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Running Back, Cleveland Browns

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Draft: 2010 Round 2 (26)
College: Auburn
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 215 DOB: 1988-08-21 Age: 26
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#27 5 5.09

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2011 HOU 15 2 175 942 5.4 4 19 13 98 7.5 0 128.0 8.5
2012 HOU 11 - 65 279 4.3 2 11 11 49 4.5 0 44.8 4.1
2013 HOU 14 - 181 771 4.3 4 49 34 140 4.1 0 115.1 8.2
2014 (Projected) CLE     201 845 4.2 5   29 217 7.5 1 142.2  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Injuries and playing time have prevented Ben Tate from ascending into the upper tier of young runners. Given a one-way ticket to starter's snaps in Cleveland, Tate has a chance to showcase the skills that made him a fantasy darling in 2012. Back in the zone-blocking scheme of Kyle Shanahan, Tate will benefit from a familiar scheme and strong Cleveland offensive line. Sporting a great 4.6 yards per carry average for his career, Tate seems primed to climb the rankings and be a fantasy centerpiece. But before you go and make Tate a high draft pick, consider some of the red flags, the biggest being his injury history. In just three seasons Tate has missed eight games because of injury, and played hurt and ineffective in several more. He simply hasn't displayed the ability to stay healthy for an entire season and is a good bet to break down with too voluminous of a workload. His durability was most likely a reason why his free-agent reception was very lukewarm. The bigger roadblock to Tate's success could be his teammates. Terrance West, the third-round pick out of Towson has been impressive this offseason, as has undrafted free agent and former five-star recruit Isiah Crowell. If West's successful exploits continue into preseason action, look for Tate to cede a large volume of touches to him. Timeshare and injury concerns figure to limit Tate, but in an offense built to run the football, look for Tate to approach the 200-yard carry range and be a low-tier RB2 for your fantasy squad.

Comment: You'll see a lot of Tate and West on the ground in Cleveland this season as the Browns passing game struggles without Josh Gordon.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Ben Tate
RB2RB2 Terrance West
RB3RB3 Dion Lewis
RB4RB4 Edwin Baker
RB5FB1 Chris Ogbonnaya
RB6RB5 Isaiah Crowell
Browns Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Browns liking the look of rookie RBs
West and Crowell showing well early
By: Doug Orth | Mon Jul 28, 5:00 pm

Cleveland Browns
Terrance West has shown up to camp and played his butt off, showed off some real athleticism for a man his size and seems to bring extra energy to every play he's in. No matter what happens with Josh Gordon and the quarterbacks, the Browns are built to play good defense and to keep that defense rested, and this offensive line might be pretty good, too. The team also thinks it has a keeper in undrafted Isaiah Crowell. (Fox Sports)

FFToday's Take: West has been generating plenty of buzz throughout the offseason and needs to be considered at least the equal of Ben Tate in fantasy at this point as a perfect fit in OC Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking run scheme. Crowell is arguably the most talented runner of the bunch and a former five-star recruit. West is a steal at his late seventh-round ADP, while Crowell could decide fantasy titles late in the season if both Tate and West go down.


Browns starting RB job up for grabs?
Rookie West could push Tate during training camp
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jul 18, 6:00 pm

Cleveland Browns
Ben Tate enters camp as at least a slight favorite to win the starting job. Tate had every reason to assume he was a shoo-in to become the Browns’ No. 1 back because at the time there was no one approaching his talent level on the team. That dramatically changed when the Browns made Terrance West their third-round draft pick and added Isaiah Crowell as an undrafted free agent. West quickly emerged as a formidable challenger for the starting role. (ClevelandBrowns.com)

FFToday's Take: The Browns figure to be a run-heavy team this season so even if West carves out a significant role with Tate in a RBBC situation there will still be plenty of opportunities for both. If West continues to impress during training camp, Ben Tate's current ADP of mid-fifth-round will continue to slide.


Browns' coach hints at running back by committee
Tate and West should handle bulk of opportunities
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Jun 28, 1:00 pm

Cleveland Browns
Key quote from Coach Mike Pettine: "I think in the AFC North, you have to be running back by committee. You'd like to have a guy that can carry most of the load, but also be able to alternate guys ... you've got to be able to get fresh legs out there." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

FFToday's Take: Ben Tate is going to be the "carry the load" guy while rookie Terrance West should get the majority leftover carries. Tate has RB2 appeal but comes with moderate injury risk. Columnist Terry Pluto goes on to state that Edwin Baker appears to be next in line on the depth chart ahead of Dion Lewis.


