Charles Clay, TE, Bills
|TE - #29||166.28||BUF||Questionable||4 years||26||6'3||255||@C42Clay|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Oct-08-2015 by Shawn Childs
UPDATE (10/8): Charles Clay is red-hot right now. Over his last three games, he has 17 receptions for 213 yards and two scores. Those are solid TE1 numbers. At this point, he's a safe start until the wheels fall off. Clay seems to have developed quite the chemistry with QB Tyrod Taylor.
Fantasy football is such a tough game due to injuries. Clay is the perfect example of a player who fell short of expectations because of a health issue. He sustained a knee injury early last season, which led to him catching just 22 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown over the first seven games. Charles also missed two games later in the year due to a hamstring strain. However, he appeared to be healthy in Weeks 16 and 17 when he caught a collective total of 12 balls for 173 yards on 17 targets. He finished 15th among tight ends in PPR leagues after rankings eighth in 2013 when he tallied 69 catches for 759 yards and six TDs. Last year, the Bills completed 69 passes for 705 yards and two TDs to their tight ends. This year, Clay will be no better than the fourth option in this passing game, trailing Watkins, Harvin and either McCoy or Jackson. He will probably finish just outside of the top 12 in TE scoring.
SCOUT Fantasy: 6. Charles Clay could be Buffalo's best TE going all the way back to the Pete Metzelaars' years back in the late 80s and early 90s. That's assuming he lives up to the hype and his contract. What does an option like Clay over the middle do for this offense that was lacking previously?
Talbot: Buffalo's previous coaching regimes really haven't utilized the tight end position. It's exciting to get an offensive coordinator like Greg Roman who wants to use the position. Clay gives the Bills another terrific weapon in the passing game and he's an underrated run blocker. He gives the Bills a YAC option at tight end, something Scott Chandler really wasn't known for. Clay has the athleticism to beat linebackers on a consistent basis and his play could alter the personnel that opposing defenses put on the field. That could really open things up in the run game.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/13 - Bills TE Charles Clay had his knee drained 'at least six times last season'
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2014 Mock Draft Results
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July 14, 2014
|10.11||DLF - So a third TE and the second in two rounds? Yeah, went this route for the main reason being my first TEs have the same bye but also because Clay still hasn't realized his full potential. I look for him to continue to grow next season and become a huge weapon for Miami.|
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