Detroit Lions
  • 5'10"
  • 197
  • 28
  • 7 years
  • Notre Dame
  • 2010 R2 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2010 SEA 11 41 39 21 227 10.8 0 2 4 0 0 231 0 0 0 0
2011 SEA 16 63 58 35 382 10.9 3 5 14 0 0 396 3 0 0 3
2012 SEA 15 71 67 45 688 15.3 7 3 20 0 1 708 7 0 1 5
2013 SEA 16 102 99 64 898 14.0 5 3 31 0 0 929 5 0 3 4
2014 DET 16 149 144 99 1331 13.4 4 5 30 0 0 1361 4 0 6 4
2015 DET 16 134 128 90 813 9.0 6 6 41 0 1 854 6 0 0 4
  Avg 15 95 90 60 729 12.2 4 5 20 0 0 748 5 0 2 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 DET 12 103 95 65 762 11.7 3 8 -2 0 1 760 3 0 2 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 12/4/2016 2:42pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate finished with eight catches and 145 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown scamper, in a 28-13 win over the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Tate took advantage of a porous Saints pass defense on his long touchdown, but the bigger story is how well Tate did overall. Take away that long TD and he still had 79 receiving yards. Tate is a strong WR1 on a Lions squad with plenty of pass-catching options.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 5:54pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted three receptions for 27 yards in the Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was targeted four times.

    Huddle Up: Tate crushed his fantasy owners with three grabs, his fewest since Week 5. He entered with 32 receptions over the past four outings with at least 79 yards in three of the four games. Tate will look to rebound in Week 12 against the Vikings on Thanksgiving. He posted 11 grabs for 79 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 in the first meeting in Minnesota.

  • Posted: 11/6/2016 2:58pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate finished with 11 catches, 79 yards, and a 28-yard touchdown catch from QB Matthew Stafford in overtime. The Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings, 22-16.

    Huddle Up: Tate's strong outing elevated his status among fantasy owners. Tate shouldn't be your WR1 but a WR2/WR3 is not out of the question. He and Stafford have developed a nice rapport.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 5:42pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate had six receptions for 93 yards in the Week 7 game against the Washington Redskins. He was targeted 12 times.

    Huddle Up: Tate started out very slowly, and likely was dropped by a high percentage of fantasy owners. However, he has 14 catches for 258 yards and a score over his past two games, and he has been targeted 22 times. Matthew Stafford has re-discovered Tate, and he has re-emerged as a trustworthy fantasy option in most formats heading into Week 8 in Houston.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 8:36pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted eight receptions for a game-high 165 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He was targeted 10 times.

    Huddle Up: Tate had been a huge disappointment to date, posting just 17 receptions for 134 yards in his first five games, so a lot of fantasy owners likely had benched or dropped him, missing out on this gem. If he is available off the waiver wire he is worth a look in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 7 against Washington.

  • Posted: 10/15/2016 12:26pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate may lineup at running back at times during the team's Week 6 game in order to be a receiver out of the backfield.

    Huddle Up: Tate saw time at running back in the last game and likely will be used there again because of Theo Riddick's injury. Tate has been pretty quiet so far this season but should still be at least a flex option for owners.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 5:29pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted three receptions for just 39 yards in the Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was targeted five times.

    Huddle Up: Tate was counted upon to be a player filling the void following the retirement of Calvin Johnson, but Tate has been a bust with just 17 grabs, 134 yards and no touchdowns through five games. He is only worth keeping around as a WR4 until he starts to produce.

  • Posted: 10/6/2016 9:40am ET

    Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said he expects WR Golden Tate to have a big game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Tate has caught only 14 passes for 95 yards and zero touchdowns in the first four games of the season, but the team says he is still an important part of the offense. Owners can still consider him a starting option but he is more of a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in most leagues.

  • Posted: 10/3/2016 10:00am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate was not benched in a Week 4 loss against the Chicago Bears and remains an important part of the offense, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

    Huddle Up: Considering Tate played only 36 of 63 snaps and saw very little playing time after Matthew Stafford was seen yelling at him for running the wrong route on an interception, it's probably safe to assume he was benched. This season has been a startling fall from grace for the 28-year-old Notre Dame product, who recorded at least 90 catches in both of his first two years in Detroit. It's still too early to drop him in most competitive leagues, but he doesn't warrant a fantasy start anytime soon either.

  • Posted: 9/30/2016 9:32pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is still the top option in the passing game, according to offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, and Cooter said Tate's slow start is a product of the offense's emphasis of spreading the ball around.

    Huddle Up: While Marvin Jones and Theo Riddick thrive, Tate has just 94 yards through three games. Tate should have his chance to shine at some point, and he has enough upside to use as a WR3 against a winless Bears team in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 2:42pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate hauled in two passes on 13 targets for 13 yards Sunday, Sept. 18, versus the Tennessee Titans in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Tate was unable to get in sync with QB Matthew Stafford and should be given the benefit of the doubt in Week 3, particularly if Green Bay is without CB Sam Shields. Tate shouldn't be trusted quite as much, however.

  • Posted: 9/11/2016 12:44pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 1 game.

    Huddle Up: Tate will be a major factor in the passing game this season and should be a No. 2 wide receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/9/2016 1:33pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Tate should be fine for the game since has been able to fully practice in each of the last two days. Tate will be the Lions' No. 1 receiver this season and will be a fine No. 2 wide receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/8/2016 2:06pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

    Huddle Up: Tate is a good start this week, especially now that we know he'll be full throttle. The Lions matchup with the Indianapolis Colts could prove to be the first real shootout of 2016. Tate makes for a solid WR2 option and could approach WR1 numbers if the scores are back and forth.

