Golden Tate Reportedly Down to Patriots and Steelers in Free Agency

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Although his short stint in Philadelphia was a disappointment, Tate has routinely been one of fantasy's most dependable wide receivers, and especially so in contrast to a typically much lower ADP.

Golden Tate has had a quiet start to free agency, but it appears that things are starting to heat up for the NFL's "YAC" king.

The New York Giants have reportedly signed WR Golden Tate to a four-year deal worth $37.5 million, which includes $23 million in guarantees. After giving away a dynamic playmaker in Odell Beckham Jr. That's good, but it's concerning that Tate's two-worst-graded seasons (since his rookie year) have come in 2018 and 2016. And if you combine his work with the Lions and Eagles this past year, those team's quarterbacks took aim at the nine-year wide receiver a combined 113 times.

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The Giants' top receiver in the Beckham void is Sterling Shepard, whose best production comes from the slot.

Showtime Tate is the best.

Locking up Tate until he's 36-years old flies directly in the face of that philosophy, and even if they were to release him after two years when his guaranteed money will be all but spent the move is no less questionable. And the high-volume pass-catcher is now a member of Big Blue after inking a deal with the New York Giants. This year's draft class is full of defensive prospects, which is the direction Russini believes the Giants will go with their first pick. "I think they are going to draft a quarterback".

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