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Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Date of Birth:  07/03/1991
Age:  31
Height  6'5"
Weight:   235
College:  Harvard
Drafted:  2014 | Undrafted
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE


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Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate (back) is officially active for the Buccaneers.

A minor back issue isn’t going to keep Brate from playing in Super Bowl LV. The tight end will work in tandem with Rob Gronkowski and should be a key target over the middle for Tom Brady against the Chiefs.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate (back) is officially questionable for Super Bowl LV.

Being added to the injury report in middle of the week, as Brate was yesterday, is never a good sign. However, it's been described as a cautious approach that the Bucs are taking with Brate, so we expect he'll be out there against the Chiefs on Sunday.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate (back) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Brate wasn't on the injury report yesterday, so the injury is new, which puts his game status in doubt. Tampa Bay is obviously in good shape on offense with all the playmakers at Tom Brady's disposal, but Brate would still be a big loss as an intermediate target. Hopefully this ends up being a precautionary thing and Brate can get in at least another limited practice to close the week.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate had COVID-19 and has recovered.

Brate is urging people that have recovered from the coronavirus to donate plasma to help others recover from the virus. It's good to hear that Brate is fully recovered, and there is prominent thought that you cannot be re-infected with COVID-19 once you already have it, so the tight end could potentially be safe from missing any time during the season due to catching the virus.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate (ribs) is officially active for Week 9.

This was fully expected despite Brate drawing a questionable tag entering the weekend. With O.J. Howard (hamstring) still out, Brate is in the TE1 mix in a good matchup against the Seahawks.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate catches two passes in Week 17.

Brate gained 39 yards on his two receptions versus Atlanta. Brate's season ends with 30 receptions for 289 yards and six touchdowns, as he didn't emerge as a great TE1 option even after O.J. Howard was placed on injured reserve. The 39 yards in the Week 17 loss were actually Brate's most all season. Despite signing a big contract extension last offseason, Brate doesn't have a ton of fantasy value heading into 2019.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate catches two passes against the Cowboys.

Brate gained eight yards on his two receptions in the Bucs' Week 16 loss. Brate has basically needed a touchdown to deliver weekly fantasy value this season, but he did score against his final opponent of the year, the Falcons, back in Week 6.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate catches one pass against the Ravens.

Brate gained nine yards on his lone Week 15 reception. He couldn't take advantage of a good matchup for tight ends, but he gets another good matchup next week against the Cowboys. Brate probably needs a touchdown to deliver TE1 value, but he's certainly in the mix at a shallow position for the fantasy finals.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate scores twice against the Saints.

Brate had just two receptions in the Bucs' Week 14 loss, but he made them count with a couple of touchdowns. Overall, he had two receptions for 12 yards and two touchdowns. It was a good showing in a matchup against a Saints team that's been elite against opposing tight ends and allowed just one touchdown to the position coming into the game. Brate will look to keep it going next week against the Ravens, and he's in the TE1 mix for the second week of the fantasy playoffs.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught three passes for 36 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Brate was targeted six times, which was tied for second on the team, but he couldn't have a big day against a defense that has really struggled to defend tight ends. Look for the Harvard grad to bounce back next week against the Saints, but he probably won't be a no-doubt TE1 option for Week 14.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate scores in Buccaneers' win.

Brate caught three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown against the Niners. The score came in the first quarter on a rollout play in the red zone, where Brate got open running across the back of the end zone. It was a solid start for Brate, who has a nice connection with Jameis Winston, with O.J. Howard (ankle, injured reserve) now out of the lineup. Next week, Brate faces a Panthers team that's struggled against opposing tight ends, and he's a solid TE1 option. He is even worth some FLEX consideration if you picked him up and already had one of the top tight ends on your roster.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate catches two passes in Bucs' loss.

Brate gained 16 yards on his two receptions against the Giants. Jameis Winston might be back under-center moving forward after Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched again, which would be a good sign for Brate given his connection with Evans. Also, O.J. Howard left the game with an ankle injury, so Brate might end up in the TE1 mix for Week 12.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate catches one pass in Bucs' loss.

