Ben Tate 33 | Running Back

Minnesota Vikings

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Mon. Dec 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Tate had five carries for eight yards in Sunday's loss to Detroit. Impact: Tate had 13 snaps on offense, compared to 45 for Matt Asiata and 11 for Joe Banyard. Tate continues to have a small backup role, and that likely won't change the final two weeks.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Dec 8, 2014
News: Coach Mike Zimmer said he'd like to get Tate more carries this week. "I think Matt [Asiata] probably had a few too many carries," Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We'd like to get Ben a few more carries this week as well, and so we'll see. Sometimes you just get in the flow of games and things happen." Impact: Tate has had eight carries in his first two games with the Vikings. Asiata, who will remain the starter with Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve with a back injury, had 19 carries last week compared to Tate's five carries. While we could see Tate getting a few more carries, it doesn't sound like there will be a major shift in the workload.(RotoWire, )
Dec 7, 2014
News: Tate had three carries for 15 yards in Sunday's overtime win over the Jets. Impact: While Tate finished with more touches than fellow backup Joe Banyard (one carry for nine rushing yards and one catch for 12 receiving yards), Matt Asiata dominated the touches out of the backfield, rushing 19 times for 54 yards and catching three passes for 10 receiving yards. Tate's fantasy upside is very limited as long as Asiata is healthy, especially in Week 15 against a Lions defense allowing the fewest rushing yards per game in the NFL this season.(RotoWire, )
Dec 7, 2014
News: Tate will likely split backup carries with Joe Banyard on Sunday against the Jets, as Matt Asiata is listed as the starter, according to Impact: With limited touches against a Jets defense allowing the third-fewest rushing yards per game this season, Tate remains a fairly weak fantasy option.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Dec 6, 2014
News: With Jerick McKinnon out for a second consecutive game this week against the Jets due to a back injury, head coach Mike Zimmer said he plans to use the same approach at running back as last week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Tate had just five carries for 15 yards last week. Impact: It looks like Matt Asiata will start and get the bulk of carries with Tate having a minor backup role. Joe Banyard will also be in the mix, but he got just two carries last week.(RotoWire, )
Ben Tate
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 220  Age: 26
Born: 8/21/1988, Newark, Maryland
College: Auburn
NFL Experience: 5th season
Drafted: 2010 - Rd 2
(58th overall by the Texans)
Salary: $1,000,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury