Golden Tate Fantasy Football News 2019

WR Golden Tate has inked a 4-year, $37.5 million deal with the Giants, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Tate will get $23 million fully guaranteed. He hung around on the open market a bit longer than expected but ends up making more per year than John Brown, Adam Humphries and Cole Beasley. Tate's raw numbers were down last season between Detroit and Philadelphia, but he still ranked 2nd among WRs with 50+ targets in missed tackles forced per catch and 4th in yards-after-catch average. He'll need to deal with a washed-up Eli Manning, but Tate shouldn't hurt for targets in a WR corps with very little besides Sterling Shepard.

The Eagles have acquired WR Golden Tate from the Lions in exchange for a 3rd-round pick. Tate figures to keep his slot role in Philly, pushing Nelson Agholor to the outside. He's unlikely to match the 9.9 targets per game he's averaged in Detroit so far this season, though, with Agholor, Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz to contend with. Tate looks like more of a WR3 with big-game potential the rest of the way. His arrival is a nice boost for QB Carson Wentz. Meanwhile in Detroit, both Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay are in for big volume boosts. T.J. Jones is the favorite to step into the #3 WR role but is a long shot to be a fantasy factor.

11:09am EDT 9/30/18

Lions WR Golden Tate (hip) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He comes with elevated risk after being added to the injury report on Friday but is still worth using in most fantasy lineups.

Lions WR Golden Tate (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cowboys. He was added to the injury report and limited in practice on Friday. We'll look for updates on his status and will find out whether he’s active by noon ET on Sunday.

7:10pm EDT 10/29/17

Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) is active for tonight’s game against the Steelers. He put in 3 limited practices this week and won’t be at 100% for this one. Throw in a matchup with the league’s #1 WR defense, and Tate looks like just a WR3 for Week 8.

Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) is "pushing to play" against the Steelers tonight, and it "could happen," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Signs have been pointing to Tate being active for the past few days, but we won't know for sure until 7 pm ET tonight. That -- plus a matchup with the league's top-ranked WR defense -- would make us want to avoid him if possible.

Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers after a limited week of practice. He admitted to uncertainty about his status all week, although insider Kyle Meinke believes "all signs point to" Tate playing. The late kickoff makes this a tricky situation for fantasy owners, though. We'll look for an update on his status on Sunday morning.

Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) was limited again in Thursday's practice. It's encouraging that he was able to get back out there after returning to the field yesterday, but Tate's status for Sunday night's game against the Steelers remains uncertain. Hopefully we'll learn more tomorrow.

Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) was on the field for the start of Wednesday's practice, according to inside Dave Birkett. Tate will likely be listed as limited, but it's a surprise that he's out there at all. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Tate would miss "a few weeks" after going down back in Week 6. It now looks like he has at least a shot at playing against the Steelers on Sunday night. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Lions WR Golden Tate's shoulder injury is expected to cost him "a few weeks," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tate is scheduled for an MRI today to get a more concrete diagnosis. The relative good news is that Detroit has a Week 7 bye. But it sounds like Tate will miss at least a couple of games after that. His absence will give WR Kenny Golladay a shot to re-establish himself -- assuming he can get over his hamstring injury.

Update: Tate has been diagnosed with an AC joint sprain, according to Rapoport.

Lions WR Golden Tate injured his shoulder in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints. He's officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Tate will not return.

Lions WR Golden Tate injured his left ring finger in the season-opening win over the Cardinals but isn't concerned about it going forward. "My hand feels great, been catching with it great," he said. "It feels good." The injury reportedly occurred on Detroit's 1st possession of the 2nd half. Tate hauled in 3 more balls after that. He isn't planning on wearing any extra protection for Monday night's game against the Giants. We'll keep an eye on this, but consider Tate's fantasy stock unaffected.

The forecast for today's Lions-Giants game calls for a 65% chance of rain with winds of 10-20 mph. Not ideal. It's especially concerning for Lions QB Matt Stafford, who will be playing with an injured middle finger on his throwing hand. He's no better than a mid-range QB2 for Week 15.

 
 
 

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