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Lions | Golden Tate supports Matthew Stafford

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:30:46 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford needs a contract extension as soon as possible, according to WR Golden Tate. "They gotta get that done," Tate said "He deserves it. He does everything right. You don't have to worry about him getting in trouble. He balls-out. He's tough as nails. He's what you want in a quarterback."

Fantasy Tip: Tate has enjoyed plenty of success catching passes from Stafford, so it is no surprise that he is a believer. Stafford enters the season as a dependable QB1, and Tate is a quality WR2.

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Lions | Golden Tate a reception machine

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:11:52 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate has the sixth-most receptions in the NFL since signing with Detroit in 2014, and he has reached 90 receptions in all three seasons with the team.

Fantasy Tip: Tate is locked in as Matthew Stafford's go-to option. He is an underrated WR2 with a high floor in PPR formats.

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Lions | Golden Tate tough to bring down

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:09:59 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate was seventh in the NFL last season with 153 receiving yards after contact.

Fantasy Tip: Tate started slowly, but he ended up with a 91-1,077-4 line. He's an underrated WR2 in fantasy.

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Lions | Golden Tate leads in forced missed tackles

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:38:22 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate has forced 53 missed tackles since 2015, the most in the NFL by a wide receiver over that span.

Fantasy Tip: Tate has been a target and reception machine since joining Detroit in 2014, racking up at least 90 catches and drawing more than 125 targets in each of his three years with the Lions. Considering his talents and the high-powered offense he plays in with Matthew Stafford under center, it looks like Tate can be relied upon again as a WR2 in 2017.

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Lions | Receiver competition brewing in Detroit

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:05:11 -0700

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones and WR Jace Billingsley currently have a leg up in the battle for the remaining receiver spots behind WR Marvin Jones, WR Golden Tate and WR Kenny Golladay, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

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Lions | Golden Tate addresses contract status

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 16:03:32 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate addressed reporters that he believes he is "underpaid", but the veteran wideout is unlikely to seek a contract extension during the 2017 season. Tate told reporters he is "eyeing a new deal" within the next couple years but is not demanding one.

Fantasy Tip: Tate has had three straight seasons of 90 catches or more and has 1,831 yards after catch since coming to the Lions in 2014. He will go fairly high as a WR1 in most drafts.

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Lions | Golden Tate overcame slow start

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:22:51 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate averaged 3.4 catches, 6.1 targets and 26.8 yards per game over the first five games of 2016, but he posted per-game averages of 6.7 catches, 9.5 targets and 85.7 yards over the final 11 games.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the slow start, Tate reached 90 receptions for the third straight year and topped 1,000 yards. He should be a dependable WR2 in PPR formats in 2017.

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Lions | Six catches for Golden Tate

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 21:50:59 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted six receptions for 58 yards on his six targets in the Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Dec. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Tate's production has been erratic lately, posting 100-yard games in two of the past four while sandwiched around a pair of mediocre performances. He does have six or more grabs in four straight and eight of the past 10 to help those in PPR fantasy formats.

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Lions | Golden Tate has 100-yard game

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:05:17 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate caught eight of his 13 targeted passes for 122 yards in a 17-6 loss to the New York Giants.

Fantasy Tip: One of his passes was a 67-yard strike from Matthew Stafford, and that was more a victim of the Giants giving up big plays than anything else. If Tate can do this against a defense like New York, however, then he's worth starting as a WR1.

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Lions | Golden Tate records six receptions

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 20:50:43 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate picked up six receptions for 58 yards on a game-high 11 targets in the Week 14 game against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Tip: Tate has totaled 19 catches for 280 yards and a touchdown over the past three games. He has re-emerged as a useful WR3 in most fantasy formats after a touch stretch in early November.

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Lions | Golden Tate has explosive game

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:42:18 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate finished with eight catches and 145 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown scamper, in a 28-13 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Tip: Tate took advantage of a porous Saints pass defense on his long touchdown, but the bigger story is how well Tate did overall. Take away that long TD and he still had 79 receiving yards. Tate is a strong WR1 on a Lions squad with plenty of pass-catching options.