  • Posted: 9/7/2016 4:35pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on Tate's status later in the week to see if he is in any danger of missing Week 1. Tate will be the team's No. 1 receiver with Calvin Johnson retired and will be a weekly starting option as long as he is healthy.

  • Posted: 8/23/2016 3:10pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23. The extent of his participation was not disclosed, however.

    Huddle Up: Tate's mystery injury isn't a big deal, apparently. He should be good to go for this weekend and is still in the WR2 conversation in all formats with Calvin Johnson out of the picture.

  • Posted: 8/21/2016 7:01pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, Aug. 20. He wouldn't mention the specifics of his injury, but he talked about playing in the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 27.

    Huddle Up: Tate is set to be Detroit's top receiver in the wake of Calvin Johnson's retirement. He is a borderline WR2 in PPR formats and a solid WR3 in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 8/10/2016 1:44pm ET

    Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate has had sure hands in camp while his counterparts have had issues, including WR Jeremy Kerley who had a trio of drops in a recent practice.

    Huddle Up: As you might've noticed on this news feed, there are conflicting reports on Tate's hands in camp, but regardless, with Calvin Johnson and his 149 targets a year ago now gone, Tate figures to be the primary beneficiary, and we have him ranked as a low-end WR2.

  • Posted: 8/10/2016 10:07am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones has been the team's top receiver in camp, and it hasn't been close, as WR Golden Tate has had issues holding on to the football. Jones was targeted on seven of the 14 passes QB Matthew Stafford threw in the joint practice Tuesday, Aug. 9.

    Huddle Up: This is notable for prospective Jones buyers, but it's peculiar regarding Tate. He was receiving positive reviews from camp as recently as two weeks ago as the only Lions receiver not dropping balls. Jones is a WR3/4, while Tate is a rock-solid No. 2 in PPR.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @IND 7 7 41 0
2 TEN 9 2 13 0
3 @GB 6 4 40 0
4 @CHI 4 1 1 0
5 PHI 5 3 39 0
6 LA 10 8 165 1
7 WAS 12 6 93 0
8 @HOU 9 7 42 0
9 @MIN 12 11 79 1
11 JAC 4 3 27 0
12 MIN 7 5 77 0
13 @NO 10 8 145 1

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @SD 8 4 24 0
2 @MIN 10 6 80 0
3 DEN 7 5 57 0
4 @SEA 4 3 29 0
5 ARI 18 8 74 0
6 CHI 8 6 40 1
7 MIN 6 2 14 0
8 @KC 7 6 59 0
10 @GB 4 4 52 0
11 OAK 11 8 73 0
12 PHI 8 7 50 1
13 GB 10 8 63 0
14 @LA 10 9 60 2
15 @NO 6 6 45 2
16 SF 5 4 59 0
17 @CHI 6 4 34 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 NYG 6 6 93 0
2 @CAR 8 5 57 0
3 GB 7 5 51 0
4 @NYJ 10 8 116 0
5 BUF 9 7 134 1
6 @MIN 12 7 44 0
7 NO 13 10 154 1
8 @ATL 15 7 151 1
10 MIA 13 11 109 0
11 @ARI 2 2 41 0
12 @NE 11 4 97 0
13 CHI 10 8 89 0
14 TB 5 4 50 0
15 MIN 7 7 38 1
16 @CHI 10 5 62 0
17 @GB 6 3 45 0
P1 @DAL 9 6 89 1

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @CAR 7 4 51 0
2 SF 2 1 19 0
3 JAC 8 5 88 0
4 @HOU 5 3 17 0
5 @IND 11 5 61 1
6 TEN 7 5 33 0
7 @ARI 7 4 77 0
8 @LA 7 5 93 2
9 TB 3 3 29 0
10 @ATL 7 6 106 1
11 MIN 4 1 26 0
13 NO 5 4 45 0
14 @SF 8 6 65 0
15 @NYG 6 2 25 0
16 ARI 3 2 34 0
17 LA 9 8 129 1
P2 NO 5 1 13 0
P3 SF 6 4 31 0
P4 @DEN 4 3 17 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
2 DAL 4 3 38 0
3 GB 7 3 68 2
4 @LA 3 1 7 0
5 @CAR 4 3 31 1
6 NE 6 3 47 0
7 @SF 3 0 0 0
8 @DET 7 7 64 0
9 MIN 6 4 28 2
10 NYJ 2 2 51 1
12 @MIA 5 4 56 0
13 @CHI 6 5 96 1
14 ARI 3 2 6 0
15 @BUF 4 3 64 0
16 SF 3 2 27 0
17 LA 4 3 105 0
P1 @WAS 5 4 35 0
P2 @ATL 8 6 103 1

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @SF 5 1 8 1
2 @PIT 2 2 12 0
3 ARI 3 2 15 0
4 ATL 0 0 0 0
5 @NYG 3 2 31 0
7 @CLE 1 1 11 0
8 CIN 4 2 11 0
9 @DAL 1 1 8 0
10 BAL 3 3 46 0
11 @LA 3 1 16 0
12 WAS 3 1 15 1
13 PHI 4 4 47 1
14 LA 7 3 39 0
15 @CHI 7 4 61 0
16 SF 6 3 16 0
17 @ARI 6 5 46 0

2010 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
2 @DEN 2 1 52 0
3 SD 4 4 33 0
4 @LA 5 3 30 0
6 @CHI 2 0 0 0
7 ARI 1 0 0 0
8 @OAK 7 2 36 0
12 KC 4 2 21 0
13 CAR 6 2 13 0
14 @SF 4 3 29 0
16 @TB 3 3 10 0
17 LA 1 1 3 0
P1 NO 1 1 5 0
P2 @CHI 2 0 0 0

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