WR Golden Tate - Philadelphia Eagles
|5-10, 199||Born: 8-2-1988||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2010|
News you need to know
General News (Mon Jan 21): could be brought back if the team moves on from Nelson Agholor, in the opinion of Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, though Kempski believes Tate signing elsewhere to be the more likely outcome.
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Golden Tate's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 19 vs NO (5 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Tate, the Eagles' splash trade acquisition midseason, came up small in the rod playoff loss in New Orleans. Tate had a deep out reception, but physical play by the Saints defenders in the second half, turned Tate's impact into invisible status. As quickly as Tate arrived in Philadelphia, he is a slated free agent in the offseason, looking for a strong slot-centric role like he had in Detroit.
2018 Week 18 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 46 / 1 rec)
Tate was at his best in critical situations against Chicago. Tate produced three impact plays among his five receptions, including two third-down conversions downfield and the ultimate game-winning touchdown. On fourth-and-goal, Tate corralled a perfect rollout throw to the pylon by Nick Foles to take the lead with a minute to play. Tate, the midseason trade acquisition, came up big for the Eagles when they needed him the most for the wildcard round victory.
2018 Week 17 vs WAS (6 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Tate's recent slump continued in the Week 17 win over Washington. Tate averaged less than 10 yards-per-reception for the fourth straight game as an ancillary and short-range target. Tate did high-point an out route target as his best play of the game, but was held in check on short routes yet again this week. Tate has scored a single touchdown since Week 4 and had not eclipsed 50 yards in a game over the past month.
2018 Week 16 vs HOU (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Tate's production continued to go silent in Week 16 despite the Eagles' huge passing performance against Houston. Tate dropped a pass on third down and was short of the sticks on another third down opportunity. A quick out route completed Tate's passing game involvement as he has a dismal 8-63-0 stat line over the past three games.
2018 Week 15 vs LAR (5 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
Tate rebounded from an invisible Week 14 performance for a solid game in Week 15 against the Rams. Tate nearly scored on a red zone screen as his best touchdown opportunity and was generally held in check otherwise for after-the-catch yardage. Twice Tate was stopped short of the sticks on third down receptions. Nick Foles clearly favored deeper throws towards Alshon Jeffery this week, a tempering sign for Tate to close season as an ancillary option in the Eagles passing game.
2018 Week 14 vs DAL (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Tate mired to his worst game since the trade to the Eagles this week against Dallas. Tate was blanketed by tight coverage and the lone opportunity he had with separation was an overthrow by Carson Wentz down the seam. Tate was notably frustrated and did not log a catch until the fourth quarter, a short slant route. With a host of passing game weapons, Tate was left out this week.
2018 Week 13 vs WAS (7 / 7 / 85 / 1 rec)
Tate had his best game since joining the Eagles, blending chain-moving receptions with downfield forays against Washington. Tate corralled a goal line touchdown as Carson Wentz extended a third down with his mobility. Tate was at his after-the-catch best on a quick out reception, turning up field with a broken tackle for more than 30 yards. Tate broke his touchdown drought, dating back to Week 4, spanning more than 30 receptions. Tate has been a fixture of the Eagles passing game since his arrival, supplanting Alshon Jeffery as the preferred wide receiver target to compliment Zach Ertz.
2018 Week 12 vs NYG (8 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
Tate saw 29% of the Eagles targets, but did little with them against the Giants. Tate was stuffed on two short receptions, including a third-down slot screen, a bread-and-butter opportunity for Tate during his career. Tate added a drop to his struggles but his highlight play was a great catch over the middle on the receiving end of a laser Carson Wentz pass into coverage. Tate has seen a promising 16 targets over the past two games, but the big plays have eluded him since joining Philadelphia.
2018 Week 11 vs NO (8 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec, 1 / -8 / 0 rush)
Tate led the Eagles in targets and receiving production in the road loss to the Saints. Tate was held in check, however, and limited in his after-the-catch opportunities. With the Eagles' offensive line concerns, Tate's short-range acumen blends well with protecting Carson Wentz from deeper drops and more hits.
