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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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Golden Tate is expected to see more snaps in the slot this season.
While he played everywhere, the majority of Tate's targets came in the slot his first two seasons in Detroit, but he ceded those snaps to Anquan Boldin last year. With Boldin out the door, Tate should see more time inside this season, but he expects to thrive no matter where he lines up. "I mean, I had 1,000 yards last year playing from the outside and I had 1,000 yards my first year playing both, really," Tate said. "So I think it’s unique that I can execute outside or inside." Almost a lock for 90 catches, Tate is a great pick at his sixth-round ADP. Aug 7 - 9:03 AM
Source: ESPN

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Golden Tate clarified his earlier tweet, claiming he wants an extension in "a few years."

Tate also reiterated that he wants to finish his career in Detroit. "I have this season and next season until I can really think about it, but it wasn’t nothing malicious or me hinting at it," said Gate. "But I’d love to stay here." Tate tweeted "I hope I'm one of the next ones to get extended" in response to Julian Edelman's extension last week. The 28-year-old has two years and $13 million remaining on his contract.
Jun 11 - 8:37 AM

Golden Tate tweeted Thursday night that he hopes to get a contract extension.

"I hope I'm one of the next ones to get extended" were Tate's words after hearing the news on Julian Edelman's new deal. The problem for Tate is he has two years left on his deal, and most GMs aren't looking to extend players until they're entering the final year of their contract. Tate is set to make a reasonable $6 million salary in 2017 and has led Detroit in catches three-straight years.
Jun 9 - 9:17 AM

Golden Tate caught 3-of-5 targets for 25 yards in the Lions' Wild Card loss to the Seahawks.

It was certainly not the #RevengeGame Tate was looking for, but the Lions struggled to move the ball all night. Tate did not help matters by dropping a likely third-down conversion early in the game. Despite the disappointing end, this was yet another successful season for Tate in Detroit. He topped 90 catches for the third year in a row while recording 1,077 yards and four touchdowns. Marvin Jones looked like a real threat to Tate's spot atop the target totem pole early, but Tate averaged 9.5 targets over the final 11 games of the regular season. He will once again be a good bet for 130 looks next year, making him a solid WR2 in PPR formats.
Jan 8 - 12:21 AM

Golden Tate caught 6-of-10 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Packers.

Tate scored on a pick play to give Detroit the lead at the end of the first half. He went over 1,000 yards for the second time in his career but finishes with just five touchdowns. With the loss, Detroit will play Seattle in the Wild Card Round. Tate should see a lot of Richard Sherman in a shy away matchup.
Jan 2 - 12:24 AM

Golden Tate caught 6-of-6 targets for 58 yards in the Lions' Week 16 loss to the Cowboys.

Eric Ebron led the team with 12 looks and was the one doing the damage in the middle of the field when the Lions weren't running it with Zach Zenner. Tate's six targets were his fewest since Week 11. He came into Monday seeing double-digit targets in three-straight games. Tate will be a solid WR2 option in a big Sunday night game for the NFC North title against the Packers.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:23:00 AM

Golden Tate caught 8-of-13 targets for 122 yards in the Lions' 17-6, Week 15 loss to the Giants.

Tate was the only Lions' offensive player to do much of anything in this one. Matthew Stafford was playing through a middle-finger injury on his throwing hand, but it didn't seem to affect his passes much, if at all. He could have led Tate more on a couple deep balls, one that CB Eli Apple was able to get back and break up as Tate was heading into the end zone, and another that was thrown a bit short that Tate had to wait on before taking it 67 yards inside the 10-yard line. Zach Zenner lost a fumble on the next play. Tate has now seen double-digit targets in three-straight games and 4-of-6. He'll be on the WR3 map next week at the Cowboys.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 6-of-10 targets for 58 yards in the Lions' Week 14 win over the Bears.

It could have been a much bigger day if not for a deflected pass in the end zone that caromed off Tate's helmet, costing him a touchdown. Still, Tate continued to lead the Lions in targets and has clearly retaken his deserved No. 1 receiver role over Marvin Jones. Tate will be a WR3 in Week 15 against the Giants.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 8-of-10 targets for 145 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 13 win over the Saints.

The highlight was Tate's 66-yard touchdown. Tate caught the ball at the right sideline before turning it into a weaving, reversed-field masterpiece. The yards were Tate's second most of the season, though he's now cleared 75 in 3-of-4 games. Tate has dispatched Marvin Jones with extreme prejudice, and will be an upside WR2 against the Bears in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 5-of-7 targets for 77 yards in the Lions' Week 12 win over the Vikings.

Tate's seven targets were just third most on the team. Matthew Stafford has been spreading it around even more than usual since the Lions' Week 10 bye, cutting into Tate's WR3 upside. He'll still be a top-36 option against the Saints in Week 13.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 3-of-4 targets for 27 yards Week 11 against the Jaguars.

Tate almost came down with a diving third-down conversion in the first half, but the ball just hit the ground. He also fumbled on an end around in the second half. Other than those two plays, it was a quiet afternoon with the passing game doing next to nothing all game. Tate will look for more success Thanksgiving Day against the Vikings.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 11-of-12 targets for 79 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 9 win over the Vikings.

Largely limited to short catches all game, Tate's highlight occurred in overtime when he broke two tackles down the left sideline for the game-winning touchdown, using incredible footwork to stay in bounds on the 28-yard score. Although Tate got off to a disappointing start to the season, he has been a major PPR asset over the last month-plus. The Lions go on their bye in Week 10. They will emerge to face Jacksonville in Week 10. Tate has settled in as a quality WR3/flex play every week.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 7-of-9 targets for 42 yards in the Lions' Week 8 loss to the Texans.

With the returns of Theo Riddick and Eric Ebron, Tate remained steadily involved to the surprise of some. The biggest loser was Anquan Boldin (three targets), though Tate didn't manage to do much with his looks. Tate will find the sledding much tougher next week on the road at the Vikings.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter said Golden Tate will remain a focal point of the offense even with several players returning from injury.

The Lions are expected to get back both Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick this week. Ebron's return could put a dent in Tate's target totals, but Riddick is the real concern. Tate has seen 22 targets in the last two weeks with Riddick out after seeing just 31 total the first five games. Despite what Cooter says, Tate will certainly see fewer passes thrown his way with Riddick back.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 12:02:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 6-of-12 targets for 93 yards in the Lions' Week 7 win over the Redskins.

The 6/90 effort was Tate's second straight after his dreadfully slow start. He has 22 targets in his past two games. One of Tate's missed connections was a drop, while he had a pair of potential scores undone by miscues. One was called back by penalty, the other kept off the board by Tate's inability to stay in bounds. Seemingly a much bigger part of the Lions' offense now, Tate will be a high-end WR3 against the Texans' banged up secondary in Week 8.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Brad Kaaya
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Zach Zenner
4Dwayne Washington
5Matt Asiata
GLB1Ameer Abdullah
2Zach Zenner
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Golden Tate
2Jace Billingsley
3Jared Abbrederis
4Michael Rector
WR21Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
3T.J. Jones
4Keshawn Martin
5Noel Thomas
WR31Kenny Golladay
TE1Eric Ebron
2Darren Fells
3Cole Wick
4Michael Roberts
5Scott Orndoff
6Tim Wright
LT1Greg Robinson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Corey Robinson
4Taylor Decker
LG1Graham Glasgow
2Laken Tomlinson
3Brandon Thomas
C1Travis Swanson
2Leo Koloamatangi
RG1T.J. Lang
2Joe Dahl
RT1Rick Wagner
2Cornelius Lucas
3Storm Norton
4Nick Becton
K1Matt Prater