By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 12:45pm EDT
Ben Tate had a below average day rushing the football Sunday in what looked like a prime matchup against the Oakland Raiders. He handled 15 carries and was only able to turn them into 26 yards. He was able to salvage the day for fantasy owners with a fourth quarter rushing touchdown. He added one catch for eight yards in the passing game.
Fantasy Impact: The loss of Alex Mack has derailed the Browns rushing attack which had been so effective during the first part of the season. This was Tate's second straight disappointing game in what should have been a prime matchup. It may be time to consider him more of a low end RB2 or flex option until Cleveland gets the rushing attack back on track.
By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 5:28pm EDT
Browns running back Ben Tate had a pedestrian game on Sunday against the Jaguars. He carried the ball 16 times for 36 yards and added one catch for -2 yards.
Fantasy Impact: The Jacksonville run defense came to play on Sunday. They continually stuffed Cleveland's attempts to get things moving on the ground. This came as somewhat of a surprise as the Browns had been running the ball so effectively this season. Look for Tate to bounce back as an RB1 next week in a tasty matchup against the Raiders.
By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 4:46pm EDT
Ben Tate had an extremely productive game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He carried the ball 25 times for 78 yards and scored two touchdowns. His longest run went for 12 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Tate continues to run hard and be productive in the Cleveland ground game. His yards per carry average wasn't great against the Steelers, but he fought for every yard and showed good patience running. The Browns are committed to the run regardless of game flow and this provides Tate with a high floor as the volume will be there for him. He is a high-end RB2 as long as he is healthy. Tate owners would be wise to pick up Isaiah Crowell as his handcuff.
By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 5:01pm EDT
Browns RB Ben Tate had a successful return from injury. He had 22 carries for 123 yards and added a catch for -2 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Tate was clearly the lead back after sitting out the last few weeks with a knee injury. He picked up large chunks of yardage at a time and looks quite comfortable in the zone-blocking run scheme the Browns are employing. It is also encouraging that the Browns will not let game flow dictate their RB usage. They never abandoned the run, even after getting down 28-3. Tate is a solid RB2.
By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 8:53am EDT
Browns beat reporter Tony Grossi expects Ben Tate to receive the majority of carries this Sunday against the Titans if he stays healthy. (Source: Tony Grossi on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: It sounds as if Tate is going to play Sunday. The carry distribution remains in flux but it looks like it looks like Terrance West's days as a low-end RB2 or flex play are coming to an end. It would be advisable to avoid the Browns backfield this week. Tate does tend to get injured frequently so don't drop West or Isaiah Crowell yet.
By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Wed, Sep 10th 1:00pm EDT
Ben Tate is expected to miss between two to four weeks with a knee sprain. (Source: Jeff Schudel on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: This makes rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell must adds in redraft leagues. West is expected to start Sunday against the Saints and Crowell is expected to mix in. Both will receive carries. Tate, despite his talent, continues to struggle to stay on the field.
By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 7:24pm EDT
Ben Tate rolled up 41 yards on 6 carries before exiting the game against Pittburgh during the second quarter with an apparent knee injury. There is no word as to the severity of the injury.
Fantasy Impact: Tate could have been well on his way to a big day, as rookies Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West combined for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns against a Pittsburgh defense that did no look very stout against the run. The beat goes on for Ben Tate who has never lacked in the talent department but has struggled to stay on the field during his NFL career.
By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 10:04am EDT
Ben Tate only received 3 carries for 5 yards against the Rams in the Browns third preseason game. He only got involved on the team's opening drive.
Fantasy Impact: Tate is locked in as the Browns RB1 and his pedestrian performance against the Rams did nothing to change that. The small work load is most likely Cleveland trying to avoid injury for their starting RB. If he can stay healthy, Tate could return RB2 value for fantasy owners this year.
By Matthew Dorfman, Browns Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 4:32pm EDT
Ben Tate had 10 carries for 51 yards, and looked ready to lead the Browns backfield.
Fantasy Impact: Tate was one of the only bright spots for the browns offense Monday night. This is his first time as the number one back in an offense, and it looks like he is ready to take on the load. If Tate can stay healthy he has a shot at a breakout year especially with the Browns passing game struggling they will need to lean on him often.
