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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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Recent News's Ian Rapoport reports Golden Tate (shoulder) is expected to miss "a few weeks."
Tate is still waiting on his MRI results, but he's believed to be dealing with a sprained AC joint. It's bad news, though the Lions are on bye this week, giving Tate a free week to heal. The Lions host the Steelers for Sunday Night Football in Week 8. If Tate indeed misses time, the Lions will really need Kenny Golladay (hamstring) to finally return. Oct 16 - 1:15 PM

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Golden Tate exited Week 6 against the Saints with a shoulder injury.

Tate took big hits on back-to-back plays in the third quarter. He stayed down after the second and was walked to the locker room by trainers. Tate had seven catches for 96 yards and a great catch-and-run touchdown before exiting.
Oct 15 - 3:31 PM

Golden Tate has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in his last three games against the Saints.

Tate has been a fade the last two weeks, getting held under 50 yards in matchups with the Panthers and Vikings. He's in a rebound spot against a bottom-five Saints secondary. Tate is Rotoworld's No.19-ranked receiver for Week 6.
Oct 14 - 6:00 PM

Golden Tate caught 5-of-8 targets for 48 yards in the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Panthers.

Tate finished the first half with one catch for five yards, so fantasy owners should be relatively pleased he was able to muster much production at all in a game where the Lions' offense struggled mightily until about the midway point in the fourth quarter. Tate is a prime rebound candidate for Week 6 at New Orleans.
Oct 8 - 4:32 PM

Golden Tate caught 3-of-5 targets for 29 yards in the Lions' Week 4 win over the Vikings.

Tate has now alternated big games with slow ones to open the year, having strong Weeks 1 and 3 with bummer Weeks 2 and 4. The Lions simply leaned on the run game, as Matthew Stafford threw for just 209 yards. Tate will do battle with Panthers slot CB Captain Munnerlyn in Detroit next week.
Oct 1 - 6:18 PM

Golden Tate caught 7-of-11 targets for 58 yards and one touchdown in the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Tate appeared to score a one-yard touchdown with eight seconds left to give the Lions a one-point lead, but it was ruled he was down at the half-yard line and the game ended with a 10-second runoff. Tate took some huge hits on Sunday but was able to get his first touchdown of the year and has seen double-digit targets in 2-of-3 games. Tate is a rock-solid WR2 ahead of Week 4 at Minnesota.
Sep 24 - 5:23 PM

Golden Tate caught all four of his targets for 25 yards in the Lions' Week 2 win over the Giants.

The Lions only had to throw the ball 21 times total and four times after halftime. There just wasn't enough volume to go around, as Eric Ebron led the team with a 5-42-1 line. Tate will be a strong WR2 next week against the Falcons.
Sep 18 - 11:59 PM

Golden Tate (finger) was removed from the Week 2 injury report.

Tate was never more than day to day. He's Rotoworld's No. 19-ranked receiver for Week 2.
Sep 16 - 2:20 PM

Golden Tate (finger) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

He'll be all systems go for Monday Night Football against the Giants.
Sep 15 - 5:08 PM

Golden Tate (finger) was "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Although his reps figure to be limited all week, Tate has insisted his finger feels "great." He has an extra day to heal with the Lions playing on Monday Night Football. Tate roasted the G-Men for 8/122 last December.
Sep 14 - 4:17 PM

Golden Tate said he feels "fine" after injuring his finger in the second half of Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Tate was sporting a splint on his left ring finger after the game but doesn't think he'll need it for Week 2. "I don’t even think it’s necessary," he said. "My hand feels great, been catching with it great. It feels good." Tate will be on the WR2 map against the Giants on MNF.
Sep 14 - 1:39 PM

Golden Tate caught 10-of-12 targets for 107 yards in the Lions' Week 1 win over the Cardinals.

He added seven yards on two carries. Despite fighting through a hand injury -- he had a splint on his left ring finger after the game -- Tate made play after play underneath the coverage with Patrick Peterson sticking with Marvin Jones. With Kenny Golladay almost certainly earning more snaps with his performance Sunday, Tate should be able to shine playing primarily in the slot. He is well on his way to another 90-catch season and will be a solid WR2 next week against the Giants.
Sep 10 - 4:39 PM

The Cardinals are expected to shadow Golden Tate with CB Patrick Peterson in Week 1.

It’s a downgrade for Tate, but he should still lead Detroit in targets. Tate is Rotoworld’s No. 26-ranked wideout this week.
Source: ESPN
Sep 9 - 8:27 PM

Golden Tate caught five passes for 62 yards in the Lions' third preseason game.

Tate saw a lot of time in the slot in three-wide sets. He lost a fumble on the Lions' opening drive, but was able to make some plays late in the first half. Tate is the clear No. 1 option in Detroit’s passing attack. He could push for 100-plus catches.
Aug 25 - 10:02 PM

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.
Source: ESPN
Aug 7 - 9:03 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Jake Rudock
3Brad Kaaya
RB1Ameer Abdullah
2Theo Riddick
3Zach Zenner
4Dwayne Washington
5Tion Green
GLB1Ameer Abdullah
2Zach Zenner
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Ameer Abdullah
WR11Golden Tate
2T.J. Jones
3Jared Abbrederis
WR21Marvin Jones
2Kenny Golladay
WR31T.J. Jones
TE1Eric Ebron
2Darren Fells
3Michael Roberts
LT1Greg Robinson
2Brian Mihalik
LG1Graham Glasgow
2Tim Lelito
C1Travis Swanson
RG1T.J. Lang
2Joe Dahl
RT1Rick Wagner
2Emmett Cleary
3Bryce Harris
K1Matt Prater