The Giants signed Tate on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Among the wideouts still available, Tate likely was the most coveted. He'll land in a situation in which he immediately becomes a key option, in tandem with Sterling Shepard, though being on the receiving end of passes from Eli Manning could be detrimental to Tate's fantasy value. The presence of do-it-all back Saquon Barkley also may eat into the 30-year-old's target potential. Tate will be attempting to bounce back from a disappointing 2018 -- for his standard -- which included 74 catches (on 113 targets) for 795 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games between the Lions and Eagles.
Tate (knee) played 24 of the Eagles' 51 offensive snaps and recorded two receptions for 18 yards on five targets Sunday in a 20-14 loss to the Saints in the divisional round. Tate nabbed the game-winning touchdown reception a week earlier in the Eagles' wild-card upset of the Bears, but that was one of the only highlights of his tenure in Philadelphia. One of the more high-profile names moved prior to the Oct. 30 trade deadline, Tate failed to make a consistent impact in his 10 games with the Eagles, totaling 37 receptions for 342 yards and two scores on 57 targets. The 30-year-old will become a free agent in March and is likely to take his talents elsewhere.
Tate (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's divisional-round contest in New Orleans. Tate followed up back-to-back limited showings Wednesday and Thursday with an uncapped session to wrap up the week. With his knee issue behind him, he can focus on a Saints defense that conceded 20 touchdowns to wideouts this season.
Tate (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday. Tate has opened the week with back-to-back capped sessions, but his knee issue doesn't appear to be one that'll impact his gameday availability Sunday in New Orleans, where he'll be seeking out his third touchdown as a member of the Eagles.
Tate was a limited participant at Wednesday's walk-through due to a knee injury. Tate has been a paragon of health during his nine-year career, missing a combined seven games, five of them during his rookie season in 2010. There's little worry about his availability for Sunday's divisional-round contest at New Orleans, where he'll be looking to put a stamp on a second consecutive postseason game.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|6||10/11||@New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|10||11/10||@New York Jets||32||27.38|
|13||12/01||Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||123||86||958||4||41||11.14||121|