Brate gained 14 yards on his lone reception against the Redskins. Brate has three combined fantasy points in his last four games, so he's not a recommended fantasy option right now.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught three passes for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to Carolina.

Brate hauled in all three of his targets, but he's simply not getting many looks with O.J. Howard dominating and so many other weapons on the offense. With just 14 receptions for 129 yards yards this season, Brate needs a touchdown (he has three of them) to be worth a start. It's probably safer to look elsewhere for Week 10.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate catches one pass in Week 8 loss.

It went for 13 yards, as the Harvard product was targeted just twice. Brate is nothing more than a low-floor TE2 with O.J. Howard turning into a star.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught three passes for 23 yards in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Brate (four targets) continues to take a backseat to O.J. Howard, who was second on the team with nine targets, and he also lost a fumble that set Cleveland up in Tampa Bay territory, but it fortunately resulted in a turnover on downs. The Harvard product is a weekly touchdown threat, but he's not a recommended fantasy play next Sunday against the Bengals.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate scores in Bucs' loss.

Brate was targeted just one time against the Falcons, but he made it count by catching a 15-yard touchdown on a back-shoulder throw. It was Brate's third straight game with a touchdown, and the connection he has with Jameis Winston is strong, but O.J. Howard currently looks like the top tight end for Tampa Bay. Consider Brate a touchdown-dependent TE1 option.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate scores in loss to the Bears.

Brate caught three passes for 29 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. It's worth noting that Jameis Winston replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick and is expected to remain the starter, so Brate's stock gets a boost with a quarterback that he's shown excellent chemistry with back in the lineup. Plus, O.J. Howard is dealing with a knee injury (though the hope is that it's not serious), which makes Brate a possible TE1 option when Tampa Bay returns from their bye to face the Falcons in Week 6.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate scores in Bucs' loss.

Brate's first-quarter touchdown from fellow Harvard grad Ryan Fitzpatrick was actually his first catch of the season, as O.J. Howard has emerged as the team's top tight end through a couple of games. Overall, Brate had three receptions (on four targets) for 34 yards and a touchdown. He might need Jameis Winston, who returns tomorrow from his three-game suspension, to be the starter to deliver TE1 value this season, as the two of them have a really good connection.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate held without a reception in Week 2 victory.

It was the second-straight game without a reception for Brate, which is a bad sign considering the Bucs have exploded offensively for two weeks in a row. His fantasy value is probably tied to Jameis Winston being at quarterback, so Brate shouldn't be owned in fantasy leagues.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate goes catch-less in Week 1.

Brate played against the Saints, but he didn't catch a pass despite the Bucs putting up 48 points. Week 1 has been a weird week, though, and Brate will look to get back on track next week against the Eagles.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

The Buccaneers have signed Cameron Brate to a six-year contract, according to Tom Pelissero.

Brate was a restricted free agent, but the Bucs went ahead and re-signed him to a long-term deal worth $41 million with $18 million guaranteed, according to Pelissero. While Brate is a reliable target that has become an important weapon for Jameis Winston in the red zone (14 touchdowns over the last two seasons), it's a slight surprise to see the Buccaneers give him a big extension after drafting O.J. Howard in the first round last year. Howard also has a ton of potential, and Tampa Bay might go to more two-tight end sets this year to utilize both their weapons. It might be tough for either Brate or Howard to be more than a backend TE1 fantasy option if they are both on the field, though.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught three passes for 37 yards in Sunday's win over New Orleans.

Brate slightly regressed from last year's breakout, finishing with 48 receptions for 591 yards and six touchdowns. O.J. Howard probably had something to do with that, and things will probably be more frustrating for fantasy owners investing in Brate next season. He won't be a recommended TE1 in fantasy drafts next summer.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate held in check as Bucs fall to 4-11.

