TE - FA
Week 17 Outlook
Clay Harbor plays increased role against Washington
Clay Harbor hauled in both of his targets for 16 yards on Sunday.
With dynamic young tight end Eric Ebron out, the Lions haven't been targeting this position much in the passing game, but Harbor actually functioned as QB Matt Stafford's first read on a couple of plays in Detroit's game against Washington. Harbor won't be lighting up the stat sheet anytime soon, but he is taking on a more significant role as he spends more time with the Lions.
Clay Harbor catches one pass against Rams
Clay Harbor secured his only target Sunday afternoon for 3 yards.
Harbor was signed just recently by Detroit to shore up their injury-riddled tight end position and hasn't had much of an opportunity to develop rapport with quarterback Matt Stafford or become an integral part of the teams' offensive game plan. Until Eric Ebron returns from injury, even the most desperate fantasy players should look to other teams for bye-week fill-ins at the position.
Clay Harbor in line for multiple roles in New England
Adam Kurkjian of the Boston Herald believes New England Patriots tight end Clay Harbor could play multiple roles under Bill Belichick this year.
Signed to a two-year, $3 million deal this offseason, Harbor projects as a FB/TE hybrid. Whatever roles he plays, one role he is unlikely to land is that of fantasy contributor. Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett are far ahead of him in the target pecking order, making him only a worthwhile add should one of them succumb to injury.
Clay Harbor signs with Patriots
Patriots signed TE Clay Harbor, formerly of the Jaguars. Harbor made three starts filling in for Julius Thomas last year, but spent most of the season as Jacksonville's No. 3 tight end.
More than likely Harbor will also be the No. 3 tight end for the Patriots. If Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett can stay healthy this year there will not be many targets for Harbor. But if one of them was to go down, Harbor might have fantasy relevance.
Clay Harbor has a quiet week against the Colts
Clay Harbor had four receptions on six targets for 31 yards against Indianapolis on Sunday.
The TE position has not been very productive for fantasy regardless of who gets the receptions, and Harbor felt that this week. Harbor isn't going to get enough yardage to be fantasy relevant, and so is dependent on touchdowns, which the Jaguars offense is having a tough time generating. Leave him on the wire in all fantasy formats.
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