Tate finishes the season with 771 yards on 181 carries and four touchdowns rushing and 34 catches for 140 yards receiving. He might have played his last game for the Texans as free agency is calling.
As happened last week at Jacksonville and has continued to happen throughout the
It was the seventh time in eight games that he went without a touchdown. The one exception during that stretch was a three-touchdown effort against the Patriots.
Tate is clearly still the team's primary backfield option. No one else got more than four carries in Week 15. He'll hope for the rest of the offense to hold up its end of the bargain Week 16 against the Broncos.
Coming off a three-touchdown, 102-yard effort against New England in Week 13,
The Colts rank 29th against the run, allowing 130.6 yards per game. They gave up 147 yards and two touchdowns on a combined 29 carries to the Bengals' Giovani Bernard and BenJarvus Green-Ellis last week. Tate didn't score a touchdown against them in Week 9, but he was at least a consistent part of the offense, picking up 81 yards on 22 carries.
Of the CBSSports.com Fantasy Football analysts, Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both like Tate's chances for a rebound this week, ranking him in their top 15 at running back. Nathan Zegura is a little more cautious, ranking him 21st.
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