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Golden Tate | Wide Receiver | #15

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (60) / SEA
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Golden Tate caught 8-of-9 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 14 win over the Bucs.
The eight-catch effort was Tate's second straight. He's come back to life after a two-week lull around Thanksgiving. He will be a high-floor WR2 for the fantasy semifinals against the Bears. Dec 10 - 4:41 PM

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Golden Tate caught 8-of-10 targets for 69 yards in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Ravens.

Tate's game looks better than it was after having just 39 yards on seven catches over his previous two games. The 10 targets were the most that he's had since Week 3 and the receptions were his most since the first game of the season, but could only muster pedestrian yardage. Despite the recent lull in yardage for Tate over the past three weeks, he will still be a solid starting option in all formats against the Buccaneers in Week 14.
Dec 3 - 5:22 PM

Golden Tate caught 4-of-8 targets for seven yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to the Vikings.

It was a Thanksgiving to forget for Tate, who committed a huge fourth quarter error when he should have had a first down on a critical 3rd-and-3. Instead, trying to gain extra yardage, Tate went behind the chains and got tackled short. It was the kind of mistake you almost never see a veteran like Tate make. For another fourth quarter fourth down, Tate was wide open and streaking, but Matthew Stafford simply missed him. Held to seven catches for 39 yards over his past two games, Tate gets the Ravens for Week 13.
Nov 23 - 4:26 PM

Golden Tate managed just three catches for 32 yards on four targets Sunday in the Lions’ Week 11 win over the Bears.

Sunday ended Tate’s run of four consecutive games with at least 85 receiving yards, the longest streak since Julio Jones had five games of 85-plus yards in 2015. Tate wasn’t even targeted until late in the second quarter as Matthew Stafford peppered Marvin Jones with five first-half targets. It was a down week for Tate, though he was still able to extend his catch streak to 83 games. Next up for Tate and the Lions is a Thanksgiving matchup against the 8-2 Vikings.
Nov 19 - 6:19 PM

Golden Tate caught 6-of-7 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Browns.

It's another solid game from Tate, though he didn't score his touchdown until late in the fourth quarter. After a slow start, Tate has rebounded with 80-plus yards in three straight weeks since returning from his shoulder injury. He could have more competition for targets with Kenny Golladay healthy, but Tate will be a WR2 for Week 11 against Chicago.
Nov 12 - 4:55 PM

Golden Tate caught 7-of-9 targets for 113 yards in the Lions' Week 9 win over the Packers on Monday night.

In two games since his shoulder injury, Tate has 4-86 and 7-113 lines against the Steelers and Packers. He hasn't missed a beat, and Tate was chewing up the Green Bay defense with his YAC skills in this one. According to PFF, 73 of Tate's yards came after the catch, and 16.1 YPR average was his highest of the season. It's Tate's second 100-yard game and first since Week 1. He was stopped inside the 10-yard line on one of his long catches. Tate will be a legitimate WR1, especially in PPR leagues, next week at home against the Browns.
Nov 6 - 11:41 PM

Golden Tate caught 4-of-8 passes for 86 yards in Week 8 against the Steelers.

Tate started and played through his shoulder injury, but wasn’t 100 percent. He fumbled on the end of a 34-yard catch in the second half — his biggest play of the night. Tate didn't have any setbacks, so he should be fine moving forward. The Lions have a Monday night matchup with the Packers in Week 9.
Oct 30 - 12:09 AM

Golden Tate (shoulder) is active for Week 8 against the Steelers.

Tate will play through his shoulder injury after a limited week a practice. The Lions have five receivers active, so he's likely not close to 100 percent and could see his snaps scaled back. Detroit's inactives are WR Kenny Golladay, DB Teez Tabor, RB Zach Zenner, RB Tion Green, LB Paul Worrilow, OT Greg Robinson and OL Emmett Cleary.
Oct 29 - 7:07 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Golden Tate (questionable, shoulder) "plans to play" Week 8 against the Steelers.

