2015 DRAFT GUIDE
 #34 Ben Tate
 Pos: Running Back
NFL Team: PIT
Injury: OK
 Experience: 6
College: Auburn
Height: 70
Weight: 220
Born: 8/21/1988
 Year  Tm  Gm  Pts  Rush  Yds  TDs  Fum  Catch  Yds  TDs  Tgt 
PROJPIT61903161159300
201411011937140960012
2013HOU1401817714534140049
2012HOU11065279211149011
2011HOU16141175942431398019

Summary

Running Back Rank: #72All Players: #275
Tate was supposed to emerge as the starting back for the Browns last season but couldn't even keep his roster spot with the team all season. Tate played in eight games and ran for 333 yards with the Browns, averaging just 3.1 yards per carry. Tate was picked up by the Vikings late in the season and had 13 carries in three games with them. Tate had a season to forget last year. He'll try to win a roster spot as a top backup this year. Tate had some great seasons with the Texans but seems to be more of a product of their system. Tate is a one-cut runner that hits the hole in a hurry and can get to the next level with little effort. Tate also has good size, giving him the ability to run over would-be tacklers. Tate is just a so-so pass catcher out of the backfield.
FANTASY OUTLOOK
Tate had his chance to shine last season but couldn't, making him a bust for fantasy teams. Don't expect a turnaround this season. He might be worth a roster spot as a No. 4 or 5 back but that is about it. He could get a few hundred total yards.

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Notes

Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Steelers) is scheduled to work out for the Detroit Lions Tuesday, June 9, according to a source.
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Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Steelers) is working out for the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, May 21.
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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.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers signed RB Ben Tate (Vikings) Tuesday, Dec. 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Fantasy Impact: Tate was brought in as insurance. We wouldn't expect him to get much work - if any - during the game this week.
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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.
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The Minnesota Vikings released RB Ben Tate Tuesday, Dec. 23.
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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.
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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 Impact: Tate isn't going to be worth using for fantasy teams just yet but could have some value down the road if he starts to perform.
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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.'
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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 Impact: Tate won't get a ton of work with his new team but will help in spot duty.
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  #6  C.J. AndersonDEN7
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  #14  Alfred MorrisWAS8
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  #17  L. MurrayOAK6
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  #20  A. EllingtonARI9
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  #23  Joseph RandleDAL6
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  #28  C.J. SpillerNOR11
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  #32  Joique BellDET9
  #33  Bishop SankeyTEN4
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  #47  Knile DavisKAN9
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