Injury Hoyer "securely ahead of Manziel" entering camp
Tate "nicked up"; rookie West running with first team
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jun 12, 6:00 pm

Cleveland Browns
Browns HC Mike Pettine said Brian Hoyer is "securely ahead' of Johnny Manziel. But Hoyer's lead is not "insurmountable''. Both quarterbacks have had their bright spots and struggles during minicamp, but Hoyer has looked more polished and decisive in his throws. In the backfield, Ben Tate and Terrance West will be competing for the starting job at running back, but Tate is not fazed by the rookie. In 11-on-11 drills, West has been getting reps with the first team along with Chris Ogbonnaya. "There’s nobody in that room that scares me. I’m just honest," Tate said Thursday. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

FFToday's Take: Hoyer hasn't been allowed to take 11-on-11 reps yet, so very little can be taken from this story about the quarterback situation. As far as the running backs are concerned, beat writer Nate Ulrich tweeted Thursday that Tate was a "little nicked up". Although it probably nothing serious, it should be a reminder that West will be an awfully good handcuff for the brittle Tate in OC Kyle Shanahan's offense.



2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at SD W 31-28 9 55 6.1 0 2 2 7 3.5 0 6.2
2 TEN W 30-24 9 93 10.3 0 4 3 8 2.7 0 10.1
3 at BAL L 9-30 9 36 4.0 0 4 3 7 2.3 0 4.3
4 SEA L 20-23 7 44 6.3 0 1 1 1 1.0 0 4.5
5 at SF L 3-34 7 28 4.0 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 4.0
6 STL L 13-38 10 12 1.2 1 4 3 16 5.3 0 8.8
7 at KC L 16-17 15 50 3.3 0 3 2 5 2.5 0 5.5
9 IND L 24-27 22 81 3.7 0 2 1 -2 -2.0 0 7.9
10 at ARI L 24-27 15 56 3.7 0 5 3 8 2.7 0 6.4
11 OAK L 23-28 19 88 4.6 0 6 4 29 7.3 0 11.7
12 JAC L 6-13 7 1 0.1 0 6 5 26 5.2 0 2.7
13 NE L 31-34 22 102 4.6 3 0 0 0 - 0 28.2
14 at JAC L 20-27 14 53 3.8 0 4 2 3 1.5 0 5.6
15 at IND L 3-25 16 72 4.5 0 6 3 20 6.7 0 9.2

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 MIA W 30-10 5 6 1.2 0 3 3 22 7.3 0 2.8
2 at JAC W 27-7 12 74 6.2 2 4 4 23 5.8 0 21.7
3 at DEN W 31-25 8 26 3.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
4 TEN W 38-14 5 11 2.2 0 2 2 3 1.5 0 1.4
6 GB L 24-42 3 14 4.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
7 BAL W 43-13 10 47 4.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.7
13 at TEN W 24-10 3 18 6.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
14 at NE L 14-42 8 46 5.8 0 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 4.5
15 IND W 29-17 5 13 2.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.3
16 MIN L 6-23 4 17 4.3 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 1.9
17 at IND L 16-28 2 7 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7
WC CIN W 19-13 2 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.1
WC = Wild-Card

2011 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 IND W 34-7 24 116 4.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 17.6
2 at MIA W 23-13 23 103 4.5 0 4 4 32 8.0 0 13.5
3 at NO L 33-40 19 82 4.3 0 4 1 8 8.0 0 9.0
4 PIT W 17-10 2 20 10.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.0
6 at BAL L 14-29 9 41 4.6 0 1 0 0 - 0 4.1
7 at TEN W 41-7 15 104 6.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 10.4
8 JAC W 24-14 5 42 8.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.2
9 CLE W 30-12 12 115 9.6 1 1 0 0 - 0 17.5
10 at TB W 37-9 13 63 4.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 12.3
12 at JAC W 20-13 5 26 5.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
13 ATL W 17-10 11 41 3.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.1
14 at CIN W 20-19 8 67 8.4 0 3 3 30 10.0 0 9.7
15 CAR L 13-28 7 26 3.7 0 1 1 4 4.0 0 3.0
16 at IND L 16-19 6 -1 -0.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 -0.1
17 TEN L 22-23 16 97 6.1 1 5 4 24 6.0 0 18.1
WC CIN W 31-10 9 37 4.1 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.7
DP at BAL L 13-20 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.0
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

TD Distance
Rushing: 2, 27, 11, 4

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