Shortly after the New York Giants traded wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns, general manager Dave Gettleman went out and signed veteran Golden Tate to help fill the avoid.

The series of moves gave pause to experts across the football landscape, especially when taking into account the presence of Sterling Shepard, who, like Tate, saw most of his snaps come from the slot.

Despite the similar nature of their previous roles, the Giants maintain they have a specific plan for the talented wide receiver duo — something each of the players have bought into and assure will not impact their yearly production.

The belief in East Rutherford isn’t swaying doubters however, and questions have already arisen regarding Tate’s potential production and the impact it will have on fantasy football.

Earlier this week, ESPN classified the move as a “just miss” and encouraged fantasy players to steer clear of Tate.

WR Golden Tate signed with Giants: Another head-scratcher of a move by the Giants, Tate is one of the league’s most accomplished slot receivers of the past half-decade, who moves from a roster crowded with slot receiver candidates to one that has Sterling Shepard handling those duties. Tate should find his targets, but the awkward fit does cast some doubt upon his own (and Shepard’s) fantasy appeal.

Perhaps we are viewing things with some rose-colored glasses, but coupled with a drastically improved offensive line, the Giants’ receiver unit should actually expect a boost in 2019.

And that’s not a knock on Beckham, but facts are set in stone and the reality is the Giants were a more functional offense with him out of the lineup. Adding Tate, who consistently leads the league in broken tackles and has an impressive catch percentage, should only serve to benefit the team as a whole.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and offensive coordiantor Mike Shula should have little problem finding ways to isolate both Tate and Shepard on linebackers and safeties despite the similarities in their game.