Golden Tate Likely Out For Seahawks Opener, Fantasy Football Value Waning

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 27: Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins at CenturyLink Field on November 27, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Redskins defeated the Seahawks 23-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Golden Tate will likely miss the Seahawks' season opener with a knee injury, according to reports. We break down the fantasy implications.

Golden Tate will likely miss the Seattle Seahawks season opener with a knee injury suffered during last Thursday's preseason opener, the Seattle Times reports. A source told the Times on Friday after the injury that the wide receiver would miss two weeks, putting him in line for a Week 2 return. With Tate out, the Seahawks will likely start Braylon Edwards at split end.

Analysis: Tate has been somewhat of a disappointment with the Seahawks through two seasons. Last year he racked up just 382 total yards and three touchdowns, albeit with Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback. The offense should take at least an incremental step forward with rookie Russell Wilson looking very impressive in preseason. Tate has to be careful that he doesn't lose reps to Edwards, however. Edwards is fully healthy coming off an injury-plagued season with the San Francisco 49ers.

For more on the Seahawks, check out Field Gulls and SB Nation Seattle. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday.

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