Golden Tate remains a free agent at the time of publication, and we'll see if he can sign with a team where he can get quality targets. He's not worth drafting in the majority of Fantasy leagues. In 2020, Tate struggled with the Giants, and he only had two games with double digits in PPR points, with a high of 11. He also was held below 50 receiving yards in all 12 of his appearances last season. We'll see if a fresh start will help Tate, and he could emerge as a waiver-wire addition during the year. In 2019, he still averaged 13.7 PPR points per game for the Giants, and hopefully he can be in that range again with a new team.
The Giants released Tate (calf) on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. As expected, New York will part ways with Tate in a move that frees up $6.1 million in cap space for the team. Tate, who missed the final two games of the 2020 season due to a calf injury, is free to begin searching for a new landing spot immediately. However, the 32-year-old slot man could have difficulty finding an uncontested starting job on the open market, given that he dealt with a number of injuries and was suspended twice during his two years with the Giants. Tate was held below 50 receiving yards in all 12 of his appearances last season.
Tate (calf) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Cowboys, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Tate's two seasons with the Giants have been injury-plagued, and the result has been his two lowest receiving-yardage campaigns (388 this season, 676 in 2019) since his second year in the league back in 2011. He has cap hits of $10.9 million next season and $8.4 million in 2022, so the team has a difficult decision to make due to the dead money charge incurred if they opt to move on from the 32-year-old wide receiver. Ultimately, Tate's contract may be easier to stomach for the Giants with a cost-controlled starting quarterback on the roster in 2019 first-round pick Daniel Jones.
Tate (calf) is listed as doubtful heading into Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. The veteran wideout looks poised to sit out as the Giants fight for their postseason lives Sunday at MetLife Stadium. If the 32-year-old is in fact sidelined for a second straight game, the Giants would likely turn to Dante Pettis, Austin Mack and C.J. Board for added opportunities alongside starters Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton in three-receiver sets.
Tate (calf) was a non-participant at practice Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Tate picked up a calf injury in practice last week, which sidelined him for a Week 16 loss in Baltimore. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, Tate worked out with the training staff on the side for a second session in a row Thursday. Due to his lack of practice reps so far this week, Tate seems to be poised for a second straight absence and fourth of the campaign Sunday against the Cowboys. If he's unable to play, reps will open up at wide receiver for Dante Pettis, Austin Mack and C.J. Board behind Sterling Shepard (rib) and Darius Slayton.
Tate (calf) will work off to the side with the Giants' training staff during Wednesday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Ranaan suggests that the Giants don't appear "overly optimistic" about Tate's chances of suiting up Sunday against the Cowboys. If Tate remains out this weekend, Dante Pettis and Austin Mack would be candidates for added snaps at receiver alongside top options Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/16||@Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|4||10/03||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|6||10/17||Los Angeles Rams||1||16.67|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|9||11/07||Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|11||11/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|14||12/12||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|18||01/09||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||83||53||620||4||27||11.70||87|