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
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): One week after Tate was successfully integrated into the offense, he was an afterthought against the Cowboys. It will be very difficult to trust him despite the good matchup against the Rams this week.
Week 15: at Los Angeles Rams
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Eagles have been up-and-down this season as a passing game, struggling with protection, turnovers, and offensive balance at various points. Downfield plays have been sparse with rare Nelson Agholor opportunities providing the impact and the field has been squeezed as a result and Philadelphia is a meager 28th in yards per completion and 19th in yards per attempt. The Eagles struggles continue as Carson Wentz will miss this game with a fractured vertebra leaving Nick Foles to step in at quarterback. Foles who was the playoff superstar last season has struggled with consistency throughout his career. Leading the way for the Eagles will be Zach Ertz who is on pace to break the reception record for tight ends in a season, but arguably had his worst game of the season in Week 14 with a mere 38 yards. The Rams passing defense has taken a significant turn for the better over the last two weeks largely due to the return of Aqib Talib. Once a defense that should be picked on, this is now a defense that is one of the strongest in the NFL as Talib who is one of the best corners in football takes pressure off of the struggling Marcus Peters who was being asked to be the number one corner for the Rams. The pass rush on the season has been strong as they have had strong recent sack numbers until their quiet game against the Bears. The Rams are boom-bust with five games allowing less than 200 yards through the air, but five games of at least 30 points. The Rams are also sixth in big pass plays allowed and fifth in touchdowns allowed, but the recent trend should be taken into extreme context as Talib has really only played the last two weeks in which they have allowed 178 yards per game.
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 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 NewsEagles | Golden Tate outstanding in MNF win (Tue Dec 4, 12:03 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate posted seven grabs for 85 yards and a touchdown and he had a two-point conversion grab, too, in the Week 13 game against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Dec. 3. link to story
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