Golden Tate's 16-game pace stats in the five games Calvin Johnson was limited in or missed last season were 125-1,917-10.
720 of Golden Tate's 1,331 receiving yards last season came after the catch.
Golden Tate said he's focusing on learning the playbook a little better this offseason.
Golden Tate secured 6-of-9 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Wild Card Round loss to Dallas.
Golden Tate caught 3-of-5 targets for 45 yards in Detroit's Week 17 loss to the Packers.
Golden Tate caught five passes for 62 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win at Chicago.
Golden Tate secured 7-of-7 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown and rushed twice for five yards in the Lions' Week 15 win over the Vikings.
Golden Tate caught 4-of-5 targets for 50 yards Week 14 against the Bucs.
Golden Tate caught 8-of-10 targets for 89 yards in Detroit's Week 13 win over the Bears.
Golden Tate secured 4-of-10 targets for 97 yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to New England.
Golden Tate (hip) is listed as probable for Week 12.
Golden Tate caught 2-of-2 targets for 41 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.
Golden Tate caught 11-of-13 targets for 109 yards in Detroit's Week 10 win over the Dolphins.
Golden Tate caught 7-of-15 targets for 151 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons Week 8.