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15 Golden Tate WR
Height/Weight: 5-10/202 | Birthdate: 8/2/1988 | Birthplace: Nashville, TN, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Notre Dame | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 93/28 | Average Draft Position: 80.52
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Report: Golden Tate put on PUP list


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5:28 pm ET) The Lions put receiver Golden Tate on the PUP list to start training camp, reports NFL Network. Tate's injury was not immediately known.

For Golden Tate, Detroit is land of opportunity


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) As a Seahawk last year, Golden Tate was targeted 98 times and led the team with 64 receptions for 898 yards. He believes he'll get more opportunities in Detroit even as the clear No. 2 receiver behind Calvin Johnson.

"I hated being tackled (last year) because I didn't know when my next ball was going to come," Tate said on ESPN, per MLive.com. "I have a chance to catch more balls and make Pro Bowls (in Detroit).

"I think if I can stay healthy, God forbid, it's going to be fun. I have a chance to catch a ton more balls," Tate said. "I'm going to see a lot of single coverage. I'm probably going to see a lot of No. 2 and No. 3 cornerbacks because everyone's going to be on No. 81 (Calvin Johnson). I'm excited.

"I think the sky's the limit. I think it's going to get back to the old Golden."

The Lions threw 634 passes last year, 214 more than the Seahawks.


The Lions offense is going to be awesome


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/8/2014) So it appeared for weeks the Lions wanted to move up to select receiver Sammy Watkins from Clemson. Maybe they didn't offer enough to jump up to No. 4 like the Bills, who drafted Watkins. Or maybe they were hoping if they stayed put at No. 10 that an elite player would land in their lap.

That's what happened on Thursday night when they drafted tight end Eric Ebron from North Carolina.

Think about this offense now. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and now Ebron. The only downside about this pick is Joseph Fauria loses all sleeper appeal, but we can live with that. He'll still score a few touchdowns, but Ebron could be a star.

You can't double cover him because of Johnson and Tate, and new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi comes from New Orleans, where Jimmy Graham was a dominant force. The Lions wanted an upgrade at tight end, and Ebron is the answer.

He should be considered a potential starter in all Fantasy leagues with a late-round pick, and he's a late first-round selection in rookie-only drafts. The Lions are going to be fun to watch in 2014. 


Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate building chemistry


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and free agent acquisition Golden Tate are using this week's voluntary minicamp to get accustomed to each other.

"Any time we miss a ball, I'm going straight to him, 'Hey, did I look back? Turn my head late? Did that feel right? What can I do better?'" Tate told MLive.com. "I think that's where it starts, just talking it out. I can't read his mind, he can't read my mind, so we're just talking it out."

Tate, the team's No. 2 receiver, said he's adjusting to Stafford's powerful arm. But he also praised Stafford's accuracy.  

"He's placed some balls on air and seven-on-sevens and I'm like, 'Wow, that's a great ball,'" Tate said. "For instance, I run a basic route, which is a 10-, 12-yard in, and he's put it right there, on the dot, where I can split the safeties and potentially score."


Golden Tate loves role in his new offense


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/16/2014) New Lions receiver Golden Tate thinks the offense he's going into this season will "fit better for me as a player than Seattle's did." Tate told the official team website that he's watched film on the Saints offense, which is what the playbook is based off of, and thinks of himself as a Lance Moore-type player with more explosion

As the website noted, Moore caught at least 50 passes and six scores in four of the five years he played at least 14 games with New Orleans. Both of those numbers should be attainable for Tate in Motown. 

Ultimately, Tate is excited about fitting his skills in with what's being asked of him. 

"Here we have our rules, initially, to learn the offense, but at the end of the day you have to play football," Tate said. "I think that's what I do best. Just finding ways to get open. Although a route is supposed to be at 15 yards, sometimes you're going to get pressed and your mental clock tells you to break it down to 12 (yards) and it'll time up correctly. I'm a mental clock kind of guy. In some instances it's going to be backyard football, find the hole and make a play, make a guy miss and go score with it. I see my game really fitting into this offense really well."

Tate has emerged into one of this year's hottest breakout candidates and a borderline No. 2 Fantasy receiver. Expect him to get taken between Rounds 5 and 7 depending on league size and scoring. 


Golden Tate: 'It's going to be tough to stop us'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) New Lions receiver Golden Tate is pumped about leaving a run-first offense for the Lions' pass-oriented attack. Seattle ran the ball 55 percent or more of the time in three of Tate's four seasons there.

The Lions had a 60/40 pass-to-run ratio last season, and that was their most balanced in years, according to the team's website.

“For me it just made more sense to come here,” Tate said. “You know, I just see a ton of upside in the vision that this organization has and that I have. It’s all the same. I’m excited just to be a part of something special.

“Like I said, I’m leaving a run-heavy offense to a pass-happy offense, so that’s exciting. I get to play with one of the best to ever play the game, so I wanted to jump on that opportunity and I’m just excited.”

