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15 Golden Tate WR
Height/Weight: 5-10/195 | Birthdate: 8/2/1988 | Birthplace: Nashville, TN, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Notre Dame | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 100/86 | Average Draft Position: 74.41
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Lions WR Golden Tate just OK in Sunday victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Lions wideout Golden Tate didn't take full advantage of his 10 targets in Week 16 against Chicago.

Tate did catch five passes for 62 yards. He has just one touchdown in the last seven games. He will seek to visit the end zone next Sunday at Green Bay.


Lions' Golden Tate finds the end zone Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) 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
(12/7/2014) 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
(11/27/2014) 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
(11/23/2014) 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
(11/23/2014) 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.


Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Joique Bell labeled active for Lions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Lions wide receivers Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Golden Tate (hip) were both designated as active for Sunday's clash against New England. Running back Joique Bell (ankle) was also labeled as active for Week 12. Both players were listed as probable entering Sunday and were not in any danger of missing game action.

Probables dominate injury report posted by Lions


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Lions are in good physical shape for their Sunday game against the Patriots aside from the ruled-out statuses of defensive tackle Nick Fairley and guard Larry Warford with knee problems.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle) is questionable, but the rest of those on the injury report are probable, including star wideouts Calvin Johnson (ankle) and Golden Tate (hip). The rest are running back Joique Bell (ankle), tight end Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (knee).


Golden Tate held to season lows Week 11


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Lions receiver Golden Tate saw his streak of three straight 100-yard games come to a crashing halt in Sunday's 14-6 loss at Arizona. Tate caught both his targets for 41 yards, his lowest output all season.

Tate and the entire Lions' offense will look to get back on track Week 12 at New England.


Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate dominate in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) There was, rightfully, some concern from Fantasy owners about how Calvin Johnson's return to action would work for the Lions, after Golden Tate's emergence as a top-flight option in Johnson's absence. After one week, against a very tough matchup, those concerns should largely go away, as both players found room for success in a 20-16 win over the Dolphins.

Johnson stayed in his role as the go-to big-play receiver, came down with seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. Tate, meanwhile, slid in comfortably as a possession receiver, hauling in 11 catches for 109 yards, good for second on the team. Johnson still led the team in targets with 15, while Tate had 13 passes thrown his way, a healthy number.

The Lions have thrown the ball a ton in recent years even without a dependable second option behind Johnson, so Tate should still be in line for a healthy workload. The fact they did this against the Dolphins bodes well for the duo's future success, as Miami's defense entered Week 10 allowing the sixth-fewest Fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season.

The Lions have another tough matchup on the way in Week 11 against the Cardinals, but at this point, both players have to be considered must-start options. 


Lions WR Golden Tate keeps rolling with another 100-yard game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) The return of Calvin Johnson to the starting lineup did not affect Lions wide receiver Golden Tate on Sunday, as he topped the 100-yard mark for the third consecutive game in a 20-16 victory over Miami in Week 10.

Tate caught two of his first three passes from Matthew Stafford on the opening drive of the game. He turned things up in the second quarter registering eight receptions, including a 28-yard grab on the final play of the third quarter for his longest gain of the day. Four of his eight second-half catches came on the final drive of the game, which led to a game-winning touchdown to Theo Riddick with 29 seconds remaining in the game.

Tate was targeted 13 times and finished with 11 catches for 109 yards. He has surpassed the 100-yard mark five times this season. Through nine games, he has 66 grabs for 909 yards and three touchdowns.

The Lions will travel to Phoenix to face the Cardinals in Week 11.


Calvin Johnson's return, tough matchup clouds Tate's value


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Lions wide receiver Golden Tate has emerged as a star in Calvin Johnson's absence, but will now move into a smaller role in the offense with Johnson expected back for Week 10 against the Dolphins.

Tate has been the team's primary receiver for most of the past five games as a result of Johnson's injury, and is averaging 119.8 yards per game and had three touchdowns in that span. He was much less productive with a healthy Johnson around, naturally, but wasn't exactly a non-factor, averaging 5.3 receptions on seven targets, en route to 67 yards per game.

