TE Dallas Clark - Free Agent
|6-3, 257||Born: 6-12-1979||College: Iowa||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2003|
2013 Week 1 vs DEN (12 / 7 / 87 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark needs to be upgraded as soon as possible as he is little more than a target black hole. Clark didn't stand out positively at all during the regular season opener. Clark looked sluggish, dropped passes, couldn't block anyone and fumbled the football. It is worth noting Clark was wide open in the end zone on Vonta Leach's touchdown, and the Ravens lack an outside receiving threat in the red zone. This means Clark could become the top red zone threat by default if he isn't replaced or benched. Later in the game Clark dropped an easy touchdown pass.
2013 Week 2 vs CLE (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark only got one target which he converted into a first down.
2013 Week 3 vs HOU (7 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark played a good game and provided Flacco with a solid second weapon for moving the chains. With Marlon Brown failing to get separation Flacco turned to Clark who was efficient and smart. Clark caught four passes and moved the chains on three of them. Clark still looked slow but he understands coverages and was a reliable player against the Texans.
2013 Week 4 vs BUF (9 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark is still slow and incompetent as a blocker. However, he and Flacco are starting to build chemistry. Clark has turned into a reliable chain moving pass catching option.
2013 Week 5 vs MIA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark was a non-factor in the passing game.
2013 Week 6 vs GB (6 / 4 / 81 / 1 rec)
Dallas Clark made the tough plays he hasn't previously for the Ravens. Clark had a big gain on a shallow cross that he turned up the sideline for a 30 yard gain. The Packers took poor angles and a missed tackle sprung Clark free. Clark beat man coverage and moved the chains on an out route run from the slot. Clark beat man coverage on a seam route and made a beautiful one handed catch for a touchdown. If Clark can continue to replace some of the lost production from Dennis Pitta it will be a huge boost to the Ravens' offense.
2013 Week 7 vs PIT (4 / 3 / 9 / 1 rec)
Dallas Clark wasn't heavily targeted but caught a touchdown late in the game.
2013 Week 9 vs CLE (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark had one catch for a first down on a broken play.
2013 Week 10 vs CIN (2 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Dallas Clark was barely involved in the offense. He had 2 targets the whole game. One was an early dropped pass. The other was a great improvisational play by him and Flacco for a touchdown.
2013 Week 11 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark made a catch early for a nice gain. Clark's next target was intercepted by Bostic as he ran down the seam. Bostic had perfect coverage on the play. Clark wasn't targeted again until 4th and 4 nearing the end of regulation when he made a great one handed catch and picked up the first down.
2012 Week 1 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 33 / 0 rec)
A lone catch by Dallas Clark on a sail route showed his soft hands and ability to find the soft spot vs. Cover-2, namely the deep outside. Although it was Clark's only catch in the game, he showed proficiency with his blocking and seemed comfortable. Tampa Bay will run a lot of 2TE sets if this game is anything to go by, so Clark may have back-up value in fantasy leagues, but it would be prudent to wait and see how the Bucs' offense develops over the next few weeks.
2012 Week 2 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark was the only weapon for the Bucs from the tight end position on Sunday and he only made an appearance in the final minutes of the 4th quarter. Clark was able to get behind the defense and make three catches in a row to try and help the Bucs get back into the game. Clark hauled in these passes over the middle of the field, taking advantage of soft zone coverage from the Giants and exploited the room to work with. Apart from this drive however, Clark was ignored by Freeman and never looked to make any other significant contribution. Freeman needed plays from his WR's and Clark didn't offer much in terms of big plays at his age.
2012 Week 3 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Clark caught one pass for no gain but was open a number of other times against Dallas. Unfortunately, quarterback Josh Freeman had terrible accuracy in week 3 and Clark was not able to record another catch.
2012 Week 4 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
The longtime Colt caught short passes and showed no threat after the catch against the Redskins. He is not utilized heavily in Tampa Bay's offense.
2012 Week 7 vs NO (6 / 5 / 51 / 1 rec)
Clark's first reception came underneath on third and 14 against off coverage. Clark was mostly anonymous for the game, before coming to life in the fourth quarter when he converted a fourth and 10 near the goalline before catching a touchdown in the back of the endzone despite being held by Curtis Lofton. Clark then converted a first and 10 on the Buccaneers' final drive before making a veteran move and getting out of bounds.
2012 Week 8 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Clark continues to be a valuable pass-catcher in the Tampa Bay offense. While his production is nowhere near his heyday years with Peyton Manning, he flashes his soft hands on a near-weekly basis. Clark nearly scored against Minnesota, taking a reception down to the 1-yard line. He converted another red zone reception into a first down as well. As an outlet target, Clark beat a linebacker in zone coverage with ease for a 15-yard gain. While not on many fantasy roster outside of deep tight end-premium leagues, Clark continues to be an efficient player on few opportunities in the twilight of his career.