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Lions | Golden Tate quiet in victory

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:54:06 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted three receptions for 27 yards in the Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was targeted four times.

Fantasy Tip: Tate crushed his fantasy owners with three grabs, his fewest since Week 5. He entered with 32 receptions over the past four outings with at least 79 yards in three of the four games. Tate will look to rebound in Week 12 against the Vikings on Thanksgiving. He posted 11 grabs for 79 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 in the first meeting in Minnesota.

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Lions | Golden Tate runs away a winner

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 14:58:45 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate finished with 11 catches, 79 yards, and a 28-yard touchdown catch from QB Matthew Stafford in overtime. The Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings, 22-16.

Fantasy Tip: Tate's strong outing elevated his status among fantasy owners. Tate shouldn't be your WR1 but a WR2/WR3 is not out of the question. He and Stafford have developed a nice rapport.

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Lions | Golden Tate targeted 12 times in win

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:42:48 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate had six receptions for 93 yards in the Week 7 game against the Washington Redskins. He was targeted 12 times.

Fantasy Tip: Tate started out very slowly, and likely was dropped by a high percentage of fantasy owners. However, he has 14 catches for 258 yards and a score over his past two games, and he has been targeted 22 times. Matthew Stafford has re-discovered Tate, and he has re-emerged as a trustworthy fantasy option in most formats heading into Week 8 in Houston.

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Lions | Golden Tate finally looks golden

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:36:20 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted eight receptions for a game-high 165 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He was targeted 10 times.

Fantasy Tip: Tate had been a huge disappointment to date, posting just 17 receptions for 134 yards in his first five games, so a lot of fantasy owners likely had benched or dropped him, missing out on this gem. If he is available off the waiver wire he is worth a look in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 7 against Washington.

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Lions | Golden Tate may see time in backfield

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:26:35 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate may lineup at running back at times during the team's Week 6 game in order to be a receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Tip: Tate saw time at running back in the last game and likely will be used there again because of Theo Riddick's injury. Tate has been pretty quiet so far this season but should still be at least a flex option for owners.

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Lions | Golden Tate disappoints in Week 5

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:29:43 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted three receptions for just 39 yards in the Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was targeted five times.

Fantasy Tip: Tate was counted upon to be a player filling the void following the retirement of Calvin Johnson, but Tate has been a bust with just 17 grabs, 134 yards and no touchdowns through five games. He is only worth keeping around as a WR4 until he starts to produce.

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Lions | OC expects big things from Golden Tate

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:40:38 -0700

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said he expects WR Golden Tate to have a big game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Tate has caught only 14 passes for 95 yards and zero touchdowns in the first four games of the season, but the team says he is still an important part of the offense. Owners can still consider him a starting option but he is more of a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in most leagues.

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Lions | Golden Tate still has integral role in offense

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:00:11 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate was not benched in a Week 4 loss against the Chicago Bears and remains an important part of the offense, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Fantasy Tip: Considering Tate played only 36 of 63 snaps and saw very little playing time after Matthew Stafford was seen yelling at him for running the wrong route on an interception, it's probably safe to assume he was benched. This season has been a startling fall from grace for the 28-year-old Notre Dame product, who recorded at least 90 catches in both of his first two years in Detroit. It's still too early to drop him in most competitive leagues, but he doesn't warrant a fantasy start anytime soon either.

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Lions | Golden Tate still Detroit's No. 1 WR?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:32:42 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is still the top option in the passing game, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, and Cooter said Tate's slow start is a product of the offense's emphasis of spreading the ball around.

Fantasy Tip: While Marvin Jones and Theo Riddick thrive, Tate has just 94 yards through three games. Tate should have his chance to shine at some point, and he has enough upside to use as a WR3 against a winless Bears team in Week 4.

