Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
3 days ago

Tate secured eight of 10 targets for 145 yards and a score Sunday against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

With fellow starting wideout Marvin Jones (thigh) out of commission, Tate easily paced the Lions in targets and finished with nearly 100 more yards than the next closest receiver. The majority of his production came on a 66-yard touchdown against broken coverage, though. Next up is a NFC North showdown against a beatable Bears secondary.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 weeks ago

Tate caught five of seven targets for 77 yards Thursday against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Tate was the most productive receiver in Thursday's tilt, which comes as somewhat of a surprise in a game in which the ball was thrown 77 total times. While the Notre Dame product saw less targets than both Marvin Jones and Anquan Boldin, the opposite has been the trend for most of the season. Look for Tate to exploit a 30th-ranked Saints secondary next Sunday in New Orleans.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 weeks ago

Tate caught three of four targets for 27 yards and lost six yards and one fumble on one carry Sunday against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Tate saw his lowest amount of targets since Week 4 so it isn't surprising he logged his fewest total yards since that same date. However, his fumble made him nearly useless in most fantasy leagues. Sunday was only the second time Anquan Boldin ended up as the Lions' most-targeted wideout though, so expect Tate to see more looks next week against a Vikings defense he exploited for 11 receptions, 79 yards and a score in Week 9.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Tate caught 11 of 12 targets for 79 yards and the game-winning touchdown Sunday during the Lions' 22-16 victory over the Vikings. He also carried the ball once for one yard.

EDGE Analysis

With Eric Kendricks (concussion) sidelined, the Lions attacked the middle of the Vikings' defense Sunday as Tate and TE Eric Ebron accounted for over half of Matthew Stafford's 36 pass attempts. The third-highest target leader, Marvin Jones, only received five. It was an impressive showing for Tate, considering the strength of his opponent, but it should be noted the bulk of his fantasy production came on a 29-yard, acrobatic score in overtime. Otherwise, Tate only logged 50 receiving yards on an underwhelming 5.0 yards per reception. The Lions are on bye in Week 10, so Tate will have to wait a week before attempting an encore.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Tate caught seven of nine targets for 42 yards Sunday against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Although Tate logged 258 receiving yards across the past two weeks, he was predictably held in check against the Texans' second-ranked passing defense. However, the seventh-year wideout is now averaging over 10 targets per game across the Lions' last three contests. On a per-game basis, that figure would slot Tate in as one of the busiest receivers in the league, but it's unclear how the return of Theo Riddick may impact QB Matthew Stafford's target distribution moving forward.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Tate caught six passes (across 12 targets) for 93 yards Sunday against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Tate was unable to replicate his career day from a week ago, but would have came close had he stayed in bounds to secure a touchdown pass from QB Matt Stafford in the fourth quarter. What's more, his 12 targets easily led the team, as the next closest receiver, Marvin Jones, garnered just five. That brings Tate to 22 targets in two games, more than the previous three combined. As such, it appears the Lions have a newfound commitment to feature Tate in the passing game. If he continues to see this amount of attention on a weekly basis, even more productive days are sure to follow.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Tate caught eight passes for 165 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Rams. He was targeted 10 total times and also carried the ball once for three yards.

EDGE Analysis

Amid an incredibly underwhelming start to the 2016 campaign, Tate resurfaced into fantasy relevance Sunday by logging a career-high 165 receiving yards. He paced the team with 10 targets, while only Anquan Boldin (9) and Marvin Jones (6) received anything close to that. On a different note, Tate has now received been utilized as a rusher out of the backfield in four of six games this season, but he's still yet to break loose for a big play. He'll look to carry his momentum into a Week 7 matchup against the Redskins.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Tate collected three receptions for 39 yards and rushed three times for six yards in the Lions' 24-23 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off a one reception, one yard outing against the Bears in Week 4, this modest stat line against a stout Philadelphia defense represents a significant step forward for the beleaguered wideout. What's more, Tate accounted for the Lions' longest offensive play of the day and was additionally used to supplement the team's injury-ravaged backfield, logging three carries of his own. Though he totaled just six yards on said carries, this heightened involvement in multiple phases of the offense brighten Tate's outlook at least a little bit going forward.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Tate believes that his dismal season to date is all mental, MLive.com reports. "I think it's all between my ears," he said Thursday. "I think it's all just in my head, and how I perceive different situations -- myself at times, and even others. I think I need to control what I can control, and I can control how I show up to work every day."

EDGE Analysis

Through four games, Tate sits 266th in the NFL in terms of YPC (6.8) and has yet to surpass 100 yards on the campaign. His assessment has bearing in reality due to a pair of mishaps in the Lions' third consecutive loss Sunday at Chicago. In the latter stages of the first half, he dropped a potential third-down conversion, only to one-up himself with miscommunication on a route that resulted in a Matthew Stafford interception. After halftime, Tate resided on the sideline for all but a handful of snaps, but head coach Jim Caldwell later denied that the wide receiver was in fact benched. Perhaps a change of mindset with Tate's preparation will have the desired result. If so, he could take advantage in a receiving corps dealing with key injuries to Marvin Jones (foot) and Eric Ebron (ankle/knee).

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Tate finished the Lions' Week 4 game against the Bears with one catch for one yard across four targets.

EDGE Analysis

Tate may have had one of his worst performances of his Detroit tenure on Sunday, one so bad it seemingly got him benched for the second half of the contest. Particularly, two consecutive drives in the first half ended with a Tate miscue, the first being a drop on third down and the second being a route miscommunication with QB Matthew Stafford that resulted in an interception. Head coach Jim Caldwell refused to admit the team had actually benched Tate, but his explanation, that the "plan" the whole time was for Tate to sit in the second half, comes a little hard to believe. Until he proves otherwise, Tate appears too out-of-sync with the rest of the Lions offense to warrant weekly consideration for fantasy lineups.