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Golden Tate gives fantasy owners 83 first-half yards and a score

Otto Greule Jr

The Seahawks wide receiver was shut down a week ago, but has had a big first half against the Falcons Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Last Sunday, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate, playing in his first game with teammate Sidney Rice sidelined, was shut down, catching only three balls for 29 yards. He's had a much bigger game through one half in Week 10 as the Seahawks lead the Atlanta Falcons, 23-3, at halftime.

Tate has caught three passes -- two for more than 30 yards -- for 83 yards and a touchdown so far in the game. Fellow wide receiver Jermaine Kearse has also had a big half, with 75 yards and a score on three catches.

Fantasy impact: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers focused all their attention (including the attentions of cornerback Darrelle Revis) on Tate a week ago, as he was the remaining stud in the Seahawks' offense. After a week to adjust -- and with no Revis-level player in the Falcons secondary -- this is the Tate fantasy owners had been hoping for.

With wide receiver Percy Harvin likely to make his season debut next week, this might be Tate's swan song as a reliable fantasy starter. But it's been a good swan song so far.

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