Golden Tate broke the news of his own trade with a tweet thanking the Lions fans. Tate is now heading to the Eagles leaving fantasy owners wondering about his outlook for the rest of the season.
“It’s been real DETROIT! I’ll love ya forever. Philly Philly let’s get it!!,” Tate tweeted.
It hard to imagine things getting much worse for Tate this season given his inconsistencies, but the Eagles offense already has a number of quality wide receivers. Tate is likely to start as at least the third receiver down the pecking order behind Alshon Jeffrey and Nelson Agholor. The best thing you could do as a fantasy owner is to hold Tate on your bench until you see how the Eagles will utilize him.
It is much easier for a running back to change teams while continuing their production, but it is challenging for a receiver to build rapport with a new quarterback during the middle of the season. Overall, this will likely be a fantasy downgrade for Tate, but hold him on your bench until you see how things play out.
Source: Heavy Sports