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.
Three-catch effort in SB LV win
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
February 8, 2021
Brate (back) secured all three targets for 26 yards during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
The veteran tight end made good use of his scant opportunities, with his 15-yard catch-and-run sequence late in the first quarter getting the ball down to the Chiefs' 15-yard line on a drive that ultimately culminated in an eight-yard touchdown catch by Rob Gronkowski. Brate was outshined by his position mate Sunday, but the Harvard product actually enjoyed a more productive late-season run with a solid 21-267-1 line on 27 targets from Week 15 through the Super Bowl LV victory. The soon-to-be eight-year veteran finished the regular campaign with 28 receptions, 282 yards and two touchdowns while also serving as a solid blocker for the run game, and with two years remaining on his contract at manageable cap hits of $6.8 million and $7.5 million, Brate may have a solid chance of returning in 2021.
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How do Cameron Brate's 2020 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
17.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.88
 
% Team Air Yards
5.2%
 
% Team Targets
5.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
82.4%
 
Drop Rate
2.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.7
 
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97772%
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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
178 routes   34 targets
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88%
59 routes   19 targets
83%
29 routes   7 targets
81%
379 routes   77 targets
77%
7 routes   1 target
27%
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
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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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Playing Sunday
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
February 7, 2021
Brate (back) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LV against the Chiefs, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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Should be able to play
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
Back
February 5, 2021
Brate (back) is expected to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, despite being listed as questionable after missing Friday's practice, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Questionable for Super Bowl
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
Back
February 5, 2021
Brate (back) was held out of Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for the Super Bowl against Kansas City on Sunday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
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Should be fine
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
Back
February 4, 2021
Brate (back) is expected to be available for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Added to injury report
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
Back
February 4, 2021
Brate was added to the injury report Thursday, listed as a limited participant due to a back issue, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
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