Secondary receivers playing next to Calvin Johnson have rarely put up big numbers, but the Lions have also never had a receiver of Tate's talent level next to him. Unfortunately, Tate might actually struggle to produce this week, with a tough matchup against the Dolphins on the way. Miami's defense is allowing the fifth-fewest Fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season, and have allowed multiple receivers to pick up double figures in Fantasy points just once.

The Lions should sling the ball around enough to keep both Tate and Johnson productive and happy, but this is a tough matchup for them to do so . 


Golden Tate setting a new standard


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) You should know the deal with Lions wide receiver Golden Tate by now. With Calvin Johnson sidelined for most of the last five games with a high ankle sprain, he's basically been the only target in quarterback Matthew Stafford's sights, going for well more than 100 yards for the fourth time during that stretch Week 8 against Atlanta in London.

His average in those five games is 119.8 yards. The only time he fell short of 100 was Week 6 at Minnesota, when he caught seven passes for 44 yards, but he was targeted 12 times even then.

Looking back at Tate's game log, he was no slouch when Johnson was healthy, averaging 67.0 yards in the Lions' first three games. Of course, nobody really thought of him as a must-start player back then, making his emergence in Fantasy seem like it's directly tied to Johnson's injury. But while he'll certainly lose value when Johnson returns, Tate may just be good enough for you to stick with him in Fantasy even then. Stafford has never had a secondary target this talented and has never gotten to mesh with one so. It may keep him from having tunnel vision going forward.

Tate has shown he's deserving of Stafford's trust, too. His 151 yards in Week 8 came despite playing most of the game with a sore back.


Lions WR Golden Tate eclipses 150-yard mark in London victory


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) With star wideout Calvin Johnson sidelined with an ankle injury, Lions receiver Golden Tate had another monster performance, scoring and cracking the 150-yard mark for the second consecutive week in his team's come-from-behind 22-19 victory over the Falcons in Week 8.

Tate came down with a 51-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter for his third touchdown of the season. He was targeted 15 times and finished with seven grabs for 151 yards and a score. 599 of his 800 receiving yards have come over the last five games.

The Lions are on a bye Week 9 before returning Week 10 at home against the Dolphins.


Golden Tate proving himself each week


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is no Calvin Johnson, to be sure, but you wouldn't be able to tell just based on his stat line over the last four games. Tate put together another monstrous performance in Week 7 against the Saints.

Tate hauled in a career-high 10 passes Sunday, giving him 32 receptions for 448 yards over the last four games. Those are positively Megatron-esque numbers, and he has added two touchdowns in that span. Tate has been the team's top option in each game with Johnson sidelined, and should continue to be so until Johnson is at full health.

Tate has at least five receptions in each game this season, so it isn't like he has only been useful with Johnson limited. At this point, he has to be active in all Fantasy formats, and should be considered a must-start option against a dreadful Falcons defense in Week 8. 


Golden Tate rips Saints for 10 catches, 154 receiving yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Lions receiver Golden Tate set career highs with 10 catches for 154 yards in the Week 7 comeback win over the Saints. Tate drew a game-high 13 targets as he helped Detroit overcome the absence of top wideout Calvin Johnson.

Tate turned what looked like a short reception into a 73-yard touchdown with 3:38 remaining in the game. He broke one tackle and outraced the Saints' secondary to the end zone. Tate now has three 100-yard receiving efforts in his last four games.

He'll play the Falcons in London in Week 8.


Bounce back game seems likely for Golden Tate


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) If Calvin Johnson's ankle injury keeps him out yet again in Week 7, Fantasy owners should feel confident in relying on Golden Tate. Yes, even in light of his subpar performance in Week 6.

Tate dropped a few passes and ended up with just 44 yards against the Vikings last week, but should have more success against the Saints this Sunday. New Orleans' defense has proven vulnerable against wide receivers this season, allowing 30-plus Fantasy points in three of five games. Eight different receivers have finished with 9-plus Fantasy points against the Lions, so Tate could find room to succeed even if Johnson takes the field.

