Golden Tate

Golden Tate

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 197 lbsAge: 29College: Notre DameDrafted: #60 (2nd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
15th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #51
Best / Worst #33 / #92
ADP #57


Golden Tate fails to shine against former team

Golden Tate caught 3 of 5 targets against Seattle on Saturday night for 25 receiving yards. He had one carry but did not gain any yardage.

Fantasy Impact

It was a tough night for Matthew Stafford and all of his receivers but Tate made issues worse with a couple drops early in the game. That said, his season was ultimately relatively successful as Tate cleared the thousand yard mark for the second time in three years put together a third consecutive season of 90 or more receptions. While the relatively undersized receiver isn't much of a touchdown maker, he does offer solid flex value in standard leagues and is a useful WR2 PPR option as Matt Stafford's favorite target. Without the post-Calvin Johnson hype in 2017, Tate should be looked at in the third to fifth rounds in redraft leagues in the upcoming fantasy season.

Aaron Martinuzzi28 weeks ago
Golden Tate leads Lions in last week

Golden Tate hauled in six catches on 10 targets on Sunday night for 77 yards and a touchdown. He added one carry for seven yards on the ground.

Fantasy Impact

Tate was quarterback Matthew Stafford's favorite target against the Packers, continuing a trend started against New Orleans in Week 13. The Notre Dame products was relatively productive but, given the Lions' focus on short passes in their offense, didn't rack up a ton of yardage. In fact, Tate managed only three 100 yard games this season and 11.8 yards per catch. He'll be a low ceiling play in daily fantasy against the Seahawks next week but figures to continue functioning as one of Stafford's primary targets in 2017, making Tate a solid flex option in standard leagues with WR2 upside in PPR formats.

Aaron Martinuzzi28 weeks ago
Golden Tate corralled by Cowboys

Golden Tate brought in all six of his targets on Monday night and put up 58 receiving yards.

Fantasy Impact

Like the rest of the Lions' receiving core, Golden Tate was more or less neutralized by Cowboys' secondary, putting together a much more modest performance than he's capable of. Tate, along with the rest of Detroit's offense, figures to bounce back in a rivalry game for the NFC North title this weekend.

Aaron Martinuzzi29 weeks ago
Golden Tate comes up big with 122 receiving yards

Golden Tate secured 8-of-13 targets in Week 15, totaling 122 yards through the air.

Fantasy Impact

Tate passed the century mark in a game for the third time this season. He nearly had a 70-yard touchdown but was tripped up just short of the endzone. Tate has double-digit targets in each of the last three games and continues to impress. He has a favorable matchup in Week 16 against a Dallas defense that has struggled against the pass all year.

Golden Tate targeted 11 times against Bears

Golden Tate caught 6 of 11 targets on Sunday afternoon for 58 yards receiving; he carried the ball once and lost a yard.

Fantasy Impact

While Tate's production has been a little disappointing this year, he remains quarterback Matthew Stafford's favorite target - receiving nine or more looks seven times this year - and as notoriously difficult-to-tackle as ever. Playing for a team that leans on the pass, Tate is a surefire flex start in standard leagues and a solid WR2 option in PPR formats. Be sure there's a place for Tate in your starting lineup even as he faces the Giants' relatively stingy secondary next week.

Aaron Martinuzzi31 weeks ago