In 2019, Tate missed four games because of a performance-enhancing-drug suspension and one because of injury. He recorded 49 receptions for 676 yards and six touchdowns, his worst numbers since his sophomore campaign in 2011.
The COVID-19 pandemic left Tate (and the rest of the NFL) unable to convene with teammates this offseason. This is another setback as he looks to return to the form he demonstrated in 2016 and 2017 with back-to-back seasons of more than 1,000 receiving yards.
Sterling Shepard will have to do the heavy lifting against the Steelers as the Giants' top receiver.