Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (hamstring) took Wednesday off, but returned to practice Thursday and is expected to play against Buffalo Sunday.
A lot of veterans take Wednesday off to help them get ready for the next game. Last Sunday Gates took apart the Seahawks secondary for three touchdowns. He caught all seven targets for 96 yards. He should be a factor again Sunday.
Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (ribs) was active in Week 2, but not productive.
Allen was obviously the focal point of the Seahawks defense and held him to five receptions for 55 yards, but in doing so they allowed Antonio Gates to run wild in the secondary. Good for the Chargers, bad for Allen's fantasy owners.