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Wide receiver Golden Tate has been traded from the Detroit Lions to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.


Tate led the Lions in nearly every receiving statistic, including receptions (44), targets (69), receiving yards (517), and catches for 20-plus yards (8). Look for Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay to receive a massive workload going forward. 

As for Tate and his new team, he'll add on to an already-talented list of receivers that include Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, and tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. The Eagles could certainly use all the help on offense they can get after losing Jay Ajayi for the year, and subsequently losing three of four games before winning on Sunday in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars

​​Tate will have some time to get accustomed to his new teammates and playbook as the Eagles are currently on their bye week. But from a target-share perspective, he'll demand a healthy dose, meaning Agholor and Jeffery could see a downtick in fantasy opportunities. Agholor, specifically, could see a lot of short targets get moved toward Tate. That could also mean more deep targets for Agholor. 

In terms of fantasy production, you have to think everyone takes a hit in some regard (outside of Wetnz). Tate is an absolute PPR-monster that'll do work in the slot -- look for Ertz to be the main one that sees a decrease in targets.

After all, Ertz is the most targeted player on the team and now the Eagles can lighten his workload in the middle of the field with Tate getting a larger share. 


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