2012 Week 9 vs OAK (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Clark dropped his first target over the middle of the field. Freeman hit him on the hands and he should have caught the ball for a first down. Clark came back late in the second quarter to make his first reception as the Buccaneers were in hurry up mode and he beat a linebacker across the middle of the field. Clark's most impressive reception went for 14 yards at the beginning of the third quarter when he broke outside and high pointed the football over a defender before sustaining control while falling out of bounds.
2012 Week 10 vs SD (1 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
Clark caught just one pass, but he made it count. He was wide open off of a play action fake along the goal line to RB Doug Martin, and QB Josh Freeman found him in the flat for the very easy walk-in score.
2012 Week 11 vs CAR (11 / 7 / 58 / 1 rec)
Dallas Clark appears to be having a miniature career revival in Tampa Bay. Clark had the decisive play in this contest, and made what was a difficult catch look surprisingly easy. The linebacker in coverage on Clark fell over on the overtime play, allowing him to slip to the outside. Freeman found him at the front pylon of the end zone and Clark, showing great awareness and footwork, tapped both feet in and reached the ball over the goal line. Besides the decisive touchdown, Clark was a safety blanket for Freeman and always showed soft hands on underneath patterns. Most of the time he was able to get open with ease; the pass rush simply did not allow Freeman enough time to find his targets on a consistent basis.
2012 Week 12 vs ATL (4 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Against single coverage, Clark ran a deep crossing route for his first reception when he sprinted away from a defender who was trailing him. Freeman hit him in stride. Clark's next reception came in the third quarter when he beat a defender by working back to the football on third and four. On a key third and eight, Clark caught a crossing route for a 20 yard gain. Clark caught a 10 yard pass wide open underneath with seconds left in the game.
2012 Week 13 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 21 / 1 rec)
Clark caught three passes on five targets; including a nice 11-yard TD catch in the first half. With Freeman booting right off play action, Clark ran a corner route. Freeman threw low and away from the coverage and Clark was able to get his hands under the toss to secure the TD catch. Clark also picked up eight yards on an out late in the game to get Tampa Bay into FG range.
2012 Week 14 vs PHI (5 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
There were many chances for Clark to have a good game. Clark started out the game with a horrible drop on a third down slant. It would have been an easy first down and moved the offense into field goal range. On two targets, the Freeman-Clark connection nearly resulted in an interception. Once was a miscommunication about the route, the other just a bad decision for Freeman to throw into tight coverage on third-and-long. Clark's best chance for a touchdown came on an end zone target on his final opportunity in the passing game. Freeman's pass was late and overthrown, giving the veteran tight end little chance to score this week.
2012 Week 15 vs NO (12 / 8 / 42 / 0 rec)
Clark was tied for the team lead in targets with 12, picking up eight catches with a long of 10 yards. Clark averaged a minute 5.3 yards a catch and was only targeted once ten yards beyond the line of scrimmage. After being targeted on Freeman's first INT, it was Clark who Freeman tried to hit deep down the middle just out of halftime. Looking like fly in molasses, Clark attempted a double move before trying to get down the seam. Freeman threw the jump ball, but Clark neither appeared ready nor able to make a play on the poorly thrown ball, leading to a second INT.
2012 Week 16 vs STL (7 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
A disappointing day for Clark, as the tight end was unable to separate from coverage. The tight end was able to catch two check downs in the 4th quarter, but didn't possess the speed or power to do much of anything after the catch. Clark did make one particularly nice catch in the flat, as Freeman threw the ball behind his tight end and Clark was able to one-hand the ball for a catch and short gain. Add in another check down catch in the 1st quarter, and Clark's day, even as a safety outlet for a heavily pressured quarterback, was underwhelming.
2011 Week 1 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Frustration showed on the face of Dallas Clark as the Colts inability to move the ball in the first half limited his opportunities. Clark made a highlight reel one-handed catch though it only went for a few yards. Though mainly he spent the day running pass routes, on some occasions he was kept in to pass block. On two such occasions he gave up sacks to Mario Williams when Clark either had to block Williams by himself, or when right tackle Jeffrey Linkenbach failed to move over in time to assist. As well as throwing the ball to Clark downfield, the Colts ran a bubble screen with the speedy tight end to try to get him more involved.
2011 Week 2 vs CLE (8 / 4 / 32 / 1 rec)
Dallas Clark is one of the biggest victims of the Peyton Manning effect so far in the Kerry Collins era. Clark was used a lot down the seam, on corner routes and in the redzone for scores by Manning but Collins simply doesn't know enough of the offense to give Clark the best match ups in good situations. Clark will be good and reliable to catch most of his targets but Collins really has to use him in more imaginative ways.
2011 Week 3 vs PIT (6 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Clark was strangely used as a blocker to help out with James Harrison in the early part of this game. Harrison was abusing Clark (and whatever offensive lineman was helping him). It's a terrible mis-use of Clark's skills. He's a pass-catching tight end - not a blocking one. They need his pass-catching skills to help drive the offense, and his blocking skills aren't good enough to use him in that way. It was two schematic mistakes in one. Perhaps the motivation behind this usage was that Clark was battling an injury coming into the game. He was questionable to play in this game due to a foot injury so maybe the team was worried about his ability to run routes. Clark is an elite receiver as a tight end, but the ceiling for him is limited. Perhaps a quarterback change will up the value of Clark and his receivers. It remains to be seen, however.
