Put up 11/225/3 against them last year, and the team is optimistic he will be able to play in Week 3.
Seattle did give up 3 TDs to Gates last week, so he certainly has a chance to come through.
Could be ready to explode with a favorable matchup here at home.
Despite what the numbers say, the matchup is very good against a shaky group of safeties.
Caught 10 of his 13 targets last week, so you're obviously playing him every week.
He went off last week and the Bengals are giving up 8/65 so far to the TE.
Quiet game last week with only 4 targets and 3/30, but the Browns are giving up 21 FPG to TEs.
Caught 5 of his 8 targets last week and while the matchup could be scary, he's still a solid option.
Looked very good last week again, and the Texans give up 6/60.5 per game to TEs.
He did get 7 targets last week, but only 4 catches and upside could be limited for now as they are leaning on the run, but the matchup in theory is good.
Caught 7 of his 8 targets last week and scored, and the Jet secondary is vulnerable.
Another big game last week catching 6 of his 8 targets for 72 yards and the Steelers are giving up 20 FPG to TEs thus far.
Still on injury report with a hamstring, but hard to sit especially since the Bills are giving up 8 TE receptions per game.
He oddly did not have a target last week, but the Jags have been getting crushed by the TE to the tune of 22.5 FPG.
They didn't have to throw much at all last week, but he did catch all three of his targets and the Titans are giving up 14 FPG to TEs.
He's been quiet, but the matchup is very good against a shaky group of safeties and he did score against them last year.
He has been active this year and the Cowboys are getting destroyed by TEs giving up 7/93/1.5 per game to the position.
Only 2 targets last week, but a pretty good sleeper with Decker banged up against the weak Bear safeties.
The Chiefs still have issues against the TE and give up 19.2 FPG, so a viable play.
Jordan Reed was out of practice early in the week, so he could be the guy again in Week 3.
Caught 4 of his 7 targets last week which isn't great, but the Panthers give up 6/66 per game to the TE thus far.
He's coming around as he caught 4 of his 6 targets last week, for a beautiful 20.3 YPC.
Has practiced on a limited basis this week and got a decent 6/99 against them last year.
Got another end zone look last week and caught 3 of his 4 targets, but still a reach.
Made a great catch for 26 yards last week, but that was his only target.
He has been very quiet thus far with only 2 targets last week and the Chargers have been stingy against the TE.
Matchup could be good, but he had only 1 target last week.
He did not have a target last week, but the Bills give up 8 TE receptions per game thus far.
Only 2 targets last week, but Denver is giving up 21 FPG to the TE.
Only 3 targets and 2/13 last week, but the Bucs have been getting beat up by the TE early on, so he has a chance.
There are three guys in the mix and he did not have a target last week.
He did catch 5 of his 7 targets last week and the Pats are giving up 5/60 per game to the TE.
He was a major TD vulture last week, but still very hard to trust.
Only 3 targets last week, but he did get 2/43, he is tough to trust if it is the back up Stanton.
Remains in the mix and caught 3 of his 4 targets last week and the Cowboys give up 7/93/1.5 per game to the position.
The Lions are giving up 16 FPG to TEs, but it is a major committee situation.
Jags are giving up 22.5 FPG so at least some upside, but only 1 target last week.
Only had one target last week.
Great matchup, but he is day to day dealing with a knee injury and it looks like Vernon will play.
He did have a 20 yard catch last week, but that was his only target.
He did score last week, but remains a major reach.
Was not participating in practice early in the week, but probably risky even if active, plus he put up only 6/50 against them last year in two games.
He's been a total nonfactor.
Not ready for primetime and he had only 1 target last week.
He played 25 snaps last week with no targets.