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Charles Clay

28-Year-Old Tight End – Buffalo Bills

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

58

Yds

605

TD

3

Avg

10.4

Tar

84

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Clay signed a hefty free-agent deal this offseason with the Bills after serviceable numbers the last couple years with the Dolphins. In Miami, Clay made due in an offense that had trouble stretching t...

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2015 ADP:  177.88

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Bye Week:  8

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 255   DOB: 12/6/1986  College: Tulsa  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Charles Clay Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $38 million deal with the Bills in March of 2015. Clay will receive a $10 million bonus with $24.5 million in guaranteed salaries: $3 million, $1.5 million, $4.5 million, $4.5 million, $4.5 million. He has a no-trade clause for first three years.

March 24, 2015  –  Charles Clay News

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Charles Clay NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 24 Mia 14 16 233 3 25 14.6 9.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Mia 14 18 212 2 33 11.8 6.4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Mia 16 69 759 6 102 11.0 7.4 9 3 1 0 0 7 15 2.1 1 23 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Mia 14 58 605 3 84 10.4 7.2 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Charles Clay Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2011 24 Mia 14 3.0 4.1 3.5 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Mia 14 2.4 3.7 3.0 1 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Mia 16 7.5 11.8 9.6 4 47 14 7 2 0 1 3 2 2
2014 27 Mia 14 5.6 9.8 7.7 4 43 20 13 5 0 0 0 0 0
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Charles Clay – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

745

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Charles Clay was on the field for 745 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Charles Clay was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 334 24
2013 796 56
2014 745 0
Charles Clay 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Chi 66 0 2 27 0 6 13.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
2 Mia 55 0 7 31 0 8 4.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 SD 56 0 3 21 0 4 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Hou 40 0 2 32 0 4 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5 @Det
6 NE 48 0 3 35 0 5 11.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Min 55 0 4 58 1 5 14.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 @NYJ 47 0 1 1 0 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 KC 55 0 7 45 0 9 6.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0
10 @Mia 57 0 5 31 0 6 6.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 NYJ
12 NYJ
13 Cle
14 @Den 27 0 2 41 0 3 20.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 67 0 6 59 0 7 9.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 @Oak 64 0 6 114 0 10 19.0 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
17 @NE 54 0 5 45 1 6 9.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Charles Clay  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 3"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   255 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.69 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.15 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   7.07 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   33.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   118 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   18 reps
WEAK
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Charles Clay: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Dolphins will not match the five-year, $38 million offer sheet that Clay signed with the Bills, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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While the Dolphins are content to proceed with a tight end corps headed by Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims, Clay now tops the Bills' depth chart at the position, on the heels of a 2014 season in which he caught 58 passes for 605 yards and three TDs in 14 games for Miami. Clay battled through knee and hamstring issues this past season, but assuming his health, he'll be a big part of the Bills' offense in 2015, with a decent boost in his numbers a reasonable expectation. The Bills are clearly banking on such an outcome, having made Clay the fourth-highest paid tight end in the NFL, per The Buffalo News.
Clay has signed a five-year, $38 million offer sheet from the Bills, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports.

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Clay's deal reportedly contains more than $20 million in guaranteed money, an enticing offer for the 28-year-old tight end. Since Clay is a restricted free agent and carries the transition tag, the Dolphins will now have five days to match the offer. Considering they just signed former Pro Bowler Jordan Cameron to a two-year deal, it seems unlikely they'll consider competing with those terms, though they certainly have the cap room to do so. If they choose not to match, Clay should end up as the top Buffalo tight end option in 2015.
Clay will likely end up with the Bills, the Buffalo News reports.

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The Bills are expected to sign Clay to an offer sheet as early as Thursday, according to the Miami Herald.

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The Dolphins have placed their transition tag on Clay, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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The transition tag gives Miami the right to match any contract that Clay signs with another team. It's somewhat cheaper than the franchise tag, with the number for tight ends approximately $7.07 million. The Dolphins hope to sign Clay to a long-term deal, but this does leave open the possibility that the tight end could end up elsewhere. However, it would likely take an overpay to pry him away from the Dolphins.
Clay is expected to re-sign with the Dolphins, The Palm Beach Post reports.

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Clay had reportedly also drawn interest from the Bills, but all it ended up doing was driving his price tag up from about $4 million to an expected range of over $5 million. The 26-year-old tight end battled through a knee injury in 2014, but still managed to finish the season with 58 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns. If he remains healthy next year, it's probably safe to assume he will be able to best his numbers from the 2014 campaign.
Clay (hamstring) had five catches on six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Jets.

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Clay (hamstring, knee) is active for Sunday’s game against the Jets.

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Clay (hamstring, knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Dolphins' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Dustin Keller's knee injury in training camp last year opened the door for Clay, who went on to have a top-10 fantasy season at tight end. Clay is more of an H-back than a traditional tight end at an undersized 6-3, 255, but he is elusive in the open field and makes defenders miss. He totaled 382 yards after the catch last season, fifth among tight ends. And despite his stature, he still caught 10-of-14 passes in the red zone for five touchdowns, including 6-of-7 inside the 10-yard line for four scores. Clay should again see a large share of the targets, though second-round pick Jarvis Landry, a possession receiver with good hands, could potentially cut into his third-down work. Clay had a team-leading 18 third-down receptions last season with a third of his targets coming on third down. The passing game was mediocre last season, but a better deep ball by Ryan Tannehill -- the Dolphins ranked 26th last year with only 24 pass plays of 25-plus yards -- would give Clay more space to work underneath.

2013

Clay is likely to compete with rookie Dion Sims as the Dolphins' No. 2 TE.

2012

Clay was an intriguing project under the Tony Sparano regime. It remains to be seen how the Joe Philbin regime will use him. Anthony Fasano, current starter, may not be a fit in the new offense, so Clay could see more time on the field if he can adapt to the west coast offense quicker then Fasano.

2011

Clay can play either fullback or tight end and could be a threat to Anthony Fasano if the Dolphins decide that TE is his best position in the pros. The Dolphins have not been happy with Fasano and Clay could possibly challenge for the starting position with a strong camp. That being said Clay could at least eat in Fasano's playing time as the season progresses but neither TE is a fantasy target as the Dolphins don't possess the greatest of offenses.