Texans RB Ben Tate won't be 100-percent rest of season
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post wrote Friday that Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are exp... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
ESPN's Dan Graziano wrote in his Saturday mailbag column that the Giants "are hearing good things" about running... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
The Raiders have already said publicly that quarterback Terrelle Pryor ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Chris Johnson admitted before last season he "didn't like" that the Titans signed Shonn Greene and said, ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Robert Griffin III may have been "All In for Week 1" last year, but it's clear that he wasn't his usual self. Hi... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

Texans RB Ben Tate won't be 100-percent rest of season

Houston Chronicle writer John McClain (Die Hard?) wrote a piece suggesting his skepticism that running back Ben Tate @BenTateRB would be 100-percent at any point during the remainder of this season. The former Auburn back has multiple broken ribs and doesn't plan on sitting any time soon. Since he's content to play through the pain, it's unlikely Tate will be able to fully recover until next season.

Fantasy Analysis:

Tate will be a free agent next season and surely, that must have something to do with his desire to play while injured. The truth is, most savvy fantasy owners and hopefully all GMs already know what Tate is capable of as a runner. He's a great backup and could be a legit starter if given the opportunity. He's averaging 4.8 yards per carry this year and that's more or less aligned with his career average. He can also contribute as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. Given the frailty of RBs, it's only inevitable he will be a hot commodity next offseason.

Houston Chronicle

0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Matt De Lima -
Follow on Twitter
White Plains, MD
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2010
Matt is a football field. He is a published sportswriter who contributes here at FFToolbox.com, 4for4.com and many other sports sites. His concise and straightforward fantasy expertise has been featured here since 2010. Follow him on Twitter (@mattkdelima) to talk sports and engage in some personalized fantasy discussion.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties