Ben Tate news, rumors and stats

 

Ben Tate

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back

Ht: 5.9 | Wt: 215

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Week By Week

YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2011HOU151759425.384013987.540018810403
2012HOU11652794.292011494.4500763281
2013HOU141817714.2640341404.12002159112
Average:14066453019965001607602
Total:421199251005828750047922796

Vikings | Jerick McKinnon still the lead back

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:52:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) will retain the lead-back role, even after the team claimed RB Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner said Tate was brought in for insurance because both McKinnon and RB Matt Asiata (concussion) were dealing with injuries this week. McKinnon said he will be ready for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. However, Asiata's status is in doubt. "We're excited about Jerick and what he's done and I see him as our running back," Turner said. "He's been limited in practice last week and couldn't practice (Wednesday) So you got to protect yourself, obviously with Matt not being able to practice (Wednesday) and in doubt as to whether he'll play or not."

Fantasy Tip: The real loser of the Tate signing has to be Asiata. McKinnon ($5,400) should play against the Packers, but how much will the Vikes run if they fall behind big early? Tate ($4,900) looks to be part of another committee, but he'll have better chance for fantasy success in his new digs. Consider him a flex option at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Colts | Put claim in on Ben Tate

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:56:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Ben Tate received a waiver claim from the Indianapolis Colts, who ultimately lost out to the Vikings with a worse record.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Field Yates

Cardinals | Put claim in on Ben Tate

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:56:08 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Ben Tate received a waiver claim from the Arizona Cardinals, but the Vikings had a worse record and won the claim.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Field Yates

Vikings | Ben Tate gives Vikes depth

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:07:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Ben Tate gives the team much-needed depth at the running back position, with RBs Jerick McKinnon (back) and Matt Asiata (concussion) both missing practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. McKinnon leads the team with 484 yards and a 4.9 yards per carry average, while Asiata has six rushing touchdowns and a one receiving TD, but he has just 3.3 yards per carry.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($4,900) could become part of another three-headed monster in Minnesota, but one would think he'd have a better shot at fantasy success this time around, especially with McKinnon ($5,400) and Asiata ($4,100) injured this week. Tate could wind up starting this weekend against the Green Bay Packers, but this backfield could be a crapshoot at FantasyScore, especially if the Packers get out to an early lead.

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Vikings | Vikings claim Ben Tate

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:11:57 -0800

Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns) was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear what Tate's role will be in Minnesota, and he isn't likely to make a significant contribution immediately in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata had been doing most of the backfield work in the absence of Adrian Peterson. Stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Dolphins | Miami unlikely to claim Ben Tate

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:54 -0800

Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns) likely will not be claimed by the Miami Dolphins, but the team is not ruling out the possibility of signing him later in the season or in the offseason, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Lamar Miller in the team's starting running back but is only receiving around 13 carries a game. Tate likely would receive some carries if he joined the Dolphins but would be the No. 2 running back. Miller costs $6,100 on FantasyScore and probably should be the only Dolphins running backs owners should consider.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Omar Kelly

Jaguars | No interest in two RBs

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:05:11 -0800

Free-agent RBs Ben Tate (Browns) and LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) spark no interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Florida Times-Union - Ryan O'Halloran

Colts | Researching Ben Tate

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:10:24 -0800

The Indianapolis Colts have started researching free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns), including his character and potential fit in the team's scheme, and appear interested in possibly claiming him off waivers from the Cleveland Browns, a source said Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike Wells

Broncos | Denver not expected to sign RB

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:41 -0800

Free-agent RBs Ben Tate (Browns) and LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) aren't expected to draw interest from the Denver Broncos. It is late into the season and is tough for a new running back to learn a Peyton Manning-led system.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like the Broncos will stick with C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson until Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman return. Both face a tough test in the form of the Miami Dolphins this week, who have allowed just four rushing touchdowns to running backs this year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Steelers | Steelers interested in Ben Tate?

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:32:40 -0800

Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns) may already have drawn interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers after being released by the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, Nov. 18. A Steelers staff member reportedly called a Cleveland Browns staff member asking about Tate's release.

Fantasy Tip: This move would make sense considering the Steelers just released LeGarrette Blount. Tate would obviously still play second fiddle behind Le'Veon Bell if this were to develop into anything finite. Tate could still hold some fantasy value if he is used on passing downs or in goal line situations. If you can afford it, try holding on to Tate until we know his next destination.

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