|Week 16 (@CHI) - Average||5.5||64.5||0.5||0.5||6.0||0||9|
|Week 16 (@CHI) - Dave Richard||5||38||1||0||0||0||9|
|Week 16 (@CHI) - Jamey Eisenberg||6||91||0||1||12||0||10|
|2014 Season - Average||70.5||1015.5||7.0||3.0||29.5||0||135|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||65||965||7||3||25||0||130|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||76||1066||7||3||34||0||139|
|Current Player Ranking: 23|
|Red Zone Stats|
|12/20/2014||Golden Tate, WR DET|
Denard Robinson, RB JAC
Kerwynn Williams, RB ARI
|Le'Veon Bell, RB PIT|
Aaron Rodgers, QB GB
DeMarco Murray, RB DAL
|12/20/2014||Calvin Johnson, WR DET|
Benny Cunningham, RB STL
|Golden Tate, WR DET|
Reggie Bush, RB DET
|12/19/2014||Golden Tate, WR DET|
Justin Forsett, RB BAL
|Chris Ivory, RB NYJ|
John Brown, WR ARI
Rank Among Leaders
Lions' Golden Tate finds the end zone Week 15
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/14/14) Lions wideout Golden Tate managed to find the end zone Week 15 against the Vikings.
Tate wound up being Matthew Stafford's most popular target, leading the team with seven receptions. He was mostly used as a short-yardage guy, averaging just 5.4 yards per catch. While Tate finished with just 38 yards, he was the recipient of Stafford's only touchdown throw of the game. In the second quarter, Tate hauled in a 7 yard catch for the score. He also carried the ball twice, picking up 5 yards.
Tate will take on the Bears Week 16.
Lions' Golden Tate held to just 50 yards in win over Buccaneers
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(12/7/14) Lions wide receiver Golden Tate managed just four catches for 50 yards in Sunday's win over the Bucs. Tate had just five targets, his lowest since Week 11 against the Cardinals when he had just two.
Tate has 1,186 yards and three touchdowns on the year.
The Lions will face Minnesota in Week 15.
Lions WR Golden Tate has eight-catch, 89-yard outing Week 13
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/27/14) Lions wide receiver Golden Tate totaled eight catches for 89 yards during a 34-17 win vs. Chicago on Thanksgiving. He was targeted 10 times and his longest catch went 24 yards.
Tate has finished with fewer than 60 receiving yards just four times this season. The Lions are back in action Week 14 vs. Tampa Bay.
Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate won't ruin each other
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(11/23/14) During the six games in which Calvin Johnson was either sidelined or compromised by an ankle injury, fellow Lions wide receiver Golden Tate emerged as a must-start Fantasy option, averaging 8.3 catches for 118.0 yards. But the ride appeared to end with Johnson's return Week 11 at Arizona. Not only did Tate catch just two passes for 41 yards, but he was targeted just twice.
Both players got double-digit targets Week 12 at New England, however, and Tate was back to being the more productive of the two, gaining 97 yards on four catches. Johnson was no slouch, picking up 58 on four catches of his own. If quarterback Matthew Stafford had completed more than just 18 of his 46 passes, imagine the numbers those two would have put up.
The matchup had something to do with it, though. The Patriots ranked high against the pass prior to their recent matchups against the Colts, Broncos and Bears. Considering Tate was going against star defensive back Darrelle Revis and Johnson was double covered much of the afternoon, both put up respectable numbers.
Which means both could be in for big numbers with a favorable matchup Week 13 against Chicago. With the way Tate bounced back, I'd consider both must-starts in Fantasy.
Lions WR Golden Tate cools off after red-hot start Week 12
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/23/14) Lions receiver Golden Tate got off to a fast start but cooled off in Sunday's 34-9 defeat to New England in Week 12.
Tate hauled in two receptions for 41 yards on the opening drive, followed by a 42-yard grab on the opening play of the second quarter. He cracked the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career with that second-quarter reception. He was limited to only one catch for a gain of 14 yards in the second half. Tate was targeted 10 times and finished with four catches for 97 yards. He also took one end-around for 13 yards.
Tate has 1,047 receiving yards and three scores on the year. He'll look to keep rolling on Thanksgiving Day against Chicago.
|Golden Tate was one of the free agents who improved his Fantasy value this offseason when he went from Seattle to Detroit. Not only did his bank account get bigger with a five-year, $31 million contract, but he gets an upgrade in quarterback from Russell Wilson to Matthew Stafford and is now in a pass-happy offense. Tate has posted modest stats the past two years, including 64 catches for 898 yards and five touchdowns in 2013, but this season he could go for 1,000 yards and at least seven touchdowns. Playing opposite Calvin Johnson should lead to plenty of single coverage, and Stafford won't be inclined to hand off like Wilson did. We like Tate as a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues, and he's worth drafting in Round 5. He has the chance for a breakout season, and we hope he will take advantage of this opportunity.
(Updated 6/3/14) |