Houston Texans

Position
RB
 
Jersey
33
Name  Ben Tate
Born  8/21/1988
Height  5-10
Weight  220
College  Auburn
11/19/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: The Minnesota Vikings have claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers from the Browns.
Insight: The move makes sense for the Vikings, with Adrian Peterson officially unavailable for the rest of the season. However, there is no telling how much action Tate will see, and owners should expect almost nothing for Week 12.
 
11/18/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate has been released according to ClevelandBrowns.com.
Insight: Tate had expressed frustration with being dropped to third on the depth chart behind Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West. Perhaps the Colts will be interested in having him replace injured Ahmad Bradshaw.
 
Cold11/17/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate has falled to third on the depth chart.
Insight: Coach Mike Pettine said the team has been looking for more "explosiveness," and a that is what Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West provide. There is definitely a chance Tate can work himself back up, but for now owners should focus on Crowell and West.
 
11/7/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate, the starter at the beginning of the season, finished Thursday night with the third-most carries on the team.
Insight: Tate actually did have fantasy value in this one because the Browns ran the ball a stunning 52 times and he received 10 rushes for 34 yards and a touchdown. Fantasy owners can't count on Clevelamd dominating in the run game every week, so Tate's value is sure to be inconsistent.
 
11/2/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate rushed for a bismol three yards on 10 carries.
Insight: Tate has been horrible three weeks in a row, and he topped it off on Sunday. Tate loses value every week and is probably on the verge of losing his roster spot in most leagues.
 
10/27/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate salvaged an ugly performance with alate touchdown run.
Insight: Tate totaled 26 yards on 15 carries and caught one ball for eight yards. Considering he had minus five yards on his first five carries to finish with nine fantasy points is probably a miracle.
 
10/25/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate may need a big performance on Sunday to keep the starting job.
Insight: ESPN Cleveland believes that OC Kyle Shanahan isn't in love with Tate as the team's featured back. He is averaging 2.8 yards per carry over the past two games, and if he is unable to produce against Oakland, Tate may lose more carries to Isaiah Crowell, moving forward.
 
10/19/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate was one of the most disappointing fantasy players in Week 7.
Insight: Tate had 202 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games, so to run for only 36 yards on 16 carries against Jacksonville is a huge bust. The Browns did not score a touchdown.
 
10/19/2014 12:26:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate was on the injury report with a finger injury, but as expected will be ready for the optioning whistle.
Insight: He is locked and loaded as a low-end RB1 this week against the Jaguars.
 
10/16/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate was on the injury report with a finger injury, but still practiced in full.
Insight: He is locked and loaded as a low-end RB1 this week against the Jaguars.
 
10/12/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate scored his first two touchdowns of 2014.
Insight: He had 25 carries for 78 yards, and is clearly Cleveland's lead back. Isaiah Crowell did chip in with 11 carries for 77 yards. Tate will continue to be a solid RB2 moving forward.
 
10/8/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate is fully practicing this week.
Insight: Tate finally returned to action against the Titans last week and rushed for 123 yards on 22 carries. Tate is a low-end RB1 this week against the Steelers. Tate averaged 6.8 yards per rush against Pittsburgh in Week 1.
 
10/5/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate rushed for 123 yards on 22 carries against the Titans on Sunday.
Insight: Tate put to bed any idea of a running-back-by-committee system in Cleveland. He carried the ball 15 times more than any other back. If he stays healthy, Tate is the man in Cleveland, but that's a big if.
 
10/5/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate is active for Week 5 against the Titans.
Insight: Tate will start, but the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Friday that Tate was still worried about his knee. We would start him with caution due to the fact the Browns can move him along slowly, giving the rookie backs more touches.
 
9/30/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate is practicing Tuesday.
Insight: Head coach Mike Pettine has said he'll start if he's healthy. Still with the performances of Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, we don't know how big a share of the workload he'll get. Sounds more and more like an RBBC.
 
9/22/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Browns head coach Mike Pettine would not confirm that running back Ben Tate would return as the starter when he gets back on the field according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
Insight: Cleveland has a bye in Week 4, so there is a good chance Tate returns for the Browns' next game in Week 5. Pettine did say the Browns are "eager" to get Tate back, but with the emergence of rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, Pettine says it has "made it tougher" to rely solely on Tate. At this point, owners of all three backs have to expect a running back by committee.
 
9/14/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate is inactive against the Saints for Week 2.
Insight: Tate suffered a knee injury against the Steelers in Week 1. On Friday, Tate hinted that he is hoping to return after the Browns bye week, which is Week 4. Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell will get the carries for Cleveland against New Orleans.
 
9/12/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Browns RB Ben Tate will not play in Week 2 due to a knee injury and according to Mary Kay Cabot, Browns beatwriter for Plain Dealer is targeting a Week 5 return.
Insight: Tate has always been a bit fragile and hopefully fantasy owners handcuffed Terrance West. West and backup Isaiah Crowell will have two weeks to display their talents. Heading into Week 2, only West is a viable fantasy option.
 
9/10/2014 2:13:00 PM
Description: Browns head coach Mike Pettine confirmed that Ben Tate will not play in Week 2 due to a knee injury.
Insight: It could be worse. Fortunately, it's just a sprained knee and he'll be re-evaluated next week. Tate has always been a bit fragile and hopefully fantasy owners handcuffed Terrance West.
 
9/8/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Browns head coach Mike Pettine did not give an injury update on Ben Tate or Jordan Cameron on Monday.
Insight: Tate and Cameron both left Sunday's game against the Steelers. We would advise fantasy owners to plan for both to miss Week 2.