Ben Tate to be a three-down running back?

Especially with Josh Gordon's full-year suspension upheld by the NFL, the Cleveland Browns should rank near the top in the league in rush attempts.

Free-agent addition Ben Tate should handle the majority of the early-down carries and coach Mike Pettine said that he would be comfortable with him playing on third down as well, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

If Tate can stay healthy, he should have a huge season. That said, Tate has struggled with durability. Primarily as a backup to Arian Foster in Houston, Tate has played only 40 games in four seasons.

Third-round rookie Terrance West has struggled in the preseason, but he was a prolific rusher at Towson and he would benefit the most if/when Tate misses time. That said, undrafted rookie free agent Isaiah Crowell possesses a ton of talent as well. As a former five-star recruit out of high school, it's Crowell's character, not his talent, that led to his dismissal from the Georgia Bulldogs program and his undrafted status.

Tate is my 24th-ranked fantasy running back for the 2014 season.

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