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Lions | Golden Tate catches 2 of 13 targets

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:42:30 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate hauled in two passes on 13 targets for 13 yards Sunday, Sept. 18, versus the Tennessee Titans in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Tate was unable to get in sync with QB Matthew Stafford and should be given the benefit of the doubt in Week 3, particularly if Green Bay is without CB Sam Shields. Tate shouldn't be trusted quite as much, however.

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Lions | Golden Tate active

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:44:46 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 1 game.

Fantasy Tip: Tate will be a major factor in the passing game this season and should be a No. 2 wide receiver in most fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Golden Tate questionable for Week 1

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:33:06 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Tate should be fine for the game since has been able to fully practice in each of the last two days. Tate will be the Lions' No. 1 receiver this season and will be a fine No. 2 wide receiver in most fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Full practice for Golden Tate

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:06:46 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Tate is a good start this week, especially now that we know he'll be full throttle. The Lions matchup with the Indianapolis Colts could prove to be the first real shootout of 2016. Tate makes for a solid WR2 option and could approach WR1 numbers if the scores are back and forth.

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Lions | Golden Tate limited

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:35:46 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check on Tate's status later in the week to see if he is in any danger of missing Week 1. Tate will be the team's No. 1 receiver with Calvin Johnson retired and will be a weekly starting option as long as he is healthy.

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Lions | Detroit going no-huddle often

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:12:39 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the other Lions quarterbacks have run a no-huddle offense 62% of the time this preseason. The Lions ran a no-huddle offense just 7% of the time last season. According to ProFootballFocus, Stafford has completed all six of his passes for 108 yards when targeting WRs Golden Tate and Marvin Jones out of the no-huddle. He's 6-for-11 passing for 63 yards on the rest of his throws combined. Overall, Stafford has completed 70.6% of his passes this preseason.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford had a big second half last year with 19 touchdowns and two interceptions when offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter took over. He lost Megatron to retirement, but the show appears to roll on. Stafford is in the lower-middle portion of starting quarterbacks, but he could be on the cusp of that breakthrough year.

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Lions | Golden Tate back at practice

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:10:17 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. The extent of his participation was not disclosed, however.

Fantasy Tip: Tate's mystery injury isn't a big deal, apparently. He should be good to go for this weekend and is still in the WR2 conversation in all formats with Calvin Johnson out of the picture.

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Lions | Golden Tate misses practice

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:01:07 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 20. He wouldn't mention the specifics of his injury, but he talked about playing in the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Tate is set to be Detroit's top receiver in the wake of Calvin Johnson's retirement. He is a borderline WR2 in PPR formats and a solid WR3 in standard leagues.

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Lions | Marvin Jones the top target

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:52:50 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones has been the team's top receiver in camp, and it hasn't been close, as WR Golden Tate has had issues holding onto the football. Jones was targeted on seven of the 14 passes QB Matthew Stafford threw in the joint practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Jones is coming off a 65-816-4 year with the Bengals, and he had 10 touchdowns the previous year. He looks like a WR3 with a ton of upside right now. Tate is a weaker WR2 in fantasy, but if he slips to the WR3 range, you're in business.

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Lions | Golden Tate has sure hands

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:21:00 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate has had sure hands in camp while his counterparts have had issues. WR Jeremy Kerley had at least three of the six-plus drops in practice Saturday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Tate is a nice story of a middling slot receiver that emerged as a legit threat the last two years. He's coming off a 90-813-6 season, but you have to wonder if there is more, especially since he tallied 1,331 yards the previous season. He falls into the WR2/WR3 divide, but you'd be much better off with him as the latter. Kerley should be an afterthought in fantasy, but he could enter the WR5 conversation if he reels his issues in.