2011 Week 4 vs TB (4 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
Dallas was targeted early in the game and he took a short pass from Painter and managed to turn it up field breaking tackles along the way as he barreled along for 21 yards and helped the Colts set up for their first points of the night. his next best action would be in the 4th quarter with Painter finding him on a short wheel route as he then broke the tackle of a Buccaneer and took it up the middle of the field for another 7-8 yards.
2011 Week 5 vs KC (5 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
It would be hard to imagine Dallas Clark has had many more disappointing days as a pro. He dropped three very catchable balls and had a 4th bounce off one hand. One catch for 7 yards but it's even worse when you put into context that he had 5 targets and at least three of them were sure catches.
2011 Week 6 vs CIN (7 / 6 / 53 / 1 rec)
It's clear that Painter cannot use some of the Colts weapons in any way close to the way Manning used to. Dallas Clark did manage to score however. Clark snuck out on the goal line and was completely wide open for an easy throw. Painter almost missed him high however but Clark made a terrific one handed catch in the endzone as he pulled the ball down and secured it for the score. Clark did also have a fumble in the game however but it was likely a freak mistake as he is usually sound to hold onto the ball. He is a nice red zone target for QB Painter but won't be able to rack up the yards along with touchdowns like he used to.
2011 Week 7 vs NO (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Clark was rendered nearly non-existent in this game and was not even targeted for a pass.
2011 Week 8 vs TEN (10 / 6 / 77 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark seemed to be a major part of the game plan today, a lot of play action to the running back and finding Clark behind the linebackers for numerous big chunks of yardage. The super star tight end skills have not diminished he is just a victim of circumstances this year.
2011 Week 14 vs BAL (6 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Clark had one catch that was for a first down early in the game. He was targeted a few other times but none of those targets were very catchable.
2011 Week 17 vs JAX (9 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)
Clark somewhat resembled the Pro Bowl tight end that we haven't really seen too much this year. Clark had several plays where he broke tackles and made something after the catch. On his best play of the game, Clark was cornered after he made a catch behind the line of scrimmage but somehow he spun out of the grasp of the defender then broke two tackles, turning the sure loss into a gain.
2010 Week 1 vs HOU (13 / 11 / 80 / 1 rec)
Clark continues to be the centerpiece of the Colts passing game. The wide receivers get more deep looks, but when quarterback Peyton Manning needs a key completion, he is quick to fee the ball to Clark. The Colts second to last touchdown in week 1 came on a quick pass to Clark for 7 yards out. Clark lined up just split off the line on the right side and ran a quick slant, hauling the ball in between three defenders for an easy score. Manning found Clark most often on quick outs and slants as he (Clark) did not garner many downfield opportunities against the Texans. Of note, the Colts quickly abandoned the running game in the second half of the contest leaving Clark split out wide in four receiver sets for the final two quarters.
2010 Week 2 vs NYG (7 / 5 / 83 / 1 rec)
Clark has always been a match up nightmare for defenses, and Sunday was no different. He could beat safeties and linebackers with quickness and speed, and corners with size and route running. He showed this when he beat CB Ross on a 50 yard touchdown from Manning, showing usual great awareness for the ball in the air and solid hands. Clark has earned great trust from Manning over the years and can make catches in relatively good coverage look easy. A big cog in this offense, he threw the Giant defense off down and across the middle of the field with ease.
2010 Week 3 vs DEN (7 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Clark got off to a hot start, working the middle of the field and taking big hits to make good gains, but the extra attention the Broncos defense gave him effectively took him out of the game for the rest of the contest, although it also left Austin Collie in single coverage (and open) on numerous occasions.
2010 Week 4 vs JAX (11 / 7 / 68 / 1 rec)
He had a big play in the 1st half on a 1st and goal at the Jags 7 yd line. Peyton found him wide open across the middle and he went streaking into the end zone for the score. Clark was down a couple times in the football game but seemed to bounce back. He had a lot of injuries early in his career but now is able to shake a lot of those hits off. Clark was out of the game briefly in the 2nd half but on the same drive he came back into the football game and made a nice catch. However on the same drive a couple plays later they ran a play that normally would go to Dallas Clark and instead they tried to make it work with Brody Eldridge and that resulted in an interception that was Brody's fault not Manning. You can't help but think if Clark was catching the ball that it would not have been an interception.
2010 Week 5 vs KC (6 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Clark was rendered useless except on very short routes due to the Chiefs pass rush and physical coverage. He did almost pull in an amazing one-handed catch on a ball thrown behind him, but mostly Clark was a non-factor during this close contest.
2010 Week 6 vs WAS (9 / 6 / 52 / 0 rec)
The Redskins were clearly concerned with Clark all evening as they paid extra attention to him. He was limited to short underneath stuff until he broke loose about mid-way through the 4th quarter on a nice 24 yard reception. Clark was injured late in the game and took himself out only to return a short time later. He remains another vital cog in the terrific Colts passing game.
