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Ben Tate

26-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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119

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2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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HT: 5' 10"   WT: 220   DOB: 8/21/1988  College: Auburn  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ben Tate Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Steelers in December of 2014.

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Tate is scheduled for a workout with the Lions on Tuesday, ESPN 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 1 0 0 34 140 4.1 0 49 0 0 0 0 5 2
2014 25 Cle 8 106 333 4 3.1 1 0 1 0 0 9 60 6.7 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 Min 3 13 38 0 2.9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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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
2014 25 Cle 8 7.9 9.0 8.5 13 42 26 14 7 1 8 5.0 0 0 0
2014 25 Min 3 1.3 1.3 1.3 4 13 26 14 7 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
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Ben Tate – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

282

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Ben Tate was on the field for 282 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Ben Tate was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 143 0
2013 481 0
2014 282 0
2014 282 0
Ben Tate 2014 Game Log
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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

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Ben Tate: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tate is slated to work out for the Cowboys on Thursday, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports.

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Tate's 2014 campaign was largely forgettable, as he opened the season with a frustrating eight-game stint with Cleveland, before seeing work in three games with the Vikings and then the Steelers (in the playoffs) as well. In the wake of the departure of DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys curiously declined to select a running back in 2015 NFL draft, leaving the team with a backfield headed by Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams. Whereas Tate was a highly sought-after free agent last year, at this stage, it looks as though he's simply hoping to catch on somewhere as a depth option, with an eye toward re-establishing his on-field value.
Tate ran the ball five times for 19 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Saturday's playoff loss to the Ravens.

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Tate agreed to a contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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The Steelers brought Tate in to provide some depth with Le'Veon Bell (knee) questionable at best for Saturday's wild-card game against the Ravens. It's anyone's guess as to exactly how the Steelers would split the carries in Bell's absence, but in such a scenario, Tate at least gives the Steelers a veteran to turn to if the team's two rookie running backs -- Dri Archer and Josh Harris -- aren't getting the job done.
Tate is visiting with the Steelers on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Tate was waived by the Vikings on Tuesday.

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The Vikings brought Tate in after the Browns cut bait in November, but the experiment proved ill-fated, as Tate averaged a mere 2.9 yards per attempt on 13 totes with Minnesota. He was active last Sunday but did not see the field. Matt Asiata and Joe Banyard will head the Vikings' backfield in Week 17, while Tate will likely look to latch on elsewhere as a No. 2 option next summer.
Tate was active for Sunday's loss to Miami, but did not get any playing time.

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Tate had five carries for eight yards in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

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Coach Mike Zimmer said he'd like to get Tate more carries this week. "I think Matt [Asiata] probably had a few too many carries," Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We'd like to get Ben a few more carries this week as well, and so we'll see. Sometimes you just get in the flow of games and things happen."

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Tate had three carries for 15 yards in Sunday's overtime win over the Jets.

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Tate will likely split backup carries with Joe Banyard on Sunday against the Jets, as Matt Asiata is listed as the starter, according to ESPN.com.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

There was no outlook written for Ben Tate.

2014

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 he could finally be heading for the featured role his fantasy owners have always dreamed about. However, early indications are that third-round pick Terrance West will spell Tate frequently even though he's set to be the No. 1 ballcarrier. A 5-10, 220-pound wrecking ball with elite speed and solid tackle-breaking ability, Tate averaged 4.3 YPC last year despite being pained for the entire second half by the four cracked ribs he acquired in Week 7. A fifth cracked rib ended up knocking him out for the last two games of the season, but he's all healed up and ready to go this year. Unfortunately, splitting off some carries isn't Tate's only problem with his new franchise. The Browns will probably work in first-round quarterback Johnny Manziel gradually, meaning Tate will likely start out taking his handoffs from underwhelming career backup Brian Hoyer. Worse, elite receiver Josh Gordon is suspended for the entire season, robbing the Browns of their only real receiving weapon outside of tight end Jordan Cameron. That means opposing defenses will be keying on the run, especially on early downs, and no one's giving awards for run blocking to the Cleveland offensive line. That does create an opportunity for Tate to produce in the pass game, where he's been relatively productive despite limited opportunities. He owns a respectable 73.4 percent catch rate for his career, and though his yards per catch are rather low, the Browns will need big plays from Tate and should certainly be looking to get him the ball in space.

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.