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Bucs TE Cameron Brate (neck) was limited in Wednesday's practice. That gives him a chance to return for this weekend's game vs. the Rams. If Brate plays, neither he nor TE Cade Otton will be a viable fantasy play.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate (neck) is out for Thursday night's game vs. the Ravens. TE Cade Otton has posted 6-43 and 4-64 lines in 2 games without Brate this season. He's in play as a Week 8 starter against Baltimore's 28th-ranked TE defense.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate (neck) remained sidelined on Tuesday. He's looking like a long shot to play vs. the Ravens on Thursday night. Brate's absence would again make TE Cade Otton a low-end spot-start option.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate (neck) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. When Brate missed Week 5, TE Cade Otton ran a route on 91% of pass plays and posted a 6-43 line on 7 targets. The rookie is a viable Week 7 spot starter.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate (neck) did not practice on Wednesday. He seems unlikely to play vs. the Panthers this weekend after being carted off last week. Brate's absence would turn TE Cade Otton into a viable fantasy starter.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate has been diagnosed with a sprained neck, HC Todd Bowles said Monday. Brate has no neurological issues. It's about the best-case scenario after he was carted off the field during Sunday's loss to the Steelers. It's still unclear, though, how long Brate will be sidelined. If he misses games, rookie TE Cade Otton will be a low-end fantasy option.

Bucs HC Todd Bowles said after Sunday's loss to the Steelers that TE Cameron Brate has a neck injury. He made no mention of a concussion, so it sounds like Brate at least escaped that. We should learn more about his status on Monday. Rookie Cade Otton will be in the low-end TE1 mix if Brate misses time.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He’ll be back for Sunday’s game vs. the Steelers. We’ll see how routes and targets are divvied between Brate and TE Cade Otton, but neither guy is a bankable Week 6 fantasy play.

12:00pm EDT 10/13/22

Bucs beat writer Greg Auman believes rookie TE Cade Otton “will continue to have a decent/growing role” in the offense — even when Cameron Brate is healthy. Brate is seemingly on track to face Pittsburgh following a Week 4 concussion. While boosted by 52 Tom Brady passes, Otton did well to snag 6 of 7 targets last week vs. Atlanta. We’ll closely monitor how the Bucs divvy up TE snaps in Week 6.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. That puts him on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Steelers. We're curious to see if TE Cade Otton won the lead job with his Week 5 performance, but you'll need to avoid Bucs TEs in Week 6 fantasy lineups as we wait to find out.

Buccaneers QB Tom Brady attempted 52 passes for the 2nd straight game in Sunday's win over the Falcons. He completed 35 (67.3%) for 351 yards (6.75 yards per attempt) and 1 TD. Brady targeted RB Leonard Fournette most, throwing his way on 21.2% of pass attempts (11 targets) -- including his only TD toss. WR Mike Evans ranked 2nd with 8 targets, catching 4 for 81 yards. TE Cade Otton (6-43) and WR Scotty Miller (4-35) tied with 7 targets. WR Chris Godwin (6-61) and WR Russell Gage (2-20) each drew 6 looks. The Bucs now rank 4th in the league in pass attempts and have run on just 33% of offensive snaps for the season to date.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate (concussion) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Falcons. That leaves Cade Otton as Tampa's likely lead TE. The rookie ran 32 pass routes in last week's loss to the Chiefs, hauling in 3 of 4 targets for 29 yards. You should be able to do better than Otton in season-long leagues, but he's an intriguing flier in DFS.

Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate left Sunday night's game against the Chiefs with a concussion. We'll see about his progress through the league protocol. Cade Otton and Ko Kieft entered Week 4 as the next 2 TEs in playing time behind Brate.

Bucs TE Kyle Rudolph is a healthy scratch for tonight's game vs. the Cowboys. TEs Cameron Brate, Cade Otton and Ko Kieft are active.

Bucs HC Todd Bowles said Wednesday that he expects the team's TE production without Rob Gronkowski to be made up with the WRs and RBs. In other words, the answer to which Bucs TE to target in fantasy football is probably none of them. Tampa has a deep WR corps with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Russell Gage and Julio Jones -- plus a couple of quality pass-catching RBs in Leonard Fournette and Rachaad White. All of those guys could play significant roles in the passing game at different points of this season.

Bucs HC Todd Bowles complimented the play of TE Cade Otton. “Cade’s a very cerebral player. You won’t see all the speed and power, but you look up and he’s always doing the right things, always in the right place. He has great hands and he understands how to play the game,” Bowles said. “I think a lot of young players don’t have that. He has that coming in, so that’s going to benefit him going forward.” Bowles noted that Otten needs to improve his play strength — standard language for a rookie. The 4th-round pick figures to see limited action alongside Kyle Rudolph and Cameron Brate, but he’s a name to monitor in dynasty circles.

Bucs TE Cade Otton (ankle) has been cleared for the start of training camp, according to The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. The rookie missed OTAs and minicamp after undergoing ankle surgery in November, putting him a bit behind the 8-ball. We'll see if Otton can push TE Cam Brate and newly signed TE Kyle Rudolph for snaps.

11:00pm EDT 7/20/22

The Buccaneers have agreed to a 1-year deal with TE Kyle Rudolph, according to multiple reports. The veteran managed just 26 catches for 257 yards and 1 TD across 16 games in his lone season with the Giants after Minnesota released him following the 2020 season. It marked the 3rd straight year in which Rudolph's receptions per game declined. Obviously not a threat for big numbers in a season that will find him turning 33 in November, Rudolph still clouds the TE target picture for an offense that (at least for now) must go without Rob Gronkowski. We weren't excited about Cameron Brate or Cade Otton in any format before this signing, which certainly doesn't help either player.

Speculating on the team's replacement plan in the wake of TE Rob Gronkowski's (2nd) retirement, Scott Smith of the team website highlights the potential of 4th-round rookie Cade Otton. Smith says "there is the potential for him to be the one tight end the Buccaneers keep on the field most often," with receiving skills that "many draft analysts" believe exceed his college usage and the fact that he's "already considered an above-average and very willing blocker." Smith goes on to say that there might not be a "single clear answer" and that the Bucs could just blend Otton, fellow rookie Ko Kieft, vet Cameron Brate and perhaps 1 more player. Otton is primarily a name to know for dynasty usage, but this also serves as a reminder to temper fantasy expectations for Brate. He's likely the team's best receiving bet at the position with Gronk gone. But Brate has also played less than 40% of Tampa Bay snaps in 3 straight years. Just 2 of those included Gronkowski, and he missed 5 games in 2021.

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