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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
Contract: view contract details

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The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett thinks the Lions could look to extend contract-year WR Golden Tate this summer.
Lions GM Bob Quinn said he has not opened contract talks with Tate "as of yet," but Birkett reports he left open the possibility of a new deal. "I think all those things in my time here have happened in the summer," Quinn said. "I think our concentration and our focus right now is on the draft. Things that come down the road after that, they’ll come and go and we’ll talk through it." Tate has caught 372 passes for 4,224 yards and 19 scores in four seasons with the Lions. Mar 29 - 11:17 AM

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Golden Tate caught all seven of his targets for 104 yards and one touchdown in the Lions' Week 17 win over the Packers.

The big game propelled Tate to his third 1,000-yard season in four years with Detroit, and he finished the season with 1,003 yards and five touchdowns on 92 grabs. The further emergence of Marvin Jones and the late-season turn-on of Eric Ebron played a role in Tate's slight dip in production, but he remains one of the safest bets, especially in PPR formats with four-straight seasons of 90-plus catches. Tate has one year left on his contract at $7 million and should be back to finish out that deal. It will be interesting to see if the Lions re-sign Ebron and how they use Kenny Golladay in 2018. There are a lot of mouths to feed in this offense that may be handed a new coaching staff on top of it.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 06:00:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 3-of-6 targets for 14 yards in the Lions' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

Tate was nearly invisible for most of the game. He had a chance to salvage his fantasy day with a desperation jump-ball from Matthew Stafford late in the game, but Tate was unable to bring it in. With the Lions offense struggling mightily without three of their starting offensive lineman, Tate wasn't able to get going. He will matchup in Week 17 against the Packers.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:05:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 3-of-4 targets for 33 yards in Saturday’s Week 15 win over the Bears.

All of Tate’s receptions came in the third quarter and was par for the course for him against a Vic Fangio-led defense. Tate has now had 65-yards or fewer in all 12 games of his career against a Fangio defense with just two career touchdowns. In six of those games as a member of the Lions, Tate has averaged 34.8 yards per game with a high of 58 yards. Tate will be a fringe WR2 option next week against the Bengals.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 07:42:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:41:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:22:00 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.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 04:26:00 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.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:19:00 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.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 04:55:00 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.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 11:41:00 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.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 12:09:00 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.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 07:07:00 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.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 07:59:00 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. 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.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 03:08:00 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.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 01:35:00 PM

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QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Matt Cassel
RB1Theo Riddick
2LeGarrette Blount
3Ameer Abdullah
4Tion Green
5Dwayne Washington
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Tion Green
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3Andy Jones
4Dontez Ford
WR21Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Jace Billingsley
4Bradley Marquez
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Luke Willson
2Michael Roberts
3Levine Toilolo
4Hakeem Valles
5Brandon Barnes
LT1Taylor Decker
2Brian Mihalik
LG1Kenny Wiggins
2Joe Dahl
C1Graham Glasgow
2Wesley Johnson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Leo Koloamatangi
RT1Rick Wagner
2Corey Robinson
3Dan Skipper
K1Matt Prater