College: Tulsa | 8 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 2/13/1989
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
Clay saw a big dip in production last year, catching 21 passes for 184 yards without a touchdown. He had at least 500 yards three straight seasons with the Bills before last year. He heads to the Cardinals this year and will try to win the starter's job with his new team. Clay has some potential for improvement this year in a pass-first offense. Clay has five of six seasons with 500-plus yards and at least 50 receptions all but two of those seasons. Clay is a good blocker with big-play ability at tight end. He has good speed to stretch the field and can make plays after the catch.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Clay isn't a top fantasy tight end but worth a look as a No. 2. He can have some big games in this offense. Expect around 50 receptions for 550 yards and four or so scores.
One of the many mistakes Rex Ryan made while in Buffalo was to sign Charles Clay to a massive contract after one solid season in Miami. Finally, the Bills have been able to rid themselves of this mistake this offseason, by letting him go to Arizona and sign with the lowly Cardinals.Whether he is the starter or backup he will have a tough time in the desert. Ricky Seals-Jones is there and is not a stellar player by any means, and the Cardinals know this. This is why after a season with just 21 receptions and 185 yards in 13 games he decided to go and take an offer. The fantasy world is all atwitter with the buzz of Kliff Kingsbury bringing his air raid offense to Arizona. This means good things for the receivers for sure, includingLarry Fitzgeraldand Christian Kirk, with David Johnson also likely seeing a bump. Eventually others will get involved as well. Rookies Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler are coming in with quarterback Kyler Murray, and these players, along with Kirk and Johnson, will be the core of the team once Fitzgerald decides to finally hang up his cleats. Nowhere in this paragraph did you see me mention a tight end. Not Ricky Seals-Jones and certainly not Charles Clay.At this point of his career Clay is a bounce around tight end. Someone you bring into backup whatever player is already there in case of injury. This is not the type of player you would draft in a fantasy league, and nor should he be the type of player you want to keep on a dynasty roster.
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Free-agent TE Charles Clay (Bills) signed a one-year contract Tuesday, Feb. 19, with the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Spin: Clay's target, reception and fantasy-point totals have been declined in each of the last two seasons, and now he's going one from shaky offense to another. And although the Cards are in dire need of a pass-catching weapon like Clay, don't expect much more than a TE2 season.
The Arizona Cardinals are signing free-agent tight end Charles Clay to a one-year deal worth up to $3.25 million on Tuesday, according to a source. The deal includes a $350,000 signing bonus. Clay was an afterthought in Buffalo's offense the last couple years and had only 21 catches for 184 yards and no scores in 13 games last season. He's unlikely to produce much more in Arizona with Ricky Seals-Jones and veteran Jermaine Gresham also in the fold with a young quarterback still learning the speed of the NFL. Clay won't even be worth drafting in most fantasy leagues.
The Buffalo Bills released tight end Charles Clay on Friday. Clay provided only 21 catches (36 targets) for 184 yards (career-low 8.8 yards per catch) and no touchdowns in 13 games for Buffalo in 2018. He was rarely in the game plan for the Bills the last two seasons and won't be a very popular target on the free-agent market. His best season came in 2013 with the Dolphins when he had 69 receptions (103 targets) for 759 yards and six scores over a full season. The days of Clay being on fantasy rosters is over.
Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay was released Friday, Feb. 15.
Fantasy Spin: Clay is coming off a disappointing 2018 season and has been held to under 600 yards in each of the last four seasons. He should not be an option in most fantasy leagues even if he finds another starting job.