WR Auden Tate - Cincinnati Bengals

6-5, 225Born: 2-3-1997College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 7, pick 2018

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 14): Tate was the victim of a lot of off target throws and made incredible sprawling plays to reel in what he could in the loss to Baltimore. He should continue to be a target leader against Jacksonville this week but might face Jalen Ramsey. Even after AJ Green returns, Tate might get enough targets to matter for fantasy on a team that is consistently playing from behind.

Week 7: vs Jacksonville Jaguars

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Recent Stats and Projections

3 at BUF 54 0 0 0 10 6.0 88 0 1 7.8
4 at PIT 63 0 0 0 6 4.0 50 0 0 5
5 vs ARI 67 0 0 0 6 3.0 26 1 0 8.6
6 at BAL 56 0 0 0 12 5.0 91 0 0 9.1
7 vs JAX PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4.4 * * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 5 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 26 / 1 rec)

It was a brutal start for Tate. On the Bengals first offensive play, he was open for what should have been an 11-yard catch but he dropped the pass when he went low to try to haul it in. Later in the opening drive, on third-and-goal from the five Tate again dropped the pass on a quick slant. He was open and might have been able to get into the end zone if he had just held on. He didn't get another chance until the second half. He made a pretty grab for 15 yards on an out route along the sideline. He was targeted in the end zone on a fade route but wasn't able to get any separation and it didn't have a chance. Tate ran a nice route on a slant to get wide open in the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown catch.

2019 Week 4 vs PIT (6 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)

Tate was one of four Bengals tied for the team lead with six targets. He got a look in the end zone on a fade route but Joe Haden was step for step in coverage so Dalton threw it high and out of bounds. The next play, Tate caught a comeback route for a five-yard gain. He couldn't break away from Haden after the catch and was pushed out of bounds at the 5-yard line. Tate made a sliding 15-yard grab over the middle in the two-minute drill before halftime. He also made an 8-yard catch on a quick slant from the slot when the Bengals spread it out with a five-wide alignment. Tate made a 23-yard catch on a post route, pin balling off of the first tackle attempt to stay on his feet for another five yards. He also drew a pair of pass interference penalties. The first came on a 3rd-and-long. The defensive back grabbed him out of his break on an out route near the sideline. He also drew a pass interference penalty on Joe Haden on a 4th-and-9. He had Haden fooled on a double move and Haden held him instead of letting him run free for what might have been a long touchdown catch. Overall, it was another positive performance for Tate who is going to get an extended look in the starting lineup with A.J. Green's absence expected to drag out longer than expected.

2019 Week 3 vs BUF (10 / 6 / 88 / 0 rec)

Tate has fully supplanted Damion Willis in the starting lineup. He played 89% of the snaps and was second on the team in targets against Buffalo. He was able to take advantage of his opportunity, though much of his production came against prevent defense looks. Tate was open on a crossing route for what should have been a solid gain but Dalton's arm was hit as he attempted the throw. He made a 24-yard grab deep down the middle of the field in the two-minute drill before halftime, making a nice hands catch in traffic. Tate's receiving totals were inflated due to a 32-yard catch on the final play before halftime. The Bengals were too far away to try a Hail Mary and the Bills put most of their defenders near the goal line in an extreme prevent defense. Dalton tossed it to Tate, who was wide open 20 yards short of the end zone. He fumbled it trying to throw a lateral as the Bills defense was closing in around him. Tate did much of his damage on the final drive. The Bengals took over with less than two minutes left and needing a touchdown, so the Bills defense conceded short passes over the middle to make sure the Bengals couldn't get anything deep or along the sidelines. Tate caught three straight short passes over the middle for 7, 12, and 10 yards. The Bengals lost the game when Tate couldn't go up quite high enough for a Dalton pass in the final seconds and had the ball ricochet off of his hands into the arms of a Bills defender behind him.

2019 Week 2 vs SF (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Tate played 25 snaps and ate into the playing time of Damion Willis. He had a physical run for six yards on a quick screen in the red zone. With Willis not showing out early, Tate could see a few more opportunities next week to make his case for playing time once Green returns.


Latest News

Bengals | Auden Tate leads way again (Sun Oct 13, 06:21 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR Auden Tate finished with five catches for 91 yards on 12 targets in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens, leading the team in receiving for the third time in the past four games.

Our View: Tate was making catches in tight coverage and has proven that he belongs on an NFL field. He'll still be a starter when AJ Green returns and projects as a long term starter if the team lets Green walk in free agency this offseason.
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Bengals | Auden Tate registers TD in Week 5 (Sun Oct 6, 04:54 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR Auden Tate posted three grabs for 26 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Our View: Tate should have had two scores but couldn't hold onto a short one in the first half. He'll be a what the heck flex against the Ravens next week.
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Bengals | Auden Tate, Alex Erickson to start (Sat Oct 5, 09:41 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals WRs Auden Tate and Alex Erickson will join WR Tyler Boyd as the starting receivers for the Week 5 game.

Our View: Tate is a big body who can win on the outside. Erickson is your classic slot receiver who is fearless when going over the middle.
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Bengals | Auden Tate hauls in four receptions (Tue Oct 1, 12:14 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR Auden Tate absorbed four of his six targets for 50 yards in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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