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The Giants released WR Golden Tate, saving a little over $6 million against the 2021 salary cap. Tate is coming off a tumultuous 2020 season, missing Week 1 for a performance-enhancing drug suspension and later getting benched for a game after publicly complaining about his role. He finished with a 35-388-2 line and turns 33 in August. We'll see where Tate lands, but he's not a great bet for a big 2021 fantasy impact. His departure from The Big Apple frees up opportunity for Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Evan Engram -- although we'll have to see what other moves the Giants make this offseason.

Giants WR Golden Tate (calf) is out for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. His absence gives WRs Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton slight boosts in projected targets.

Giants HC Joe Judge said WR Golden Tate was back at team headquarters Monday and that he expects the veteran to play Sunday against the Eagles, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. Tate spent Week 9 inactive over behavioral issues. He totaled just 6 targets over the 3 games before that, though. So it's tough to imagine Tate being an option for fantasy football lineups in Week 10.

The Giants plan to make WR Golden Tate a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against Washington, according to NFL Network's Kim Jones. "The decision was made due to overall issues with effort & performance," she tweeted. "Tate has a chance to return to the lineup next week." C.J. Board and Austin Mack are the next guys up on the depth chart, but we wouldn't consider either a meaningful fantasy option. Tate has totaled just 6 targets over the past 3 games -- only 2 of which included Sterling Shepard.

The Newark Star-Ledger's Zack Rosenblatt believes Giants WR Sterling Shepard (toe) is "unlikely" to play against Washington on Sunday. He's eligible to come off IR this week, but a Week 7 return looks more likely. Darius Slayton, Golden Tate and Evan Engram will continue to operate as the top 3 options in the Giants' passing game.

The Giants have placed WR Sterling Shepard on IR. So he'll miss at least the next 3 games with his turf toe. That's an injury that tends to linger, so we'll see exactly when Shepard is able to get back on the field. His absence will mean more targets for WR Darius Slayton, WR Golden Tate and TE Evan Engram.

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11:09am EDT 9/20/20

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bears. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that Tate “should be at full strength” — although the fact that he remained limited in practice all week has us shying away from using Tate in fantasy lineups today.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) is expected to play against the Bears today. He was limited in practice all week but "should be at full strength," Rapoport adds. That has us feeling a bit better about Tate's Week 2 prospects, although you should still treat him as just a WR4.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) remained limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bears. It sounds like he has a good chance to be active for that one, but try to avoid him in fantasy lineups until he’s back to 100%.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice. We'll see if he gets back to full participation Friday. Tate spent all last week limited and then missed the Pittsburgh loss, so he'd be tough to trust coming off another week of just limited workouts.

The Giants held just a walkthrough practice Wednesday, 2 days after losing to the Steelers at home to open their season. They still listed WR Golden Tate as a limited participant with his hamstring injury. Tate put in limited practices all last week as well before missing the opener. We'll see about his status for Sunday's trip to Chicago.

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5:09pm EDT 9/14/20

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) is inactive for tonight's game against the Steelers. He was limited in practice all week, so he seemingly has a good chance to play Week 2. His absence tonight leaves more targets for Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Steelers. Between the hamstring, the late kickoff and the tough matchup, Tate belongs on fantasy benches this week.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) remained limited in Friday's practice. We'll see what he's able to do tomorrow, but hopefully you can keep him on fantasy benches for Week 1.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) was limited in Thursday's practice. "Doesn’t seem 100%," ESPN's Jordan Raanan tweeted. We'll continue to track Tate's status, but fantasy owners should look elsewhere for Week 1. Tate already had a tough matchup vs. the Steelers.

Giants WR Golden Tate didn't practice on Monday. He's believed to be dealing with a hamstring injury, putting his availability for next Monday night's opener against the Steelers in question. We'll continue to monitor his status. The Giants notoriously didn't have Tate, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley all healthy at the same time for a single game last year.

The Giants will hire Joe Judge as their next HC, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's an out-of-nowhere move. Judge spent the past 8 seasons in New England -- the first 7 as a special teams coach and 2019 as the WRs coach. Prior to that, he worked under Nick Saban at Alabama. At just 38 years old, he's now the league's 2nd-youngest HC. Frankly, that's about all we know about Judge at this point. We'll see who he tabs as his OC.

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