Auden Tate

Auden Tate

Wide Receiver #19
Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 228 lb.
College:None
Age:23
Born:February 3, 1997
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 7 (253)
Draft Team:CIN

Auden Tate: Back in action

Tate (shoulder) was a full participant for Thursday's practice, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tate was limited to start the week during the first practice session after he was sidelined for last week's loss to the Colts. Now that the Florida State product is officially healthy, he likely won't make a difference from a fantasy perpective as he's buried on the receiver depth chart behind A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and Mike Thomas.

October 22, 2020 3:53 PM EST

Auden Tate: Practices in limited fashion

Tate (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tate logged two limited sessions to cap off last week's set of practices, but he was ultimately ruled out for Sunday's loss to the Colts. It's encouraging that he's on the field to begin the week ahead of this Sunday's matchup against the Browns. Even if he returns to action, he's buried on the depth chart with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins commanding most of the reps in three-wide sets.

October 21, 2020 2:51 PM EST

Auden Tate: Sits Week 6, as expected

Tate (shoulder) is active Week 6 against the Colts, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: With Tate sidelined for the first time this season due to injury, the door is open for John Ross to return to the active roster. Tate will look to work towards regaining his role Week 7 against Cleveland.

October 18, 2020 9:02 AM EST

Auden Tate: Doubtful for Week 6

Tate (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tate looks like he's trending toward missing his first game of the season due to injury, though he was also a healthy scratch Week 2. The third-year wideout has only seen more than one target in a single game this season, so if he were to miss Sunday's game against the Colts it likely won't have a major impact on Cincinnati's offensive gameplan.

October 16, 2020 12:12 PM EST

Auden Tate: Doubtful for Week 6

Tate (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tate looks like he's trending toward missing his first game of the season due to injury, though he was also a healthy scratch Week 2. The third-year wideout has only seen more than one target in a single game this season, so if he were to miss Sunday's game against the Colts it likely won't have a major impact on Cincinnati's offensive gameplan.

October 16, 2020 12:12 PM EST

Auden Tate: Doubtful for Week 6

Tate (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tate looks like he's trending toward missing his first game of the season due to injury, though he was also a healthy scratch Week 2. The third-year wideout has only seen more than one target in a single game this season, so if he were to miss Sunday's game against the Colts it likely won't have a major impact on Cincinnati's offensive gameplan.

October 16, 2020 12:12 PM EST

Auden Tate: Doubtful for Week 6

Tate (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tate looks like he's trending toward missing his first game of the season due to injury, though he was also a healthy scratch Week 2. The third-year wideout has only seen more than one target in a single game this season, so if he were to miss Sunday's game against the Colts it likely won't have a major impact on Cincinnati's offensive gameplan.

October 16, 2020 12:12 PM EST

Auden Tate: Doubtful for Week 6

Tate (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tate looks like he's trending toward missing his first game of the season due to injury, though he was also a healthy scratch Week 2. The third-year wideout has only seen more than one target in a single game this season, so if he were to miss Sunday's game against the Colts it likely won't have a major impact on Cincinnati's offensive gameplan.

October 16, 2020 12:12 PM EST

Auden Tate: Unable to practice Wednesday

Tate (shoulder) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tate played a season-high 26 offensive snaps in the Week 5 loss to the Ravens, reeling in his lone target for 12 yards. The third-year receiver popped up on the injury report for the first time this season, and it's concerning that he didn't participate in any capacity. Tate has two more practices to get on the field to have a chance at playing against the Colts on Sunday.

October 14, 2020 2:05 PM EST

Auden Tate: Limited use in loss

Tate had one catch for 12 yards in the Bengals' loss to the Ravens in Week 5.

Analysis: Tate's usage was limited despite A.J. Green's hamstring injury, as frequently Joe Burrow didn't have time to go through his progressions and locked in on Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and Joe Mixon. If Green has to miss Week 6's game against the Colts, Tate could be bigger part of the game plan.

October 12, 2020 8:11 PM EST

Auden Tate: Quiet after early catch

Tate had one catch on one target for 15 yards in the Bengals' win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Analysis: Tate's lone target came in the first quarter, and he was on the field for just 22 snaps Sunday. Without a doubt, Tate's involvement diminished with the Bengals protecting a lead in the second half, allowing them to run the ball frequently.

October 5, 2020 1:35 PM EST

Auden Tate: Modest involvement against Eagles

Tate had two catches for 29 yards on four targets in the Week 3 tie against the Eagles.

Analysis: Tate was a healthy scratch against the Browns in Week 2, but at least he was back out there with John Ross instead getting scratched. Both have been passed by rookie Tee Higgins, who has already starting clicking with fellow rookie Joe Burrow. At least Tate received two red zone targets.

