I suspect that if Tate cannot play, though, it would be running back, Theo Riddick, that would fill in as the short, after-the-catch, option.
Golladay’s absence has put more pressure on Marvin Jones, in particular, to produce big plays. He has created some, but Marvin needs help from T.J. Jones or Abbrederis to manufacture chunk yardage.
I would say that Eric Ebron should factor in here as a down-the-seam, and red zone threat, but he has really struggled to bring the ball in early in this campaign.
Ebron missed practice for the birth of his son during the bye. Lots of, “Don’t drop the baby” hilarity ensued. Memes of Ebron with various objects attached to the ends of his arms: bricks, pans, etc., filled the social-media-sphere.
Below is an awkward Twitter exchange that Ebron had with a fan that was clearly caught off guard by Ebron’s response to his tweet of, “Don’t drop him.” Ebron had posted a picture of his son, “Oliver Dash Ebron”, the text said.