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 - #24 46.65 DET Active 5 years 27 5'10 198 @ShowtimeTate

2015 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


It's not difficult to see why Tate had a breakout season in 2014. After catching 64 balls for 898 yards with the Seahawks in 2013, he amassed 99 catches and 1,331 yards in his first season with Detroit. Having his targets total rise from 99 to 144 certainly helped. In Weeks 7-9 with Calvin on the sidelines, Golden did a great job of stepping up, catching 28 of 41 targets for 414 yards and two touchdowns. In his 13 other games, Tate had only two 100-yard performances and two touchdowns. He did record at least five catches in 12 games, making him a steady player in all formats. He scored double-digit Fantasy points in all but three games last season in PPR leagues. He'll have the advantage of seeing single coverage on most plays when Johnson is on the field, which may lead to more TDs. But Tate also proved that he could be a No. 1 wideout when Johnson is unavailable. Detroit's lack of other viable receiving options at WR and TE will help maintain his value. With the idea that Johnson will be healthy, Tate is probably due for a slight regression. About 90 catches and 1,200 yards with a few more touchdowns sounds about right. He should be a consistent WR2.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

9/24 - Lions QB Matthew Stafford practicing in full this week
9/16 - Lions WR Golden Tate did not practice Wednesday Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
6.12 Scout PRO - Always had talent and now goes from run heavy off to pass heavy off
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