Golden Tate

Golden Tate

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 47%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 3.9%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 1.6
Durability: question mark 32

Medium Risk

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Golden Tate Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Tate ranked 27th among WRs in PPR points per game in his Giants debut last year.
  • He benefited from Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley all missing time with injuries.
  • In 6 games with Shepard and Slayton, Tate ranked 2nd among the trio in targets, 3rd in catches and 3rd in yards.
  • The Giants offense will be operating in a new system this year under OC Jason Garrett.


2019 in review

Tate played in 11 games in 2019, his 1st season with the Giants. He missed the first 4 on suspension and Week 13 with a concussion.

But he ended up leading Giants WRs in PPR points per game, ranking 27th among all WRs and 1 spot ahead of teammate Sterling Shepard. Tate averaged 7.7 targets, 4.5 catches, 61.5 yards and 0.5 TDs per game. And he was a relatively steady producer, scoring as a top 36 PPR WR in 9 of his 11 games. That included 5 top-20 finishes.

It’s worth noting that Tate benefited from Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton all missing time with injuries. In fact, there wasn’t a single game last year when all 5 of New York’s top weapons were on the field. Tate, Shepard and Slayton played just 6 games together. Here were their numbers in those contests:

Golden Tate: 41 targets, 19 catches, 272 yards, 3 TDs
Sterling Shepard: 52 targets, 34 catches, 318 yards, 1 TD
Darius Slayton: 34 targets, 30 catches, 364 yards, 4 TDs

It’s a bit worrisome that Tate ranked 2nd in targets, 3rd in catches and 3rd in yards. On the plus side, Tate led the group in yards per route run. He ranked 2nd to Slayton in yards per target and 2nd to Shepard in Pro Football Focus’ receiving grades.


2020 outlook

So this WR corps is a bit of a guessing game heading into 2020 — especially when you consider that Barkley and Engram are also back to command targets. Plus, QB Daniel Jones remains a question mark after making 12 uneven starts as a rookie las…

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Golden Tate Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 24, 2019 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Tate suffered his concussion when he landed on his head during a fourth-quarter of the Week 12 game vs. the Bears. He missed the next game
Aug 30, 2012 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Tate hurt his left knee in the 4th preseason game and missed Week 1.
May 23, 2012 NFL Hand Metacarpal Fracture Tate suffered a hand fracture in May but started training camp on time.
Oct 31, 2010 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Tate sprained his left ankle against the Raiders and missed the next 3 games.