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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    NYG @ DET

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    DET @ CAR

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    GB @ DET

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    DET @ NYJ

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    BUF @ DET

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    DET @ MIN

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    NO @ DET

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    DET @ ATL

  • Week 9 - Nov 02


  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    MIA @ DET

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    DET @ ARI

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    DET @ NE

  • Week 13 - Nov 27

    CHI @ DET

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    TB @ DET

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    MIN @ DET

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    DET @ CHI

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    DET @ GB

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    LAR 23 @ DET 27

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    DET 19 @ SF 27

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    DET 41 @ TEN 44

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    MIN 20 @ DET 13

  • Week 5 - Oct 02

    IND @ DET

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    DET @ PHI

  • Week 8 - Oct 22

    DET @ CHI

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    DET @ JAC

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    DET @ MIN

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    GB @ DET

  • Week 12 - Nov 22

    HOU @ DET

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    DET 27 @ TB 20

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    KC 3 @ DET 48

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    DET 26 @ MIN 23

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    DET 34 @ DAL 30

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    CHI 13 @ DET 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    SF 25 @ DET 19

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    ATL 23 @ DET 16

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    DET 45 @ DEN 10

  • Week 9 - Nov 06


  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    DET 13 @ CHI 37

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    CAR 35 @ DET 49

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DET 17 @ NO 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    MIN 28 @ DET 34

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    DET 28 @ OAK 27

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    LAC 10 @ DET 38

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    DET 14 @ CHI 19

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    PHI 35 @ DET 32

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    DET 10 @ MIN 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    DET 26 @ GB 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    LAR 6 @ DET 44

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    DET 20 @ NYG 28

  • Week 7 - Oct 24


  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    WAS 25 @ DET 37

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NYJ 23 @ DET 20

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    DET 12 @ BUF 14

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    DET 19 @ DAL 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    NE 45 @ DET 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    CHI 24 @ DET 20

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    GB 3 @ DET 7

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    DET 23 @ TB 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    DET 34 @ MIA 27

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    MIN 13 @ DET 20


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Golden Tate

Detroit Lions

2010 Statistics

Targets = 39  /  Receptions = 21  /  Rec Yards = 227  /  Rec TDs = 0

Rush Attempts = 2  /  Rush Yards = 4  /  Rush TDs = 0



Total Fantasy Pts = 23.1

WR Rank = 119

Fantasy Pts/Game = 2.1

WR Fantasy Pts/Game Rank = t-119

*Games Played = 11

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Fantasy Outlook 2010

What makes Tate so great?  YAC baby - Yards After Catch.  Coach Pete Carroll loves Golden Tate, as indicated by picking him up in the second-round.  Tate is a big play threat and can turn a simple swing pass into a 70-yard touchdown in the blink of an eye.  He will likely line up opposite T.J. Houshmandzadeh as the No. 2 receiver by Week 3 or 4, and though veteran Deion Branch has the inside track on Tate at this point, Branch hasn’t played a full season since 2005 and has been a big bust for Seattle.  Carroll has indicated that he wants to get Tate the ball and will probably have him returning kicks from the get-go.

~ Seattle’s QB situation is in flux, as veteran Matt Hasselbeck is on his way out and fourth-year Charlie Whitehurst, who hasn’t thrown a regular season pass in his career, is knocking on the doorstep

~ Housh and Branch are low quality No. 1 and No. 2 receivers respectively, and both have been subpar since coming to Seattle, so Tate will get a chance to show what he can do in the open field

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Watch out for that band!

There are many things that are golden in life: the Golden Gate Bridge, the Golden Girls, the city of Golden, Colorado.  Then there’s Golden Tate.  Tate isn’t as tall as the bridge, hot as the girls, or as cold as the town (where the Coors Brewing Co. factory is - he’s definitely not as cold as the Rockies), but that’s not to suggest he’s a lesser being.  The second-round pick electrified crowds during his three years at Notre Dame and often played larger than his stature.

Even though his hobbit size of 5’10” is a lot shorter than many big-time wide receivers, Tate has a knack of going up and getting a ball when he commits to it.  His speed (he ran a 4.42 40 at the Combine) allows him to get open with just the slightest hesitation on the cornerback’s part.  What’s impressive is that he set school records for receptions and receiving yards in a season last year with 93 receptions for 1,496 yards and 15 touchdowns.  His big play ability in the open field makes him dangerous against any team… and marching band.