Brate caught three passes for 13 yards in the loss. He had the position to himself with O.J. Howard out, but Brate couldn't do much against Carolina. He will look to bounce back next Sunday against the Saints, but he will probably be off the TE1 map in the season finale.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught four passes for 49 yards in Monday night's loss to Atlanta.

Brate missed a chunk of the action with a knee injury, but he returned and was involved, including on the final drive of the game. With O.J. Howard twisting his foot/ankle pretty good against the Falcons, Brate could see more targets over the final two weeks of the season. In Week 16, he should be considered a TE1 option against Carolina.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate (knee) has returned against Atlanta.

Brate is back in there in the second half, which is a great sign with teammate O.J. Howard ruled out for the game with a foot injury.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate (knee) is questionable to return against the Falcons.

Brate took a big from Falcons safety Ricardo Allen and appears to have suffered the injury on that play. Brate is currently walking around the sideline like he's trying to walk it off, but it's been several plays and he's still out. O.J. Howard is being evaluated for a right foot injury, so Tampa Bay is short on tight ends right now. We'll update you as more information becomes available.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate held in check as Bucs fall to 4-9.

Brate caught just one pass for 11 yards, which is a major disappointment with Jameis Winston under center instead of Ryan Fitzpatrick. He will look to bounce back in Week 15 against Atlanta, but Brate looks like a volatile option on a bad team.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate scores twice in Jameis Winston's return.

Brate only had two receptions against the Packers in the Week 13 loss, but they both went for touchdowns. The two scores were for 11 and 28 yards, so he had two receptions for 39 yards and two touchdowns overall. While Brate wasn't doing much without Winston in the lineup for the last few games, Winston simply knows how to find him for scoring opportunities. Brate is a TE1 option against Detroit next week.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate (hip) is active against the Packers.

There wasn't huge concern over Brate's status, but he's officially out there for the Bucs. Jameis Winston's return could help, but Brate hasn't been very involved in the offense lately. Still, he's in the back-end TE1 conversation against Green Bay.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate (hip) is questionable for Sunday against the Packers.

Brate apparently had the hip issue pop up during the week, but at least he practiced on a limited basis yesterday and today. He'll probably end up playing and gets a boost with Jameis Winston back in the lineup, but there are probably better options for your TE spot considering Brate hasn't been a huge part of the offense lately.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate has another one-catch performance.

The reception went for six yards. Brate has now caught just one pass in each of the past four games—all of which included a heavy dose of Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. He's simply not a fantasy option until Jameis Winston is back on the field. It's probably safe to drop him if you need roster space.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate has another quiet week as Bucs top Dolphins.

Brate caught one pass for just 12 yards, and he's now been held to one reception for three-straight games. It's no coincidence that they have been two Ryan Fitzpatrick starts and another game where an injured Jameis Winston was replaced by Fitzpatrick, as the chemistry just isn't there between Brate and the backup, which is kind of ironic considering they're both Harvard grads. If you need roster space, it might be safe to drop the tight end at this point.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate held to one reception in Week 10 win.

It went for 10 yards. Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't typically throw to tight ends, so Brate could continue to struggle until Jameis Winston returns. However, the Dolphins haven't defended tight ends well, and that's who Brate will get next Sunday.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate held to one reception in loss to the Saints.

It went for nine yards. Brate didn't have Jameis Winston (shoulder) in the second half, but it was an all-around terrible performance by Tampa Bay for 60 minutes. Whether or not Winston plays, Brate will be a low-end TE1 option against the Jets next week.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate leads team in receiving on Sunday.

Brate caught four passes for 64 yards in a 17-3 loss to Carolina. The 26-year-old tight end continues to be the more reliable and preferred fantasy option over O.J. Howard, and he can be in lineups as a solid option against New Orleans for Week 9.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught six passes for 60 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

It was a solid performance considering the health of Jameis Winston and because O.J. Howard went off for 98 yards and two scores. Brate has positioned himself as a solid TE1 option. He gets the Panthers next week.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught six passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Brate and the rest of the pass catchers benefitted from soft coverage as Arizona nursed a 31-0 lead, and they were almost able to complete a comeback before losing 38-33. With a touchdown in four-straight games after a quiet season opener, Brate has established himself as an every-week TE1. He gets the Bills next Sunday.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate scores in loss to New England.

