Charles Clay

Charles Clay

TE - BUF
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 255 lbsAge: 28College: TulsaDrafted: #174 (6th Rd. by Miami)

Week 15 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) TE #16
Projection 4.9 pts

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34%
 
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40%
 
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Charles Clay catches two passes in the snow

Charles Clay caught two passes for 11 yards Sunday in Buffalo's snowy overtime victory over Indianapolis. He was targeted five times.

Fantasy Impact

The lake-effect snow squall that dumped a foot of snow on the field rendered both teams' passing games virtually non-existent, so no fantasy production should have been expected. The good news is he got a third of the Bills' targets, but his numbers have not been fantasy starter-worthy since he returned from a torn meniscus (14 catches, 120 yards, no touchdowns in four games before Sunday). He cannot be trusted in the fantasy playoffs, especially with multiple injuries now among the Bills' quarterbacks.

Keith Kraska2 days ago
Charles Clay returns to practice Thursday

Charles Clay (knee) returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

He should be able to suit up Sunday against Indianapolis. The Colts are a good matchup, but reasons to be wary of Clay include his low usage in four games since his return from his knee injury (just 3.5 targets per game), the uncertain health of Tyrod Taylor's knee, and the expected return of Kelvin Benjamin. Clay is a borderline TE1 in 12-team leagues.

Keith Kraska6 days ago
Charles Clay doesn't practice Wednesday

Bills tight end Charles Clay didn't practice Wednesday because of his knee injury, coach Sean McDermott said. He was initially expected to be limited.

Fantasy Impact

In Sunday's loss to New England, Clay played 44 snaps, or 66 percent, about the same as the previous week, but he got just three targets. His usage since his return from a torn meniscus has been nowhere near what it was early in the season, when he got six or more targets in three of the first four games. If the injury is bothering him again, that puts a further damper on an outlook that is already handicapped by Buffalo's dysfunctional passing game. Fantasy owners would not be blamed if they dropped him.

Keith Kraska7 days ago
Charles Clay catches three passes for 20 yards

Charles Clay caught all three of his targets for 20 yards in the Bills' loss Sunday to the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Impact

He also had a 23-yard catch erased by a penalty. It was disappointing usage, as 28 of Buffalo's 34 passes targeted wide receivers and running backs. Buffalo faces Indianapolis next, and the Colts are a favorable opponent, but fantasy owners starting the playoffs should avoid Buffalo's dysfunctional passing game. Clay is a fringe TE1, and two things could make him unstartable: Kelvin Benjamin's potential return from injury, and the scary thought of Nathan Peterman starting for injured Tyrod Taylor.

Keith Kraska1 week ago
Charles Clay active for Week 13

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) is officially active for Week 13.

Fantasy Impact

Although Clay is still dealing with his lingering knee injury, he will play in Sunday's matchup against New England. With Kelvin Benjamin out, expect Clay to see a respectable target-share in a plus matchup. He has back-end TE1 upside for Week 13.