Golden Tate, WR, Lions: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Golden Tate, WR, Lions

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #20 38.64 DET Active 6 years 28 5'10 197 @ShowtimeTate

2016 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jul-27-2016 by Shawn Childs


The success of Tate looks pretty straight forward after looking at his final stats in 2014. His opportunity grew by 50 percent after leaving Seattle. Golden finished with 99 catches (64 in 2013) for 1331 yards (898 in 2013) and four TDs (five in 2013) on 144 targets (99 in 2013). His game was an excellent fit for the Lions' offense as he caught 69 percent of his targets. In Weeks 7, 8, and 9 with Calvin Johnson on the sidelines, Golden did a great job stepping up (10 catches for 154 yards and one TD on 13 targets, seven catches for 151 yards and one TD on 15 targets, and 11 catches for 109 yards on 13 targets). In his other 13 games, Tate had two other 100-yard receiving games and five games with double-digit targets. In 2015, he didn't appear to be healthy even though he played in all 16 games where he caught 90 of his 128 targets for 813 yards and six TDs. Maybe, it was just the weakness in the offensive line, which led to Stafford getting rid of the ball quickly. Golden gained only 9.0 yards per catch with no games with more than 80 yards receiving. This season he'll be the top dog in the passing game with a very good chance at 150+ targets pointing to his first 100 catch season of his career. If his yards per catch moves in line with his career average (12.3), Tate should gain 1200+ yards with a chance at setting a career high in TDs.

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2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
3.05 Adam Ronis - Tate will be a bigger part of the Lions offense. He's going to get a lot of targets and was a WR2 in each of the last two seasons.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
3.03 Roto Experts - Joe Gallina - I thought Amari Cooper would fall to me, but Golden Tate is a solid WR1 option. He’ll be heavily targeted, gets tons of yards after the catch, and the Lions’ offense played much better after OC Jim Bob Cooter took over last season.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
3.08 High-Stakes Expert - Kimra Schleicher - With the departure of Calvin Johnson, I expect Matt Stafford to look for Golden Tate early and often. I expect the short route passing game to be showcased this season in Detroit.
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