WR Golden Tate - New York Giants

5-10, 199Born: 8-2-1988College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 2, pick 2010

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General News (Wed Dec 4): is likely to return in Week 14.

Week 14: at Philadelphia Eagles - $6100

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The New York Giants turned over the keys to their offense to Daniel Jones early in the season with one eye on the future. Now, as Daniel Jones deals with an ankle injury, Eli Manning is expected to take back over the starting role under center for the Giants. In limited action earlier this season, Manning's metaphoric gas tank appeared to be running dry. Now, in Week 14 a high-volume passing-attack will look to salvage respectable passing totals for Eli Manning; however, with a depleted receiving corps, the outlook is bleak. Last weekend, the Giants fielded a receiving corps consisting of just a single Week 1 starter, Sterling Shepard, at their disposal. All of the previously-injured personnel remain on the injury report ahead of Week 14, with their status in jeopardy. Without Evan Engram and Golden Tate, unheralded pass-catchers like Darius Slayton and Kaden Smith have risen to prominence through the air for New York; however, the lack of chemistry and talent in this unit makes them one of the weakest in the NFL. With Eli Manning under center, even if the Giants' receiving corps nears full-strength in Week 14, it is exceedingly unlikely that they will be able to capitalize on Philadelphia's weakness at the back-end of their defense. Although Philadelphia's pass-defense saw a momentary improvement against the pass when Jalen Mills returned to action in a form unlike anything he had previously shown in his career, the unit came crashing back down to earth in last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins. On the whole, the unit grades as a slightly-below average group, allowing a sub-par 22-to-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio to go alongside a 6.4 net yards per attempt total that ranks 19th in the league. The strength of this defense is along the defensive line, where Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox produce the bulk of the team's pass-rushing production. Elsewhere, however, they get little support, as the team's linebackers offer little support and their secondary grades as one of the league's worst. Ronald Darby was exposed play after play last weekend when DeVante Parker erupted for nearly 160 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jalen Mills has also struggled in recent weeks after playing at an incredible level early in his 2019 campaign. Mills has been one of the league's most-criticized and exploited cornerbacks throughout his young career and, unfortunately for the Eagles, after a brief stint of strong play, it is looking like he is returning to his old ways. Philadelphia's pass defending talent, or lack thereof, resembles that of a bottom-rung unit in the NFL, and it would not come as a surprise to see their numbers trend back in that direction down the stretch. However, it may have little implication on their Week 14 clash with the Giants' struggling passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLSalPtsFP/$
10 at NYJ 68 0 0 0 8 4.0 95 2 1 5900 24.50 4.15
12 at CHI 50 0 0 0 7 3.0 33 1 0 5700 12.30 2.16
13 vs GB 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 5800 0.00 0.00
14 at PHI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4.3 * * * * * *
14 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2.0 * * * * * *
14 at PHI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 5.0 * * * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Golden Tate's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 12 vs CHI (7 / 3 / 33 / 1 rec - 12.3 points, $5700)

Golden Tate didn't have many catches but came up big in the fourth quarter. Jones threw a high ball on 4th and long towards the endzone and placed it just deep enough which allowed Tate to go up to get it as he was the deepest man on the play. Tate dropped one ball over the middle and otherwise had short catches in this game. The Giants passing attack failed to push the ball downfield and the rushing attack was not able to set up the passing. Tate still has the speed to beat defenses deep as we saw in this game and several others. The Giants and Jones know he can score still, they are just inconsistent as a unit to back up the veteran player.

2019 Week 10 vs NYJ (8 / 4 / 95 / 2 rec - 24.5 points, $5900)

Golden Tate had only four catches on Sunday but he made them count. Tate scored twice but could have had a third. Tate got his hands on a quick screen pass and got excellent blocking initially which allowed him to speed into the endzone down the sideline untouched for a big touchdown. Later in the game Tate was wide open deep down the field in the endzone but Jones overthrew him. Tate did score again over the middle as he lost the defender and turned up-field for his second score. Tate looked very explosive and like he still has the speed to burn defenders in one on one races. Jones trusts Tate as he will throw the ball up and Tate has a nice role in this offense, especially when Engram/Shepard are out. This level of production won't be replicated every week but he's worth a flex pick if you are stuck.

2019 Week 9 vs DAL (6 / 6 / 42 / 0 rec, 1 / 16 / 0 rush - 11.8 points, $5300)

Saquon Barkley could not get going for the Giants on Monday night. The Cowboys did an excellent job of bottling him up at the line of scrimmage. The Giants couldn't keep the defense off of Barkley for long enough and the ground game was never established. Occasionally Barkley was able to bounce a run outside for a small gain or shake a defender off but these plays were few and far between. On one occasion, Barkley almost broke free into the secondary but ran into his own offensive lineman in error. He did fight hard at the line of scrimmage and converted a few short situations where he was afforded some space. Barkley broke free once against the Cowboys in the second half. He got a short pass and the initial defense was blocked well enough which allowed an explosive run down the sideline as Barkley turned on the jets. The Giants struggled in the redzone however, both on the ground and in the air. Barkley got several touches and carries near the goal line but the Giants could never get a strong enough push to create a gap for him. Credit must be given to the Cowboys on the night as they won the battle up front.