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Making headlines before the season starts

This is not fantasy related in any way, but we just had to put this in. Tate has already made headlines as a Seahawk before even stepping onto the field for two reasons.  Firstly, he robbed a doughnut store in the basement of his condo complex at 3 a.m. in June because he was drunk and needed some delicious maple bars.  He got off with a warning from the police, and received even less from his coach who deadpanned this, "No, I'm not disappointed at a guy being at a doughnut shop at 3 in the morning when they got maple bars like Top Pot has."  For the record, Carroll did end up reprimanding him.  

For those conspiracy theorists out there, Top Pot Donuts sells donuts at Seahawks' games. 


Secondly, Tate loves singing to some Taylor Swift (nothing wrong with that).  Something tells us that he's not going to be the next American Idol though.

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Down 14 points with 7.5 seconds left in regulation in a high school game, Tate scored a touchdown to cut the lead to seven, recovers the onside kick, and then this happens to #23...


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Thought it might be a good idea to throw some actual collegiate highlights on here...

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Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) can be followed on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/ShowtimeTate


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In late July, Tate signed a four-year, $3.261 million contract that included $1.471 million guaranteed and a $1 million signing bonus.  The terms of the deal have yet to be made public:

2010 - Under Contract

2011 - Under Contract

2012 - Under Contract

2013 - Under Contract

2014 - Free Agent

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If you happen to have either T.J. Houshmandzadeh or Deion Branch on your team, you'll definitely want to handcuff Golden to them as he might even end up Seattle's leading fantasy receiver by the end of the season

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Strength Of Schedule

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Golden is golden. No worries here

Tate has a Nice Matchup Versus Demarious Randle

Pyro's take: According to PFF, Demarius Randall is graded out at 116 out of a total of 119 cornerbacks.

Fantasy Goo:
• Green bay has allowed the 5th most fantasy points to opposing WRs in the last 5 weeks
• The Packers have allowed 3 different players in the last 2 games to go for over 100 receiving yards
• In the last 5 weeks, Tate leads all Lions WRs in targets and yards with 47 and 460 yards in that time
• Tate has not dipped below 6 targets in his last 5 games

12/31/16, 05:31 PM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.fftoday.com

Time To Strike Gold

Pyro's take: There are 15 WR's with between 80-100 targets on the season. Diggs, Tate and Garcon all are among these WR's, but have no more than 2 touchdowns.

Fantasy Goo: Look for these numbers to regress to the mean in the final quarter of the season. The high targets and low touchdowns make these three players to look at for late season pushes as their are all on playoff contenders.

12/09/16, 10:21 AM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: www.fftoday.com

Tate blows up

Pyro's take: Golden Tate more than double his receiving yardage through the first 5 weeks. But his season pace is now 67 catches for 800 yards and 3 TDs. Weekly wide receiver three with some upside.

10/19/16, 05:38 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Lions Duo both Logged Full Practices Friday Despite Questionable Tag


Pyro's take: The NFL changed the injury tags this season getting rid of the “probable”. The move was made to alleviate unnecessary injury listings. However, it has back fired and low and behold, everyone and their mother is now Questionable. Although Ebron and Tate have this designation, both logged full practices Thursday and Friday and will be ready for Week #1 barring any unforeseen incidents.

Fantasy Goo: The Lions could very well find themselves in a shoot-out against the Colts. Vegas has pegged this as just 1 of 3 games expected to score over 50 total points. Plus, the Lions are running more no-huddle, and when Luck was in last year, the Colts were on pace to have the 2nd most plays from scrimmage. Finally, the Colts have 3 key secondary players that will not play on Sunday, including Vontae Davis. There should be plenty of points to be had in this matchup; it is certainly one to key in on.

09/10/16, 01:31 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.freep.com

Do not pass on Marvin Jones

Detroit -- How efficient was Marvin Jones in the Detroit Lions' 30-14 exhibition loss to the Cincinnati Bengals?

Pyro's take: Detroit -- How efficient was Marvin Jones in the Detroit Lions' 30-14 exhibition loss to the Cincinnati Bengals? The wide receiver hauled in four passes for 65 yards while playing just 21 snaps in the contest. Had this been the regular season, he would have been on pace for a 200-yard performance.