Tate has been targeted 32 times in the last three games as the team's No. 1 option in the receiving game, including 12 times in his subpar Week 6 performance. Don't be afraid to lean on him in what might turn into a shootout. 


Lions WR Golden Tate trying to move past so-so Week 6 outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) With star receiver Calvin Johnson sidelined with an ankle injury, Lions wide receiver Golden Tate finished with seven catches for 44 yards in a 17-3 win Week 6 at Minnesota. Though, Tate expressed some disgust with his performance.

"I just didn't play my best ball," Tate said, per MLive.com. "I still found my ways to get open, but my hands, I just left them in Detroit, I think."

Pro Football Focus credited Tate with two drops in Week 6. Tate indicated he should have had 3-4 more catches Sunday.

Johnson could be sidelined again Week 7 against the Saints. Tate vows to be prepared either way.

"As far as my preparation, I don't do anything different," he said. "I try to prepare like I'm the No. 1 guy, no matter whether I'm the No. 1 or the No. 5. That's just how I am now. There's a feeling that I need to step up a little more than I have in the past."


Lions' Golden Tate struggles to fill in Week 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Lions wideout Golden Tate had a tough time filling in for Calvin Johnson Week 6.

Tate did lead the club with seven catches, but gained just 44 yards. Tate was targeted heavily, earning 12 looks from quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford was under pressure most of the game, and was forced to check down more often than normal. That probably led to Tate averaging just 6.3 yards per catch.

Tate will take on the Saints Week 7. 


Golden Tate a must-start in Calvin Johnson's absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) When the Lions are at full health, Golden Tate makes for a terrific secondary option in the passing game; a great complement to Calvin Johnson, just like the team had hoped. However, with Johnson essentially a non-factor over the last two games, Tate has proven himself more than capable of shouldering the load in the passing game.

Tate put up his second 100-yard performance in a row in Week 5, and he found the end zone this time, his first score of the season. He now has at least 5 Fantasy points in each game, with games of 9, 11 and 19 also under his belt.

Tate looks like a must-start Fantasy option as long as Johnson's injury remains a concern, as it has been for the last two weeks. Keep an eye on Johnson's status throughout the week, and don't you dare think about sitting him if there is any doubt about Johnson's ability to contribute. 


Golden Tate scores, racks up 134 yards in Week 5 loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Lions wide receiver Golden Tate paced the passing offense Sunday, catching seven of his nine targets for 134 yards and a touchdown in his team's 17-14 loss to the Bills in Week 5.

With Calvin Johnson invisible in the first half and injured in the second half, Tate took over, blocking out his defender on a nine-yard score. He later gained 55 yards on a key reception with less than a minute remaining in the game, but the Lions were unable to convert a potential game-winning field-goal attempt. While Tate shined, the rest of the offense combined for just 77 yards on 11 receptions. Tate will likely be the focal part of the passing attack for as long as Johnson is hampered by ankle issues. The Lions face the Vikings in Minnesota in Week 6.


Golden Tate active for Week 5 matchup vs. Bills


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) is active for Sunday's battle with the Bills. Tate was limited in practice Thursday and Friday but was expected to suit up after being listed as probable on the team's final injury report.

Lions WR Golden Tate probable entering Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Lions WR Golden Tate is probable entering Week 5.

Tate is dealing with a hamstring injury, but is expected to play. He was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday, but still managed to receive the probable tag. 


Lions WRs Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate back on Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Superstar Calvin Johnson and fellow Lions wideout Golden Tate both returned to practice Friday after missing the Thursday session.

Johnson has been dealing with a sprained ankle while Tate showed up on the injury report for the first time Thursday with a hamstring issue.

Tate paced the team with eight catches for 116 yards in a Week 4 win over the Jets while Johnson was limited and used mostly as a decoy, per the Detroit Free Press. Johnson missed both the Wednesday and Thursday sessions but is expected to play Sunday against Buffalo.


Lions Golden Tate limited in practice Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Lions receiver Golden Tate was limited in practice Thursday.

Tate is dealing with a hamstring injury. Tate was not listed on the injury report Thursday, so the injury comes as a bit of a surprise. His status will be determined based on how much he can practice Friday.