Brate caught five of nine targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Thursday night game. He did struggle with a couple drops, including one in the end zone, but the touchdown was a nice back-shoulder type of catch against tough coverage. Brate continues to be a weapon by the end zone, which gives him solid fantasy value despite the presence of rookie O.J. Howard. He has a difficult matchup against Arizona in Week 6, though.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate leads team in receiving on Sunday.

Brate caught four passes for 80 yards and a touchdown as the Bucs defeated the Giants 25-23. The score came in the fourth quarter from 14 yards out, and fellow tight end O.J. Howard also had a big day with a 58-yard touchdown. Brate is clearly the guy to own, though, and he's a TE1 option against New England on Thursday night.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate scores in Week 3 loss.

Brate had four receptions (on four targets) for 33 yards and a touchdown against Minnesota. He took a big hit on the score, but held on and is thankfully OK. He'll be in the TE1 discussion in Week 4 against the Giants.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate catches two of three targets in Week 2.

Brate had 24 yards on his two receptions against the Bears. First-round pick O.J. Howard looks like a potential immediate threat to Brate's upside, though this game was a bit of an anomaly as the Bucs blew out Chicago. We'll see what happens next week against the Steelers.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught two passes for 22 yards on Saturday night.

Brate will split time with first-round pick O.J. Howard this season, but the veteran is the preferred fantasy option. Currently going undrafted in fantasy leagues, Brate is probably undervalued after leading the position in touchdowns last season.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught two passes for 17 yards in Thursday night's win.

Brate broke out and his position in touchdowns last season, but O.J. Howard will likely cause both tight ends to be frustrating weekly fantasy plays. We would say Brate is the better value, though, as he is currently going seven spots behind his teammate when it comes to fantasy tight ends.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Brate caught two passes for 27 yards in Friday night's exhibition.

The starting tight end has formed a great connection with Jameis Winston, and he looks like a better fantasy option than O.J. Howard for at least the early part of the season. Brate and the Bucs play Jacksonville next.

Cameron Brate catches one pass for 12 yards and a touchdown versus New Orleans.

Cameron Brate caught his 8th touchdown on the year and continues to be a red zone target for Winston. He'll be a solid TE1 again in Week 17.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate leads Bucs in receiving again.

Brate had five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys. Jameis Winston is very good at throwing seam routes, which Brate runs a lot. Brate has been a great TE pickup for anyone that got him this season. He should be in your lineup as a TE1 next week against the Saints.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate leads Bucs in receiving in win over Saints.

He caught four passes for 47 yards in a low-scoring 16-11 victory. Brate has turned into a solid contributor for the Bucs and will be on the TE1 map for Week 15 against the Cowboys.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate catches touchdown in Week 13.

Brate led the Bucs in receiving with 86 yards on six catches and the touchdown. The touchdown came on a seam route and a great throw by Jameis Winston between three defenders. Brate has been a very good option the last few weeks, and will be a good TE1 next week against the Saints.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate caught four passes for 49 yards against the Seahawks.

Brate had a long of 27 yards in the game. Brate is likely second to Mike Evans for targets on the Buccaneers right now. He'll be a back-end TE1 next week against the Chargers.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate the latest tight end versus KC to be shut down.

Brate caught just two passes for 18 yards. He should be better next week versus Seattle, but is still not a recommended fantasy option for Week 12.

Cameron Brate | Buccaneers TE

Cameron Brate has big day as Bucs down Bears.

Brate caught seven passes for 84 yards and one touchdown. His touchdown came on a 10-yard pass in the 2nd quarter. The Harvard graduate now has three straight games with a score. He's made his way into the TE1 conversation, but should stay out of lineups next week against he Chiefs, as KC has been tough against tight ends.