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NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 10-2-0
3-1-0 9-3-0
2-2-0 4-8-0
0-5-0 4-9-0

2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 15 131 8.7 0 35

Top John Bates News

  • Commanders' John Bates: Pass-catching role trending down

    Bates failed to corral his lone target while playing 25 of the Commanders' 55 snaps on offense in Sunday's 45-15 loss to the Dolphins.

    Bates has now been held without a reception over Washington's past two contests, after having previously produced a 7-48-0 receiving line on nine targets over the preceding five games. The third-year player continues to see snap shares over 40 percent most weeks, but he looks as though he'll function mainly as a blocker on the field while Logan Thomas operates as Washington's top pass-catching tight end.

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  • Commanders' John Bates: Draws no targets Week 6

    Bates went without a target across 20 snaps on offense Sunday in the Commanders' 24-16 win over the Falcons.

    Quarterback Sam Howell didn't look to involve his tight ends in Week 6, as the trio of Logan Thomas, Bates and Cole Turner combined for just one target across 69 offensive snaps. Thomas continues to dominate the playing time among the position group, and so long as he's healthy, Bates will be in store for a minor role. In the four games that Thomas has played without exiting early due to injury, Bates has drawn just three total targets.

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  • Commanders' John Bates: Catches both targets

    Bates caught both his targets for 19 yards in Thursday's 40-20 loss to Chicago.

    Bates mostly works as a blocker even when starting tight end Logan Thomas misses time, with Cole Turner being the replacement on passing downs. Thomas played in this one and led the team with a 9-77-1 receiving line, as Sam Howell continues to pepper his TEs with short targets over the middle and in the flats.

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  • Commanders' John Bates: Quiet in loss

    Bates caught his only target for six yards in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Eagles.

    Operating as the Commanders' No. 2 tight end, Bates was not a big part of the game plan Sunday. The veteran played just 27 of Washington's 78 offensive snaps, far behind starter Logan Thomas who returned from a concussion and played 62 snaps in the contest. With Thomas healthy, Bates should remain far off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 5 matchup with the Bears.

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  • Commanders' John Bates: Targeted twice

    Bates caught both of his targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 37-3 loss to Buffalo.

    Bates took 57 percent of snaps on offense, the same as Cole Turner, who finished with a 3-35-0 receiving line on a team-high seven targets. There's not much fantasy appeal with Bates for Week 4 at Philadelphia, as he'll be the blocking-focused TE in a timeshare even if Logan Thomas (concussion) misses another game.

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  • Commanders' John Bates: Helps replace Logan Thomas

    Bates caught three of five targets for a career-high 46 yards in Sunday's 35-33 win over the Broncos.

    Bates and Cole Turner shared TE snaps after Logan Thomas left with a concussion late in the second quarter. Turner is known more as a pass catcher and Bates as a blocker, but it was the latter who surprisingly drew five targets on 18 routes and finished with a career high for receiving yards. Neither Bates nor Turner will make for a trustworthy fantasy option if Thomas misses Week 3 against the Bills.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 259 lbs
Birthplace: Nyssa, OR
Age: 26
School: Boise St.
Experience: 3