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It's time to say goodbye to former Detroit Lions wide receiver and fantasy vacuum Golden Tate and hello to the two biggest beneficiaries of the Tate trade to the Philadelphia Eagles.


Spoiler alert: neither of them is Philadelphia


That's right, Lions receivers Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay are now the top dogs vying to fill in for that enormous 27-percent-of-team-targets hole in the receiving department Tate is leaving behind in Detroit. 

However, when someone with that kind of usage gets shipped off prior to the trade deadline, the receiving corps members aren't the only ones who should be seeing a massive fantasy value uptick either. 

In fact, there's a solid chance that Detroit backfield members like rookie running back Kerryon Johnson and even a healthy Theo Riddick see some of the residual effects of Tate's absence in seeing more lineups in the slot as well. 

While Johnson and Riddick may see slight improvements from a PPR perspective, it's certainly a good day to be a Jones Jr. or Golladay fantasy owner regardless of your league's scoring format. 


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