Lions Beat: WR Golden Tate could be headed to slot

It's possible Golden Tate headed for a role change this year due to the rise of Kenny Golladay.

The rookie third-round pick has looked good throughout the offseason, and been a powerhouse in the red zone. He's repped mostly with the twos in camp, but it looks like it won't be long before he cracks the starting lineup. (And that could happen sooner than expected, depending on the status of Jones' hamstring.)

But Golladay is also 6-foot-4, which means he's a better fit for the outside. And the Lions also return Marvin Jones, another receiver who does his best work on the perimeter.

That means Tate, who has played mostly on the outside in Detroit, could be headed into the slot more this season.

Fantasy Impact: 

Tate has caught at least 90 footballs every season since joining the Detroit Lions in 2014. Among receivers, he was top five in yards after the catch each of those yeas too. The story believes Tate is built more like a traditional slot player, so it could be a smooth transition. The story also pointed out Tate learned a lot from Anquan Boldin about the position.

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