2019 Week 8 vs DET (10 / 8 / 85 / 0 rec - 16.5 points, $5800)

Golden Tate had the most receiving yards and was a frequent target for Jones in this game. He was used in the short - intermediate game, as is his strength, to decent success against his former team. Tate made the first tackle attempt miss on a catch over the middle and escaped for a big first down. He showed good chemistry with Jones, connecting on scramble attempts on the outside. Tate made a nice grab on a back shoulder pass and was wide open on a flea flicker play but this catch was negated due to a hold. Tate's defender was flagged for pass interference late in the game on a clear foul and this helped set up the Giants for a score. Tate routinely made tough catches in traffic over the middle and he excels at this. His concentration and hands are top tier, though he doesn't have the talent anymore to burn defenses deep. Tate still has an important role in this offense and has decent value as a #3 receiver in PPR leagues.

2019 Week 7 vs ARI (11 / 6 / 80 / 0 rec - 14 points, $5800)

Golden Tate was the leading receiver for the Giants as he showed great chemistry with Jones on Sunday. The pair hooked up over the middle, often in very tight coverage, throughout the game and picked up crucial first downs to extend many of the Giants drives. Tate was a reliable pair of hands in the wet weather and a tough player when fighting for the ball over the middle. He worked with Jones well when he was facing pressure and Jones often looked his way as the first intended target in his progressions. Tate will rarely break a play for a big touchdown or outrun a defense down the sideline but his reliability for first downs cannot be under valued as picked apart zone coverage at times, including plays on 4th down in clutch situations. There were very few redzone opportunities for the Giants due to turnovers and the lack of a touchdown hurt his production. He should be seen as a decent WR3 in ppr leagues but Jones is a bit too unpredictable right now in his career.

2019 Week 6 vs NE (9 / 6 / 102 / 1 rec - 25.2 points, $4700)

Golden Tate was the leading receiver for the Giants but got most of his production on one play. Tate was able to tip the ball to himself on a well thrown pass from Jones over the shoulder. The defender subsequently fell down in pursuit while Tate was able to outrun the safety for the score. Tate was open again deep but the ball was inaccurate. He worked the short game well with Jones and was key in picking up first downs with slants / curls when needed. Jones was having a rough game however and threw a lot of interceptions. This really limited the value of Tate as a result. He showed good concentration hauling in a ball over the middle in traffic. Tate was fouled down the field late in the game as a clear pass interference call was not made despite a coaches challenge. Tate had limited touches apart from this due to the Giants struggles and learning curve of Daniel Jones.

2019 Week 5 vs MIN (6 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec - 4.3 points, $4600)

Golden Tate really wasn't a factor in his debut for the Giants and Jones rarely looked his way. A lot of his targets came in the fourth quarter as the game was well decided. Tate got short passes and forced an illegal contact penalty in the redzone but was invisible for the majority of this game. Tate will need to work on his chemistry with Jones and time will tell if the duo can perform on the field.

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Latest News

Giants | Golden Tate likely back (Wed Dec 4, 12:45 PM) - New York Giants WR Golden Tate (concussion) is likely to return in Week 14.

Our View: We'll watch Tate's practice status during the week. He's a WR2 or flex option in PPR leagues in Week 14. Tate will be a 'relief valve' receiver for Eli Manning (Daniel Jones is in a walking boot) on Monday night against the Eagles.
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Giants | Week 13 New York Giants inactives (Sun Dec 1, 11:34 AM) - The New York Giants have declared OL Eric Smith, QB Alex Tanney, TE Evan Engram, TE Rhett Ellison, WR Golden Tate, SS Jabrill Peppers and OG Chad Slade inactive for Week 13.

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Giants | NY Giants' injury report for Week 13 (Fri Nov 29, 04:25 PM) - New York Giants TE Evan Engram (foot), S Jabrill Peppers (back) and WR Golden Tate (concussion) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Green Bay Packers. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) was not given a practice designation Friday, Nov. 29, but no longer appears on the injury report.

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Giants | Golden Tate out Week 13 (Fri Nov 29, 12:24 PM) - New York Giants WR Golden Tate (concussion) on Friday, Nov. 29, was ruled out of the team's Week 13 game against the Green Bay Packers with a concussion.

Our View: Sterling Shepard was an excellent PPR play when Tate was out earlier this year and should be in lineups this week. Darius Slayton also gets a bump on this news, but Daniel Jones job gets a little more difficult without Tate.
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Giants | Thursday's practice report for NY Giants (Thu Nov 28, 02:29 PM) - New York Giants TEs Rhett Ellison (concussion) and Evan Engram (foot), S Jabrill Peppers (back), WR Golden Tate (concussion) and LS Zak DeOssie (knee, wrist) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.

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