Tate caught three of five targets for 25 yards during Saturday's postseason loss in Seattle. Playing the team that drafted him, Tate failed to make much of an impact as the entire Lions offense had trouble getting in sync. However, this lack of production doesn't come as a huge surprise considering the Seahawks have been shutting down opposing receivers all season. The former second-rounder will now enter the offseason having topped the 1,000-yard receiving threshold for the second time in three years with Detroit while having not seen less than 128 targets in any single campaign, a level of usage hard to ignore in PPR formats.
Tate caught six of 10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown during the Lions' 31-24 loss to the Packers on Sunday. He added seven rushing yards on one carry. Although Lions QB Matthew Stafford distributed the ball more evenly than usual, Tate still paced the team in targets. However, despite Sunday marking the fourth time in the past five games he's garnered double-digit looks in the passing game, Tate will likely find tougher sledding in the first round of the playoffs when the Lions travel to Seattle to take on a Seahawks secondary that has allowed the eighth-least passing yards per game this season.
Tate caught all six of his targets for 58 yards Monday night versus the Cowboys. Tate had a decent showing considering his quarterback had an awful day and he finished third on the team in targets. He'll look to build upon this performance with the NFC North crown on the line in Week 17 against a Packers defense that has surrendered the fourth-most passing yards in the league this season.
Tate hauled in eight of 13 targets for 122 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants. The Lions offense didn't do much Sunday, but any time it did, Tate was likely involved. Tate took advantage of a weak Giants secondary and went over 100 receiving yards for the third time this season and is just 58 yards shy of his second-career 1,000-yard year. It's been a roller coaster of a season for the 28-year-old, but he's come on strong as of late. However, he faces a stiff matchup with the Cowboys on Monday night, but look for Matthew Stafford to try and get him going early and often.
Tate caught six of 11 targets for 58 yards Sunday against the Bears. He attempted one carry on the ground as well, which resulted in a one-yard loss. Tate received double-digit targets for the fifth time in the past eight games but disappointingly accounted for his lowest yardage output throughout all of those occurrences. While he still had his opportunities Sunday, Tate was unable to break free for any chunk plays and was noticeably on a different page than QB Matthew Stafford on a number of different pass attempts. Fortunately, he has a prime opportunity to bounce back next week against a Giants unit that has given up the 23rd-most yards through the air in 2016.
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