Antonio Gates Listed Probable, Fantasy Value High Against Falcons

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 01: Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers runs past Lito Sheppard #21 of the Oakland Raiders for a touchdown at O.co Coliseum on January 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Antonio Gates is listed as probable, and is expected to play Sunday when the Chargers take on the Falcons. We break down the fantasy implications.

Antonio Gates is listed as probable on the San Diego Chargers injury report, and is expected to play Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Gates missed last week's game against the Tennessee Titans with a ribs injury, but was able to practice fully with the team this past Thursday and Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Gates said it was like "night and day" when asked how much better he is feeling heading into Week 3. Those are sweet words for fantasy owners who were left scrambling for another tight end when he was ruled out at game-time in Week 2. Gates should be safe to move back into your starting fantasy lineup.

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