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.
Rotoworld | Aug 19th
Ben Tate rushed for 51 yards on ten carries in Cleveland's second preseason game against the Redskins on Monday night.
ESPN | Aug 4th
Christopher Harris and Eric Karabell discuss whether Ben Tate is a top-40 overall pick in 2014.