See Why It’s Time to Trade for Golden Tate
The Detroit Lions have quite the gem in wide receiver Golden Tate whom they signed from the free agency earlier this Spring. The Lions wanted Tate and so should fantasy owners, so that’s why it’s time to seek a trade and add Tate to your fantasy team.
The Lions No. 1 wide receiver Calvin Johnson with the exception of the first week of the season, has been gimpy. Now we have running back, Reggie Bush, who also catches numerous passes hurting with an ankle injury. Tate has been Stafford’s go-to No. 1 guy over the past couple of weeks, and that’s not necessarily going to change once Johnson and Bush return.
Stafford has been developing a smooth rapport with Tate over the past five weeks, as proven by his fantasy stats:
Tate is currently the ninth-ranked wide receiver in fantasy points with 40 targets, 31 receptions and he just scored his first touchdown last week.
I don’t see a whole lot changing once Johnson returns to health. Last year, Johnson dealt with multiple injuries over the season and slipped down in ranking to the sixth highest fantasy wide receiver from his previous No. 1 ranking in the 2012/13 season. In order for the Lions to keep Megatron healthy, they’re going to have to scale back his workload leaving more targets heading Tate’s direction.
If Tate would be an improvement to your team, see if you can unload an under-performing player who another opponent might think will improve such as Keenan Allen or Alfred Morris. Or, dangle a hot waiver wire acquisition like Branden Oliver out there to the Tate owner. Good luck and now I’ve got to go work on a couple of trades myself.
The possibility of Calvin Johnson not playing this week increases the trade value of Golden Tate. #FantasyFootball
— Fantasy Whisperer (@SHFantasyFB) October 8, 2014