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Golden Tate

Golden Tate

Wide Receiver #15
ADP:Round: 12, Pick: 2
Team: New York Giants
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 202 lb.
College:Notre Dame
Age:32
Born:August 2, 1988
Drafted:2010 / Rd. 2 (60)
Draft Team:SEA

Golden Tate: Grabs TD in Week 17

Tate caught five of eight targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: 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.

December 29, 2019 6:50 PM EST

Golden Tate: Leads team in receiving

Tate caught six of 11 targets for 96 yards during Sunday's 41-35 win over the Redskins.

Analysis: 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 off his first season with the Giants in style.

December 22, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Golden Tate: Makes most of lone catch

Tate caught one of three targets for a 51-yard touchdown in Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: 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.

December 15, 2019 2:10 PM EST

Golden Tate: Ready to face Miami

Tate (foot) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: 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). Miami has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers, including a league-high 23 touchdowns.

December 13, 2019 3:11 PM EST

Golden Tate: Returns to full practice

Tate (foot) practiced fully Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: 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.

December 12, 2019 9:49 AM EST

Golden Tate: Coach optimistic about practice time

According to head coach Pat Shurmur, "things are looking good" regarding the prospect of Tate (foot) taking part in practice Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Tate opened the week with a limited practice session due to a foot issue that recently surfaced, but it's unclear if his chances of suiting up Week 15 against Miami will be in any serious jeopardy. While he has a strong matchup ahead, Tate's status will be one to continue to monitor throughout the week.

December 12, 2019 7:30 AM EST

Golden Tate: Limited by foot issue

Tate (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: After sitting out Week 13 due to a concussion, Tate returned to action this past Monday at Philadelphia but wasn't exactly on the same page with Eli Manning, gathering in one of five targets for 11 yards. With a new injury in tow and an unsettled QB situation -- rookie Daniel Jones (ankle) also was limited Wednesday -- Tate's status will be one to monitor as the week goes on.

December 11, 2019 10:20 AM EST

Golden Tate: One grab in return

Tate caught one of five targets for 11 yards in Monday night's 23-17 overtime loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Tate returned from his concussion but struggled to get on the same page as quarterback Eli Manning. Instead, it was rookie Darius Slayton who led New York's receiving corps, finishing with over 150 yards and two touchdowns. Although Tate hardly made the stat sheet, Week 15's matchup against the Dolphins at least offers nice upside regardless of who leads the Giants offense.

December 9, 2019 10:05 PM EST

Golden Tate: Out of concussion protocol

Tate has cleared the concussion protocol and will suit up for Monday's game at Philadelphia, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Tate will miss just one game as a result of the head injury suffered Week 12. On Monday, he'll attempt to exploit an Eagles defense that has given up 8.5 yards per target and 16 touchdowns to wide receivers in 12 contests this season.

December 6, 2019 1:19 PM EST

Golden Tate: Week 14 return looking likely

Head coach Pat Shurmur said Friday morning that Tate (concussion) is on track to play in Monday's game against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tate missed last week's game after suffering the head injury in Week 12, but it appears that will be the extent of his absence. Tate was a full participant at Thursday's practice, so as long as he clears the concussion protocol before the Giants' inactives are released Monday night, he will be return to action in Week 14.

December 6, 2019 8:06 AM EST

Golden Tate: Starts week with full practice

Tate (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Tate's ability to take every rep in the Giants' first practice of Week 14 puts him on the right track to play Monday in Philadelphia, though he'll still need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist at some point over the next few days before he's removed from the NFL's concussion protocol. Assuming Tate gets the OK to return from a one-game absence, Cody Latimer would be in store for a decreased role in the Giants' receiving corps Monday.

December 5, 2019 9:41 AM EST

Golden Tate: Out for Week 13

Tate (concussion) will not play in Sunday's game against Green Bay, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tate was concussed in the process of making a 23-yard touchdown catch during the fourth quarter of last week's 19-14 loss to the Bears. He was unable to practice Wednesday through Friday, leaving Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton as the top options at wide receiver, while Cody Latimer is expected to handle the No. 3 role. Tight ends Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) also have been ruled out for Week 13.

