Although his short stint in Philadelphia was a disappointment, Tate has routinely been one of fantasy's most dependable wide receivers, and especially so in contrast to a typically much lower ADP.
The free agent wide receiver reached a deal with the New York Giants on Thursday, and properly celebrated his four-year, $37.5 million contract by reenacting the iconic scene from "Jerry Maguire".
The void Beckham Jr. leaves behind is irreplaceable and it's likely going to impossible for the team to recover from giving up a franchise player like him.
Tate tallied 74 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games (seven for the Lions, eight for the Eagles) last season. That's good, but it's concerning that Tate's two-worst-graded seasons (since his rookie year) have come in 2018 and 2016. The franchise is said to not be interested in the former Ohio State Buckeyes QB, who's one of this year's top quarterback prospects coming into 2019.
Tate was the best receiver still available to sign in free agency. In effect, that makes Tate the 14th-highest-paid wide receiver in total guaranteed money, or the 19th-highest-paid wide receiver in total value. This year's draft class is full of defensive prospects, which is the direction Russini believes the Giants will go with their first pick. I don't want to go to somewhere that's trying to rebuild....