2018 Week 10 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Tate's Philadelphia debut showed tempered involvement in the Eagles passing game pecking order. Tate had two screen receptions, breaking a tackle on one for a chunk gain. Tate also saw a deep target, which was tipped away by the defender.
2018 Week 8 vs SEA (12 / 7 / 50 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Golden Tate led the Lions in targets with 12 but had a limited statistical game. Tate had multiple uncharacteristic drops and was limited in his gains after the catch on his short area passing yardage. The Seattle defense did a good job of tackling Tate and preventing big gains after the catch. Tate had the opportunity for a bigger game at the goal line. Tate was open early in a play on an out route requiring a throw to the boundary, but Matthew Stafford was late and threw it back to the inside of Tate. That combination made an easy interception for Seattle. Tate was also targeted in the red zone which he caught but was tackled with no additional gain. Tate will face Minnesota next week.
2018 Week 7 vs MIA (6 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec, 1 / 30 / 0 rush)
Golden Tate led the Lions in targets with 6 but had a quiet statistical game. Tate dropped a pass that could have been a touchdown near the goal line and recovered his own fumble on a screen play. Tate notably had a critical catch on a clock killing drive in the fourth quarter.
2018 Week 5 vs GB (7 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Golden Tate had a relatively quiet day early in the game when Matthew Stafford targeted Green Bay's secondary on the deep perimeter. Tate was involved more in the second half as Detroit was trying to grind down the clock, converting multiple third downs. Tate ran hard after the catch and consistently broke tackles that had bad form. Tate had an opportunity on an out and up for a big play but was just overthrown in tight coverage by Matthew Stafford. Unlike prior weeks, Tate was unable to break a long gain or find the end zone, so his fantasy score was low, but he is still an integral part of the offense.
2018 Week 4 vs DAL (8 / 8 / 132 / 2 rec)
Golden Tate had his best day of the season, scoring two long touchdowns. The first was a comeback route from the slot where he broke a tackle from the primary defender for a long run after the catch. The second was an out and up where Tate got lost in coverage. Tate had his usual short and intermediate targets, but the deeper plays were an expansion of his typical role, especially the comeback route from the slot which is difficult to defend.
2018 Week 3 vs NE (8 / 6 / 69 / 0 rec)
Golden Tate led the Lions in targets with 8 and had an efficient night working in the short and intermediate area. Tate did drop a wheel route along the sideline, but was otherwise strong, and showed elusiveness after the catch.
2018 Week 2 vs SF (13 / 7 / 109 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Golden Tate has been surpassed by Kenny Golladay in two receiver sets, but that did not stop him from leading the team in targets. Tate's best usage is always in the slot, and with Detroit running three receiver sets at a high rate, Tate is still an integral part of the offense. Tate had a bad drop and was missed on a couple of targets by Matthew Stafford, but still had a strong day working the short and intermediate areas of the offense.
2018 Week 1 vs NYJ (15 / 7 / 79 / 1 rec)
Golden Tate scored the Lions lone offensive touchdown on a beautifully designed play. Tate and Marvin Jones lined up in the slot in an empty set. The Lions chose to show heavy personnel on first down, and split Blount and two tight ends wide, allowing Tate an ideal matchup against New York's base defense. The rest of Tate's night was limited to short routes, and totaled an inefficient seven catches on 15 targets, including several off target throws by Stafford.
Latest NewsPackers | Green Bay in the market for slot help? (Thu Feb 14, 09:41 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Golden Tate and Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Jamison Crowder are options to fill the need the Green Bay Packers have at slot receiver, according to Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com. Our View: Perhaps they could be interested in a slot guy, but they did select three WRs in the 2018 NFL draft. The Packers are going to be interesting to watch with new head coach Matt LaFleur running the show.
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