Gates and the Chargers are at home Sunday for a game against Kansas City. He had three catches for 42 yards in last week’s win over the Raiders. He was held scoreless for a sixth time in seven games.
Gates’ late-season slide threatened to open the door for Ladarius Green to see more targets, but he is not losing touches to his understudy. As the Chargers lean more heavily on Ryan Mathews and their running game, however, the tight end’s value continues to plummet.
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