Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Tate caught three of five targets for 25 yards during Saturday's postseason loss in Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Playing the team that drafted him, Tate failed to make much of an impact as the entire Lions offense had trouble getting in sync. However, this lack of production doesn't come as a huge surprise considering the Seahawks have been shutting down opposing receivers all season. The former second-rounder will now enter the offseason having topped the 1,000-yard receiving threshold for the second time in three years with Detroit while having not seen less than 128 targets in any single campaign, a level of usage hard to ignore in PPR formats.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Tate caught six of 10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown during the Lions' 31-24 loss to the Packers on Sunday. He added seven rushing yards on one carry.

EDGE Analysis

Although Lions QB Matthew Stafford distributed the ball more evenly than usual, Tate still paced the team in targets. However, despite Sunday marking the fourth time in the past five games he's garnered double-digit looks in the passing game, Tate will likely find tougher sledding in the first round of the playoffs when the Lions travel to Seattle to take on a Seahawks secondary that has allowed the eighth-least passing yards per game this season.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Tate caught all six of his targets for 58 yards Monday night versus the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Tate had a decent showing considering his quarterback had an awful day and he finished third on the team in targets. He'll look to build upon this performance with the NFC North crown on the line in Week 17 against a Packers defense that has surrendered the fourth-most passing yards in the league this season.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Tate hauled in eight of 13 targets for 122 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The Lions offense didn't do much Sunday, but any time it did, Tate was likely involved. Tate took advantage of a weak Giants secondary and went over 100 receiving yards for the third time this season and is just 58 yards shy of his second-career 1,000-yard year. It's been a roller coaster of a season for the 28-year-old, but he's come on strong as of late. However, he faces a stiff matchup with the Cowboys on Monday night, but look for Matthew Stafford to try and get him going early and often.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Tate caught six of 11 targets for 58 yards Sunday against the Bears. He attempted one carry on the ground as well, which resulted in a one-yard loss.

EDGE Analysis

Tate received double-digit targets for the fifth time in the past eight games, but accounted for his lowest yardage output throughout those occurrences. While he still had his opportunities Sunday, Tate was unable to break free for any chunk plays and was noticeably on a different page than QB Matthew Stafford on a number of different pass attempts. Fortunately, he has a prime opportunity to bounce back against a Giants unit that has given up the 23rd-most yards through the air this season.

Golden Tate
WR DET (10)
3 months 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)
3 months 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)
3 months 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)
3 months 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)
4 months 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.