2009 Week 1 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Clark's day seems pretty boring considering Gonzalez was out, but the box score conceals two targets downfield over the middle that Manning and Clark barely missed hooking up on, and a terrific day blocking for Clark, keying big plays for other players. Expect his numbers to go up in the coming weeks.
2009 Week 2 vs MIA (8 / 7 / 183 / 1 rec)
Clark's night opened with an 80-yard catch and run that saw him break Gibril Wilson's tackle on the way to the end zone, and he basically got open at will all night. Wilson and Yeremiah Bell could not contain him, a week after Tony Gonzalez gave them fits. He had a drop, and a decent gain called back by a penalty, but it didn't stop him from having the best game any fantasy TE has had this year, and probably will have this year. He's far and away the #1 fantasy TE to have while Gonzalez is out.
2009 Week 3 vs ARI (9 / 7 / 62 / 1 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Clark owned the middle of the field, giving Manning a nice Welker-esque outlet underneath when he needed it. He got open easily in the red zone for his TD, and even had a good gain on the TE end around. He's well on his way to being the #1 fantasy TE this year.
2009 Week 4 vs SEA (10 / 8 / 80 / 0 rec)
Clark, like clockwork, goes to work on third down. Manning found him six times for first down receptions of over ten yards. He caught all but one ball thrown to him.
2009 Week 5 vs TEN (9 / 9 / 77 / 0 rec)
Clark continues to look like this years Jason Witten. He simply torches defenders over the middle and down the field on every series and rarely makes a mistake. This night was no different. Clark caught 9 passes (on 9 targets) for 77 yards. At this point Clark and Manning are in a zone and appear to be on auto-pilot together. He is the premier TE in fantasy football circles through the first 5 weeks of 2009.
2009 Week 7 vs STL (5 / 3 / 44 / 1 rec)
Clark continued to take full advantage of favorable matchups, this time getting three grabs for 44 yards on five targets - all in the first half. The Colts were up big in a hurry against the Rams and then went into cruise control, giving more snaps to the second string receivers in the second half. Clark was able to get into the end zone on a great catch behind two defenders on a seam route where Peyton Manning lobbed a perfect ball into his hands at the goal line for the score.
2009 Week 8 vs SF (10 / 8 / 99 / 0 rec)
Clark was his usual versatile self: With great hands, he is extremely effective out of the slot, and is Manning's second option on most plays. He was targeted twice in the end zone, but was covered both times. Clark is the guy Manning looked to in the clutch, and he did not disappoint.
2009 Week 9 vs HOU (16 / 14 / 119 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Clark had a great day against Houston. The Texans defense rotated safeties, linebackers, and the occasional corner (depending on who was blitzing) to cover Clark and no one seemed to have any success keeping him from catching the ball. The Texans managed to keep Clark from catching any deep balls on go routes by keeping a safety on his side of the field 12-20 yards deep, but he was a wrecking crew between the hashes in short range. Clark finished the day with 14 receptions for 119 yards, none longer then 17 yards. The Texans did well at wrapping him up after the reception to limit his yards after catch, but Clark's size and strength combined with his route-running and rapport with Manning are simply too much for a single defender to consistently overcome.
2009 Week 10 vs NE (5 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
New England focused on taking away TE Dallas Clark in Week 10, trying to limit arguably the best tight end in the game. Clark was covered often by a safety or by mobile LB Jerod Mayo. Clark got some quick work early on in the first quarter with two quick grabs on the second Indianapolis drive of the game for a combined 37 yards, but after that Clark only had two more catches on the night. Clark's final grab got the Colts down inside the Patriots' five yard line and set up Joseph Addai's touchdown that brought Indianapolis within six points.
2009 Week 11 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
Dallas Clark is finding it tougher and tougher to get open week after week. His explosive 1st half of the season is garnering him extra attention in the Colts passing game. As a testament to his unbelievable athleticism Clark make a ridiculous one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone for his lone catch of the game. The play was incredible because he didn't even bring the ball into his body; he just held his hand out and caught it. As this game progressed, Clark was guarded heavily and Manning looked towards his other options.
2009 Week 12 vs HOU (10 / 9 / 63 / 1 rec)
Dallas Clark had another amazing game, catching 9 balls on a variety of routes to sustain drives for the Colts. He only caught one ball longer then 10 yards and primarily worked between the hashmarks on slants and quick-ins. His touchdown came on a quick pass from Manning wherein Clark lined up on the right side of the line, ran to the goalline, and cut inside to catch a low throw. Clark continues to be the vital piece of the Colts offense between the hashmarks and on weak-side blitzes.
2009 Week 13 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Clark had only three catches in this game. The defense did an excellent job keeping him, and fellow go-to guy Reggie Wayne, in check.
2009 Week 14 vs DEN (9 / 5 / 43 / 3 rec)
It was a big day for Dallas Clark, as he scored a hat trick of touchdowns against the Broncos. With the Denver secondary taking away most deep passes, Peyton Manning had to do most of his damage with underneath routes. The Broncos linebackers can be exploited in pass coverage, and Dallas Clark did just that.