With Calvin Johnson lining up opposite him, Matthew Stafford throwing the passes, and Reggie Bush and Joique Bell in the backfield, Tate said he sees the Lions "opening it up everywhere. I think it’s going to be tough to stop us.”


Lions passing game gets better


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/12/2014) The Lions signed receiver Golden Tate to a five-year, $31 million contract Wednesday with more than $13 million in guaranteed money. I like this move for all the respective Fantasy parties involved.

Start with Tate, who is coming off a career year in 2013 with 64 catches for 898 yards and five touchdowns in Seattle. He has been stifled by the Seahawks run-heavy offense the past two years with Russell Wilson, but all that is about to change.

Matthew Stafford has attempted 630-plus passes the past three seasons, and even with new head coach Jim Caldwell expected to dial it down, he'll still be throwing a lot. And Tate, playing opposite Calvin Johnson, should see single coverage on almost every play.

This should be his first chance for a 1,000-yard season, and he should score at least six touchdowns. I like Tate as a No. 3 receiver in all leagues with a mid-round pick.

As for Stafford, this gives him another playmaker, which is key. Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL, and Reggie Bush and Joique Bell are solid out of the backfield. Joseph Fauria is a sleeper tight end, but Tate adds another dimension to this passing game. 

Put Stafford back on your list as a Top 5 quarterback, and I would draft him as early as Round 4 after the Top 3 come off the board in Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.


Golden Tate agrees to five-year deal with Lions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Free agent receiver Golden Tate is leaving the Seahawks for the Lions, who will sign him to a five-year deal, according to the Lions' website.

Tate's contract from the Lions is for five years worth $31 million including $13.25 guaranteed, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Tate is the No. 2 receiver Detroit has been searching for, and he'll join a loaded offense featuring Matthew Stafford, Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Calvin Johnson.

Before news broke about Tate, Bell said Tate "definitely would be a valuable piece to this already deadly offense."


Lions making big push for Golden Tate


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Free agent receiver Golden Tate is visiting the Lions on Wednesday, and the team hopes he makes no further visits, reports NFL Network. The team views Tate as an ideal complement to Calvin Johnson.

This is Tate's first free agent visit.


Lions eyeing Golden Tate


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) The Lions are interested in free agent receiver Golden Tate as a complement to Calvin Johnson, reports NFL Network. Tate has said he'd like to return to the Seahawks, but it's unclear if they've made him a substantial offer.

Seahawks still in the mix for Golden Tate


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Seahawks still have a chance to retain free agent receiver Golden Tate, reports USA Today. Tate will be in demand on the open market after catching 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns.

Report: Jets' top target should be Golden Tate


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) The Jets are desperate for receiver help, and Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should be their top target in free agency, according to Pro Football Focus. The website called Tate "a shifty player who can make plays after the catch – 45 missed tackles the last two seasons -- and a reliable target who rarely drops the ball – seven drops in his whole career.

"Tate would give the Jets exactly what they need on offense, plus upgrade their punt return unit," the report said.


Golden Tate hopes to stay with Seahawks


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/28/2014) Seahawks receiver Golden Tate is set to become a free agent, but he hopes to remain in Seattle beyond this season, reports The Seattle Times.

"I really can't worry about it because I did my part," said Tate, who led Seattle with 64 receptions for 898 yards in 2013 and also became one of the better punt returners in the NFL, averaging 11.5 yards. "I did the tough part, and that's performing on the field. ... And hopefully, I can call Seattle home for a few more years. But we'll see. I know that coach (Pete) Carroll has expressed that he would like to have me on the team, and I have expressed that I would like to stay on this team because I see this team winning for a long time. But we will see. Only time will tell."


Seahawks GM: Re-signing Golden Tate 'a priority'


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Thursday that re-signing free-agent-to-be receiver Golden Tate will be "a big priority." Tate was specifically mentioned by Schneider as the free agent he wanted to re-sign

"Golden knows where we stand, how much we love and how much we want him on this team," Schneider said according to ESPN. 

Tate led the Seahawks with 898 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with five touchdown catches. He also said earlier this offseason that he'd take a discount to stay with Seattle.


Seahawks not likely to use franchise tag


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) The Seahawks haven't used their franchise tag since 2010, and they're not expected to use it this year either, reports the Seattle Times. Candidates would include wideout Golden Tate, defensive end Michael Bennett and kicker Steven Hauschka, but the paper notes the tag "would mean a significant raise, and likely more than they will command per season for a multiyear contract on the open market."

Golden Tate has best hands in the league


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) After dropping just three passes this season, Seahawks receiver Golden Tate has caught 144 of the 149 catchable passes thrown to him since 2011, according to Pro Football Focus. Tate's 3.9 percent drop rate in that stretch is the lowest among wideouts with at least 100 targets.

Tate also led all receivers in 2013 with 21 forced missed tackles after his receptions. Set to become a free agent, Tate has said he'd take a little less money to stay with the Super Bowl champs.


Golden Tate will take hometown discount


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) Free agent receiver Golden Tate said he'll take less money to stay with the Super Bowl-champion Seahawks, reports ProFootballTalk.com. “I probably shouldn’t even say this right now but I’m going to say it anyway just because I love Seattle," Tate told Sports Radio 950 KJR.

