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TE Charles Clay - Buffalo Bills

6-3, 245Born: 2-12-1989College: TulsaDrafted: Round 6, pick 2011

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Oct 12): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.

General News (Thu Oct 11): did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

Week 6: at Houston Texans

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FBG says: Good matchup. Josh Allen has certainly flashed as a rookie quarterback. Pegged by most as an ultra-raw youngster incapable of beating an NFL defense, Allen has shown poise and surprising mechanics as a downfield passer on occasion. But he's still miles from where he needs to be for fantasy relevance. The Bills are giving Allen a safe, sanitized gameplan of mostly quick-hitters and roll-outs, and he's only testing defenses situationally. It worked beautifully in the upset of Minnesota earlier in the year, with Allen hitting a few receivers in stride down the field. But in general, he's no more than a caretaker, and he throws to the most pitiful receiving corps in football. Kelvin Benjamin looks gassed, career-wise, catching just 8 of his first 26 targets. Zay Jones (just 164 yards on 21 targets) and Charles Clay (99 on 15) scare absolutely no one, presenting no mismatches for Allen to exploit. As a result, there isn't a single element of this passing game that merits any fantasy attention. Even on their "successful" days, they tend to hover around 15 completions and 150-175 yards, and struggle mightily to even approach the end zone. The Texans pass defense has improved on its pitiful, injury-ravaged 2017, but not by much. Kareem Jackson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Jonathan Joseph aren't the most consistent of cover men, but they're playmakers on the ball (a combined 13 pass breakups) and contributing more than they did last season. And the pass rush, led by J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, is almost impossible to contain on the edges. But they're still allowing quarterbacks to complete 68% of their throws, and 3 of their 5 opponents have racked up 277 yards or more. (The two who didn't: Blaine Gabbert and Dak Prescott.) This is often a high-impact unit, one capable of racking up sacks and takeaways on a given week. But in terms of allowing production, it's certainly not a shutdown group. There's simply too much opportunity to create splash plays down the field.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
2 vs LAC 43 2 29 0 0 2.9
3 at MIN 40 2 18 0 0 1.8
4 at GB 43 4 40 0 0 4
5 vs TEN 49 1 12 0 0 1.2
6 at HOU 0 4 20 0 0 2
6 at HOU PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * * *
6 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 3 * * * *
6 at HOU PROJ-Bloom * 2 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Charles Clay's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

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.

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Latest News

Bills | Charles Clay does very little in loss (Sun Oct 14, 09:59 PM) - Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay hauled in four receptions for 20 yards on five targets in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.

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Bills | Buffalo's Week 6 injury report (Fri Oct 12, 01:51 PM) - Buffalo Bills SS Rafael Bush (shoulder), S Micah Hyde (groin), OG John Miller (ankle) and CB Tre'Davious White (ankle) participated fully in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and have been removed from the injury report for Week 6 against the Houston Texans. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), TE Charles Clay (rest) and DT Kyle Williams (rest) also no longer appear on the injury report.

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Bills | Buffalo's Week 6 injury report (Fri Oct 12, 01:48 PM) - Buffalo Bills SS Rafael Bush (shoulder), S Micah Hyde (groin), OG John Miller (ankle) and CB Tre'Davious White (ankle) participated fully in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and have been removed from the injury report. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), TE Charles Clay (rest) and DT Kyle Williams (rest) also no longer appear on the injury report.

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Bills | Charles Clay gets veteran rest day (Thu Oct 11, 12:07 PM) - Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (non-injury) received a veteran's rest day off practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Bills | Only one grab for Charles Clay (Sun Oct 7, 04:42 PM) - Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay had just one catch 12 yards on his only target in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans.

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Schedule

6@ Houston Texans
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8vs New England Patriots
9vs Chicago Bears
10@ New York Jets
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13@ Miami Dolphins
14vs New York Jets
15vs Detroit Lions
16@ New England Patriots
17vs Miami Dolphins