2009 Week 15 vs JAX (11 / 7 / 95 / 2 rec)
Dallas Clark dominated the Jacksonville defense as the Jaguars tried to cover him with linebackers one on one, a mistake all around and Peyton Manning made Jacksonville pay dearly in Week 15. Clark snagged seven of his 11 targets, making some athletic catches along the way including his first touchdown where the ball rested on his shoulder as he slid near the back of the end zone before he was able to secure it. Clark later eluded poor tackling to find the end zone again on what should have been about a 15-yard catch but instead finished as a 27-yard score. Clark now has 10 touchdowns and is just three yards shy of a 1,000-yard season.
2009 Week 16 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Clark had a couple of uncharacteristic drops, but recovered to have a four catch, 57 yard game in a little over two quarters (before he was rested). Clark reached 1,000 yards receiving on the year. He could have had one more long catch, as he almost came down with a one handed grab after beating his man deep.
2009 Week 17 vs BUF (8 / 7 / 52 / 0 rec)
Clark was targeted frequently when the first team offense was on the field because he needed seven catches to become the second TE after Tony Gonzalez to have 100 catches in a season. He was tackled at the goal line, or he would have also had a TD in this historic game for him. He made some things happen after the catch and was a big part of the Colts only TD drive.
2009 Week 19 vs BAL (9 / 7 / 59 / 0 rec)
Clark was yet again a big part of the Colts offense this week. He worked mostly short routes as Manning's safety valve. He managed to haul in 7 receptions for 59 yards on the afternoon.
2009 Week 20 vs NYJ (8 / 4 / 35 / 1 rec)
Clark was quiet for much of the game, but came on in the second half. He let a perfect throw slip through his fingers in the 4th quarter and that seemed to be a wake up call. He made up for it on the very same drive, with one tough catch, followed by a touchdown reception.
2008 Week 1 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Clark's only catch of the game came on the Colts' third offensive series. He would leave the game with what was reported as a right knee injury. According to the report, Clark jogged off to locker room under own power and his return was listed as questionable. Later in the fourth quarter Clark was shown in civilian clothes on the sideline.
2008 Week 3 vs JAX (5 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Clark caught the first four passes thrown to him and picked up where he left off with Manning. He ran a variety of pass plays, mostly short and intermediate routes, and appeared comfortable returning from his injury. He left the game after being hit hard on his fifth target, but returned.
2008 Week 5 vs HOU (8 / 5 / 81 / 0 rec)
Clark did most of his damage while lining up as a slot receiver and running patterns that took him deep downfield. He has a knack for finding open spots, and Manning would deliver the ball on time and on target. On the first play from scrimmage the Colts took advantage of the inexperienced safeties by running Clark straight down the middle of the field, and he caught the ball for a 23 yard gain before the safeties could react.
2008 Week 6 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Clark was not an active part of the Colts' passing game as they were having a lot of success further downfield and the TEs were used as additional blocking to counter Baltimore's pass rush. When Clark was given the chance, however, he converted both of his targets into receptions and 17 total yards.
2008 Week 7 vs GB (10 / 8 / 81 / 0 rec)
TE Dallas Clark had a solid game for the Colts but unfortunately the rest of the passing game was very ineffective. Clark thought he had scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter in garbage time but the play was reviewed and he was called down at the one yard line which set up RB Dominic Rhodes second touchdown run on the day.
2008 Week 8 vs TEN (12 / 7 / 94 / 2 rec)
He caught a big 26 yard pass early in the game and then came back two plays later to catch a 10 yard pass for his first touchdown of the game. He finished the first half with four catches for 58 yards. Clark got his second touchdown of the game on the Colts first drive of the second half when he got open again over the middle for a 19 yard reception. Clark seemed like the only Indianapolis receiver who could get open down the field and was able to exploit mismatches against linebackers and safeties who tried to cover him.
2008 Week 9 vs NE (6 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)
TE Dallas Clark continues to be a reliable target for QB Peyton Manning. He lined up both as a wide receiver and a tight end.
2008 Week 10 vs PIT (8 / 3 / 24 / 1 rec)
Clark connected on a 2 yard TD catch right before the end of the first half. He was a major target for Manning for much the game despite low overall numbers. The Steelers were able to use their athletic linebackers and safeties to break up a number of plays to Clark. He seems to be regaining his role in the offense from last season.
2008 Week 11 vs HOU (9 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Dallas Clark had a good game exploiting the middle of the middle of the field. He was able to make good catches in traffic, but will probably be remembered for pulling up short on a pass thrown to the middle of the field as he expected to get hit.
2008 Week 12 vs SD (7 / 6 / 30 / 0 rec)
Clark turned his eight targets into six catches, but he only recorded 30 yards in the receiving game. His long gain of the game came in the third quarter and went for a pickup of eight.