"Honestly, I would rather take a little less to be happy and win ballgames than to take way more and go to a crappy city where the fans don’t give a crap about the team. You win a game once a month or something like that. I would much rather stay in the situation that I have now for a little less than to go and try to break the bank somewhere else."

Tate cautioned, however, that he doesn't want to be "disrespected by any means."

“I want to be able to take care of myself and my family for the rest of my life at the same time," he said. "We’ll see. That’s what I have my agent for. I plan to have some conversations with Pete (Carroll) and the G.M. (John Schneider) and hopefully we can work something out.”


Keep an eye on the Seahawks receiving corps


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/4/2014) There could be a lot of change at receiver for the Seahawks this offseason.

Golden Tate, who led the team with 898 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with five touchdown catches, is scheduled to be a free agent. While the team might want to keep him, they'll be strapped at the position considering the $11 million they'll owe Percy Harvin for 2014. USA Today chronicled the Seahawks cap situation and noted the team has shown no sign of cutting Harvin after his injury-plagued season. 

Doug Baldwin is a restricted free agent who won't cost a lot of money -- for now. Assuming the Seahawks keep him on a one-year tender offer he'll be due for a new contract again next offseason. Baldwin had 778 yards and five touchdowns last year. 

One way to save some money is to let veteran receiver Sidney Rice loose. He's due $8.5 million next season and carries a $9.7 salary cap number. The Seahawks would open up some money for other players by letting the injury prone receiver go. 


Golden Tate 'probably' expendable for Seahawks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) Impending free agent receiver Golden Tate is probably going to be expendable for the Seahawks, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Tate led the team with 64 catches for 898 yards and five touchdowns, but Seattle could move forward with Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin and the improving Jermaine Kearse at wideout.

Seahawks get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) A slew of Seahawks made offensive contributions in their Super Bowl win. Running back Robert Turbin carried nine times for 25 yards and was targeted once without a catch.

Receiver Ricardo Lockette had a 19-yard catch, receiver Golden Tate caught three of four targets for 17 yards and tight end Luke Willson caught two balls for 17 yards. Tight end Zach Miller made a 10-yard catch, and fullback Michael Robinson had a 7-yard grab.


Golden Tate hopes to re-sign with Seahawks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Seahawks leading receiver Golden Tate, who'll be a free agent after the season, hopes he'll re-sign with Seattle. Tate caught 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season.

“I would really like to stay,” Tate said at Media Day. “It’s a great city, a great group of guys. From top to bottom, I can’t say enough great things about Seattle. The coaching staff is one of a kind. The nutritionist, the trainers, the city, the food, the stadium, everything is just great. I really would like to stay here, but we’ll see. Only time will tell.”

Tate said he's not focusing on his future now.

"Winning a Super Bowl is the only thing that matters to me because this is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of deal," he said. "Obviously I plan to come back, but not very often, I mean there’s been guys who played 20 years that haven’t even gone to the playoffs. I feel like it would be selfish for me to be thinking about my future and that would be taking away from this team.”


Golden Tate not doing much in playoff win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate didn't make much of an impact during Sunday's NFC Championship game against the 49ers.

Tate was limited to only one reception for a gain of 4 yards in the first half before having three second-half grabs. He was targeted six times and finished the game with four catches for 31 yards in a 23-17 victory.

Seattle will travel to MetLife Stadium for a clash against the Broncos in the Super Bowl.


Seahawks receive little production from many on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) The Seahawks received virtually no production offensively Saturday from anyone aside from running back Marshawn Lynch.

Among their minor contributors were wide receivers Doug Baldwin, who caught two passes for 30 yards, including a huge 24-yarder on the left sideline that kept a critical drive alive in the fourth quarter and led to a touchdown.

Also chipping in were wideout Jermaine Kearse, who caught one pass for 25 yards, and leading receiver Golden Tate, who managed just one catch for 13 yards. Tight end Zach Miller snagged one for 11 yards.

Running back Robert Turbin added 9 yards on three rushes.


Golden Tate posts season-high 129 yards


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Seahawks receiver Golden Tate saved his best for last, catching eight passes for 129 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 win over the Rams. The catches and yards represented season highs.

Tate, who added a 2-yard run, was targeted a game-high nine times. He beat cornerback Janoris Jenkins for a 47-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Tate finishes the regular season with 64 grabs for 898 yards, both career bests, and five scores.


Golden Tate does little in home loss to Arizona


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate failed to make his presence felt during Sunday's home loss to the Cardinals in Week 16.

Tate was held without a grab in the first half worked past a minor injury to his left thumb in the third quarter. He caught a six-yard pass in the third quarter and a 28-yard reception in the fourth quarter, which he fumbled but was recovered by fellow wideout Jermaine Kearse. He finished the game with two catches for 34 yards on three targets.

The Seahawks will end the regular season at home against St. Louis. He caught five passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns in his previous meeting against the Rams.