TE Charles Clay - Buffalo Bills
|6-3, 245||Born: 2-12-1989||College: Tulsa||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2011|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Charles Clay's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 14 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay had a quiet game against the New York Jets, managing only a short reception for 6 yards. Clay also had a drop on an open crossing route that could have been a big gain. He was also targeted deep down the seam on a ball that was overthrown but drew an illegal contact penalty on the play. Clay will look to bounce back next week against Detroit.
2018 Week 13 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay had a quiet game against Miami outside of the last offensive play for Buffalo. Clay was the intended target on a Josh Allen scramble where Clay was wide open in the end zone. Allen threw the ball across the body while on the run and underthrew Clay. While working back to the ball, Clay dove for the pass instead of running to catch it, and the ball went through his hands. Clay is minimally involved in the offense of late and struggles to distinguish himself on the field.
2018 Week 9 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay exited the game with a hamstring injury and was not targeted. Logan Thomas stepped up in his absence, but Clay will look to return next week against the Jets.
2018 Week 8 vs NE (6 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Clay saw a season-high six targets against New England, but struggled to make an impact. A well-designed fleaflicker target early in the game was wasted due to a poor throw from Derek Anderson. Clay's most notable individual play came on a low snare of a pass on a quick out route. Clay padded his total in garbage time with yards-after-catch. While the clear starter, Clay is averaging less than 10 yards-per-catch and has yet to find the end zone this season.
2018 Week 7 vs IND (5 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay had a catch across the middle where he lost a fumble. He was also targeted on a deep route along the perimeter, but the throw was off target. Clay remains a short area option in the Buffalo offense on low volume.
2018 Week 6 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay was used in multiple RPO plays and was used in the slot for a reception but continues to see only short area targets. Clay has shown the ability to make big plays but is not aided by Josh Allen's ball placements. Clay has had multiple opportunities in recent weeks to run after the catch but was forced to adjust to an inaccurate throw from Allen. Like the rest of the offense, Clay's upside is severely limited with the rudimentary game plan and the poor throws from Allen.
2018 Week 5 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay was only targeted once against Tennessee on a crossing route off play action. Clay was able to get behind the linebackers on a good play action fake by Josh Allen. Clay has become an ancillary option in a low volume passing attack.
2018 Week 4 vs GB (6 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay saw his largest involvement of the season. Clay was involved early, catching multiple third down conversions early in the game. Clay was able to show elusiveness on a run after a catch for a long gain of 17 yards.
2018 Week 3 vs MIN (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay caught two early passes, including a tight end screen. Clay is not getting a lot of opportunities in the passing game, because of low passing volume and additional usage of Jason Croom in the passing game.
2018 Week 2 vs LAC (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay had a better day against the Chargers, but still lacks for volume. Clay had a 21 yard catch and had a deep target on a play action pass, but the Buffalo offense is too inconsistent while attempting to get Logan Thomas and Jason Croom involved for Clay to see consistent enough usage for fantasy production at this point in Josh Allen's career.
2018 Week 1 vs BAL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Charles Clay was held without a catch on two targets. The offense was a putrid display and Clay was no different.
Latest NewsBills | Charles Clay likely a goner (Wed Jan 9, 09:06 PM) - Buallo Bills TE Charles Clay, who has one year to go on his five-year, $38 million contract, 'almost surely' will be gone from the team when the 2019 league year begins in March. Our View: No surprise here. Clay is a talented player but he has struggled with injuries for years. He carries a cap hit of $9 million, which would be sixth among tight ends next season, but if he were to be cut, that number would be cut in half, with the Bills saving $4.5 million in both real cash and cap space.
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