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Lions | Golden Tate wants to return punts

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:50:29 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate has expressed his interest in continuing to serve as the club's primary punt returner this season. He averaged 7.5 yards per return in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Tate is expected to be the team's No. 1 receiver following the retirement of Calvin Johnson and he has actually led the Lions in receptions over the past two seasons. However, Detroit may want to avoid using him on special teams because he is such a valuable part of their offense. WRs T.J. Jones, Jeremy Kerley and Andre Roberts also have plenty of experience returning punts and could compete for the role during the preseason.

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Lions | Quiet finish for Golden Tate

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:59:00 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted four receptions for 34 yards in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted six times.

Fantasy Tip: Tate helped early in the fantasy playoffs, posting four total touchdowns from Week 14 to 15, but he managed just eight grabs for 93 yards and no scores in the final two games. He remains more of a WR2/3 or flex fantasy option heading into 2016 after hauling in 90 receptions for 813 yards and six scores.

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Lions | Pair of scores for Golden Tate

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:48:53 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted six receptions for 45 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints Monday, Dec. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Tate made the best of his team-high six targets. Despite the two first-half scores he remains more of a WR3 or flex FantasyScore option going forward.

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Lions | Golden Tate finds end zone twice

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 18:25:53 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted nine receptions for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 14 game against the St. Louis Rams. He was targeted 10 times.

Fantasy Tip: Tate was the receiver of choice with Calvin Johnson nearly non-existent. Everyone in the Detroit passing game should excel in Week 15 against a terrible New Orleans Saints pass defense in Week 15 on Monday night.

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Lions | Golden Tate probable

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:26:44 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (calf) is listed as probable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) has played pretty well over his last few games. He's somewhat of an unsung player on the same team as Calvin Johnson, but he's worth a shot in FantasyScore lineups this week in what could be a shootout with the Green Bay Packers.

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Lions | Golden Tate a full participant

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:21:18 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (calf) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) was limited yesterday, so the upgrade is promising, and it looks like Tate will be able to play against the Green Bay Packers Thursday night. The Packers have played well defensively against wide receivers this season, though, so lower your expectations for Tate this week.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate limited

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:59:42 -0800

Detroit Lions WRs Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Golden Tate (calf) were limited in practice Monday, Nov. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson being limited in practice is like snow being white, so this shouldn't be a big surprise. Johnson and Tate should both be monitored leading up to Thursday night's game, of course. Unfortunately, they have a tough matchup against the Green Bay Packers, who have been one of the better fantasy defenses against wide receivers this year.

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Lions | Golden Tate not producing

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 19:48:31 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate has yet to record a 100-yard game in 2015, and he has finished with fewer than 60 receiving yards in six of his eight games.

Fantasy Tip: Calvin Johnson ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) is questionable to suit up in Week 10, but unless he is sidelined, Tate ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) isn't worth using at FantasyScore as a secondary option in a struggling offense.

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Lions | Golden Tate not producing

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 19:48:31 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate has yet to record a 100-yard game in 2015, and he has finished with fewer than 60 receiving yards in six of his eight games.

Fantasy Tip: Calvin Johnson ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) is questionable to suit up in Week 10, but unless he is sidelined, Tate ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) isn't worth using at FantasyScore as a secondary option in a struggling offense.

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Lions | Detroit expecting physical game

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:10:07 -0700

Detroit Lions WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate expect the Minnesota Vikings to be physical with them in their Week 7 matchup. Minnesota hasn't allowed a team to throw for 300 yards this year and haven't allowed an opposing quarterback to complete more than 65.4% of his passes. QB Matthew Stafford typically has favored short passes against the Vikes as a result. Johnson is likely to draw CB Xavier Rhodes, who is a big and physical cornerback. Johnson only has two 100-yard games in 14 career contests against the Vikings and has double-digit targets in five of those games. Tate has been targeted at least 10 times twice in his three games against Minnesota and has had at least six catches in each game.