By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Sun, Aug 10th 9:55am EDT
Ben Tate ran 6 times for 25 yards in the Browns preseason debut against the Detroit Lions. He did fumble once but it was recovered before Detroit could pick it up.
Fantasy Impact: Tate had a solid showing from a yards per carry standpoint, but he showed ball security issues which have followed him at times throughout his career. With rookie Terrance West playing well behind him, Tate didn't do himself any favors by putting the ball on the ground. West makes for a very solid handcuff who could post RB2 numbers should Tate lose the starting job due to injury or turnovers.
By Matthew Terelle, Browns Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 5:34pm EDT
Longtime Browns beat reporter Tony Grossi believes that Ben Tate is primed for a breakout year as the team's lead running back. He cites that Tate fits the Kyle Shanahan zone-blocking running scheme very well and that he has been running with an attitude and edge. Grossi considers him to be one of the most important Browns players this season. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: There has been some speculation over how many of Tate's carries would be cut into by rookie Terrance West. It Tate holds on to the job as lead back he should post low RB1 or high RB2 numbers as the Browns are expected to run the ball a lot this season. Injuries have been a concern throughout his career, but at his current ADP, Tate is shaping up to be a draft day value.
The Fantasy Fix | Oct 10th
So as expected, the Draft Kings Mega Millionaire was a bit of a crap-shoot this past weekend, as the winning entry had Ben Tate in it, at a $5,000 price point when there was an insane amount of value to be had. This doesn’t mean fade reasonable plays for questionable ones, but it does mean […]
CBS Sports | Oct 9th
Is this the week to put your faith in Ben Tate? Which quarterback should you roll with? Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his outlook on Week 6 in his latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Breaking Football | Sep 23rd
As initially reported after Ben Tate went down in Week 1 due to a sprained knee, his return to the Cleveland Browns starting lineup would likely happen in Week 5, following their Week 4 bye, to face off against the Tennessee Titans. Initially, the Browns plan was to use Tate as an every down back, but since he went down with the knee injury, Tate left the door wide open for Terrance West and Isaia...
Breaking Football | Sep 16th
Coming into the season the only real question surrounding Ben Tate was his durability. Time after time he found himself on the sidelines in Houston due to injuries and he wasn’t even the starter. Now in Cleveland, he was marketed as the 3-down back that was set to handle the entire workload. Then week 1 came and Ben Tate did what most thought he would do. That is, get himself injured. He lef...
Breaking Football | Sep 10th
One of the bigger moves the Cleveland Browns made in the offseason was bringing in former Texans running back Ben Tate with the hope that he could help fix a running game that sucked a big ‘un in 2013. Unfortunately, it’s looking like the Browns are going to have to wait and see if this is a move that ends up paying-off. Tate suffered a knee sprain and left last week’s loss to th...
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 10th
The Cleveland Browns were silent about the state of Ben Tate's tweaked knee in the hours following the team's opening week loss to Pittsburgh. Tate exited after carrying six times for 41 yards, leaving the rushing workload to rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. In Tate's absence, the first-year backs feasted on the Steelers, combining for 132 yards and two TDs on 21 carries. West claimed mos...
EDSFootball | Sep 10th
Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate missed 24 total games over his first four NFL seasons and he'll now miss another 2-4 weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
What is the timeline for injured #Browns RB Ben Tate? I’m told likely out 2-4 weeks, depending on how he heals. You’ll see West & Crowell— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2014
When Tate left Sunda...
EDSFootball | Sep 7th
By far, the biggest knock on Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate has been his durability — or lack thereof. Through his first four NFL seasons, Tate has played only 40 games.
While Tate started today's game, he didn't finish it as he left early with a knee injury. Before leaving the game, Tate rushed six times for 41 yards.
In Tate's place, both of their rookie running backs — ...
EDSFootball | Sep 1st
Especially with Josh Gordon's full-year suspension upheld by the NFL, the Cleveland Browns should rank near the top in the league in rush attempts.
Free-agent addition Ben Tate should handle the majority of the early-down carries and coach Mike Pettine said that he would be comfortable with him playing on third down as well, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
#Browns HC Mike...