Cameron Brate
Cameron Brate
27-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $40.8 million contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2018.
Solid as complementary option
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
December 3, 2018
Brate brought in three of six targets for 36 yards in the Buccaneers' 24-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
As expected, Brate played a relatively modest complementary role in the Buccaneers' passing attack, and he actually drew even with the starting receiver duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in targets. Brate should be in for a slight boost in his overall numbers over the season's remaining games while filling the role of primary pass-catching tight end, although his overall upside remains limited when all top four Tampa wideout options are healthy.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Cameron Brate's 2018 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
24.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.83
 
% Team Air Yards
6.1%
 
% Team Targets
7.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
63.9%
 
Drop Rate
2.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.8
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Tampa Bay BuccaneersBuccaneers 2018 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

436
96
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231
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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
238 routes   36 targets
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98%
27 routes   5 targets
87
227 routes   48 targets
87
49 routes   6 targets
51
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Saints pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
95.4
 
Cornerbacks
105.5
 
Safeties
73.9
 
Linebackers
81.2
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
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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Succeeds in return to top role
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
November 25, 2018
Brate brought in three of four targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 27-9 win over the 49ers on Sunday.
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Poised for bigger role sans Howard
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
November 20, 2018
Brate is expected to step in as the Buccaneers' No. 1 tight end in Sunday's game against the 49ers after O.J. Howard (ankle/foot) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Pair of grabs in defeat
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
November 18, 2018
Brate brought in two of three targets for 16 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-35 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
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Modest role continues in loss
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
November 12, 2018
Brate brought in one of three targets for 14 yards in the Buccaneers' 16-3 loss to the Redskins on Sunday.
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Three catches in Week 9 loss
TETampa Bay Buccaneers
November 4, 2018
Brate brought in all three of his targets for 15 yards in the Buccaneers' 42-28 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
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