Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

WR Golden Tate - Detroit Lions

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

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Raj Mehta, US Presswire

Summary

Tate enters 2015 firmly entrenched as the Lions' 2nd WR behind Calvin Johnson and a relatively safe fantasy WR2. Tate's full season production in 2014 was impressive with 99 receptions, 1,331 yards and 4 touchdowns. His quickness and tremendous run after the catch ability make him a strong complement to Calvin Johnson and the Lions lack of talented depth beyond the top two at WR means Johnson and Tate will split nearly all of the WR targets between the two of them. There is reason for pessimism regarding Tate's fantasy prospects in 2015 however. Tate's production in the 11 games in which Cavlin Johnson was active and not clearly being used as a decoy (he had a total of 3 targets combined while hobbled in Weeks 4 and 5) was rather pedestrian. He had an average of 7.6 targets, 5.5 receptions, 66.5 yards and 0.1 TDs per game. Extrapolated to a full season, Tate would have produced only 87 receptions, 1,064 yards and 1.5 touchdowns. It was the the five game stretch from Week 4 through Week 8 without Calvin Johnson that made Tate's 2014 season special. Over that stretch, he averaged 11.8 targets per game, 7.8 receptions, 124.8 yards and 0.6 TDs per game. Over a full season, those numbers extrapolate to 189 targets, 125 receptions, 1,917 yards and 10 TDs. In short, Tate was amazingly productive in the two games Johnson was extremely limited and the three games Johnson missed. Tate would probably need an injury from Johnson to put up fantasy WR1 numbers, but even with Johnson present, Tate should still remain a low-end WR2, especially in PPR leagues. (May 14)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 20, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19, 19, 20, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23, 25, 25, 28, 33
Overall Redraft - 53, 37, 40, 42, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 54, 55, 55, 59, 59, 60, 60
WR Redraft PPR - 19, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 25, 25, 28, 32
Overall Redraft PPR - 47, 31, 35, 38, 38, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 54, 55, 55, 59, 60, 60
WR Dynasty - 30, 25, 30, 35, 37, 42
Overall Dynasty - 60, 52, 59, 62, 70

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 SEA 15 3 20 0 80 45 688 7
2013 SEA 16 3 31 0 99 64 898 5
2014 DET 16 5 30 0 144 99 1331 4
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 4 * * 72 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 4 * * 86 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 84 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 5 * * 80 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 49
WR: 21
Overall-PPR: 42
WR-PPR: 19

Detroit Lions Team Links

Team Report      Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

Player Spotlight: Golden Tate
  Mark Wimer - June 16
Tremblay's Notebook
  Maurile Tremblay - May 11

Articles from around the web

Fantasy Football: Top WRs, RBs not atop depth charts
  Daniel Oppenheimer - July 2
Is Drafting Youth Key to Fantasy Football Success?
  Aaron Watson - June 25
Fantasy Football Equity Scores: The Allen Robinson Tier
  C.D. Carter - June 24
Unreliable Red Zone Receivers
  Raymond Summerlin - June 23
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook: Kansas City Chiefs
  Rich Hribar - June 23
Why Calvin Johnson Could Be 2015's Biggest Fantasy Football Steal
  Brandon Gdula - June 22
Forsett, Tate bargains in early ADP trend report
  Matt Franciscovich - June 22
Dominant Red Zone Receivers
  Raymond Summerlin - June 20
Spending Top-Dollar for Brandin Cooks in Fantasy Football Doesn't Make Sense
  Brandon Gdula - June 19
PFF Dynasty Rookie Draft: Round 1
  Shawn Siegele - June 19

2015 Schedule

1@ San Diego Chargers
2@ Minnesota Vikings
3vs Denver Broncos
4@ Seattle Seahawks
5vs Arizona Cardinals
6vs Chicago Bears
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8@ Kansas City Chiefs
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Green Bay Packers
11vs Oakland Raiders
12vs Philadelphia Eagles
13vs Green Bay Packers
14@ St. Louis Rams
15@ New Orleans Saints
16vs San Francisco 49ers
17@ Chicago Bears