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TE Charles Clay - Buffalo Bills

6-3, 245Born: 2-12-1989College: TulsaDrafted: Round 6

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Summary

When the Buffalo Bills signed Charles Clay, they made him the highest paid tight end in the NFL over the next two years. That means they will use him early and often. The problem is, being on the field and being used doesn't mean he'll have a ton of yards and catches. Bills head coach Rex Ryan wants to run the ball a lot to help overcome a shaky quarterback situation, which means Clay could be doing a lot of blocking. When he does line up more as a 'move' tight end than an 'in-line' tight end, he has to deal with the fact that those shaky quarterbacks aren't all that great as well as the fact that he is, at best, third in line for targets behind Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin, and perhaps Robert Woods. While Clay can line up in multiple spots, he's attached himself to an offense which just isn't going to be a passing powerhouse, and that limits his numbers. At the end of the day, he might be capable of quite a bit, but he won't show us in this offense, and isn't someone to grab before the later rounds of your draft, if at all. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 22, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 21, 22, 22, 23, 23, 25, 28, 29, 36
TE Redraft PPR - 22, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 18, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 25, 29, 29, 36
Overall Redraft PPR - 101, 52
TE Dynasty - 23, 15, 18, 21, 25, 27, 36

Stats and Projections

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2012 MIA 14 18 212 2
2013 MIA 16 69 759 6
2014 MIA 14 58 605 3
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 50 * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 52 * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 49 * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 49 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 184
TE: 22
Overall-PPR: 184
TE-PPR: 24

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Latest News

Bills | Charles Clay leaves practice (Tue Aug 25, 06:29 PM) - Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 25, with a right knee injury. Afterwards, Clay said he is fine and that he was pulled out for precautionary reasons.

Our View: With all the injuries across the NFL this preseason, the Bills are wise to be careful with Clay. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, his quarterback situation is brutal and his new head coach (former Jets coach Rex Ryan) plans on running the ball a ton. That limits Clay's upside and makes him no better than a mid-range TE2.
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