Dolphins’ Clay Filling Void At Tight End

Dolphins_Charles_Clay_2013When Dustin Keller was carted off the field in Houston in mid-August, most figured the Miami Dolphins were going to have to patch up a huge hole at tight end with a combination of fill-in parts.

Not anymore. After five games, Charles Clay has separated himself from mere fill-in status.

Ranked fifth among all AFC tight ends and ninth in the league with 23 catches for 297 yards (seventh most in the NFL) and two receiving touchdowns, Clay suddenly has become a must-have fantasy football player and one of Ryan Tannehill’s favorite targets.

Third on the team in receptions, Clay (6-3, 255 pounds) is on pace to reel in 74 catches for 950 yards, which would shatter the team receiving yardage record for a tight end set by Randy McMichael in 2004 (73 catches for 791 yards). Seven weeks ago when Keller’s knee snapped, nobody saw that coming.

Source: Manny Navarro, Miami Herald