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How to handle Cameron Brate injury heading into Super Bowl 2021

Cameron Brate is on the Buccaneers final injury report for Super Bowl 55. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting decisions.

Game status: Brate is ACTIVE for Super Bowl 55.

Game day update: Brate is listed as questionable, but is expected to play in the Super Bowl, per Adam Schefter.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate is listed as questionable on the official injury report for Super Bowl 55. He has a back injury. He was fine for Wednesday’s practice, but he was pulled from Thursday’s session with the ailment, leaving him listed as a limited participant that day. He did not practice on Friday. However, Adam Schefter reports that Brate is expected to suit up for Sunday’s big game.

Fantasy/betting impact: Cameron Brate (back)

Brate has taken over as the Bucs’ primary pass catching tight end in the playoffs. He had three catches on five targets with 19 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Championship game against the Packers. He’s got 11 catches, 149 yards, and a touchdown in three postseason games this year.

With Brate catching passes, the Bucs have moved Rob Gronkowski into a blocking role. However, he’s still seeing plenty of work, despite the team’s use of Brate in the red zone. If Brate is at all limited, Bucs quarterback Tom Brady could give his old teammate Gronk more looks. It’s worth monitoring the situation to get a sense of how Brate is feeling and whether or not the back injury will impact his play.