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.
After combining for 1,251 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns the previous two seasons, Brate took on a more muted role in the Tampa Bay passing game through the first 10 games of 2018 in the midst of Howard's breakout campaign. With Howard now finishing the season on IR for the second time in as many years, the door has reopened for Brate to serve as a safety valve for Jameis Winston, who is set to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick as the Bucs' Week 12 starting quarterback. With Tampa Bay still boasting a deep wideout corps, Brate likely won't rank as a primary target in any given week but should still see enough volume in a potent passing attack to make for a decent fantasy tight end. Yesterday 4:23 pm (EST)
- Brate brought in two of three targets for 16 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-35 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
- Brate brought in one of three targets for 14 yards in the Buccaneers' 16-3 loss to the Redskins on Sunday.
- Brate brought in all three of his targets for 15 yards in the Buccaneers' 42-28 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. All Cameron Brate News
2018 SEASON STATS
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|Nov 18||T -||@ NYG||20||3||2||16||0||0|
|Nov 11||T -||WAS||19||3||1||14||0||0|
|Nov 04||T -||@ CAR||27||3||3||15||0||0|
|Oct 28||L 37 - 34||@ CIN||26||2||1||13||0||0|
|Oct 21||W 26 - 23||CLE||39||4||3||23||0||0|
|Oct 14||L 34 - 29||@ ATL||22||1||1||15||1||0|
|Sep 30||L 48 - 10||@ CHI||37||4||3||29||1||0|
|Sep 24||L 30 - 27||PIT||31||4||3||34||1||0|
|Sep 16||W 27 - 21||PHI||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 09||W 48 - 40||@ NO||24||2||0||0||0||0|
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