Golden Tate Injury Updates

The Giants announced Monday that WR Golden Tate is in the concussion protocol. He sustained the head injury on his 4th-quarter TD in yesterday's loss to the Bears. We'll track Tate's progress through the protocol, but fantasy owners should plan on being without him in Week 13 for now.

Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He's looking like a long shot to play against the Bears this weekend. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) isn't expected to play, either, leaving Kaden Smith as New York's lead TE. He's not a fantasy option. The TE injuries should push more targets to the WRs and RB Saquon Barkley.

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.

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 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.

Lions TE Eric Ebron got carted off the practice field Saturday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the team fears an injury to his Achilles' tendon, with a tear being the obvious implication. If that proves to be the case, Ebron would almost certainly miss the season. We'll keep an eye out for confirmation, but you should count Ebron out of your plan if you're drafting right now. Detroit sports no obvious immediate replacement for Ebron at TE, so his injury would likely shift more targets toward RB Theo Riddick and the wideouts.

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Lions have agreed to a deal with WR Marvin Jones, who was widely regarded as the top WR in this year's free-agent class.  Jones missed the entire 2014 season with foot and ankle injuries but sandwiched that year with lines of 51-712-10 and 65-816-4.  He heads to Detroit with a career 62.3% catch rate, 12.9 yards-per-catch average and 11.2% catch rate.  Jones is probably best as a WR2 and figures to slot behind WR Golden Tate in the Lions' pecking order.  WR Calvin Johnson leaves behind 149 targets from last year, though, so there's plenty to go around for both guys.

10:30am EDT 10/5/14

Lions WR Golden Tate (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He popped up on the injury report on Thursday but was able to get in a limited practice on Friday. Tate was listed as “probable,” so the hammy shouldn’t be an issue.

Lions WR Golden Tate (hamstring) is probable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He popped up on the injury report on Thursday but was able to get in a limited practice on Friday. The “probable” tag means that the hammy shouldn’t be an issue. Tate is a solid fantasy play with Calvin Johnson still not at 100%.

Lions WR Golden Tate was added to Thursday's injury report with a hamstring.  He was limited in practice.  It's unclear if Tate is in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Bills.  Check back tomorrow for an update.

The Lions have activated WR Golden Tate from the PUP list.  He was dealing with a minor shoulder injury but won't end up missing any training camp practices.  His fantasy stock is unaffected.  An impressive talent in an ideal situation, Tate is a high-upside WR3 in 2014 fantasy drafts.

Lions WR Golden Tate will open training camp on the PUP, but you shouldn't worry much.  Tate told the Detroit Free Press that he suffered a minor shoulder injury during an "errant fall" in OTAs.  "Just a little soreness in my shoulder and I'm just doing what the doctors tell me to do and I'm trying to get better as fast as I can," Tate said at the time in May.  We're guessing he'll take the field soon, as the team can activate a player from the camp PUP at any time.  If Tate sits out more than a week of practices -- after skipping June OTAs -- we might start to get concerned.  Rookie WR T.J. Jones will also start camp on the PUP after getting his right shoulder scoped in June to fix a college injury.  He says his shoulder is "as healthy as can be."  We'll see what doctors say.  Jones could factor into the #3 WR battle if healthy.

Seahawks WR Golden Tate is expected to miss the season-opener after injuring his knee in the preseason finale.  Tate is just 5 days removed from the injury and was given a 2-week timetable for return.  He didn't practice on Monday, and it sounds like his season debut will need to wait until Week 2.  The offshoot here is that WR Braylon Edwards should see a full slate of snaps against the Cardinals this Sunday.  He's a viable WR3 flier (although we hope you're not already "flying" at this point).

Seahawks WR Golden Tate (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 9.  The team hasn't revealed the severity of the injury or a timetable for his return.

Seahawks WR Golden Tate suffered an ankle injury and is not expected to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders.

 
 
 

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