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WR Golden Tate - Detroit Lions

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

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Summary

Golden Tate enters his eighth NFL season and fourth in Detroit. With the Lions, Tate has put together three straight seasons of at least 90 catches and enters the season as the top receiver in Detroit. Tate got off to a slow start in 2016, with just 17 catches (3.4 per game) over the first five weeks. Marvin Jones was clearly the top option in the Lions passing attack early in the year. The roles flipped down the stretch however. In the final 11 games, Tate caught 74 passes (6.7 per game). Tate is excellent as an underneath receiver and excels with the ball in his hands after the catch. He has a rock solid WR2 floor in PPR leagues. In his three seasons in Detroit, he has had a catch rate of 67% or higher each season and seen at least 128 targets every year. His upside is less exciting, especially in standard scoring formats. Tate has not been much of a red zone threat. On 403 targets with the Lions, he has scored just 14 times (2.9% touchdown rate) and averaged 4.7 touchdowns per season. He has also seen his yards per catch fall below 11.0 since Jim Bob Cooter took over as offensive coordinator midway through the 2015 season and instituted his quick strike attack. (June 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 25, 18, 19, 22, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 28, 29, 30, 32, 32, 35
Overall Redraft - 52, 38, 41, 44, 46, 47, 47, 48, 50, 52, 52, 52, 57, 57
WR Redraft PPR - 24, 15, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 29, 32, 33, 35
Overall Redraft PPR - 48, 30, 40, 41, 41, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 47, 48, 52, 52, 52, 57
WR Dynasty - 36, 30, 32, 40, 41, 41, 47
Overall Dynasty - 81, 60, 63, 72

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 DET 16 5 30 0 144 99 1331 4
2015 DET 16 6 41 0 128 90 813 6 1
2016 DET 16 10 4 0 135 91 1077 4 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 7 * * 82 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 8 * * 87 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 8 * * 90 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 12 * * 80 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 54
WR: 25
Overall-PPR: 50
WR-PPR: 23

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  Shane Manila - August 12
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Latest News

Lions | Golden Tate could shift to slot (Tue Aug 22, 09:30 AM) - Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate could play more in the slot with WR Kenny Golladay potentially ready for a starting spot outside.

Our View: With three straight seasons of 90-plus catches, we could see Tate staying at that level even if he shifts inside the formation. Golladay is an exciting rookie receiver, and the third-round pick out of Northern Illinois has turned heads. However, Tate is a reliable and trusted target for Matthew Stafford who should get plenty of targets each game.
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2017 Schedule

1vs Arizona Cardinals
2@ New York Giants
3vs Atlanta Falcons
4@ Minnesota Vikings
5vs Carolina Panthers
6@ New Orleans Saints
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Pittsburgh Steelers
9@ Green Bay Packers
10vs Cleveland Browns
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs Minnesota Vikings
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15vs Chicago Bears
16@ Cincinnati Bengals
17vs Green Bay Packers