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Golden Tate Reminds Us Of His Under-Appreciated WR1 Upside

Golden Tate is off to a scorching hot in 2018, hauling in 28 passes and 3 TDs through 4 games. Sunday’s loss to Dallas was his best game yet, catching 8 passes for 132 yards and 2 TDs, good for 33.2 PPR points. Shockingly, this was Tate’s first 100-yard multi-TD game, but it’s appearing that it certainly won’t be his last. Tate has finally seemed to surpass Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, Jr. as Matthew Stafford’s lucrative favorite option, garnering 44 targets through 4 games compared to Golladay’s 32 and Jones’ 29. 

Tate is not only getting tons of chances to make plays, but the Lions clearly trust him to make big plays in big situations. Driving down the field trailing late in the 4th, Tate was targeted numerous times, including a big 35-yard gain and the eventual drive-ending 38-yard score with 2:17 remaining. Through 4 weeks he’s 6th among WR in YAC and has already forced 8 missed tackles, using his elusiveness and strength to elude would-be tacklers and pickup huge chunks of yardage seemingly every drive.

On top of boasting some of the best touchdown celebrations we’ve seen this year, Tate is on pace for a career year in terms of yardage and touchdowns. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent and seemed less than thrilled that Detroit made the decision not to extend his deal in the offseason, so if you currently own this stud, keep riding that contract year bubble.

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