September 30, 2020 4:17 PM EST

Auden Tate: Back in action Week 3

Tate will take the field for the Week 3 matchup against Philadelphia, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tate saw 15 snaps in the season opener, but was a healthy scratch Week 2 against Cincinnati. The door is open to seeing the field a bit more this week, however, as John Ross will be a healthy scratch for the contest. Even with Ross out, A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd are expected to carry most of the weight in the passing game, with Tee Higgins also in line to see the start (per Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site).

September 27, 2020 9:12 AM EST

Auden Tate: Won't play TNF

Tate will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against Cincinnati, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Analysis: Tate only suited up in 22 percent of offensive snaps without a single target in Week 1's loss to the Chargers, so this news may not be surprising. The 2018 seventh-round pick was expected to assume a consistent role in the offense this season, however, it appears Mike Thomas has stepped up into the No. 4 role. With Tate sidelined, Tee Higgins, Alex Erickson and Mike Thomas will handle depth receiving duties Thursday.

September 17, 2020 4:01 PM EST

Auden Tate: Blanked in catch department

Tate fielded 22 percent of the offensive snaps but he did not receive a single target during Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: The 2018 seventh-round draft choice seemed primed to make an impact coming into the new season, but it was instead Mike Thomas who stepped up as the No. 4 option at receiver behind A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, and John Ross. Even with a promising training camp from Tate this summer, his fantasy impact during 2020 may be sporadic given how many mouths there are to feed within the Bengals' passing attack. During Week 2, Tate will remain a depth option at receiver as Cincinnati takes on a Browns defense that surrendered three passing touchdowns to the Ravens in its season debut.

September 15, 2020 6:17 PM EST

Auden Tate: Tearing up training camp

Tate is the "early frontrunner for offensive MVP" at Bengals training camp, according to Ben Baby of ESPN.com.

Analysis: With A.J. Green and Tee Higgins sidelined by hamstring injuries and John Ross spending time on the reserve/COVID-19 list, it's been Tate and Tyler Boyd getting regular reps with the first-team offense. Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports that Tate had a 3rd-and-14 conversion and a touchdown reception during Joe Burrow's first drive of camp last week, quickly developing a connection with the rookie QB. It still isn't clear if the excellent August showing will translate to regular snaps in September, considering Higgins and Ross recently returned to practice and may soon be joined by Green. If everyone is healthy -- a big 'if' in this case -- the Bengals have a logjam at wide receiver.

August 24, 2020 12:35 PM EST

Auden Tate: Drops on depth chart

With the selection of Tee Higgins by the Bengals in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday, Tate (knee) could begin the season as low as fifth on the depth chart.

Analysis: Tate first has to show that he can play at game speed, though it's a good sign that he's been medically cleared to resume football activities after ending his season with an MCL sprain on Dec. 8. But he has to compete with the likes of A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Higgins and John Ross just to get on the field.

April 24, 2020 11:50 PM EST

Auden Tate: Cleared from knee injury

Tate (knee) received medical clearance to resume all football activities, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tate was placed on injured reserve after suffering a sprained MCL on Dec. 8, finishing 2019 with 40 receptions for 575 yards (14.4 per reception, 7.2 per target) and one touchdown in 12 games (10 starts). Tate's 50 percent catch rate tied for 192nd among 199 qualified pass catchers, but he had no shortage of highlight-reel receptions and also tied for fourth in the league with seven pass interference penalties drawn. With Tyler Boyd on a long-term contract and A.J. Green likely to be re-signed or franchise tagged, the Bengals may have Tate and John Ross competing for one starting job in 2020. The team is expected to use the No. 1 overall pick on QB Joe Burrow, while Andy Dalton figures to be traded or cut.

March 12, 2020 8:13 AM EST

Auden Tate: Heads to IR

The Bengals placed Tate (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Tate suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee this past Sunday in Cleveland. With just three games remaining on the schedule, the Bengals' hand likely was forced, but his breakout campaign has come to a close. He'll end it having caught 40 of 80 passes for 575 yards and one TD in 12 contests.

December 10, 2019 11:07 AM EST

Auden Tate: Sprains MCL in Week 14

Tate was diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee following his early exit in Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Browns, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tate nabbed only one of his four targets for a 16-yard gain before the injury spelled an end to his afternoon. The Bengals haven't commented on Tate's availability for the Week 15 matchup with the Patriots, but given that injuries of this nature often require multi-week recovery timelines, he appears unlikely to play. If both Tate and A.J. Green (ankle) are sidelined versus the Patriots, Alex Erickson would likely claim a regular spot alongside Tyler Boyd and John Ross in the Bengals' three-wideout sets.

December 9, 2019 9:42 AM EST

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