College: Tulsa | 8 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 2/13/1989
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 108 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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Arizona Cardinals TE Charles Clay (knee) was activated from the the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, Aug. 11.
Fantasy Spin: Clay, a fantasy factor 3-4 years ago, is now part of a deep group that includes Ricky Seals-Jones and Maxx Williams and doesn't belong on the fantasy radar outside of the deepest of leagues.
Arizona Cardinals tight end Charles Clay (knee) is dealing with a knee issue and he was one of six players the team placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Sunday leading up to the open of training camp this week. Clay can be activated at any point, but he cannot do any on-field work until he is activated. He is challenging for a potential starting job, so he'll want to get on the field as soon as possible. The Arizona offense promises to be rather prolific under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury, although with plenty of four- and five-receiver sets, it's uncertain how much the tight end will see of the field. Stay tuned.
Arizona Cardinals TE Charles Clay (knee) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, July 20.
Fantasy Spin: Clay has a good chance to be the starter for the Cardinals this season but may not have a big role in the passing game. He probably can be avoided in most leagues.