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Charles Clay | Tight End | #85

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: Tulsa
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (174) / MIA
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Charles Clay caught 3-of-5 targets for 15 yards in the Bills' Wild Card loss to the Jaguars.
Clay briefly checked out with a hamstring issue, but was back after a few plays. Clay's 558 yards this season were his most as a Bill, though just six more than he posted in 2016 and 30 more than 2015. Although always battling through knee issues, Clay has been a perfectly fine pass-catching tight end, but hardly befitting of the five-year, $38 million contract it took to lure him away from the Dolphins. With the Bills needing to comprehensively overhaul their passing attack, Clay's release would clear $4.5 million in cap space if designated a post-June 1 cut. It's not a guarantee, but probably something new(ish) GM Brandon Beane will consider. Jan 7 - 4:53 PM

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Charles Clay snared six-of-eight targets for 64 yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Clay finished the regular season on a nine-game touchdown drought. He obliterated Denver for a season-best 112 yards in Week 4 but so far that's been his only true blow-up game. Even at a thin fantasy position, Clay remains little more than a back-end streamer. We'll see how he fares in his postseason debut next week against the Jaguars.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:40:00 PM

Charles Clay hauled in 4-of-10 targets for 37 yards in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

It was a disappointing performance from the tight end, who dropped a touchdown which would have given the Bills a lead heading into halftime. He was able to get loose for a 15-yard catch after the break, but that was about it. Clay should be in for a better game next week against the Dolphins -- he always seems to do well against his former team.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Charles Clay caught 5-of-9 passes for 68 yards in Week 15 against Miami.

Clay led Buffalo in both receiving and targets. This was his best game since Week 12, when he went for 60 yards against the Chiefs. With Kelvin Benjamin playing at less than 100 percent, Clay is a streaming option for a Week 16 matchup with the Patriots.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Charles Clay caught 2-of-5 targets for 11 yards in Week 14 against the Colts.

Even with Kelvin Benjamin leaving with a knee injury, Clay was a non-factor. Buffalo was forced to abandon the pass after losing Nathan Peterman in the third quarter. With Buffalo's quarterback situation up in the air, Clay should be avoided against Miami in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 05:00:00 PM

Charles Clay (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

Clay rarely practices on Wednesdays, but he is usually ready to go once the weekend rolls around. It looks like he is following that same path this week. Clay will be just a floor-play TE2 even in a good matchup against the Colts.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Charles Clay (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

He was initially supposed to be limited, so it raises the eyebrows a bit. Clay doesn't practice much ever during the week. The Bills are loaded with a bunch of injury-prone pass-catchers, from Clay to Jordan Matthews (knee, I.R.) to Kelvin Benjamin (knee). Clay might be a goner come the offseason.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 02:40:00 PM

Charles Clay caught 3-of-3 targets for 20 yards in the Bills' Week 13 loss to the Patriots.

Clay could have had a bigger day, but had a 23-yard catch called back by penalty. With Tyrod Taylor (knee) seemingly likely to miss Week 14, Clay will be more uncertain than usual as a TE2.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 13 against the Patriots.

He should get the green light despite being limited at practice this week. Coming off one of his better games of the season (four catches for 60 yards at Kansas City), Clay has some appeal as a tight end streamer Sunday in a game where Buffalo will likely be forced to air it out in the second half.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 02:50:00 PM

Charles Clay caught four passes for 60 yards in Week 12 against Kansas City.

Clay got half his production on a 33-yard catch in the second half. He led Buffalo in receiving, but his upside is limited in a run-heavy offense. Clay could see his targets decline if Kelvin Benjamin returns next week.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:50:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Charles Clay (questionable, knee) is expected to play Week 12 against the Chiefs.

Jordan Matthews (knee) and Deonte Thompson (ankle) should also be available. Clay could be in for a bigger workload this week with Kelvin Benjamin (knee) out, though he remains little more than a feast-or-famine TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 07:59:00 AM

Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 12 against the Chiefs.

Clay is always dealing with some sort of nagging injury, though there's not much concern about his status for Sunday's game in Kansas City. He's really only had one good game this year (it came against the Falcons in Week 4) and won't be more than a mid-range TE2 against the Chiefs.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 01:15:00 PM

Charles Clay caught 3-of-4 targets for 27 yards in the Bills' Week 11 loss to the Chargers.

Clay had a two-yard touchdown negated on an OPI penalty, and then he dropped a 12-yard score on the very next play. Tyrod Taylor went to LeSean McCoy on the play after that, and the two sealed the deal. Clay has dropped a bunch of passes this year and is nothing more than a low-upside TE1/2.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is active for Week 11 against the Chargers.

As expected. Clay will be a middling TE2 in a difficult spot and fighting for targets.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 02:36:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Bills coach Sean McDermott is "optimistic" Charles Clay (questionable, knee) and Jordan Matthews (questionable, knee) will play Week 11 against the Chargers.

He and Matthews will be game-time decisions, though the early indication is that both will be ready for Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff in Los Angeles. Clay looked rusty in his return from knee surgery last week, delivering just two catches for 13 yards in a blowout loss to New Orleans. He'll be little more than a last-gasp TE2 if he suits up.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 08:31:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2Nathan Peterman
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Marcus Murphy
3Aaron Green
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Marcus Murphy
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Marcus Murphy
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Andre Holmes
3Malachi Dupre
WR21Zay Jones
2Rod Streater
3Brandon Reilly
4Quan Bray
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Khari Lee
5Jason Croom
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Dion Dawkins
3De'Ondre Wesley
LG1Richie Incognito
2Ryan Groy
C1Eric Wood
2Adam Redmond
RG1Vlad Ducasse
2John Miller
RT1Jordan Mills
2Conor McDermott
3Josh James
K1Stephen Hauschka