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Golden Tate, WR, Lions

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #29 87.11 DET Active 5 years 26 5'10 202 @ShowtimeTate

2014 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

The Lions have been searching for a viable compliment to Calvin Johnson for years and they finally found him. Golden Tate is not flashy, but is as sure-handed and reliable as they come. Tate is coming off a career year in which he caught 64 passes for 898 yards and five TDs. It's not much, but those numbers aren't easy to produce given Seattle's style of play. The Lions have a lot of playmakers, so dependable fantasy numbers week-to-week is likely asking a lot. Stafford need a good number two receiver and Tate is hopefully the perfect fit. Although he has Megatron opposite him taking a lot more targets than anyone in Seattle did, Tate should come close to equaling or outpacing his '2013 numbers. Grab Tate and stash him on your bench (or plug him in as a WR3/flex).

Latest Update

Oct-01-14 Lions WR Calvin Johnson 'definitely' feeling better than last week

Despite positive reports regarding how he looked in pregame warmups, Calvin Johnson was clearly a decoy and played only 37 offensive snaps Sunday against the Jets. He caught two passes for 12 yards, a line that is probably led to losses for many of his fantasy owners. If those owners can take solace in anything, it's that Johnson didn't make his injured ankle any worse in Week 4. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Johnson said Wednesday that his ankle is feeling "definitely better than at this time last week."

Fantasy Analysis:

The Lions haven't released today's practice report, but if Johnson is at least limited, that will be a good sign after he didn't practice until Friday last week.

Update: Johnson didn't practice today. But it's only Wednesday, so I'm not worried yet.

If Megatron isn't quite healthy yet by this weekend, Golden Tate stands to see another uptick in targets. He caught eight of his 10 targets for 116 yards versus the Jets. The Lions host the Bills in Week 5.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

10/1 - Lions WR Calvin Johnson 'definitely' feeling better than last week Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7.01 Gridiron Irishmen - This guy is for real and obtaining 80 receptions is well in reach and a #5 WR, I am lovin it!
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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