No targets over 18 snaps
Brate logged 18 snaps from scrimmage but did not see a target in the Buccaneers' 31-29 win over the Cowboys on Thursday night.
The veteran tight end was a source of some sneaky fantasy value at times in 2020 after O.J. Howard went down with a torn Achilles in Week 4, but with the latter now healthy and Rob Gronkowski seemingly back to prior form, there may be sparse opportunity for Brate to make an impact as a receiver in 2021. One confounding stat from Week 1 is that Howard actually logged 12 fewer offensive snaps from Brate, but it's a virtual certainty the former will eventually have a more consistent role in the air attack as the season unfolds.
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Pierre-Paul, who didn't practice Wednesday, recently received a second opinion on his injured shoulder and was recommended to rest for the Buccaneers' Week 3 game against the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Johnson secured one of two targets for five yards across 17 snaps from scrimmage during the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Miller, who did not draw a target over 12 snaps from scrimmage in a Week 2 win over the Falcons, could be set for a bigger role in Week 3 against the Rams after Antonio Brown was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Howard secured his only target for 21 yards while logging 11 snaps from scrimmage in Sunday's 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
The Buccaneers placed Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday after he tested positive for the virus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Head coach Bruce Arians said that Pierre-Paul (shoulder) was held out of Wednesday's practice and is considered day-to-day, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
The Buccaneers placed Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, and he'll now need to test negative for the virus 24 hours apart to be eligible for Sunday's game at Los Angeles, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brown brought in one of three targets for 17 yards in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Jones rushed six times for 27 yards and secured one of three targets for nine yards in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Fournette rushed 11 times for 52 yards and secured all four targets for 24 yards in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.