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TE TAM

College: Harvard | 6 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 245 lbs
Birth Date: 7/3/1991
2020 Bye Week: 13

Total Pts: 91.1
Avg Pts: 5.69
Rank: 24 TE

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Brate was pretty mediocre most weeks in a backup role for the Bucs. He had one game with 10 receptions for 73 yards but had fewer than 50 yards every other game last season. Brate finished with 36 receptions for 311 yards. He was 24th in fantasy tight end scoring. Brate has posted similar numbers the last two seasons, averaging 33 receptions for 300 yards. He heads to third on the depth chart his year for the Bucs, though, with Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard ahead of him. He might get a little less playing time. Brate is a tall tight end with good speed for the position. He isn't a great blocker and lacks some strength, but is an asset in the passing game because of his size and speed. Brate is a playmaker.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Brate might need a change of scenery of injury to kickstart his fantasy value. If that doesn't happen, he probably isn't worth a roster spot for fantasy teams. He should get around 30 receptions for 300 yards and four or so touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Considering that fellow tight end O.J. Howard was a complete non-factor last year, Cameron Brate's 2019 season was very disappointing. It becomes even more disappointing considering the fact that Jameis Winston threw for a league-high 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns. Brate managed only 36 receptions for 311 yards (career-low 8.6 yards per catch) and four touchdowns, his lowest TD total since 2015. There was optimism for the 28-year-old to bounce back when Tom Brady chose to sign with the Bucs, but that optimism quickly faded when Tampa also brought Rob Gronkowski out of retirement. It looks like Bruce Arians plans to feature more two-tight end sets with Gronk and Howard this year, leaving Brate as the odd man out. He can still be a red-zone weapon, but his precipitous fall down the depth chart in Tampa makes him one to avoid in redraft leagues to begin the season.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 12.80Cameron Brate 8 receiving yds (0.80 pts)
Cameron Brate 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 23.00Cameron Brate 10 receiving yds (1.00 pts)
Cameron Brate 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 32.70Cameron Brate 7 receiving yds (0.70 pts)
Cameron Brate 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 412.60Cameron Brate 36 receiving yds (3.60 pts)
Cameron Brate 13 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Cameron Brate 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 52.10Cameron Brate 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Cameron Brate 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 612.70Cameron Brate 47 receiving yds (4.70 pts)
Cameron Brate 10 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Cameron Brate 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 7
Week 86.20Cameron Brate 32 receiving yds (3.20 pts)
Cameron Brate 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 9
Week 10
Week 1117.30Cameron Brate 73 receiving yds (7.30 pts)
Cameron Brate 10 receptions (10.00 pts)
Week 120.00
Week 131.50Cameron Brate 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Cameron Brate 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 113.00Cameron Brate 30 receiving yds (3.00 pts)
Cameron Brate 3 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Cameron Brate 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Playoff Week 26.30Cameron Brate 33 receiving yds (3.30 pts)
Cameron Brate 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Playoff Week 33.70Cameron Brate 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)
Cameron Brate 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 4 9:03pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEs Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate will all spend plenty of time on the field in 2020, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'That's our base offense,' Arians said when asked about the Buccaneers using 12 personnel with one running back and two tight ends, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic.

Fantasy Spin: Howard seems to be the real winner here, as it had been assumed Gronkowski would supplant him as the starter at the position. Howard struggled in 2019, his third year in the NFL, finishing the season with just 34 receptions, 459 yards and one touchdown. He should be serviceable as a TE2 behind Gronkowski, while Brate won't have much value unless one of the other two misses time.

From TheHuddle

May 19 12:23pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady conducted an on-field throwing session Tuesday, May 19, with several teammates at a local-area prep school. The session lasted about two hours, and Brady was seen walking through routes, including demonstrations of precise foot placement for making breaks. Brady was joined by WR Mike Evans, TE O.J. Howard, TE Cameron Brate, QB Blaine Gabbert, C Ryan Jensen, QB Ryan W. Griffin, WR Scott Miller and RB Dare Ogunbowale.

Fantasy Spin: During the current atmosphere of COVID-19 having shut down facilities, it's good to see Brady and Co. get in some practice work. Barring any wild turn of events, TB12 is a fringe No. 1 fantasy quarterback in upcoming drafts.

From TheHuddle

Mar 22 2:00pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers restructured tight end Cameron Brate's contract in order to keep him around. Brate was due to make $6 million in 2020, with $4 million of that being guaranteed on Sunday. He has scored 27 touchdowns with the team in the last five years, including four touchdowns in 2019 on 36 receptions for 311 yards in 16 games (six starts). He should be a key red-zone weapon for quarterback Tom Brady in 2020, but his fantasy ceiling will be limited as long as O.J. Howard is around. As long as he's sharing tight end duties, he's unlikely to match his high-water mark of 57 catches for 660 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016. Brate will be a low-end, touchdown-dependent TE2.

From RotoBaller

Mar 22 11:13am ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have restructured the contract of TE Cameron Brate. He is slated to receive $6 million in 2020 and $4 million was expected to become guaranteed Sunday, March 22.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 12-Mar-2018: TAM - Re-signed - Six-year contract (through 2023)
  • 17-Apr-2017: TAM - Re-signed, Exclusive Rights FA - One-year tender (through 2017)
  • 06-Feb-2017: TAM - Off IR - back
  • 27-Dec-2016: TAM - On IR - back
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