Cameron Brate
Cameron Brate
29-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Brate shapes up as one of the more intriguing incumbent targets for new quarterback/future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. The addition of Brady's legendary battery mate Rob Gronkowski this offseason and the fact O.J. Howard remained on the roster following the draft seemingly dampen Brate's prospects. However, the veteran's reliable hands and knack for the end zone could render him a tailor-made favorite for a quarterback who boasts a long track record of success targeting tight ends. Brate has consistently been a red-zone force throughout his six-year career, crossing the goal line on 27 of his 195 catches over that span. Moreover, Brate has a 75.0 percent touchdown conversion rate on his red-zone touches over both of the last two seasons, so despite the uphill battle for targets in a loaded Buccaneers passing game, he could carve out a modest but consistent role if he earns Brady's trust. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $40.8 million contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2018.
Reveals prior COVID diagnosis
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
July 29, 2020
Brate, who was a frequent attendee at the informal workouts Tom Brady organized this offseason, recently revealed he was infected with COVID-19 at some point, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear at what point of the offseason Brate was infected, and the veteran tight end has not elaborated on whether he had any symptoms. However, Brate did confirm the diagnosis in an Instagram post, during which he also promoted plasma donations for those who have survived the virus. Brate has since recovered and reported to camp with the rest of the veterans, and he'll look to continue developing a rapport with Brady while working in a deep tight end group that also includes Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard.
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How do Cameron Brate's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
23.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.86
 
% Team Air Yards
6.0%
 
% Team Targets
9.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.5%
 
Drop Rate
5.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.3
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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How often does Cameron Brate run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Cameron Brate and the other tight ends for the Buccaneers are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Cameron Brate
282 routes   55 targets
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95%
2 routes   1 target
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62 routes   5 targets
94%
358 routes   53 targets
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29 routes   3 targets
45%
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
As it turns out, there was an injury-related factor in Brate's generally lackluster 2018 numbers - the veteran played with a torn labrum in his hip the entire season. Brate parlayed 12 red-zone targets into six TDs, which matched his 2017 total. However, he saw significant downturns in receptions (30) and receiving yards (289) compared to the prior two seasons, and he averaged a career-low 5.9 YPT. While offseason surgery put him on the path to a clean bill of health for this season, it also resulted in him sitting out OTAs and June minicamp. Brate still slots in firmly behind O.J. Howard. While former coach Dirk Koetter displayed a willingness to deploy two-TE sets, new head man Bruce Arians traditionally has relied on formations with three or four WRs. The ceiling for Brate as Howard's backup appears relatively capped.
Brate has 14 touchdowns the last two years, third most at the position - and a silly number for someone targeted just 158 times in that period. Alas, Tampa Bay's other tight end, O.J. Howard, also had six touchdowns last season, and he did it on just 39 looks. Brate's combine measurables are underwhelming, but he reads coverages well and has a solid rapport with Jameis Winston. The anti-Brate crowd will say he's a touchdown-or-bust guy, and that's not unfair. Brate had five games with just one catch, and two other outings with two grabs. Howard's presence means Brate has probably shown his ceiling over the last two seasons, but touchdowns don't grow on trees, and the veteran has proven to be efficient with whatever opportunities he gets. He will face a challenge early in the year, likely playing with Ryan Fitzpatrick while Jameis Winston is suspended for the first three weeks.
While Austin Seferian-Jenkins was kicking his NFL opportunity, Brate stepped up nicely in his third season, tying for the TE league lead with eight touchdowns. Brate was really cooking in the latter part of the season, scoring six times in his final nine starts. As you'd expect, Brate is a red-zone scoring specialist; all of his touchdowns last year came from 12 yards and in, and he's never had a TD catch longer than 20 yards for his career. Brate would be considerably higher on our list if not for the NFL Draft; the Bucs tabbed Alabama TE O.J. Howard with the 19th overall pick in April. Howard's upside is considerably higher than Brate's in the long term, but tight end is a position with a steep learning curve, so don't be surprised if Brate keeps most of his 2016 breakthrough numbers.
Brate's performance last season was the proverbial silver lining in the dark cloud that was Austin Seferian-Jenkins' extended absence due to a shoulder injury. The Harvard product hauled in 23 of 30 targets for 288 yards, along with three touchdowns. He showed some proficiency in getting down the field as well, notching four receptions of over 20 yards, including a long catch of 46 yards. By the latter stages of the season, Brate had clearly surpassed veteran Brandon Myers on the depth chart, helping to render the veteran inactive over the last four regular-season contests. He enters 2016 as the clear-cut second-string pass-catching tight end behind Seferian-Jenkins, and could therefore build on last season's modest foundation.
Brate is not expected to play a significant role with the team this season.
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Attends Brady-organized workout
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
May 20, 2020
Brate was among a contingent of Buccaneers skill-position players that attended a workout organized by Tom Brady at Berkeley Preparatory School on Tuesday, Rick Stroud and Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times report.
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Less likely to be moved
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
April 21, 2020
Brate is less likely to be traded than O.J. Howard in the wake of the Buccaneers' acquisition of Rob Gronkowski on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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Staying with Bucs
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
March 22, 2020
Brate agreed to restructure his contract with Tampa Bay on Sunday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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Makes sole grab count in finale
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 30, 2019
Brate secured one of three targets for a two-yard touchdown in the Buccaneers' 28-22 overtime loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
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Pair of catches in loss
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 22, 2019
Brate secured two of five targets for 17 yards in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.
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