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Antonio Gates injury update: Chargers TE doubtful vs. Colts

We break down the fantasy impact of Antonio Gates likely missing San Diego’s matchup with the Colts.

The San Diego Chargers are listing Antonio Gates as doubtful to play in Week 3 vs. the Indianapolis Colts. The future Hall of Fame tight end is dealing with a hamstring injury that will likely keep Gates out on Sunday. That is a tough break for both the Chargers offense and Gates’ fantasy owners. He was in line for a big day against a depleted Colts defense, but it now looks like Hunter Henry will be the starting tight end.

In two games this year, Gates has caught six passes for 35 yards and one score on nine targets.

Fantasy Impact: With Gates sidelined, Henry becomes an interesting play vs. the Colts. Depending on how well he does could affect how much work Gates gets in whenever he does return.

Henry is a promising second-round rookie who could phase out Gates as the season wears on, but keep the veteran on your roster for the time being.