Charles Clay, TE, Bills
|TE - #25||235.67||BUF||Probable||5 years||27||6'3||255||@C42Clay|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Clay scored his first TD since Week 3 vs. the Texans last week. He finished with four catches for 66 yards on seven targets. Over the last eight games he has four games with three catches or less and eight games with fewer than 70 yards receiving. He is averaging 6.3 targets per game. The Eagles are 6th in the league in TE Fantasy defense, with no team scoring over 18 Fantasy points. TEs have three TDs vs. Philly. More steady than explosive with some failure risk.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Clay hasn't scored a TD since Week 3 (two TDs on the year). Over his last seven games he has 25 catches for 198 yards on 39 targets. On the year he is averaging 6.2 targets per game, with one 100-yard receiving game. Houston ranks 5th in the league in TE Fantasy defense, with eight teams scoring fewer than 14 Fantasy points. TEs only have one TD in the last 10 games vs. the Texans, with two teams being shutout at the position. Clay has talent, but he isn't a big part of the offense and has a tough matchup.
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.
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|15.04||Scout Fantasy - @CoolCutter21 - Clay is my backup TE in just about every league. You can get him as late as you want and he's going to be utilized. The Bills gave him an unnecessarily large contract and their awful QBs will need to rely on him. (Comments Added Mon Aug 3 9:39:46 p.m. ET|
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