Fantasy Goo: The Detroit Lions love to throw with Matthew Stafford. The Lions were 5th in the NFL in 2015 passing on 39.5% of their offensive plays. With Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin on the team they have a good but not great trio of wide receivers. After this past game Marvin Jones who is entering his prime at age 26 looks to be the best value of the bunch. Currently, Marvin Jones is going in the 7th round of 12 team mocks and Tate is going in the 4th round. The Lions will pass often which Makes Marvin a very nice 7th round choice if he stays that low but, after a good night he will climb up to the 6th round soon.

08/19/16, 06:04 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.detroitnews.com

The Anquan and Only

Boldin thrives on contact, and enjoys making a grab with a defender clinging to his back.

Pyro's take: Boldin thrives on contact, and enjoys making a grab with a defender clinging to his back. That was obvious Friday afternoon during practice, when all Matthew Stafford had to do was put the ball in Boldin’s zip code and he’d make the catch, no matter how heavily covered. “Something I’ve always taken pride in,” said Boldin of his ability to grab the ball in traffic.

Fantasy Goo: Let me just come out and say it. I think Anquan Boldin will be the best value for the dollar Lions wide receiver in 2016. When Stafford needs to convert a tough play this year I can see Boldin and Stafford becoming Besties. In week one of this year’s preseason Boldin had one single grab. You should YouTube it. You will see the timeless vintage Anquan determination. Do not get me wrong as Golden Tate will lead the Lions statistically but, considering the late round pick you use on Boldin you can get a little more bang for your buck after the star players are drafted. Boldin is going in the 14th round as of now.

08/14/16, 08:39 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.freep.com

From 1B to 1A, Jones Makes the Jump


Pyro's take: Shortly after OTAs, Tim Twentyman, former beat reporter who is now on the Lions payroll, said the targets between these two were going to be a great deal closer than most think. Well, it appears that Jones is heading for the lion share.

Fantasy goo: I've seen Tate creep into the 3rd round in PPR formats. Jones represents significant value as he is going in the 6th. In fact, in standard formats, I could see Marvin Jones being the more valuable of the two as he has a much deeper average depth of target (In 2015 Jones was targeted 7 yards further downfield), and is a better red zone threat having wrapped up around 40% of his career red zone targets.

08/12/16, 11:54 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.mlive.com

The Lions Starting WRS


Pyro's take: Boldin's was running with the first team as Lions camp opened. His presence certainly helps the locker room. Tim Twentyman has been covering the Lions for a long time. He has gone on record as saying that Tate and Jones will be a 1A and a 1B, with many people surprised at how many targets Jones will end up with when all is said and done. Twentyman wnt on to say: "Jones has already shown to have a nice repertoire of short, intermediate and deep playmaking ability. He and Stafford seem to already be building a nice rapport". Stafford should be throwing a lot this year, and Jones is going to be a big factor in that offense.

Fantasy goo: Personally, I think the arrival of Boldin will detract more from Tate. Last season, Tate had an average depth of target of just 5.8 yards down filed. That is in similar territory to Boldin, whose ADoT was 8.2. Jones works farther down-field as he was targeted 12.8 yards off the line on average. As of now, Tate's ADP in PPR leagues has him creeping into the 3rd round. Boldin is going 13th, but will climb. To me, the best value is Jones who is going in the 8th round.

07/31/16, 07:33 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.detroitlions.com

Golden Tate (calf) was upgraded to "full" in Tuesday's practice.


Pyro's take: Golden Tate will be ready to ride when the Detroit Lions face-off against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football.

12/01/15, 12:23 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Golden Tate caught 8-of-11 targets for 73 yards


Pyro's take: As usual the PPR monster for the Detroit Lions was active in the passing game, just not the touchdown portion. His receptions matched a season high. Keep him in mind as the Lions face the Eagles next week.

11/22/15, 05:32 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Tate has Tasty Matchup in Week 11


Pyro's take: Detroit is riding high after going into Lambeau and taking the Pack down a peg. In Week 11, Detroit is the underdog against Oakland. This should keep Stafford active. Vegas is predicting they score a little over 3 TDs. Plus, the biggest factor is Oakland's secondary. Tate should draw DJ HAyden. According to PFF, he is the 2nd worst rated CB in the league. He has surrendered 5 TDs to opposing WRs.

11/18/15, 12:04 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Keeps the Momentum Going

Golden after the catch...

