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WR Golden Tate - Detroit Lions

5-10, 199Born: 8-2-1988College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 2

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Tate left the Week 6 game with a shoulder injury. He could miss a game or more after the Lions Week 7 bye.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 16): Tate had an excellent Week 6 and one of the best touchdown celebrations of the week, but also hurt his shoulder and could miss a few games after the Lions bye this week.

General News (Mon Oct 16): is scheduled to undergo an MRI soon, but the expectation is he will miss "some time," according to a source.

Week 7: bye week

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Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs ATL 63 0 0 0 11 7 58 1 0 11.8
4 at MIN 52 1 2 0 5 3 29 0 0 3.1
5 vs CAR 55 0 0 0 8 5 48 0 0 4.8
6 at NO 46 0 0 0 7 7 96 1 0 15.6

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 6 vs NO (7 / 7 / 96 / 1 rec)

Golden Tate's usage continued on his season long trend of working the short and intermediate areas of the field. He was frequently targeted in the screen game as the Lions looked to set up his run after the catch ability. Tate's run after the catch prowess was on full display on his 45-yard touchdown catch. Tate ran a comeback route along the right sideline and made CB Ken Crowley miss. Tate ran after the catch breaking two downfield tackle attempts before flipping into the end zone. Tate lead the team with 7 catches, and tied for a team high 96 yards receiving. He did leave the game late in the 4th quarter with a shoulder injury.

2017 Week 5 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)

Golden Tate tied Marvin Jones with a team high eight targets and caught five passes for 48 yards. Tate's passing game involvement followed his season long trend of quick passes in the wide receiver screen game and underneath passes than allow Tate to work after the catch. Tate had the opportunity for a big plau on a corner route, but the ball was overthrown by Stafford and was unable to secure the ball off his fingertips.

2017 Week 4 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Golden Tate was limited to three catches on five targets for 29 yards. Tate was limited in a game where the Minnesota defense held Detroit largely in check. Tate showed his ability to make the first man miss on his limited work. One of his targets was a poorly thrown ball by Matthew Stafford that should have been intercepted. Tate also had one carry for 2 yards.

2017 Week 3 vs ATL (11 / 7 / 58 / 1 rec)

Golden Tate lead the team in targets with 11, which he converted for 7 catches and 58 yards. Stafford continued to target Tate in the short passing game, acting as an extension of the running game. Tate had a long catch of 18 yards on a perfectly placed ball by Matthew Stafford along the right sideline. His touchdown was a crossing route underneath zone coverage which he caught then beat the Atlanta linebacker into the end zone. Tate could have had another score on the final play of the game. On third and one from the Atlanta one-yard line, he ran a slant on a rub concept which he caught falling toward the end zone. The catch was initially called a touchdown but after review, the officials ruled he was down by contact just short of the goal line, and a ten second runoff ended the game.

2017 Week 2 vs NYG (4 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec)

Golden Tate secured all four of his targets for 25 yards. Tate contributed two third down conversions with runs after short catches. He also caught a key screen pass to set up a 58-yard field goal. Tate caught the quick screen from the slot on third and 12 from New York's 48-yard line and set up his blockers for a 10-yard run after the catch. While Tate did not convert the first down, the play was crucial to get into Matt Prater's field goal range.

2017 Week 1 vs ARI (12 / 10 / 107 / 0 rec, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)

Golden Tate led the team with 12 targets and dominated the short and intermediate area of the field. He was used frequently in screens and crossing routes, and added two running plays. One run on an end around was a 15-yard gain but was called back on a illegal block in the back. Tate was the focal point of the offense, and did not see coverage from Patrick Peterson, who instead shadowed Marvin Jones, Jr. Tate did appear to experience pain in his left hand at multiple points during the game. He removed his glove after leaving the field, but there were no immediate visible signs of an injury. He returned to the game but again left the field after a catch because of pain in the same hand. Tate returned to the game again and finished without limitation, but was spotted with a split on his left ring finger after the game.


Latest News

Lions | Several Lions sit out (Tue Oct 17, 11:01 AM) - Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle), WR Golden Tate (shoulder), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), WR T.J. Jones (undisclosed), OG T.J. Lang (back), OT Emmett Cleary (undisclosed), OT Greg Robinson (ankle), DE Ziggy Ansah (knee), DE Anthony Zettel (undisclosed), DT A'Shawn Robinson (undisclosed), LB Paul Worrilow (knee) and FS Glover Quin (head) were out of practice Tuesday, Oct. 17. The Lions are on a bye in Week 7.

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Lions | Golden Tate expected to miss a few weeks (Mon Oct 16, 01:14 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo an MRI soon, but the expectation is he will miss 'some time,' according to a source.

Our View: With Tate down, the Lions will turn to Marvin Jones to do more. They'll need rookie Kenny Golladay to get over his hamstring injury and do more. Also, T.J. Jones could be a 'what the heck' flex for fantasy owners while Tate is out.
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Lions | Golden Tate suffers shoulder injury (Sun Oct 15, 08:56 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury late in the third quarter of the Week 6 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Lions | Golden Tate posts 96 yards, TD (Sun Oct 15, 07:54 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate racked up seven receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 6 game against the New Orleans Saints.

Our View: We might not find out much about his shoulder injury during the bye. He was underachieving for fantasy and actually had his score when the game wasn't out of hand yet, so not all of his good game happened because of garbage time.
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Lions | Golden Tate has torched the Saints (Sat Oct 14, 12:06 AM) - Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate faces the New Orleans Saints in Week 6, and he has averaged eight catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in his last three meetings with the Saints.

Our View: It's been two consecutive weeks that the Saints CBs have not allowed a touchdown to opposing WRs. That should change this week with Tate and Marvin Jones on the attack. Tate has a great matchup he can exploit against slot cornerback PJ Williams and/or safety Kenny Vaccaro. We like Tate as a WR2 in Week 6.
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