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Fantasy football sit/start advice, Week 5: Golden Tate

The Lions top receiver has been up and down all year. He could be up again in Week 5. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate takes on the Carolina Panthers in Week 5. The Panthers have allowed opposing top pass catchers to score in each of the last two weeks.

Tate has seen alternating solid and underwhelming fantasy days so far this season. If the trend continues this Sunday could be a big one for fantasy owners.

Fantasy impact: During his two best weeks this season, Tate has posted 17 catches for 175 yards and a touchdown. In his two worst weeks he has seven catches for 54 yards. So which Tate shows up this Sunday?

It’ll likely be the better one. As a team, Carolina has had a much better start to 2017 than 2016, but they’ve been generous over the last little bit. Quarterback Matthew Stafford will most certainly look Tate’s direction more often in Week 5.

He seems to forget about his best option one week and pepper him the next. Spice up your lineup and start Tate.

Recommendation: Start