2008 Week 13 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Clark caught a couple of balls on short passes and had a nice run after the catch to lead the Colts into the end zone on one of them. He blocked extremely well when he was asked to, but was running routes the majority of the day.
2008 Week 14 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 29 / 1 rec)
Clark made up for an earlier fumble with a late touchdown catch.
2008 Week 15 vs DET (13 / 12 / 142 / 1 rec)
After dropping an easy, short pass in the first quarter, Clark caught the next 12 passes thrown his way which set a new career high for catches in a single game. His 142 yards was also a career best. He made a great catch in the back of the end zone, leaping up high between defenders to catch the pass and making sure to come down with both feet in before getting slammed out of bounds. He also made great one handed stab of another pass and just had one of those games where he was playing out of his mind.
2008 Week 16 vs JAX (10 / 8 / 105 / 1 rec)
Despite Reggie Wayne's long touchdown grab, it was clear that Clark was Manning's favorite target in the game by far. He found him on a number of different passes - across the middle, down the seam, down the sideline, off play-action. If there was a play in the Indianapolis playbook designed for Clark, chances are the Colts used it in this game. On one reception in particular late in the third quarter, Clark streaked past the cornerback down the sideline and made a terrific fingertip grab with his arms fully outstretched. What made the catch particularly remarkable is that Clark was absolutely drilled on the play by the safety coming over the top, yet he never lost possession of the football. He was rewarded later in the fourth quarter with an easy one yard touchdown grab off play action, his sixth score of the year.
2008 Week 17 vs TEN (8 / 6 / 59 / 0 rec)
Clark caught six balls for 59 yards and set the Colts single season receiving mark for a TE with 848 yards.
2008 Week 18 vs SD (10 / 7 / 33 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Interestingly, despite so many tight ends having huge games against the Chargers this season, Clark has played two games against them and hasn't put up eye-popping statistics. He did catch a team high seven passes in this game, but they went for just 33 yards and his long gain was just nine. In fact, Clark's longest run of the game equaled the distance of his longest reception, as he took a reverse up the left side for a nine yard gain early in the second quarter.
2007 Week 1 vs NO (5 / 2 / 48 / 0 rec, 1 / 14 / 0 rush)
Clark got an early first down in the game on a nine yard reception in the first quarter. Clark had his one big play of the game with less then two minutes left in the first half with a catch up the middle for 39 yards that led to a Colts field goal. He got his first league rushing attempt on an end around play for 13 yards and another Colts first down.
2007 Week 2 vs TEN (10 / 7 / 69 / 1 rec)
Manning took what the Titans' defense gave him and targeted Clark ten times for seven receptions, 69 yards and a touchdown.
2007 Week 3 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 58 / 1 rec)
Clark was open on pass plays over the middle during the game, providing Manning with a reliable outlet. His touchdown came on a two yard pass in the back of the end zone on the first Colts drive.
2007 Week 4 vs DEN (11 / 6 / 76 / 2 rec)
In an interesting twist, Dallas Clark lined up many times in the second half as the right wide receiver, a position usually occupied by Marvin Harrison, when Harrison went out with an injury. Clark managed to beat Champ Bailey for a 27 yard gain in a man coverage situation. Clark posted 76 yards on six receptions, including touchdown grabs of nine and three yards.
2007 Week 5 vs TB (8 / 7 / 49 / 1 rec)
Clark started the night very well, opening the game with three catches including a touchdown in the first drive. There was a scare that Clark was hurt on a hard hit when Manning led him over the middle, but he returned during the next series. Clark often lined up from the slot during the game.
2007 Week 7 vs JAX (6 / 4 / 66 / 1 rec)
Clark was frequently open over the middle, and his 35 yard TD catch late in the fourth quarter salted away the Colt victory. He might have had a huge game if the Manning had had more need to throw the ball.
2007 Week 8 vs CAR (7 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Clark was targeted eight times but only caught two passes for 22 yards. Both of his catches came on third down and extended drives that resulted in touchdowns. Manning tried to hit Clark deep a couple of times during the game.
2007 Week 9 vs NE (4 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Clark was targeted four times, catching two passes for 15 yards. The Patriots made it a point to find Clark downfield all game long, and his production was clearly hurt by the absence of WR Marvin Harrison. On his second reception, Clark made a nice catch right at the sideline for a first down with two defenders draping him.
2007 Week 11 vs KC (10 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Clark saw the majority of his targets due to the pressure applied to Peyton Manning by the Chiefs linemen. In the first half he served as the hot read when Manning was under pressure, but the passes were usually off target. He was the target on the interception that was the result of a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage. He did drop two catchable balls in the second half, one of which was on a leaping attempt that he got both hands on just before being hit.
2007 Week 12 vs ATL (6 / 5 / 49 / 1 rec)
Clark saw seven targets which he turned into five catches, one of which he brought into the end zone. Most of his catches were short, averaging 9.8 yards per catch. He moved over to slot on several plays as per usual.