November 29, 2019 9:10 AM EST

Golden Tate: Not practicing Friday

Tate (concussion) did not suit up for Friday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tate has not practiced all week, which does not bode well for his chances of taking the field Sunday against the Packers. There's still a chance he could take the field if he clears the concussion protocol, but he will not be allowed to until he does.

November 29, 2019 7:53 AM EST

Golden Tate: No practice reps Thursday

Tate (concussion) didn't practice Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Diagnosed with a concussion after this past Sunday's loss to the Bears, Tate hasn't made enough progress through the head injury to take the practice field. That reality will make it difficult for the veteran wide receiver to get in front of an independent neurologist before the Giants' Week 13 matchup with the Packers. Ultimately, Friday's injury report may seal his fate this week.

November 28, 2019 9:43 AM EST

Golden Tate: Not practicing Wednesday

Tate (concussion) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tate still has a couple more opportunities to hit the practice field this week, but his status for Sunday's game against the Packers is cloudy for the time being. If he isn't cleared for the contest, Cody Latimer and Cody Core would be candidates for added snaps behind Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton.

November 27, 2019 8:17 AM EST

Golden Tate: Picks up concussion in Week 12

Tate was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol Monday.

Analysis: After getting back one of their starting wideouts (Sterling Shepard) from a five-game absence due to a concussion in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Bears, the Giants now have another receiver tending to a head injury in the aftermath of the contest. According to the team, Tate suffered his concussion when he landed on his head during a fourth-quarter touchdown reception, with the score proving to be the only salvation in an otherwise disappointing day for the wideout (three catches for 33 yards on seven targets). He'll need to pass through all five steps of the concussion protocol by the weekend in order to gain clearance for the Giants' upcoming game versus the Packers.

November 25, 2019 9:23 AM EST

Golden Tate: Salvages day with late TD

Tate caught three of seven targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Tate was on pace for a disappointing afternoon until he pulled in a 23-yard touchdown with 4:10 remaining. Sterling Shepard returned from a concussion and led the team with nine targets, but it's hard to draw many conclusions about Shepard's impact on Tate's usage from this game, as the offense struggled to move the ball for most of the contest against the ferocious Bears defense. New York's usage of its wide receivers against the Packers in Week 13 should serve as a better barometer of Tate's role moving forward.

November 24, 2019 3:31 PM EST

Golden Tate: Serves as lead target in loss

Tate secured six of nine targets for 102 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' 35-14 loss to the Patriots on Thursday.

Analysis: With Sterling Shepard (concussion) and Evan Engram (knee) both inactive and Saquon Barkley (ankle) also remaining sidelined, Tate was easily the most reliable target for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. He locked in a strong fantasy night early with a nifty 64-yard touchdown reception at the 6:05 mark of the second quarter, a play where Tate kept his concentration after initially bobbling the ball and raced down the right sideline into the end zone after securing it. The veteran displayed some solid chemistry with Jones, which was one of the few encouraging aspects of the three-touchdown loss for the Giants. Tate will look to build on what was his first 100-yard tally since Week 4 of the 2018 season when he faces the Cardinals in Week 7 a week from Sunday.

October 10, 2019 9:19 PM EST

Golden Tate: Modest Giants debut

Tate caught three of six targets for 13 yards Sunday against the Vikings.

Analysis: The Giants didn't sustain many drives and passed for only 182 yards in the game, so better days should be ahead, only not just ahead as Tate has another tough matchup against the Patriots in Week 6.

October 7, 2019 1:22 PM EST

Golden Tate: Back on 53-man roster

The Giants activated Tate (suspension) to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: After completing his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Tate had the ban lifted Monday, but the Giants' had a week-long roster exemption to make a decision on when to add him to the 53-man. With that call made, he'll be back in action Sunday against the Vikings, likely as the No. 3 pass catcher for rookie QB Daniel Jones behind top wideout Sterling Shepard and tight end Evan Engram with Saquon Barkley (ankle) on the pine.

October 1, 2019 10:24 AM EST

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