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Tate had seven catches on a season-high 15 targets for 151 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Falcons.

With Calvin Johnson still sidelined with an ankle injury, Tate stepped up in a huge way once again, posting his fourth game with over 115 yards in the last five weeks. Johnson is expected to return in Week 10 against the Dolphins after their Week 9 bye, which could cut into Tate's targets, though with the way he's playing, quarterback Matthew Stafford will still likely throw plenty of passes his way.

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Tate had 10 catches on 13 targets for 154 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Saints.

Tate has been huge in the absence of Calvin Johnson (ankle), as he has now posted at least 115 yards in three of the past four games while averaging 11 targets per game in that span. Johnson doesn't seem close to returning, which will leave Tate to likely be busy again next Sunday in London against a Falcons' defense that is allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game this season.

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Tate had seven catches on 12 targets for 44 yards Sunday against the Vikings.

Tate assumed the top wideout spot in place of Calvin Johnson and he finished with a team-high 12 targets, though his two-game streak of posting at least 115 yards ended. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was under pressure all game and completed only 19-of-33 passes, which didn't help Tate catch more passes. Even if Johnson is able to play in Week 7 against the Saints, Tate figures to continue to see plenty of balls thrown his way.

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Tate (hamstring) racked up seven receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

Tate had to assume the role of primary receiver after a hobbled Calvin Johnson eventually had to leave the game due to his ankle injury. Tate's nine targets were more than all other Lions wide receivers combined (eight). That's now two monster games in a row for the Notre Dame product, and he could be in line for a lot of targets again next week against Minnesota if Johnson is forced to miss the game.

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Tate (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Bills, the Lions' official site reports.

Tate's reps were capped both Thursday and Friday, likely due to the potential for Calvin Johnson (ankle) to sit out in Week 5. Even though the Lions' worst fears have passed, with Johnson active, Tate could uphold his robust outing from last Sunday, when he tore up the Jets' secondary for 116 yards on eight catches (11 targets).

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Tate (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against Buffalo.

Tate logged only two limited practices this week, but the fact that he's listed as probable gives reason to think his workload was limited to keep him fresh for Sunday, and not necessarily due to injury limitations. The Lions are poised to lean on Tate a fair amount with Calvin Johnson (ankle) questionable and the duo of Joique Bell (concussion) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) already ruled out.

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Head coach Jim Caldwell expects Tate (hamstring) to play in Sunday's game against the Bils, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The extent of Tate's injury is uncertain, but Caldwell's optimism should provide the same to fantasy owners. Expect an update on his status when the Lions release their injury report following Friday's practice.

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Tate was added to the Lions' injury report Thursday, after being limited by a hamstring injury, the Lions' official site reports.

More on Tate's status Friday, but his addition to the Lions' injury report is obviously less than optimal, with fellow starting wideout Calvin Johnson having sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday.

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Tate had eight catches on 10 targets for 116 yards Sunday against the Jets.

With Calvin Johnson limited due to an ankle injury, Tate was quarterback Matthew Stafford's favorite target Sunday and he led the team in receptions and receiving yards, though Stafford's two passing touchdowns went to wideout Jeremy Ross and tight end Eric Ebron. While he's still looking for his first touchdown as a Lion, Tate has shown to be a very capable No. 2 receiver behind Johnson and has another solid matchup in Week 5 against a Bills defense that is much better against the run than the pass.

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Tate caught five passes on seven targets for 51 yards Sunday against the Packers.

Tate recorded 93 yards in Week 1, but has accumulated just 108 yards in the last two games combined. His targets have remained steady, though he's still looking for his first touchdown of the season. He should have a good opportunity for one in Week 4, as the Lions will play a Jets team that is very good at stopping the run, but has struggled significantly against the pass this season.