2007 Week 13 vs JAX (10 / 7 / 60 / 2 rec)
Clark found open spots in Jacksonville's defense throughout the game thanks to excellent route running. He turned those short routes into longer gains by running well after catching the ball. In addition to his two touchdowns, Clark was targeted in the end zone on a pass that was intercepted, and could have added to an already stellar game.
2007 Week 14 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Clark only managed to haul in one of his targets.
2007 Week 15 vs OAK (7 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Clark only managed to catch one pass, even though he was moved to the slot occasionally to get better match ups.
2007 Week 16 vs HOU (7 / 6 / 60 / 2 rec, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)
Clark turned in one of his best games of the year in a season that has become a career year for him. He snagged two touchdown passes from Peyton Manning, and in so doing he set Indianapolis records for most receptions and touchdowns by a tight end in one season. He also added a 15 yard run on an end-around and became the number two option in the passing game once rookie Anthony Gonzalez left the game with an apparent foot injury. Clark was very much a focal point of the offense, as evidenced by his first touchdown reception being a designed play specifically for him to be the first option.
2007 Week 17 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Clark saw limited action as the Colts only played their key starters for a little over a quarter.
2007 Week 19 vs SD (7 / 6 / 95 / 1 rec)
Clark scored on a gorgeous double move on the Colts' first possession of the game. The move caused S Clinton Hart to stumble over his own feet, and he was clearly no match for Clark's athleticism on the play. Clark would go on to grab five more passes totaling 70 yards in the game, several of them clutch grabs coming in key situations. But it was the one that got away that was the signature play in the game for Clark. Facing a fourth and five from their own 37 yard line and the season on the line, Manning lofted a ball towards the sideline in Clark's direction. The ball was tipped off his outstretched fingertips and fell incomplete, giving the Chargers the victory and ending the defending Super Bowl champs season.
2006 Week 1 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)
Clark had a couple of big receptions, including a 23 yard gain and a two yard touchdown. He was targeted on Peyton Manning's lone interception; it looked to be the same play as the 23 yard connection earlier in the game, although this time Manning didn't thread the needle.
2006 Week 2 vs HOU (5 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Clark often lines up in the slot and works the seams and center of the field. He is fast for a TE and is often the short safety valve for Manning.
2006 Week 3 vs JAX (4 / 1 / 30 / 1 rec)
Clark was not featured much in this game, but made the most of his limited opportunities, getting wide open for a touchdown on his lone reception.
2006 Week 4 vs NYJ (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Clark had two receptions for 14 yards. He was unable to corral a low Peyton Manning throw that would have resulted in nice gain.
2006 Week 5 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Clark caught both of Manning's passes for 15 yards.
2006 Week 7 vs WAS (4 / 2 / 41 / 1 rec)
Most of Clark's targets came on the first Colts' drive of the game. He had a 40 yard reception that got Indianapolis to the Redskins' one yard line, and then scored a one yard touchdown three plays later.
2006 Week 8 vs DEN (9 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)
Although Clark ended with good receiving yards, he dropped a couple of passes that could have further improved his totals. He was able to get open consistently during this game, and showed good running ability after some receptions, making the first defender miss on a few occasions.
2006 Week 9 vs NE (5 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)
Clark had a 35 yard completion that set up the Colts' only second-half touchdown. New England's Chad Scott intercepted his final target, and Clark made the tackle on the ensuing run back. Clark made another heads-up play when Reggie Wayne fumbled; he managed to knock the ball out of bounds to retain possession for Indianapolis.
2006 Week 10 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
As Clark is more of a stretch the offense type tight end, he was not as effective as Utecht on the game. Manning did take one deep strike to Clark, resulting in a 23 yard reception. Clark's other two receptions were short underneath work. Clark was thrown to in the red zone, and had a ball slip through his hands on the four yard line that was then almost picked off.
2006 Week 11 vs DAL (6 / 1 / 4 / 1 rec)
Although Clark was targeted seven times, he could not get in sync with Manning and only caught one pass, which was for a touchdown. Clark was targeted two additional times in the end zone, one of which was intercepted, but he and Manning could not connect.
2006 Week 12 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Clark caught his only target, but was injured on the play. He was shown in street clothes on the sideline in the second half. It was reported that he had a sprained knee, but the severity of the injury and whether he'll miss any playing time is unknown.
2006 Week 17 vs MIA (8 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Clark finished with four catches for 56 yards, three of which resulted in first downs, and was targeted eight times.
2006 Week 18 vs KC (10 / 9 / 103 / 0 rec)
Clark had a big role in the game. He was involved underneath, over the middle, and lined up occasionally in the slot. He had a ten yard reception for a first down on the Colts' opening drive, and an eight yard catch to convert a third down on the next drive. He was then targeted in the end zone, but the ball was thrown over his head. Clark converted on third and 18 with a deep 21 yard catch on the following drive. He had another first down catch on the Colts' final possession of the half, gaining 12 yards to help set up a successful field goal try. Clark was targeted three times in the second half, making all three catches with two first downs.