Fantasy Tip: Both receivers could have decent games, but Tate ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is clearly the better value pick against a physical secondary because of his ability to excel on the shorter slants and routes.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate probable

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:05:47 -0700

Detroit Lions WRs Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Golden Tate (ankle) were both limited in practice Friday, Oct. 23, but are listed as probable for Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) is a new addition to the injury report, but his injury doesn't appear to be very serious. Megatron had his best game of the season by far last week and had his only other touchdown against Minnesota in Week 2. He should be a safe receiver pick. Tate ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) also produced against the Vikes earlier this year and is a fine value pick with Matthew Stafford looking to keep things rolling.

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Lions | Golden Tate expected to play

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:44:19 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (hip) was limited in practice for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 16, but is listed as probable for Week 6 against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Tip: This could be the game Detroit finally opens things up in the aerial game with several of their running backs hurt. Tate ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) had a whopping 18 targets in Week 5 and could be heavily looked at again if Chicago tries to keep Calvin Johnson quiet.

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Lions | Theo Riddick, Golden Tate limited

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:45:42 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (groin) and WR Golden Tate (hip) were both limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Neither injury appears serious and both should be able to play against the Chicago Bears. Riddick ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has become the most trusted pass-catching back for Detroit, and he should continue to see work even with Joique Bell returning. Consider Riddick a sleeper pick as a flex. Tate ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) hasn't done much yet but has a fine matchup to break out in Week 6.

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Lions | Subpar game for Golden Tate

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 21:42:52 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted three receptions for 29 yards in the Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Oct. 5. He was targeted four times.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) hasn't found the end zone in four games, and is an overpriced option in FantasyScore until he starts to score regularly.

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Lions | Golden Tate says offense is predictable

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:50:38 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate said in each of the first three games this season he has had opponents tell him they knew the plays that were being called. "I don't know how they know or what film they're watching that we're giving away," Tate said. "That's something we got to go back and watch our tendencies to figure out where we line up or how we line up or what formation or whatever it may be."

Fantasy Tip: The Lions are one of four teams currently at 0-3, and what has usually been a high-flying offense has sputtered so far. Tate ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is risky on FantasyScore this week playing on the road versus the Seattle Seahawks.

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Lions | Golden Tate will continue returning punts

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:44:58 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (quadriceps) was injured returning a punt in Week 1, but the Lions defended using him as their punt returner and will continue to do so. "So we look at it week-to-week, depending upon what we think we need to get done. So there will probably be times you'll see him back there again, and we'll move on," head coach Jim Caldwell said. Caldwell also said RB Ameer Abdullah is capable of handling return duties. Tate returned two punts for a 17-yard average in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Tate's ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) fantasy value is even greater in leagues that reward return yardage. He should continue to be a receiving force for the Lions opposite Calvin Johnson in 2015, but make sure he's active in Week 2 before using him on FantasyScore.

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Lions | Golden Tate expected to play

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:33:30 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (quadriceps) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 18, but he is listed as probable for Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) was held in check in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers but actually produced more than Calvin Johnson. Don't expect that to happen regularly, although Tate can still be a solid daily pick if opponents continue to double team Megatron. With Tate expected to suit up, he's a fine FantasyScore selection against the Vikes.

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Lions | Golden Tate returns to practice

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 14:07:05 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (quadriceps) returned to practice as a limited participant Thursday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Tip: This is a good sign that Tate will be able to play this weekend. He and the rest of the Lions are looking to rebound from a disappointing performance against the San Diego Chargers last week. Still, when there's an injury there's some risk. There are better options than Tate ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) on Fantasy Score for Week 2, but he should still be considered.

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Lions | Golden Tate misses practice

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:57:40 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Tate ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) is dealing with a serious injury, so owners should monitor his situation during the week. Tate recorded only 24 yards in the team's Week 1 game but could still be a solid starting option in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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Lions | Golden Tate sought often against MIN

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:34:20 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate had 14 catches for 82 yards and a touchdown in two games against the Minnesota Vikings in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: Tate had seven grabs in each game, and one of them had a healthy Calvin Johnson. Tate ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) is more than a dink-and-dunk receiver and is a solid WR2 on FantasyScore this week.

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