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2023 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 19 151 8.0 0 35

Top John Bates News

  • Commanders' John Bates: Catches 19 passes in 2023

    Bates caught 19 of 28 passes for 151 yards in 17 games during the 2023 season.

    The 2021 fourth-round pick has finished each of his three pro seasons with between 22 and 28 targets and 14 and 20 receptions, and around 500 snaps. Bates hasn't shown the pass-catching chops to make a fantasy impact, and he now faces some uncertainty entering the final year of his rookie contract as the Commanders bring in a new coaching staff.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 259 lbs
Birthplace: Nyssa, OR
Age: 26
School: Boise St.
Experience: 4