Golden Tate as been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, reportedly for a third round draft pick according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Eagles are adding another weapon for Carson Wentz. Tate will likely play most of his snaps in the slot, though Nelson Agholor has been running about 61% of his routes out of the slot this season, so that role will need
to be sorted out. Tate’s arrival likely pushes Jordan Matthews to the bench, though he had a productive Week 8 in London and could stay involved as the team’s WR4.
Given that he was seeing 9.9 targets in Detroit and had a long-standing rapport with Matthew Stafford, it’s difficult to see a move to Philly as an upgrade for Tate. Alshon Jeffery, Agholor and Ertz all should be downgraded
slightly to accommodate for Tate’s usage in the offense.
In Detroit, this is a downgrade for Matthew Stafford, but both Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones should see extra work as the team tries to replace Tate’s production. T.J. Jones seems to be the most likely candidate to replace Tate’s snaps in the slot. Detroit wants to run the ball more
than they have in recent years, so the Lions’ offense may not be able to support three fantasy receivers. Jones is nothing but a PPR flier/WR5-type.