College: Harvard | 4 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 245 lbs
Birth Date: 7/3/1991
2019 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate, who had offseason hip surgery to replace a torn labrum, is running and catching the ball without pain. He will likely be cleared for training camp but is expected to miss organized team activities and the mandatory minicamp in June. Because of poor health, Brate had only 30 catches for 289 yards and six touchdowns after two seasons where he averaged 52 catches and 625 yards. The labrum injury was actually suffered in 2017, and Brate tried to play through it last year. Most of his production came late in the year with O.J. Howard on Injured Reserve. While Brate is a great red-zone target in this offense, Howard will overshadow him in production if he stays healthy. Brate will be a touchdown-dependent TE2. Head coach Bruce Arians' offenses typically only feature one pass-catching tight end as well.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip) says he is back running and catching passes without pain after undergoing surgery to repair a torn hip labrum earlier this offseason. Brate said the injury originally occurred in 2017, but he decided to play though the pain in the 2018 season instead of cutting his campaign short to have surgery.
Fantasy Spin: Even though he played in all 16 games, Brate finished with three-year lows in targets (49), receptions (30) and yards (289). Brate did haul in six TD passes, and his 20 scoring receptions over the last three seasons trails only Travis Kelce (22) among tight ends. Fellow T.B. TE O.J. Howard, though, is back after an ankle injury cut short his breakout 2018 season, and that relegates Brate to low-end TE2 status entering fantasy drafts this summer.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate is expected to remain on the roster in 2019 despite being the ninth-highest paid player on the roster with a $7 million base salary, according to Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds, who adds the team has no plans to trade or release him. Brate is also not expected to take a pay cut, as Reynolds reports general manager Jason Licht is 'not a believer in reducing players' salaries because it can reduce some players' incentive to perform up to their abilities.'
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph and Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate could be options for the Denver Broncos if they are cap casualties this offseason, according to Bill Barnwell, and Barnwell also believes the Broncos could target a tight end with an early pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Fantasy Spin: After making the move to acquire Joe Flacco, finding a reliable tight end would make sense. Flacco's love for throwing underneath to tight ends once resulted in Dennis Pitta catching 86 passes, so a veteran like Rudolph or Brate should be able to deliver TE1 production as the primary tight end in Denver.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip) had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip, according to a source, and Brate is hoping to return for minicamp in June.
Fantasy Spin: The emergence of O.J. Howard has capped Brate's upside, but Jameis Winston has shown a habit of looking Brate's way in the red zone. He will be a touchdown-dependent TE2 in 2019.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (undisclosed) has been dealing with an injury since the start of the season that has contributed to his dip in performance, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. 'There will probably be more information on that after the season is over,' Koetter said. 'But I think Cam, when he gets healthy again, will return to form very quickly.'
Fantasy Spin: Brate enters the final week of the regular season with 28 catches for 250 yards and six touchdowns, but even if he is healthier in 2019, he is likely stuck as a touchdown-dependent option while playing alongside O.J. Howard.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate logged two receptions for eight yards during the team's Week 16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Fantasy Spin: There was some hope that Brate would elevate his game following the O.J. Howard injury, but outside of a few touchdowns he's been thoroughly disappointing. Steer clear unless you have no other options.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate caught one pass for nine yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15.
Fantasy Spin: Brate did catch two touchdowns in Week 14 but was not a big factor this week. He has not posted more than 36 yards in any game this season and can only be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end because of his touchdown potential.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate had just two catches for 12 yards in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, but both were good for touchdowns.
Fantasy Spin: If Brate could find the end zone like this on a regular basis, he would be a decent fantasy option. He has six scores overall, but 36 or fewer yards in every game this season. If he fails to score he is a bust. The Bucs travel to meet the Ravens in Week 15.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate caught three passes for 26 yards and one touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12.
Fantasy Spin: Brate will receive most of the work at tight end with O.J. Howard out for the season but probably should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end at this point.