Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
3 days ago

Tate grabbed three of four targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

It was an uncharacteristically quiet outing for Tate, who had entered the game with at least six catches and 85 yards in four consecutive games. Tate's niche as an underneath target might limit his yardage, but he has been consistent with the catches with at least five in seven of 10 games this season. In fact, the last time he was held under five catches prior to Sunday's game was in Week 4 against next week's opponent, the Minnesota Vikings. Tate was held to three catches for 29 yards in that contest.

Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
2 weeks ago

Tate caught six of seven targets for 97 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-24 win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Tate's 40-yard touchdown with 4:28 to play completed the scoring while putting the contest firmly out of reach. He's been phenomenal over his past four appearances, hauling in 27 receptions for 392 yards and two touchdowns while notching at least 86 yards in every game during that stretch. Start Tate with confidence next week in Chicago.

Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
2 weeks ago

Tate caught seven of nine targets for 113 yards in Monday night's 30-17 win over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Tate led Detroit in receiving yards, consistently causing the Packers problems from his slot position. Along with having caught seven passes in three straight games, Tate has also topped 85 yards in each game over that span. Such success puts Tate in a great spot ahead of Sunday's visit from the hapless Browns.

Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
3 weeks ago

Tate didn't appear on the Lions' injury report Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

In the portion of practice open to the media, Tate was seen in a non-contact jersey, which wouldn't have been surprising after playing through an AC joint sprain Sunday. Avoiding the injury report altogether, he clearly was able to handle every rep by the end of Thursday's session. He'll thus prepare for Monday's road matchup against a Packers defense that has yielded 8.6 YPT and six touchdowns to wideouts this season.

Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
3 weeks ago

Tate was seen wearing a red no-contact jersey at Thursday's practice, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tate whittled down what was expected to be a multi-week absence into just one with the help of a Week 7 bye. While he was third in offensive snaps (62 percent) behind Marvin Jones (96 percent) and TJ Jones (73 percent), Tate still led the Lions with seven receptions en route to 86 yards on eight targets. If Tate is indeed absent Thursday, it could be for routine maintenance, but the injury report will confirm if an ailment is to blame.

Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
3 weeks ago

Tate accrued seven receptions on eight targets for 86 yards during Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Playing through any residual soreness in his sprained right shoulder, Tate was having himself a nice outing prior to fumbling after a big reception in the fourth quarter. This is only his third time topping 60 receiving yards this season, though, and the fourth time in seven games he wasn't targeted in the red zone. He remains a solid play in PPR formats but, like has been the case his entire career, he loses some luster in standard leagues.

Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
4 weeks ago

Tate (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Returning earlier than expected from an AC joint sprain, Tate may have been better off waiting until the injury was more or less behind him with Pittsburgh's No. 1 pass defense on tap. On the flip side, Kenny Golladay (hamstring) remains out, meaning Tate could take on a significant workload in Week 8 if his shoulder holds up.

Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
4 weeks ago

Tate (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday night against the Steelers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

EDGE Analysis

Schefter sites an unnamed "source," and this is the night game, so there's still some risk here. Moreover the Steelers pass defense has been one of the league's best to date.

Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
4 weeks ago

Tate (shoulder) was a limited participant at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Tate said his AC joint sprain hasn't hindered him too much at practice, but his failure to log a full session by the end of the week leaves his status in some question ahead of Sunday's 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff. He did express optimism after Thursday's practice, and the Lions could lean toward an aggressive approach with Kenny Golladay (hamstring) ruled out. Should he end up playing, Tate will face a Pittsburgh defense that's shut down opposing wideouts to the tune of 88.4 receiving yards per game and 5.7 yards per target. A final decision may not be known until inactives are released approximately 90 minutes before Sunday night's kickoff.

Golden Tate
WR DET (7)
4 weeks ago

Tate (shoulder) seems to be on track to play in Sunday's game against the Steelers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tate was a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday and is once again practicing in some capacity Friday. He said Thursday that his shoulder hasn't been much of a hinderance at practice, but he stopped shy of declaring himself ready to play in a game. With Kenny Golladay (hamstring) seemingly headed for another absence, the Lions could be more inclined to take an aggressive approach with Tate. The team will release its final injury report by Friday evening.