Tate brought in five of seven targets for 42 yards in the Lions' 31-23 win over the Packers on Sunday. Tate played a more modest role than usual, as the Lions jumped out to a big lead and threw the ball a season-low 26 times. However, the veteran possession receiver still paced the team in receptions while checking in second to Kenny Golladay in both receiving yards and targets. Tate's role in the typically pass-happy offense is secure, so he remains an excellent option in all formats heading into a Week 7 battle against the Dolphins following a Week 6 bye.
Tate (hip) caught all eight of his targets for 132 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cowboys. Tate displayed an outstanding rapport with quarterback Matthew Stafford as he set season highs in catches, yards and touchdowns. His two scores came on big plays of 45 and 38 yards in the first and fourth quarters, respectively. Tate came into the game with a bit of a hip injury and looked hobbled at times, but it would be hard to argue that he was hindered throughout the game. He'll look to build off this outstanding effort next Sunday against the Packers.
Tate (hip) is listed as active Sunday at Dallas, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. A late addition to the Week 4 injury report, Tate will play through a hip concern, as he's done a handful of times previously in his career. Expect him to approach his 2018 target count of 12 per game, which could yield fruit against a Cowboys defense that has allowed 14.6 yards per catch and two touchdowns to wide receivers the last two games.
Tate (hip) was added to the injury report Friday as a limited participant and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Dallas. A late-week addition is always concerning, but it's at least a good sign that Tate was still listed as a limited participant rather than a DNP. It's nonetheless something to keep an eye on when the Lions release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 1 PM ET kickoff. TJ Jones likely would take over the slot role if Tate were to be ruled out.
Tate caught six of eight targets for 69 yards during Sunday's 26-10 victory over the Patriots. Tate has yet to log as many snaps as either Kenny Golladay or Marvin Jones in any game this season, but the shifty slot man nonetheless leads the Lions in targets (36), receptions (20) and receiving yards (257) through three games. However, it could be a challenge for 5-foot-10 Tate -- who's only seen one target inside the red zone thus far -- to consistently add to his touchdown total (one) while seeing less playing time than a pair of receivers in Jones and Golladay that each stand at least 6-foot-2, especially playing on a team that likes to involve its tight ends and running backs in the passing game. Tate is thus less valuable in non-PPR formats, but the high-floor nature of his role in the Lions offense nonetheless makes him worthy of starting consideration in most fantasy lineups.
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|13||12/02||Los Angeles Rams||21||24.67|
|17||12/30||@Green Bay Packers||18||24.33|
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