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Fade Cameron Brate (2022 Fantasy Football)

Jul 1, 2022
Cameron Brate

Whether you are playing best ball or preparing for your redraft fantasy football draft, it’s important to keep an eye on fantasy football rankings and average draft position (ADP) throughout the summer. Gaining early insights helps you prepare and take advantage of those managers that start their prep the day before your draft. Andrew Erickson is here to help.

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  • Fade Cameron Brate. With reports already circulating that Cade Otton will take on a larger role for the Buccaneers in the wake of the Rob Gronkowski retirement, Brate’s inflated ADP needs to be hands-off. In 15 games played last season, he busted in 13. He had one week as a top-12 TE after finishing Week 16 as the TE12.

Cameron Brate 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

Rob Gronkowski’s departure from Tampa impacts the Buccaneers’ tight end room massively. On the surface, it would seem to thrust Cameron Brate into the starting tight end role – the Harvard man is under contract till 2024.

However, Brate was a non-factor in the games he filled in for Gronkowski last season. He averaged just three targets and 3.8 fantasy points per game. He was splitting snaps with O.J. Howard (signed with Buffalo this offseason), so there’s reason to believe he will have a more fruitful role in 2022, but Otton could fill in that vacated Howard role.

Don’t go out over your skies to snag him in redraft formats as his ADP figures to continue to climb. His sub-9% target rate per route run while Gronk was sidelined doesn’t necessarily enthrall confidence that Brate is Brady’s guy. You’re hoping he emerges as a boom-or-bust TD scorer based on his 20 red-zone targets – tied for 2nd with several tight ends – from last season.

FantasyPros Staff Consensus 2022 Redraft Fantasy Football Rankings

2022 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros



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