against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: It's not a guarantee at this point that he will play - he was assumed ready to go last week, and his surprise deactivation left many fantasy owners scrambling for a last-minute replacement - but two straight days of practice is an encouraging sign. Gates is still an elite fantasy producer who should be starting in all leagues when healthy.

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