Golden Tate snagged 5 of his 8 targets against the Panthers for 57 yards.
Fantasy Impact: This was another solid game for Tate, although he and the rest of the Lions took a step back from week one's throttling of the Giants. Tate has yet to find the end zone but fantasy players didn't really draft him to do that. He is on pace for over 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards and should be start worthy in PPR leagues almost every week. I'd still expect him to find the end zone four or five times as a result of his elite run after catch ability and the Lions' powerful aerial attack.
Detroit Lions' wide receiver Golden Tate caught all 6 of his targets for a total of 93 yards. He also rushed once for 4 yards. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Golden Tate is known for his sticky hands, and he proved it tonight. While he didn't find the end zone, he did total 97 yards on just 7 touches. In Detroit's pass-happy system, Tate is an easy WR2, with possible WR1 upside.
Lions' wide receiver Golden Tate caught all three passes thrown his way for 41 yards and a TD in Friday night's preseason game against the Raiders. (Source: Detroit Free Press)
Fantasy Impact: Tate continues to show nice chemistry with quarterback Matthew Stafford. Finally out from under Seattle's run-based attack, Tate is looking at breakout season in Detroit. His current ADP places him around the end of the seventh round, making him a potential steal and a solid WR 2 option in most leagues.
Golden Tate has been taken off the PUP list by the Lions and will practice with the team today. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Fantasy Football fans far and wide can breathe a small sigh of relief with the news that Tate will begin practice today. The Lions started camp later than most teams but with a whole new offense to learn and a new quarterback to develop chemistry with the sooner Tate came back the better. Not even August yet, Tate should have plenty of time to build a rapport with Matthew Stafford and should be a good value pick in fantasy drafts next month.
Per Ian Rapoport, new Lions WR Golden Tate will begin training camp on the PUP list. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is the first we are hearing of any injuries involving Tate. With camp just beginning and the regular season still over a month away there is little concern here, but this is definitely a situation worth monitoring. Teams are typically cautious in camp so we'd expect Tate back sooner rather than later and he still looks like an enticing WR3 option, particularly in PPR formats.
Tate has posted at least 50-plus yard in each of his first two games along with recording at least 6 targets in each of his first two games as a Lion. This could be the week where Tate has his breakout performance. The Packers have allowed opposing teams No.2 wide receivers find the endzone in each of the last two weeks (Rod Streater, Jeremy Kerley) accept Kerleys was called back because of the Jets calling a time out as the ball was snapped.
Grab McCoy/Charles for sure! WR’s are fairly deep this year, whereas RB’s are not deep at all. Two Stud running backs in Lacy and McCoy/Charles is very hard to pass up. There’s WRs like Golden Tate/Markus Wheaton […]