Gronk is looking to make another return this season when a bad back took him out again a few weeks ago after a rib injury. At this point of the season, don't expect the Bucs to rush him if he's not completely ready to go, and despite a couple of unexpected losses in a row. If Gronk can't go, Brate and Howard could eat up those targets but they haven't been fantasy trust-worthy as of late. We'll know when the inactives come out later before kickoff.
TB TE Cameron Brate - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 at Philadelphia Eagles
No one on the Bucs has directly replaced Rob Gronkowski at tight end. The Bucs gave Cameron Brate just one target last week, which he caught for 12 yards. Tampa also got O.J. Howard more involved, giving him three targets which he turned into a 2-19 stat line. Brate isn't much more than a desperation play at tight end this week. He faces an Eagles defense that's allowed a league-high four touchdowns to tight ends this season, so you'd basically be starting Brate with the hopes he'd find the endzone.