Fantasy Damage Updates: Is Golden Tate enjoying Monday evening? (Up to date)

Golden Tate has lengthy been a productive participant in fantasy soccer. He isn’t the PPR monster he as soon as was, neither is he a sure-fire WR3, however for these in a pinch on the flex spot, Tate has at all times confirmed to be a dependable goal. That is why some are undoubtedly involved about his standing within the lead-up to Monday Evening Soccer conflict with the Steelers. Tate has been coping with a hamstring harm that stored him restricted in apply over the course of the previous week. It is onerous to know whether or not he might be lively, so fantasy soccer homeowners and avid DFS gamers might be checking up often on his standing earlier than the Giants-Steelers recreation begins.

We’ll have updates beneath within the meantime and proper up till the official inactive report is launched at round 5:40 p.m. ET. For harm updates on Courtland Sutton, click on right here. For extra fantasy information, observe us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.

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Is Golden Tate enjoying Monday evening?

UPDATE: Tate is formally OUT.

Tate was formally restricted within the last three apply periods of the week for the Giants. That may seemingly be an excellent signal for Tate, however since hamstring and soft-tissue accidents are inclined to linger, his standing for Monday evening’s recreation may hinge on how he does throughout warmups.

The excellent news is that ESPN’s Jordan Raanan expressed confidence that Tate would play on Sunday evening, saying that he “favored the probabilities” of Tate, LB Tae Crowder, and TE Levine Toilolo suited up as all three take care of hamstring accidents. If that may occur, then Tate can garner consideration as a possible flex choice.

WEEK 2 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Nonetheless, if Tate is out and also you have been planning to make use of him, discovering a substitute will not be too straightforward. The Giants’ backups are Damion Ratley and CJ Board. Ratley was acquired off waivers simply after last cuts whereas Board has been with 5 groups since getting into the league in 2017. Of the 2, Ratley in all probability has extra upside, however in all probability, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley would absorb extra of the targets within the passing recreation.

James Washington of the Steelers may be an excellent pickup, as he might have a strong matchup given the Giants’ lack of a real No. 2 nook. He’ll be competing with JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson for targets, however he may have an opportunity to tear off a protracted TD if all goes effectively.

WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Maybe the higher various can be choosing up one of many accessible receivers from the Broncos or the Titans, as they will be enjoying the later of the 2 Monday evening video games. If Courtland Sutton  (shoulder) is out, Broncos wide-outs DaeSean Hamilton (PPR) and Tim Patrick (customary) every have flex upside. If Sutton is in, Titans WRs Corey Davis (customary) and Adam Humphries (PPR) may garner targets from Ryan Tannehill. They are not inspiring choices, however you may make do with them.

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Additionally, in case your flex spot is open to tight ends, Jonnu Smith (Titans), Noah Fant (Broncos), and Eric Ebron (Steelers) all have TD potential and are athletic sufficient to tear off a giant play.

We’ll preserve you posted on Tate’s standing shifting ahead, however there are many choices in case you’re in a bind and must play a distinct man within the flex spot. Simply be able to act if he’s declared out, regardless that it appears to be like like he is on monitor to play.

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