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Week 3 Outlook
Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate caught his lone target for an eight-yard gain in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Falcons.
Brate is the second or third option in the Tampa tight end room alone, never mind in the team's overall pecking order. Brate is off the radar in Week 3.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (undisclosed) was reportedly activated off of the team's Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Monday, per ProFootballTalk.
Brate returns to practice for the first time since suffering an undisclosed injury prior to the beginning of Bucs training camp. In 2020, Brate caught 28-of-34 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season, adding a pivotal touchdown reception against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. The 30-year old tight end enters his eighth season with Tampa Bay and will likely be the TE2 behind Rob Gronkowski but will compete for targets with O.J. Howard, who is returning from an Achilles tendon injury that held him to just four games in 2020. Tom Brady will have one of the deepest tight end rooms in the league, along with returning virtually every skilled player from the 2020 Super Bowl-winning roster. Brate doesn't hold much value in fantasy but is a decent waiver wire streaming option during Bye weeks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate has reportedly agreed to a re-worked contract that transfers $2.45 million into a signing bonus while clearing $4.69 million in cap space for the Bucs, per Field Yates.
Among the latest trends in the NFL due to a reduced salary cap year in 2021, Brate has reportedly agreed to a re-worked deal that will allow the Bucs to re-sign WR Antonio Brown. Brate will receive a $1.075 million salary, including a nearly $2.5 million signing bonus that contains a team option for the final two years. The tight end out of Harvard made the most of his opportunity behind Rob Gronkowski during the 2020 season, catching 28 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season. Brate added another clutch touchdown during the NFC Championship game win against the Packers, showing the significance of re-signing the sure-handed veteran. His value is diminished due to Gronk but he will likely be available late in redraft leagues and should be a reliable floor player on rosters in 2021.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate caught all three targets for 26 yards in a 31-9 Super Bowl LV victory against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Brate was the secondary tight end for the Buccaneers on Sunday but was efficient with his targets, converting all three for 26 yards in a 31-9 blowout win over the Chiefs. The sixth-year tight end caught 28 receptions for 282 yards and two touchdowns in the 2020 regular season and will likely take on a similar reserve role if Rob Gronkowski decides to run it back with Tom Brady in 2021. Unless Brate goes to a different team in need of a primary tight-end option, fantasy managers will likely be able to get Brate off league waiver wires in most redraft leagues if he returns to Tampa Bay with a similar offensive roster.
Bucs TE Cameron Brate (back) is officially active for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Chiefs.
Brate was expected to play despite popping up on Thursday's injury report with the back injury. The 29-year-old might be at less than full strength, but he'll be out there against Kansas City today.