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Ben Tate

25-Year-Old Running Back – Cleveland Browns

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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181

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771

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4

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140

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2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

When Tate finally left Arian Foster's shadow in Houston this offseason to sign a two-year deal with the Browns, who'd just brought in run-friendly offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, it looked like h...

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2014 ADP:  56.96

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HT: 5' 10"   WT: 220   DOB: 8/21/1988  College: Auburn  Show ContractHide Contract

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Ben Tate Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal with Cleveland in March of 2014.

July 27, 2014  –  Ben Tate News

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Tate is practicing with the team during 11-on-11 drills, and remains confident that he's the frontrunner to win the No. 1 running back job, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Ben Tate NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 22 Hou 15 175 942 4 5.4 6 2 4 0 0 13 98 7.5 0 19 0 0 0 0 4 3
2012 23 Hou 11 65 279 2 4.3 2 0 0 0 0 11 49 4.5 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 24 Hou 14 181 771 4 4.3 3 1 0 0 0 34 140 4.1 0 49 0 0 0 0 5 2
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ben Tate Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 22 Hou 15 8.5 9.4 9.0 12 63 25 6 5 1 7 5.2 7 3 1
2012 23 Hou 11 4.1 5.1 4.6 6 25 10 6 4 1 4 4.5 0 0 0
2013 24 Hou 14 8.2 10.7 9.4 13 55 28 11 4 2 10 2.9 5 2 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Ben Tate – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

481

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Ben Tate was on the field for 481 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Ben Tate was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 143 0
2013 481 0

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Ben Tate 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Mia
2 @Bal 21 0 9 93 0 10.3 1 1 3 8 2.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 @Min 25 0 9 36 0 4.0 0 0 3 7 2.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cin 11 0 7 44 0 6.3 1 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Buf
6 Det 20 0 10 12 1 1.2 0 0 3 16 5.3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 3 1 1 1
7 @GB 42 0 15 50 0 3.3 0 0 2 5 2.5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @KC
9 Bal 48 0 22 81 0 3.7 0 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin 68 0 19 88 0 4.6 0 0 4 29 7.3 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 3 1 0
12 Pit 24 0 7 1 0 0.1 0 0 5 26 5.2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Jax 49 0 22 102 3 4.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0
14 @NE
15 Chi 40 0 16 72 0 4.5 0 0 3 20 6.7 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @NYJ
17 @Pit

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Ben Tate
As Compared To Other Running Backs
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Weight:   220 lbs
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Ben Tate: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tate was nicked up during the Browns' recent minicamp, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Tate may find himself losing carries to the Browns' third-round pick Terrance West, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "I think it will be a good mix," Browns coach Mike Pettine said of a Tate/West backfield. "I think it's very difficult in this league, especially in this division and especially in our mindset, to put all of that on one player."

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Tate agreed to a two-year contract with Cleveland on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Tate has dealt with a wide variety of problematic injuries over his NFL career, including cracked ribs most recently, but this signing sets the stage for Tate to perhaps break out as a fantasy back in 2014. The Browns had one of the least talented running back groups prior to Tate's signing, so he should safely emerge as the team's starter so long as he stays healthy. Cleveland offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has a history of overseeing productive running backs, and Tate's combination of size and speed hints at noteworthy upside as long as the Browns don't select another runner early in the draft.
The Browns are thought to be the front runner to sign Tate, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Tate said his ribs are fine as he prepares for the beginning of free agency next week, the Houston Chronicle reports. Tate played through a rib injury for several weeks before eventually being placed on injured reserve late in the season.

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Tate (ribs) acknowledged after Tuesday's practice that he "probably" won't be back with the Texans next season, the Houston Chronicle reports. He becomes an unrestricted free agent in March.

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This was expected all along. The Texans can't afford to keep both Arian Foster and Tate, who should attract some offseason interest. It's presumed he'll get a multi-year offer and a chance to be some team's lead running back.

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2013

Nagging toe and hamstring injuries cost Tate five games last year and limited him throughout a disappointing season. If he can stay healthy this season, he'll reprise his 2011 role when he emerged as arguably the league's best backup while Arian Foster missed three games. At 5-11, 214 and with more long speed than Foster, Tate has averaged 5.1 YPC for his career. Houston has been the promised land for running backs with its zone-blocking system and offensive line that sets up running lanes as well as any team in the league. So if Foster – who's seen more than 1,100 touches in three years – were to go down, Tate could become a star.

2012

Tate had four fumbles in limited work last year and isn’t nearly the receiver Arian Foster is, but he also averaged 5.4 YPC, which was tied for second best in the NFL (minimum 100 carries). Tate forced 30 missed tackles – only 10 backs had more, while 45 saw more snaps. There’s little question Houston’s system is the best in the NFL right now for RB production, and while Tate has battled injuries in the past, when healthy he’s proven to be not only adequate but a top-15-type talent. Consequently, if Foster were to go down, Tate could easily be a top-three fantasy commodity. Players with this rare type of upside should be drafted aggressively.

2011

After Houston traded up in the second round to draft Tate (1,362 yards, 5.2 YPC and 10 touchdowns as a senior) he entered 2010 as the favorite to become the Texans' lead ball carrier. Instead, he missed the entire year after fracturing his fibula and tearing ankle ligaments in the preseason. Tate is big and strong and surprisingly ran a 4.43 40 at the Combine, which was the third fastest time recorded by a running back. Tate received full medical clearance in February and enters camp competing with Derrick Ward to back up Arian Foster. Houston's backfield has become the best environment in the NFL, so taking a flier on Tate could pay huge dividends if Foster were to go down with an injury.

2010

After three nondescript seasons at Auburn, Tate busted out as a senior last year, rushing for 1,362 yards (5.2 YPC) and 10 touchdowns. He’s not known for his receiving, but he’s also not completely worthless as a pass catcher either, and his pass protection is considered NFL ready. At 5-11, 218, Tate is big and strong, but he also surprisingly ran a 4.43 40 at the Combine, which was the third fastest time recorded by a running back. After Houston's struggles running the football last season (team YPC of 3.5 was tied for second worst in NFL), adding a RB was priority No. 1 for the Texans’ offseason, so it came as no surprise when the team traded up to draft Tate in the second round. Steve Slaton has plenty of talent and is capable of rebounding, but there’s also no guarantee he makes a full recovery after undergoing surgery on his neck. Slaton is likely thought of as more of a third-down back by Houston anyway, and while the undrafted Arian Foster is another back competing for touches, the Texans coaching staff seems to love Tate. Houston’s offense is one of the best in the NFL, so any ballcarrier who can emerge as a workhorse in this system has top-five upside. Tate looks like the favorite.