Pyro's take: In the third preseason game of 2015, Tate made 3 catches for 91 yards including a spectacular 62 yard TD toss from Stafford.

08/30/15, 11:18 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: espn.go.com


Golden Tate has been a steady producer for the Detroit Lions this year, giving them a second option at the wide receiver spot, something they havent had in a long time. Last week he caught five of seven targets for 51 yards. This makes the third straight game he has five receptions or more.

Pyro's take: Tate hasnt scored yet, but that should come soon enough. He is a high-end number three on your fantasy squad, and could make an excellent play at the flex in PPR leagues. The Lions face-off against the Jets this Sunday.

09/25/14, 02:23 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: archive.detroitnews.com

Megatron happy to have Tate

“I think you realize that he’s a very important piece to our offense,” head coach Jim Caldwell said of Tate. “He adds a lot just in terms of his ability to catch the ball, run with it, block, he’s a high-energy guy. His leadership is extremely important as well.”

Tate is the best No. 2 receiver the Lions have teamed with Johnson and that’s an important piece to have if the Lions are going to be a better all-around offense.

“Playing away from one of the best receivers in the league and one of the best to ever play the game is going to be fun,” Tate said. “He’s going to open it up for me and I’m going to do my best to hold my part and open it up for him.

“I think we can be dangerous if we just play fundamental-sound football."

Johnson has been begging for another receiver to step up and take advantage of one-on-one matchups the last few years. He thinks he finally might have that missing piece in Tate and tight end Eric Ebron.

"Golden's going to get a lot of one-on-one coverage," Johnson said. "With all the weapons we have, those one-on-ones will go full circle and I might get some more myself.

Pyro's take: Tate is an interesting fantasy player this season. Last season in his fourth season in Seattle he had career highs with 64 catches for 898 yards. He also added five touchdowns. That was playing for a team that only threw for 3,236 yards. Now Tate joins the Lions as their second best target in the passing game, which threw for 4,482 yards. Golden has a golden opportunity in Detroit, and should be able to reach his first 1,000-yard season. He should still be considered a WR3 as you enter your drafts.

08/01/14, 05:45 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.detroitlions.com

Tate to join Lion's passing attack

The team announced Wednesday that it has agreed to a five-year deal with wide receiver Golden Tate. Terms were not disclosed, but Tate told ESPN's Josina Anderson the deal is for $31 million with $13.25 million guaranteed.

Tate was a second-round draft choice by the Seahawks out of Notre Dame in 2010 and put together his best season last year with 64 receptions for 898 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Pyro's take: Tate should provide a great second option for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. The Lions second wide receiver position was one of the most attractive fantasy positions around the league and Tate is a great fit. He can play in the outside and in the slot and has been a reliable receiver in a run oriented offense. Tate is best after the catch where he can showcase his speed (4.42) and ability to work in space which is something the Lions needed. Moving to a more pass happy attack should really bolster Tate's fantasy value.

Tate with the Lions has 80 catch 1,200 yard potential with around 8 touchdowns.

03/12/14, 04:16 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: espn.go.com

Tate could be enticed to become a Jet

Free agency can offer an exciting influx of talent for any team with cap space, but Jets fans badly want one position filled more than any other: wide receiver. Pass catchers will be the focal point of the Jets’ offseason, and rightfully so, as they have quite possibly the worst receiving corps in the entire league.

Fortunately for the Jets, GM John Idzik should have just shy of $50 million to play with, according to overthecap.com.

There’s reunion potential for Idzik and Tate here, as the two were together in Seattle. Tate said he’d love to remain with the Seahawks, but money can change things. Tate has improved in each of his four seasons and is coming off his best year yet, leading the Seahawks in receiving yards with 898 on 64 catches and five touchdowns.

Pyro's take: There is no doubt that the Jets need help at receiver, and with over $50 million in cap space they will have a good chance at enticing Tate away from Seattle.

Tate only made $880,000 in 2013, and he has already stated that he wants a deal better than what Riley Cooper got, which was a 5-year deal worth about $4.5 million per year. The Seahawks only have $18 million in cap space, so if Tate wants that big of a deal he may need to go elsewhere.

If Tate ends up in New York it will not be a boon to his fantasy potential, as the Jets are still a woeful offense that still have questions about their quarterback.

03/09/14, 01:43 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nydailynews.com