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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
#31 4 7.08

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 CLE 11 0 65 279 4.3 2 11 11 49 4.5 0 44.8 4.1
2012 (Projected) CLE     156 735 4.7 6   15 115 7.7 0 121.0  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
After a rookie season lost due to an ankle injury, the Texans 2010 second-round pick bounced back in a big way in 2011. Tate started two games and amassed an impressive 942 rushing yards and four touchdowns on just 175 carries in a backup role behind Arian Foster. Like Foster, Tate is a great fit in the Texans running scheme, capable of making one cut and then using his speed and power and get past linebackers and into the secondary. While Tate possesses enough natural ability to start for most teams, in Houston he sits behind the league’s best running back and that limits his fantasy appeal. While Tate had 188 touches last season, his usage when Foster was healthy wasn’t consistent or hefty enough (under ten touches per game) to make him a solid option as a starting fantasy running back. However, he is a decent flex option provided you are willing to live with some inconsistency with him in your starting lineup. And of course, he is an absolutely must have handcuff for Foster and a player that will needed to be taken early in drafts as the first true handcuff off the board.

Comment: One of the most valuable backup RBs in fantasy football.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Ben Tate
RB2RB2 Isaiah Crowell
RB3RB3 Terrance West
RB4RB4 Ray Agnew
Browns Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Ben Tate expected to start for Browns     -- Thu Oct 2 2:58 pm --

Assuming no setbacks in practice this week
Ben Tate is "on course" to start at running back Sunday for the Cleveland Browns when they play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, coach Mike Pettine said. How the running back rotation goes from that point is to be determined. "We know Ben will start," Pettine said. "But that's all we have at this point. And that's assuming that [Tate] comes out of this week as we expect." (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: Tate will get first crack to be the hot hand however if he struggles early, you could see a combination of Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. Crowell has showed more ability of the first four weeks and could be inline surpass West in the pecking order. Tate is a risky RB2 heading into Week 5.
Injury Tate expected to miss 2-4 weeks, sprained knee     -- Wed Sep 10 6:53 am --

West and Crowell will see increased reps
What is the timeline for injured #Browns RB Ben Tate? I’m told likely out 2-4 weeks, depending on how he heals. You’ll see West & Crowell. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

FF Today's Take: It didn't take long for Tate to live up to his high-risk injury label. Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell will handle the running back duties in committee form with West likely to get the start. Both running backs should be owned in 12-team leagues.
Injury No update on Ben Tate, Jordan Cameron     -- Mon Sep 8 4:45 pm --

Injuries caused both players to miss time in Week 1
HC Mike Pettine said he doesn't have injury updates on RB Ben Tate (knee) or TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder). (Nate Ulrich on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Injuries that keep players from returning to game action that week typically do not bode well for their status the following week. Tate's injury-history is well-chronicled and should make Terrance West - if not Isaiah Crowell - attractive free-agent or trade targets this week. Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge filled in for Cameron following his departure, but neither player is worthy of fantasy consideration.
Injury Tate injures knee, rookie running backs shine     -- Sun Sep 7 10:00 pm --

Severity of knee injury unknown
In their NFL regular-season debuts, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell combined for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the Browns' 30-27 loss at Heinz Field. The Browns rushed for 183 yards - the most in four seasons - despite losing starter Ben Tate to a first-half knee injury. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

FF Today's Take: Tate had six carries for 41 yards before leaving with a knee injury. No update on his status was given after the game. West had 16 carries for 100 yards and would likely be starter next week if Tate is not ready to go while Crowell would work as a change-of-pace.
Browns rolling with two rookie RBs behind Tate     -- Sat Aug 30 10:15 am --

Isaiah Crowell makes team as third running back
The Browns have cut running back Chris Ogbonnaya, a league source tells cleveland.com. With tailback Dion Lewis being cut earlier in the day, that leaves rookie running back Isaiah Crowell as the third running back for now. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

FF Today's Take: It's not out of the question that the Browns would bring in another veteran running back, but for now Terrance West and Crowell are the immediate backups to Ben Tate. Crowell rumbled for 102 yards and a TD on the 13 carries Thursday night, locking himself into a roster spot.
Browns liking the look of rookie RBs     -- Mon Jul 28 5:00 pm --

West and Crowell showing well early
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)

FF Today'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.

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