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Cameron Brate Injury Update is Good News for Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV

Max Staley
Cameron Brate injury update is good news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
Cameron Brate injury update is good news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' tight end Cameron Brate has been one of the breakout stars of the team's Super Bowl run. Playing in all three postseason games, Brate has averaged 49.7 receiving yards per game while seeing a healthy 5.3 targets per game.

Somewhat surprisingly, he showed up on the Bucs' injury report with a back issue this week, which cast some doubt on his availability for Super Bowl LV. But thankfully, it appears as if Brate will be good to go on Sunday.

Brate was limited in a mid-week practice, but the Bucs were reportedly just being cautious with their tight end. It doesn't sound like this back injury is severe enough to keep him out of the big game.

Cameron Brate Fantasy

Looking like he's healthy enough to play, Brate could be a nice outside-of-the-box value in fantasy for the Super Bowl. He's only $7,000 on FanDuel, so he's a great option to fill out a roster if you spend big for stars like Patrick Mahomes ($16,500), Travis Kelce ($14,500) or Leonard Fournette ($12,500).

He's also $500 more expensive than his fellow Bucs' TE Rob Gronkowski, but he's been the far more productive option of the two recently. Gronk has just 2 catches for 43 yards in the postseason, while Brate has tallied 149 receiving yards with 1 TD in that time.

Likely to be at or near full health come Sunday, Brate is a nice option to fill out the end of your lineup this week.

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