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Antonio Gates has been a thorn in the side of fantasy owners almost from the moment they drafted him. He was supposed to be 100 percent healthy, in the best shape of his life and ready to put up the type of numbers we had come to expect from Gates in his prime.
Instead owners have gotten mostly disappointment with glimmers of hope sprinkled in every few weeks. Last week was one of those weeks. With a first-quarter touchdown, it looked like Gates might have a big game. Instead he disappeared after the first quarter, and owners were left to be happy with their touchdown.
Over the last four weeks, Gates has averaged 3.5 catches and 39 yards a game. He has yet to score a touchdown outside of San Diego as well this season. Heading to Tampa Bay this week to play a tough Buccaneers secondary, I wouldn't expect this to be a vintage Gates game.
Prediction: 4 catches, 42 yards