Coach Mike Zimmer said he's looking for Tate and Joe Banyard to get more carries in Sunday's game at Detroit. Since being picked up on waivers Nov. 19 from Cleveland, Tate has just eight attempts for 30 yards.
In last week's 30-24 overtime victory over the New York Jets, Tate carried five times for 15 yards. Matt Asiata started the game and had 14 attempts for 52 yards, and Banyard finished with two carries for eight yards.
"(Banyard will) probably get some more carries," Zimmer said. "I think Matt probably had a few too many carries. We'd like to get Ben a few more carries this week.
This doesn't sound good for Asiata, who has been a RB3/flex type simply due to a relatively heavy workload of 18-22 touches in the past two weeks. Now it sounds like Zimmer would like his workload scaled back.