player-picture
  • TE
  • John Bates

  • Washington Commanders
  • Age24
  • DOBNovember 6, 1997
  • CollegeBoise State
  • DraftedRD 4, PK 19 (2021)
Height6-6
Weight256

Preseason

Player Rankings
Overall Rank #448
High Overall Rank #260
Low Overall Rank #400
TE Rank #51
High TE Rank #43
Low TE Rank #66

John Bates is a big-bodied second-year pro who could begin the season as the top pass-catching tight end for the Commanders. We could see TE Logan Thomas begin the regular season on short-term IR which would knock him out of at least the first four games. Bates caught 20 passes with 18 of those coming after Week 10 when injuries to Thomas forced him into the lineup more often in 2021. He's not going to overwhelm a defense with athleticism, but Bates is deliberate in his movement and understands how to use his frame to box out smaller defenders.

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John Bates's percentile rank in each category, among s with more than 50 fantasy points.

Week Matchup
1 vs Jacksonville Jaguars
2 @ Detroit Lions
3 vs Philadelphia Eagles
4 @ Dallas Cowboys
5 vs Tennessee Titans
6 @ Chicago Bears
7 vs Green Bay Packers
8 @ Indianapolis Colts
9 vs Minnesota Vikings
10 @ Philadelphia Eagles
11 @ Houston Texans
12 vs Atlanta Falcons
13 @ New York Giants
14 Bye Week
15 vs New York Giants
16 @ San Francisco 49ers
17 vs Cleveland Browns
18 vs Dallas Cowboys
YR TM G TGT REC RecYD Y/Rec RecTD Rank VBD ADP
2021 WAS 11 25 20 249 12.5 1 50
Total 11 25 20 249 12.4 1 0
YR WK OPP oSNAP TARG REC YD TD
2021 1 LAC 2 0 0 0 0
2021 2 NYG 1 0 0 0 0
2021 3 BUF 1 0 0 0 0
2021 4 ATL 16 0 0 0 0
2021 5 NO 17 0 0 0 0
2021 6 KC 13 1 1 7 0
2021 7 GB 11 0 0 0 0
2021 8 DEN 15 1 1 4 0
2021 10 TB 47 3 3 25 0
2021 11 CAR 66 3 3 23 0
2021 12 SEA 48 1 1 15 0
2021 13 LV 38 4 3 42 0
2021 14 DAL 48 2 1 19 0
2021 15 PHI 34 1 1 29 0
2021 16 DAL 45 3 2 45 1
2021 17 PHI 58 4 3 35 0
2021 18 NYG 59 2 1 5 0
2021 NYG 519 25 20 249 1
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