Williams will be replaced by Pittsburgh defensive tackle Casey Hampton. Gates' spot will be filled by Cleveland tight end Kellen Winslow.
Commentary: The Chargers were one banged-up club by the time they got to the AFC title game, and it is no surprise that these guys will miss the league's all-star matchup. Winslow was very deserving of a spot anyway, but Tony Gonzalez (nine straight Pro Bowls) and Gates (four straight) rule the tight end roost in the AFC.
Fantasy Football Impact: Gates will be fine by the time the 2008 season starts, and Gates, Gonzalez, and Winslow should be among the top five tight ends drafted in most fantasy leagues. They all are good enough to fill receiver spots, too.
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