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Charles Clay | Tight End

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: Tulsa
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NFL sources told ESPN's Field Yates that Charles Clay is among the biggest "offensive nightmare matchups."
There's a bit of hyperbole going on here as Clay is joined on Yates' list by the likes of Calvin Johnson, Jimmy Graham, Adrian Peterson, Rob Gronkowski etc. But it speaks to the underrated real-life value Clay brings to the Dolphins as a versatile pass-catcher (69-759-6 last season), blocker and situational ball carrier. However, fantasy owners should be wary of a statistical regression as new OC Bill Lazor focuses more on the run game and getting Mike Wallace involved. Jul 16 - 9:51 AM

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The Dolphins are considering a contract extension for TE Charles Clay.

Clay is coming off a career-best 69/759/6 line. A Jeff Ireland sixth-round pick, Clay has no ties to new GM Dennis Hickey, but is expected to be in Miami's long-term plans. The Dolphins have a history of letting players reach free agency, so there's still a chance Clay plays out his rookie deal without a new contract.
Apr 18 - 5:29 PM

ESPN Dolphins blogger James Walker considers TE Charles Clay a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.

A 2011 sixth-round pick, Clay is set to make only $645,000 in the final year of his rookie deal. The Dolphins may not want to risk losing Clay to free agency, so he could be extended this offseason. Clay graded out as a top-10 receiving tight end by Pro Football Focus and is expected to be part of Miami's long-term plans.
Feb 8 - 7:03 PM

Charles Clay caught four passes for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Clay secured four of the six passes thrown his way, but dropped his lone red-zone target. He also failed to convert on a critical fourth-and-inches carry in the third quarter. Despite the down game, Clay still managed to put together a nice breakout season -- finishing with 69 receptions, 763 yards, and six touchdowns. He'll be on the TE1 radar in 2014 fantasy drafts.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:39:00 PM

Charles Clay caught four passes for 32 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss at Buffalo.

It was a brutal day for the entire Dolphins offense as they couldn't protect Ryan Tannehill at all. So Clay ends up with a total of five catches for 38 yards and no touchdowns between Weeks 15 and 16, burying owners who had ridden him as a low-end TE1 all year long. That's the risk in relying on a player who doesn't have much juice after the catch and plays in an inconsistent offense.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Charles Clay caught one pass for six yards in Miami's Week 15 win over the Patriots.

Clay was targeted only twice, and out-produced by Michael Egnew. It was a baffling day against a Patriots' linebacker corps that's struggled in coverage this season, but OC Mike Sherman likely won't be asked about it after a win. Fantasy owners have to shake off the dud heading into the final week of the playoffs. Clay entered Week 15 as fantasy's No. 7 tight end on the season. He'll be a mid-range to low-end TE1 against the Bills.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Charles Clay caught seven passes for 97 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 14 win at Pittsburgh.

Clay went toe-to-toe with Troy Polamalu and won. His first touchdown came on a goal-line play in which he started inside, blocked and then leaked out for an easy 6-yarder. His second score came on a simple out pattern in which he pulled a Houdini on two tacklers and coasted up the sideline for a 12-yard score. The red-hot Clay will be a TE1 candidate in the Week 15 game against the Patriots. He has 14 catches, 177 yards and two touchdowns across the last two weeks and is now averaging 52.1 yards per game on the season.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 06:25:00 PM

Charles Clay had seven catches for 80 yards in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Jets.

The Jets struggled to contain Clay in the short passing game and he beat them multiple times over the middle of the field. His 10 targets were behind only Brian Hartline and he was heavily involved in the red-zone, even getting a goal-line carry in the second quarter. Clay has 53 receptions, 581 yards, and four touchdowns through 12 games. He'll be a low-end TE1 in Week 14 against the Steelers.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Charles Clay caught four passes for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Panthers.

Clay tied for second on the team with seven targets, but Ryan Tannehill just missed him in the end zone once and he ran all his routes short. It's the fifth time in the last six games that Clay has been held under 40 receiving yards. He'll be a borderline TE1 against a Jets defense that gave up six catches for 79 yards to Ed Dickson/Dallas Clark Sunday.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:17:00 PM

Charles Clay caught six passes for 90 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers.

Clay was a beast. In the third quarter, he took a simple 5-yard out from Ryan Tannehill and somehow ran through/around roughly six Chargers defenders for a 39-yard score. You don't see many tight ends capable of that. Clay is an inconsistent box-score performer because of the Dolphins offensive issues, but he has TE1 talent. He'll be a borderline top-12 play against the Panthers in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 07:22:00 PM

Charles Clay caught four passes for 21 yards in Week 10 against the Bucs.

Clay saw eight passes come his direction. He and Ryan Tannehill were on different pages on one target, while Clay ended up dropping another. Clay also carried the ball twice for zero yards. Clay hasn't topped 37 yards receiving in four weeks and is starting to look more like a high-end TE2 than low-end TE1. The Dolphins will host the Chargers in Week 11.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:51:00 AM

Charles Clay had three catches for 22 yards in Thursday night's Week 9 win over the Bengals.

He added one carry for 13 yards. Clay was a non-factor in the passing game and targeted just three times by Ryan Tannehill. He's on pace for 64 catches, 726 yards, and six touchdowns this season and will be a low-end TE1 option for Week 10 against the Bucs.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 01:27:00 AM

Charles Clay caught five passes for 37 yards in the Dolphins' Week 8 loss to New England.

He also handled a short-yardage carry, gaining the required one yard for a first down. H-back Clay has been a swiss-army knife of sorts for the Dolphins this season, getting some usage as a fullback and lots more as a tight end. He'll be a low-end TE1 entering Thursday night's clash with the Bengals.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 06:20:00 PM

Charles Clay caught one pass for a seven-yard touchdown in Week 7 against the Bills.

Clay's reduced passing-game usage (three targets) happened after a bye week, but we're not sure whether it's a sign of things to come. Clay at least made his lone reception count. He'll remain on the back-end TE1 radar when the Dolphins visit New England in Week 8.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 05:51:00 PM

Charles Clay caught three passes for 52 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 5 loss to Baltimore.

Clay was targeted six times and continues to emerge as a legitimate option in the passing game. He's now scored a touchdown in back-to-back weeks and will be a borderline TE1 when the Dolphins come out of their bye in Week 7 against the Bills.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 06:06:00 PM

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2Knowshon Moreno
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3Rishard Matthews
4Matt Hazel
5Marcus Thigpen
WR21Brian Hartline
2Brandon Gibson
3Damian Williams
4Armon Binns
5Ryan Spadola
WR31Jarvis Landry
TE1Charles Clay
2Dion Sims
3Michael Egnew
4Arthur Lynch
5Gator Hoskins
K1Caleb Sturgis