Tate snagged eight passes off of 11 targets for 73 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland. He lost two yards on his lone carry of the game. The eight catches tied a season high, with the 71 total yards representing Tate's third highest sum of the season. Tate ranks second on the team in catches, leading the squad during three games including Sunday. He's struggled to make much of those catches, however, finding the end zone just once and failing to reach 60 yards in seven of 10 games. After surpassing his preseason fantasy hype in 2014, Tate hasn't quite lived up to his billing in 2015. His poor yardage totals make him a beter fit for PPR leagues than standard leagues.
Tate caught four passes off of four targets for 52 yards and added an 11-yard carry in Sunday's win over Green Bay. Tate was saved by a 43-yard catch and run in the closing minutes of the game, otherwise he would have been limited to a season-low performance. Coming off of a 99-catch, 1,331-yard 2014 season, there were high hopes for Tate, hopes he has failed to deliver on. Tate already has eight games with fewer than 80 receiving yards in 2015, as many as he had all over last season. With just a single score this season, Tate is worth keeping around based off of his past success, but is hardly a week-in-week-out starter.
Tate grabbed six passes off of seven targets for 59 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City. Through the season's first half, Tate's touchdown total still stands at one and he has yet to top 80 yards receiving after having eight such performances in 2014. Tate excels at run-after-catch plays and hasn't been able to find much running room with the Lions often struggling to stretch defenses vertically. He has totaled four catches or more in six games this season and remains a solid option in PPR leagues, but his subpar yardage and touchdown totals should temper fantasy owners' expectations.
Tate caught two passes for 14 yards off of six targets in Sunday's loss to Minnesota. Tate has been targeted 60 times in seven games in 2015, good for second on the team, but has scored just once and has yet to top 80 yards in a game after eight such performances last season. He has failed to reach 50 yards receiving in four of seven games and is averaging a measley 9.4 yards per catch this season - on pace for a career low.
Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (ankle) has been cleared for Sunday against Minnesota. The Lions attached Tate and Calvin Johnson to the injury report Friday with respective ankle injuries, but the duo won't miss any action as a result. However, a difficult task awaits Tate, as the Vikings have conceded only 6.7 YPT and four touchdowns to wide receivers in 2015.
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