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Ben Tate

Free Agent
Running Back

Ht: 5.9 | Wt: 215

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Lions | Ben Tate to work out for Detroit

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:44:32 -0700

Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Steelers) is scheduled to work out for the Detroit Lions Tuesday, June 9, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Tate probably will sign with a team at some point but will not be a starting option for his new team. Tate will be a backup if he makes a final roster and likely will not have a lot of fantasy value.

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Cowboys | Ben Tate working out for Dallas

Thu, 21 May 2015 06:42:54 -0700

Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Steelers) is working out for the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Tate could grab a chunk of the committee approach expected from the Dallas backfield and provide depth at the position. He has flashed solid production at various stages of his career, and he has just 540 carries over his four-year career. So while he hasn't racked up significant miles as a pro, injuries have been problematic for the Auburn alum. Running behind a top-tier offensive line would boast Tate's fantasy value, and he would be worth a late-round flier in drafts, if he signs with the Cowboys. After all, Darren McFadden has his own injury concerns, Joseph Randle hasn't proven he can handle the load, and Lance Dunbar is best utilized in the passing game as a change-of-pace back.

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Steelers | Le'Veon Bell expected to be suspended

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:58:17 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to be suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season as a result of his August arrest on marijuana charges, according to sources. Bell will spend 15 months on probation as part of the first-offender's program and will have his driver's license suspended for 60 days. RBs Josh D. Harris and Ben Tate took over when Bell missed the team's playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Tip: Bell's ability to catch passes out of the backfield will likely make him a top-five pick in PPR leagues next year. The news of a possible two-game suspension will be a hit to his draft value, but he should still be considered an RB1 everywhere.

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Steelers | Steelers sign Ben Tate

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:43:24 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed RB Ben Tate (Vikings) Tuesday, Dec. 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: If Le'Veon Bell can not play, it is still expected that Dri Archer and Josh Harris would get most of the work this week. Tate should not be considered for FantasyScore contests.

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Steelers | Ben Tate visiting

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 06:08:12 -0800

Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Vikings) is visiting with the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, Dec. 30. He could be signed by the end of the day.

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

NFL | Ben Tate clears waivers

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:52:54 -0800

Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Vikings) cleared waivers Wednesday, Dec. 24, and can now be signed by any team.

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Vikings | Minnesota releases Ben Tate

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:19:30 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings released RB Ben Tate Tuesday, Dec. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Matt Asiata ($5,555) should make for another good play as at least a flex option on FantasyScore versus the Chicago Bears, who are especially vulnerable through the air against running backs as they have allowed the fifth most receptions to the position this year.

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Vikings | Ben Tate, Joe Banyard may see more time

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:16:09 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RBs Ben Tate and Joe Banyard could receive more carries, because head coach Mike Zimmer thought RB Matt Asiata received too many carries in Week 14. Asiata received 19 of the 23 carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Asiata probably will still receive a majority of the carries but will see his number of touches go down with Tate and Banyard receiving more carries. Asiata should only be considered a desperate flex option for owners, while Tate and Banyard should not be considered for starting lineups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Master Tesfatsion

Vikings | Ben Tate will play

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:45:21 -0800

Minnesota Vikings RB Ben Tate will be active Sunday, Nov. 23, and have a role in Week 12. RB Matt Asiata will be inactive.

Fantasy Tip: Tate ($4,900; 9.8% of your cap) probably won't have enough of a role this week to be a factor on FantasyScore. It's pretty hard to sign with a team and have a big role at running back the same week.

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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.

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