• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions WR Golden Tate snags eight catches in Sunday's loss

    Lions wide receiver Golden Tate caught just 8 of 18 targets for 74 yards in Sunday's 42-17 loss to Arizona. He also lost a fumble.Tate saw most of his targets in the second half when backup QB Dan Orlovsky entered the game for an ineffective Matthew Stafford, who threw three interceptions. He's not making many big plays, with just three receptions of 20+ yards on the season, although the entire Lions' offense is struggling. He'll try to bust out next week against Chicago.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions wide receiver Golden Tate hauls in five passes in Week 3

    Lions wide receiver Golden Tate caught five passes for 57 yards on seven targets in Sunday's 24-12 loss to the Broncos. Tate was reasonably efficient with his opportunities, but he only accounted for 16 percent of his team's targets. With Calvin Johnson healthy and the Detroit offense struggling, Tate is averaging five catches for 54 yards on eight targets through three weeks.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions WR Golden Tate catches six passes for 80 yards

    Lions wide receiver Golden Tate nabbed six receptions off of 10 targets for 80 yards. Tate ranks second among Lions receivers with 10 receptions, 104 receiving yards and 18 targets. Tate thrived while Calvin Johnson was hobbled last season and may still see enough opportunities with a healthy Megatron in 2015 as the Lions have dropped back on 73 percent of their plays thus far this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Lions WR Golden Tate cleared for Week 2 action

    Lions wideout Golden Tate is set to play Sunday against Minnesota despite a quad ailment that limited in practice this week. It comes as no surprise - he had been designated as probable. The Lions might just have rested him for the purpose of preserving him for the game while he remains slightly dinged up. The wideout was a disappointment in the Week 1 loss to the Chargers with only four receptions for 24 yards, but his eight targets in the contest suggest he'll remain an integral part of the Lions' attack.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Quad ailment won't keep Lions WR Golden Tate out Sunday

    Lions wideout Golden Tate (quad) is probable for the game Sunday against the host Vikings. Tate didn't practice Wednesday and was limited both Thursday and Friday, but there hasn't been any indication that his injury is serious.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions WR Golden Tate (quadriceps) is limited in practice

    Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. An upgrade from Wednesday's no-show at practice is a step in the right direction, but the Lions will ultimately clear up Tate's potential availability Sunday at Minnesota upon the release of Friday's injury report. Even though his Week 1 line left owners wanting more -- four catches for 24 yards -- his eight targets was one shy of his average from last season, when he broke out as an upper tier fantasy wide receiver.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions WR Golden Tate (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday

    Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (quadriceps) didn't practice Wednesday, the Lions' official site reports. In Sunday's opener, Matt Stafford wasn't shy about getting all the skill position players involved, which capped Tate at four catches (on a team-high eight targets) for 24 yards. Kicking off the week of preparation isn't an encouraging sign, and while the team didn't state the severity of the injury, Tate's practice participation should continue to be monitored with a watchful eye as the weekend approaches.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Lions WR Golden Tate 'night and day' more comfortable in 2015

    Lions second-year wide receiver Golden Tate has stated that his familiarity and comfort level with the offense this offseason is "night and day" better than it was a year ago, per the team website. He added that his goal is to improve on the numbers he established last year. That won't be easy. He had easily his best season in 2014 with 99 catches for 1,331 yards and four touchdowns to earn a Pro Bowl spot. A total of 58 of his receptions were for first downs.

  • by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

    Lions WR Golden Tate doesn't feel pressure due to loss of Suh

    Although Lions wide receiver Golden Tate feels the loss of Ndamukong Suh is a blow to the team, he doesn't believe it puts more pressure on the offense, reports ESPN. When asked specifically about the subject, Tate was clear about his thoughts. "No, I don't think it adds any pressure," Tate said by phone Monday. "We just need to be who we are. We know that we have a lot of weapons all over the field. We just need to reach our potential each and every week. "We just need to go out there and play fundamentally sound football and I have no doubt our defense is going to be really good again this year and we just got to do our jobs. There's no pressure on anyone but to be ourselves and to play good football." Additionally, Tate recognizes that Suh was a game-changing player for the Lions, but he likes the addition of Haloti Ngata. "Obviously, losing Suh is a big hit," Tate said. "I don't care what team you are, he's the guy that can change the game. Change an opposing offense's game plan. He affects the game so much. But with that being said, I'm thankful to have [had] the opportunity to play with him for a year and be a part of something special. But the show must go on. "The guy we got, [Haloti] Ngata, is a heck of a player. I think it's a good pickup for us. I know he has a past with coach Caldwell so he knows the ins and outs of the system, probably. But we're ready to move forward. We can't live in the past and football season must still go on. We're preparing to have a great year and build from last year." The 26-year-old stated that he plans on focusing on the intricacies of the offensive playbook heading into this season. "One thing I really want to focus on is learning the playbook a little bit better," Tate said. "I felt like I knew it for the most part, but details, running the plays exactly how Joe Lombardi draws them up, could help us win more games and create more opportunities for myself and our team." Tate finished his first season with the Lions catching 99 passes for 1,331 yards and four touchdowns.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Golden Tate might return more punts in 2015

    The Lions' Golden Tate was used strictly as a receiver during the regular season last year before returning a punt against the Cowboys in Detroit's playoff loss. Coach Jim Caldwell suggested Tate might get more opportunities as a punt returner in 2015. "I suspect at some point in time he's going to play a role in that area for us," Caldwell told MLive.com. Playing for Seattle in 2013, Tate had eight punt returns of at least 20 yards. Lions punt returner Jeremy Ross had just three such returns last season, and he fumbled four times.