2006 Week 19 vs BAL (9 / 2 / 41 / 0 rec)
Clark saw five targets in the first half, but two were uncatchable. He failed to catch the other three, and one was intercepted by Ed Reed as Manning looked for Clark deep over the middle. Clark caught his first pass in the second half, and gained 27 yards for the Colts' longest play of the day. He then dropped his next target after looking likely to make a first down. Clark was targeted once on the Colts' final drive, and he made a vital diving catch on third and five. The resulting 14 yard gain enabled the Colts to keep the ball and continue to run out the clock.
2006 Week 20 vs NE (10 / 6 / 137 / 0 rec)
Clark was the big target downfield for the Colts, often leading to big plays and wide open patterns. Clark was the recipient of linebacker coverage for much of the game, because the outside receivers (Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison) were drawing much of the attention from nearly every defensive back on New England. The result was a career day for Clark, in which he established a new high with 137 receiving yards. He made a great grab on the sideline to pick up 23 yards down to the nine yard line to help set up the fumble recovery touchdown by Jeff Saturday. And he later hauled in a 52 yard bomb down the seam that included some nifty moves after the catch to avoid the defenders and pick up about 10-15 extra yards after the catch. Clark did a fantastic job of not only getting open, but also holding onto the football once it went his way. The only time he failed to bring down a catchable pass was late in the first half in the end zone. But it took an excellent defensive play by James Sanders to get a hand in and knock the ball away.
2006 Week 21 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Clark caught one deep pass over the middle for a 17 yard gain and a first down. The drive ended in a touchdown for Dominic Rhodes. Clark caught four of his six targets and was an important part of the passing game.
2005 Week 2 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
After sitting out last week's game with an injury, Clark returned this week and was not productive for owners. Clark had just one reception for four yards and did not get many looks from Manning throughout the game.
2005 Week 3 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Clark was looked to in the first half as the Colts' offense struggled. Clark was nothing more than a dump off to keep Manning out of trouble. As the offense started to move in the second half, Clark was not a factor in the game.
2005 Week 4 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Clark caught two passes in each half. Clark's first reception in the first half was on third and long with a blitz coming where Manning found him for a nice gain under pressure. His second first half reception was also with eight in the box and Manning under pressure. Clark was an early look throughout the first half, and was certainly a vital cog in the offense. In the second half, Manning only really even looked for Harrison as his first option, and then Clark as his rarely used second option, virtually ignoring every other Colts' receiver on the field.
2005 Week 5 vs SF (3 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
With Stokley and Wayne seeing most of Manning's passes on the day, Clark was not used much. He did have two nice receptions in the first half, but gave way to the receivers in the second half and was virtually ignored in the offensive attack.
2005 Week 6 vs STL (4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Clark's catches primarily came early in the game. He showed outstanding hands and provided an additional safety valve in addition to James.
2005 Week 7 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 51 / 1 rec)
Clark caught all three balls thrown his way, all of which came in the first half, and scored on a 31 yard reception from Manning.
2005 Week 9 vs NE (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Despite Manning's excellent night, Clark was mostly an afterthought in the passing game, finishing with only one reception. He was the target on Manning's only interception.
2005 Week 10 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 18 / 1 rec)
Clark opened the game with a 14 yard touchdown reception. With Manning spreading the ball to his wide receivers so well in the game, Clark went unused for most of the game, only catching a four yard pass in the second half.
2005 Week 11 vs CIN (8 / 6 / 125 / 1 rec)
Clark was the leading receiver of the first half of the game. He was thrown to eight times, and Manning was looking for him constantly. Clark lost an excellent opportunity for a TD on a pass interference call against the defender guarding him that brought the ball to the one yard line. James then punched it in. After being so successful in the first half, Clark was the forgotten man in the second half. When the Bengals pulled within one point of the Colts, Manning just went to his old stand by, Marvin Harrison. Clark had one single target in the entire second half, which dampened his fantastic start of the game.
2005 Week 12 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Clark finished with two receptions totaling just under 20 yards.
2005 Week 13 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)
Clark caught one pass for 15 yards in the first half, and a 22 yard reception in the second half. As the game was handed to James in the second half, none of the Colts' passing options were used.
2005 Week 14 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Clark was not targeted until the second half, but made the most of his second target, catching a pass for a first down that sealed the game for the Colts.
2005 Week 15 vs SD (6 / 3 / 45 / 1 rec)
Clark had an up and down game. His touchdown reception was nothing spectacular, as pretty much the entire San Diego defense sold out on the run. Clark was wide open in the back of the end zone for one of the easiest scores he'll ever have. And that was the good part. Early in the game, he had a ball bounce off his hands and nearly get intercepted by the Chargers. On the Colts' last-gasp drive, Clark did have a ball go off his hands that was intercepted by CB Quentin Jammer, ending the game. It was on that final drive that Clark really boosted his stat line. After a two reception, nine yard day, Clark hauled in a 36 yard grab over the middle to give him a very productive game.
2005 Week 16 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Clark made two receptions for 37 yards on the Colts' opening drive of the game. He added a third reception for six yards during the Colts' next drive. Like the rest of the Colts' starters, Clark did not see any additional playing time as the game wore on.