Tate should be a go after getting in a limited week of practice. He also had the bye week to heal his ailing shoulder. It's not a perfect matchup by any means, but Tate remains the safest fantasy bet among Lions pass-catchers. If you were thinking of firing up Marvin Jones as a GPP play in DFS in anticipation of Tate's absence, you may want to revisit that approach. The Lions and Steelers kick off at 8:30 ET.
Oct 29 - 7:59 AM

Golden Tate (shoulder) is questionable for Week 8 against the Steelers.

Tate made a quick recovery from his shoulder injury, getting in a limited week of practice following the Lions' Week 7 bye. All signs point to him suiting up against Pittsburgh, though he does carry some risk with the Lions kicking off at 8:30 ET. If he gets the green light, Tate will extend his consecutive games played streak to 86.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: If he plays, he'll battle Mike Hilton, who's holding receivers to 0.67 yards per cover snap when lined up inside, the fourth-best rate (per PFF). It won't be much easier for Golladay's replacement, T.J. Jones; he'll see Artie Burns the most (12th with 0.74 yards/cover snap, 51% catch rate). Marvin Jones will get after Joe Haden on roughly half his routes. Since Week 2, Haden is fifth with 0.38 yards/cover snap and third in cover snaps/reception (28.9). As a unit, the Steelers are second in pass DVOA (per FO) and have allowed the fewest PPR points to WRs.
Oct 27 - 3:08 PM

Golden Tate (shoulder) is expected to play on Sunday night against the Steelers.

Tate used the Lions' Week 7 bye to rest up and told reporters he's "not inhibited at all" by the AC joint sprain in his shoulder. Tate did admit this is the "first time I've dealt with this" particular injury and isn't entirely sure he will be at peak effectiveness versus Pittsburgh. Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is not expected to play, so the Lions' three-receiver set figures to be made up of Tate, T.J. Jones, and Marvin Jones on Sunday Night Football.
Source: MLive.com
Oct 27 - 1:35 PM

Golden Tate (shoulder) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Tate admitted he isn't sure if he'll be able to suit up for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, though his presence at practice would suggest he's heading in the right direction. It's going to be a tough situation for fantasy owners if Tate ends up being a game-time decision, especially with the Lions kicking off at 8:30 PM ET on Sunday night.
Oct 26 - 4:31 PM

Golden Tate (shoulder) said he does not know if he will play Week 8 against the Steelers.

Tate said he is working hard to make it back, but it will be up to the trainers and coaches. Players are usually overly optimistic about their availability, so Tate's uncertainty is not a great sign. That said, he surprisingly was able to get in some work during Wednesday's practice. If Tate sits, Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay, and perhaps Theo Riddick would be in for more work.
Oct 26 - 12:24 PM

Golden Tate (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported after the Week 6 game against the Saints, ahead of last week's bye, that Tate would be sidelined a "few weeks" with a sprained AC joint. That could still be the case, but it certainly qualified as a surprise to see Tate on the practice field Wednesday days after having his shoulder in a sling over the weekend. Tate's status is completely up in the air for Sunday night against Pittsburgh, but we'd still venture to guess he's more doubtful than probable.
Oct 25 - 2:39 PM

According to MLive's Kyle Meinke, Golden Tate (shoulder) is "expected to miss" Week 8 against the Steelers.

The Lions signed slot WR Jace Billingsley to their practice squad on Wednesday as insurance for however long Tate is out. With Tate out, expect an increased role for Marvin Jones and potentially Theo Riddick and Eric Ebron. Tate's shoulder was still in a sling as of last weekend during the bye.
Oct 25 - 1:05 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Zach Zenner
4Dwayne Washington
5Tion Green
GLB1Ameer Abdullah
2Zach Zenner
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Golden Tate
2Kenny Golladay
WR21Marvin Jones
2T.J. Jones
3Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Eric Ebron
2Darren Fells
3Michael Roberts
LT1Brian Mihalik
2Taylor Decker
LG1Graham Glasgow
C1Travis Swanson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Don Barclay
RT1Rick Wagner
2Emmett Cleary
K1Matt Prater