Golden Tate could be the Giants' No. 1 receiver this season, and he's worth drafting in all leagues with a mid- to late-round pick. New York has three receivers who could all be considered the No. 1 option in Tate, Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard. Barring an injury, none of them profile as a standout Fantasy option, especially when you add in Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram also being involved in the passing game. Tate will likely be the last one drafted in all leagues, but he could stand out. In the 11 games he played last season (he was suspended four games to open the year and missed one game due to injury), he scored at least 11 PPR points in nine of them. You can draft Tate as a No. 4 Fantasy receiver after Round 8 in all leagues, but he could emerge as a weekly starter if things go right. He's a quality bench receiver to have on your roster in all formats.
Tate caught five of eight targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Eagles. The veteran receiver missed the first four games of 2019 due to a suspension, but once Tate got up to speed he proved to be a reliable option for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, hauling in 46 of 79 targets for 663 yards and six TDs over his final 10 games. The 31-year-old receiver will probably return to the Giants next season given the $7.5 million dead cap hit the team would incur if he gets cut, and while there will be plenty of mouths to feed in the offense, Tate should produce solid numbers again -- especially if Jones takes a big step forward in his development.
Tate caught six of 11 targets for 96 yards during Sunday's 41-35 win over the Redskins. With Daniel Jones back under center, Tate led the team in targets and receiving yards while tying for first in catches. He broke off a long gain of 32 yards as he topped 55 yards for the first time since Nov. 10. Tate should be an integral part of the offense again next week against the Eagles as he looks to cap his first season with the Giants in style.
Tate caught one of three targets for a 51-yard touchdown in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins. Tate made his lone catch count, tying the score at 7-7 just over a minute after Miami scored the game's first points in the second quarter. He's caught just one pass in each of the two games since Eli Manning was reinserted under center with Daniel Jones sidelined by an ankle injury, so Tate will be tough to trust despite a favorable matchup against the Redskins in Week 16 unless Jones makes his return.
Tate (foot) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Tate was a limited practice participant Wednesday and a full participant both Thursday and Friday. He'll occupy his usual role alongside Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton, with Eli Manning stepping in at quarterback in place of an injured Daniel Jones (knee) for a second straight week. Miami has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers, including a league-high 23 touchdowns.
Tate (foot) practiced fully Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Tate was limited Wednesday, so his return to a full session Thursday puts him on track to suit up Sunday against the Dolphins, barring any setbacks. Who'll be throwing him the ball this weekend is less clear, however, with Daniel Jones (ankle) -- who was out in Week 14 -- still limited at practice.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|4||10/04||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|8||11/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|3 Year Avg||107||72||825||5||36||11.46||112|