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Charles Clay

28-Year-Old Tight End – Buffalo Bills

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

57

Yds

552

TD

4

Avg

9.7

Tar

87

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Is the glass half full or half empty with Clay? Although he's battled chronic knee problems since joining the Bills -- missing four games and hobbling through many others -- he has been reasonably pro...

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2017 ADP:  200.11

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (TE): Hidden

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Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 255   DOB: 2/13/1989  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.

July 30, 2017  –  Charles Clay News

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Clay sat out Sunday's training camp practice as a rest day, John Murphy of BuffaloBills.com reports.

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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
2009 20 CFB 12 39 530 5 13.6 - - - - - - 63 236 - 7 - - - - - -
2010 21 CFB 13 43 526 7 12.2 - - - - - - 34 226 - 0 - - - - - -
2011 22 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 23 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 24 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 25 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
2015 26 BUF 13 51 528 3 77 10.4 6.9 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016 27 BUF 15 57 552 4 87 9.7 6.3 4 1 0 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
2009 20 CFB 12 12.4 15.6 14.0 3 44 - - - 5 20 - - -
2010 21 CFB 13 9.0 12.3 10.7 3 40 - - - 3 17 - - -
2011 22 MIA 14 3.0 4.1 3.5 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 MIA 14 2.4 3.7 3.0 1 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 24 MIA 16 7.5 11.8 9.6 4 47 14 7 2 0 1 3 2 2
2014 25 MIA 14 5.6 9.8 7.7 4 43 20 13 5 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 BUF 13 5.4 9.4 7.4 4 41 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 BUF 15 5.3 9.1 7.2 4 37 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Charles Clay – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

871

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Charles Clay was on the field for 871 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Charles Clay was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 745 0
2015 764 3
2016 871 0
Charles Clay 2016 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 @Bal 48 0 2 40 0 3 20.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 48 0 5 27 0 7 5.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ari 53 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NE 69 0 5 47 0 7 9.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 @LA 50 0 5 73 0 5 14.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 SF 61 0 5 52 0 7 10.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 54 0 2 29 0 5 14.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NE 43 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 @Sea 82 0 3 9 0 4 3.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin 60 0 5 23 0 7 4.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
12 Jax 46 0 2 17 0 4 8.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Oak
14 Pit 50 0 3 52 1 6 17.3 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Cle 60 0 7 72 1 7 10.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mia 88 0 8 85 2 10 10.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
17 @NYJ 59 0 3 20 0 7 6.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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

Charles Clay: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Clay (knee) will have a new offensive coordinator this season in Rick Dennison. In five of the last 10 seasons in which Dennison was either the coordinator or quarterbacks coach, the tight end on his roster finished either first or second in receptions and/or touchdown catches, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Although he's participating in most of OTAs, the Bills remain concerned about Clay's lingering knee troubles, The Buffalo News reports. "We are concerned with Charles' knee situation," said new coach Sean McDermott. "It's something we have to manage moving forward in order to have him on the field for us, which is important moving forward. He's a weapon for us."

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Clay caught three of seven targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Jets.

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Clay (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Clay (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after practicing in a limited fashion both Thursday and Friday.

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Clay (knee) was limited at practice Thursday.

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Clay (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

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2017

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2016

Much was expected of Clay when he left Miami to sign a lucrative deal with the Bills last offseason, but it didn't work out the way most hoped. The expectation was that speedsters Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin would stretch the field, allowing Clay to roam free underneath. But Watkins, though he piled up stats, missed three games and was limited in a few others by hip, calf and ankle injuries, while Harvin played only five games before his career ended. The Bills' coaching staff blamed first-year starter Tyrod Taylor's inexperience, as he often couldn't find Clay open across the middle. Clay also dealt with knee and calf injuries and missed the final three games with a back injury. He still averaged the same TPG (six) as his last year in Miami, though it's a bit skewed because one-third (26) of his 77 targets came in two games. In his remaining 11 games he averaged 4.6 TPG. Worst, after 34 red-zone targets and 20 inside the 10 his last two years with the Dolphins, Clay had three and two, respectively, his first year in Buffalo. At 6-3, 255, Clay isn't as big as most TE, but has good speed (4.62 40) and reliable hands. The Bills hope to make better use of his skills this year, and might have to. Watkins is uncertain for the regular season following foot surgery. Continued development by Taylor would go a long way, as well.

2015

Clay signed a hefty free-agent deal this offseason with the Bills after posting serviceable numbers the last couple years with the Dolphins. In Miami, Clay made due in an offense that had trouble stretching the field. That shouldn't be an issue in Buffalo where the Bills boast two of the league's fastest receivers in Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin. With that deep-threat duo drawing safety attention to the outside, the middle of the field should be open for the elusive Clay, who had nearly half his yards come after the catch the last two years. Clay is not a big tight end at 6-3, 255, but he had 20 red-zone targets (4th among TE) last season and 13 inside the 10 (2nd). He only converted two of those into touchdowns, however, after five in 2013. The Bills plan to use Clay in tight, split wide, in the slot and in the backfield, which should ensure a healthy number of targets. He might need the help because the Bills have a number of pass-catchers to feed, including LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson and Robert Woods in addition to Watkins and Harvin.

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.