Posted: 7/20/2019 12:07 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip) said he has been medically cleared and will be 100 percent for training camp.
Huddle Up: Brate likely will be sharing playing time with O.J. Howard but could still have a decent role in the passing game. He has a chance to be a No. 2 tight end in some fantasy leagues in 2019.
Posted: 7/18/2019 2:07 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate could see 60 targets in 2019 while working as the backup to starter O.J. Howard, according to Taylor Jenkins of PewterReport.com.
Huddle Up: Jenkins projected just 45 targets for RB Peyton Barber, leaving extra work in the passing game for Brate. The 28-year-old has been a reliable red-zone threat over the past four years, but the chance for more catches and yards could make him a more reliable option in fantasy leagues. He's best left to the waiver wire, but he'll be worth starting as a bye-week replacement.
Posted: 5/21/2019 4:05 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip) said Tuesday, May 21, he's rehabbing on schedule as he recovers from hip surgery earlier this offseason and is on course to be ready for training camp in late July.
Huddle Up: Brate is coming off three-year lows in targets (49), receptions (30) and yards (289) but did have six scoring receptions last season. It's a new offense, though, and fellow TE O.J. Howard is expected back after an ankle injury, so don't value Brate as anything more than a low-end TE2 in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 4/19/2019 5:04 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip) says he is back running and catching passes without pain after undergoing surgery to repair a torn hip labrum earlier this offseason. Brate said the injury originally occurred in 2017, but he decided to play though the pain in the 2018 season instead of cutting his campaign short to have surgery.
Huddle Up: Even though he played in all 16 games, Brate finished with three-year lows in targets (49), receptions (30) and yards (289). Brate did haul in six TD passes, and his 20 scoring receptions over the last three seasons trails only Travis Kelce (22) among tight ends. Fellow T.B. TE O.J. Howard, though, is back after an ankle injury cut short his breakout 2018 season, and that relegates Brate to low-end TE2 status entering fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 1/19/2019 1:01 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip) had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip, according to a source, and Brate is hoping to return for minicamp in June.
Huddle Up: The emergence of O.J. Howard has capped Brate's upside, but Jameis Winston has shown a habit of looking Brate's way in the red zone. He will be a touchdown-dependent TE2 in 2019.
Posted: 12/29/2018 2:12 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (undisclosed) has been dealing with an injury since the start of the season that has contributed to his dip in performance, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. 'There will probably be more information on that after the season is over,' Koetter said. 'But I think Cam, when he gets healthy again, will return to form very quickly.'
Huddle Up: Brate enters the final week of the regular season with 28 catches for 250 yards and six touchdowns, but even if he is healthier in 2019, he is likely stuck as a touchdown-dependent option while playing alongside O.J. Howard.
Posted: 12/24/2018 5:12 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate logged two receptions for eight yards during the team's Week 16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: There was some hope that Brate would elevate his game following the O.J. Howard injury, but outside of a few touchdowns he's been thoroughly disappointing. Steer clear unless you have no other options.
Posted: 12/16/2018 8:12 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate caught one pass for nine yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Brate did catch two touchdowns in Week 14 but was not a big factor this week. He has not posted more than 36 yards in any game this season and can only be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end because of his touchdown potential.
Posted: 12/10/2018 12:12 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate had just two catches for 12 yards in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, but both were good for touchdowns.
Huddle Up: If Brate could find the end zone like this on a regular basis, he would be a decent fantasy option. He has six scores overall, but 36 or fewer yards in every game this season. If he fails to score he is a bust. The Bucs travel to meet the Ravens in Week 15.
Posted: 11/25/2018 10:11 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate caught three passes for 26 yards and one touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Brate will receive most of the work at tight end with O.J. Howard out for the season but probably should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end at this point.