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RB Ben Tate - Cleveland Browns

5-11, 220Born: 8-21-1988College: AuburnDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

Ben Tate was brought to Cleveland via free agency to be the starting running back on what would be a pass-heavy (or at the very least, a well-balanced) attack. However, with star receiver Josh Gordon's suspension and the potential for a rookie starting quarterback, the Browns will have to lean toward a run-heavy attack. The good news for Tate is that Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan has had a lot of success in the running game. The bad news is that opposing defenses will be focusing on the run, and Tate has had a spotty-at-best injury history in limited action behind Arian Foster in Houston. Cleveland also brought in two rookies to compete with Tate and potentially form a committee of backs. (August 27)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 23, 12, 17, 18, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 24, 25, 25, 26, 26, 27, 28, 28, 29, 29, 45
Overall Redraft - 53, 34, 36, 38, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 52, 56, 56, 57, 58, 58, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 24, 12, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 23, 23, 23, 24, 26, 26, 27, 28, 28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 29, 49
Overall Redraft PPR - 56, 32, 34, 38, 39, 43, 52, 53, 53, 56
RB Dynasty - 25, 20, 20, 21, 25, 32, 51
Overall Dynasty - 90, 66, 68, 75

Stats and Projections

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2011 HOU 15 175 942 4 20 13 98 0
2012 HOU 11 65 279 2 11 11 49 0
2013 HOU 14 181 771 4 49 34 140 0 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 10 195 * * 27 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 15 225 * * 30 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 14 200 * * 25 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 210 * * 36 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 57
RB: 24
Overall-PPR: 63
RB-PPR: 27

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2014 Schedule

1@ Pittsburgh Steelers
2vs New Orleans Saints
3vs Baltimore Ravens
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ Tennessee Titans
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Jacksonville Jaguars
8vs Oakland Raiders
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ Cincinnati Bengals
11vs Houston Texans
12@ Atlanta Falcons
13@ Buffalo Bills
14vs Indianapolis Colts
15vs Cincinnati Bengals
16@ Carolina Panthers
17@ Baltimore Ravens