Charles Clay
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By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 5:26pm EDT

Charles Clay had his first game in which he made a positive impact in the passing game. He caught 4 passes for 58 yards and an TD and he looked quicker than usual as the Dolphins abused the linebackers of the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: If Clay has moved past his pesky injury he has favorable matchups upcoming that the Dolphins should target. However until he shows that he is capable of this on a weekly basis he will be a risky boom or bust TE.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Fri, Oct 10th 3:57am EDT

TE Charles Clay has practiced all week without any limitations. He's been bothered by a knee injury that has hindered him since the preseason. The brace he's been wearing recently hasn't really helped him with his game performance. Clay's longest reception for the year is 24 yards. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins just enjoyed a bye week. Owners with a deep bench may want to pluck Clay off the waiver wire before the Green Bay game and cross their fingers to see how much the time off has helped him heal. If he appears to be "new and improved" then the aforementioned early bird shoppers will look really smart, and at the very least have a capable bye week replacement for their TE1.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 10:02pm EDT

Clay was only able to get 2 catches for 32 yards. Clay has yet to make an impact so far and has been dealing with a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact: As long Clay fails to be a deep seam threat he holds very little value. The bye week should hopefully help Clay get back to form as a low end TE1 but until he shows something he can't be trusted as a TE starter.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 11:31pm EDT

Charles Clay led the Dolphins in receptions with a career high of seven for 31 yards in Week 2. He also tied Mike Wallace for a team-high 8 targets. Unfortunately, he was hampered by his knee injury and spent time on the sideline with trainers. He played the latter part of the game at Buffalo wearing a brace. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Full-point PPR players could offer up a weak smile, but that's about it. Clay was obviously bothered by his knee, and injured knees don't get better while a player continues to force the issue - even with a brace. There are better fantasy options.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 1:32am EDT

Clay made one catch for 18 yards for a third-down conversion, during the opening drive. Clay had missed two previous preseason games tending to a knee injury. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The running theme when describing the integral parts of the Miami offense is: How well and how quickly will the offense acclimate to Lazor's new scheme? Clay may prove to be the most versatile player in this offense, and a sneaky PPR play.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 5:49pm EDT

As noted earlier: Palm Beach Post… (Charles) Clay has been out two weeks with a knee injury after reportedly re-tweaking it following a recent scope. Coach Joe Philbin today (8/14) said he didn’t know if Clay would be ready for the start of the regular season. “He’s day-to-day,” Philbin said. “We’ll see how it goes.”” (Source: Palm Beach Post )

Fantasy Impact: “Big Play Clay” is looking to build on last season’s 69/759/6 bottom line and this “re-tweaking” setback is somewhat worrisome. When deciding who I am going to draft as my starting TE, I can comfortably pass on Clay at this point. He still holds value for all the reasons we love him, but only at the right price. While I am confident he will return at some point, I would wait to draft my backup TE till late in the game.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 12:49pm EDT

Joe Philbin said today that he was unsure whether or not Clay would be ready by the start of the regular season. According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, Clay re-tweaked his knee after a recent scope. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

Fantasy Impact: Clay is a major part of the Dolphins offense, he is the only tight end on the roster who can stretch the field and be a threat in the passing game. After a huge improvement last year, it seemed that he was on track to improve in the new offense. This setback shouldn't affect his value too much, but does need to be monitored as it could linger through the beginning of the season.

Breaking Football | Oct 24th
Got it going last week and its the Jags, so certainly worth a shot.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 22nd
Jacksonville is just 27th against fantasy tight ends, Clay has some TE2 upside in the favorable matchup.
RotoBaller | Oct 21st
BALLER MOVE:  Stream in 12+ team leagues in Week 8 37% owned in Fleaflicker ANALYSIS: Charles Clay has a nice a matchup versus the Jacksonville Jaguars who have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to opposing TEs. Clay, who is coming off a solid game versus Chicago, (4 catches, 58 yards and 1 TD) will look to build momentum […]
RotoBaller | Oct 1st
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues as a Backup Owned in 45% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Charles Clay was widely considered one of the preseason fantasy football sleepers among tight ends, but has yet to produce at any kind of level through the first four weeks of the season. Ryan Tannehill has targeted his tight end just 22 […]
ESPN | Sep 10th
Need tight end help in Week 2? Christopher Harris explains how Charles Clay can assist.