While Gates has been out / less productive, I've been leaning on a pick-up I made mid-season who has paid off big time filling that gap - Jacob Tamme, IND. In our 0.5 PPR league, Gates was +10 over Tamme this week, but I'm unapologetic about my decision to bench Gates, as Tamme has out produced Gates in Gates' other "semi"-outings.
The question is this: Tamme's playing Thursday. Do I play him early and expect P. Manning to be back with a vengeance? Or do I roll the dice on Gates, picking up McMichael just in case?