Jim Dray TE CLE 27 Days

Dray caught three passes on four targets for 45 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

After fellow tight end Gary Barnidge suffered a ribs injury on the Browns' opening drive, Dray was left as the only viable pass-catching option at the tight end position. He may end up a sleeper play in deep leagues in Week 14 if Barnidge and Jordan Cameron (concussion) remain out, but with the latter said to be nearing a return, Dray may be best left on the waiver wire. The 27-year-old hasn't seen more than four targets in a single game this season.

Jim Dray TE CLE 1 Month

Dray hauled in both of his two targets for 46 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Dray received the starting nod at tight end in the absence of Jordan Cameron (concussion), and ended up finishing third on the team in receiving yards. His counterpart, Gary Barnidge, actually saw three more targets, but was only able to turn that into one reception for 11 yards. Even with Cameron's availability for the rest of the season uncertain, neither tight end has truly been able to stand out from a fantasy perspective.

Jim Dray TE CLE 1 Month

Dray will start at tight end in place of Jordan Cameron (concussion) Sunday against the Texans, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Dray will get the starting nod for Cleveland, though this doesn't necessarily bode well for his potential fantasy impact. Over the past three weeks, Dray has been targeted just five times and has hauled in only three receptions. Gary Barnidge -- who caught two passes for 46 yards in Week 10 -- appears to be the frontrunner for the tight end targets.

Jim Dray TE CLE 2 Months

Dray did not catch a pass on a single target in Thursday's victory over the Bengals.

Dray wasn't a factor in the passing game, but it's not like any Cleveland receiver stood out in an evening dominated by the rushing attack. Fellow tight end Gary Barnidge caught two passes on four targets, so it would seem Dray has fallen behind him on the depth chart. While starter Jordan Cameron remains sidelined with a concussion, it appears Barnidge will be the more productive option, but no tight ends currently on the roster represent high-percentage fantasy plays at the moment.

Jim Dray TE CLE 2 Months

Dray hauled in his only target for a 26-yard gain in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.

Dray received the starting nod at tight end, but was targeted three fewer times than his counterpart, Gary Barnidge. Although he gained more yardage, neither option was very effective from a fantasy standpoint, and we would expect this pattern to continue Thursday night against the Bengals. Although the status of starter Jordan Cameron (concussion) remains up in the air for that matchup, it's clear that his absence doesn't necessarily mean a significant uptick in production for either of the Browns' other tight end options.

Jim Dray TE CLE 2 Months

Dray will start at tight end for the Browns on Sunday against the Buccaneers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Dray is a more intriguing option than fellow tight end Gary Barnidge in the passing game, but with that being said, it's worth noting that Dray has yet to catch more than three passes in a game this season. With the status of Jordan Cameron (concussion) still looking iffy for next Thursday, Dray could find himself in line for consecutive starts.

Jim Dray TE CLE 3 Months

Dray caught three passes on four targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Titans.

Dray was able to make his presence known in the passing game, despite the fact that starter Jordan Cameron was presumably near full strength. Dray's one score came on a well-designed play action play near the goal line, though it wouldn't be wise to expect consistent red zone targets from the tight end moving forward. Cameron remains the team's clear No. 1 tight end, a fact that was further illustrated by his seven targets in Sunday's contest.

Jim Dray TE CLE 3 Months

Dray caught one pass for five yards on two targets Sunday against the Saints.

Dray's only targets came in the first quarter, and after that, the backup tight end was used primarily as a blocker, with Gary Barnidge serving as the main threat in the passing game. Barnidge outperformed Dray in every statistical category that matters in fantasy, hauling in four passes on four targets for 41 yards. Browns' coach Mike Pettine still isn't sure about starter Jordan Cameron's (shoulder) chances of playing in Week 3, and if he's forced to miss another game, it looks as if Barnidge, and not Dray, would be the main fantasy option to target. However, neither player would have much fantasy utility with Cameron back in the mix.

Jim Dray TE CLE 4 Months

Dray could see more offensive reps Week 2 against the Saints, as starter Jordan Cameron is currently day-to-day with a shoulder injury, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Dray saw 50 snaps on offense last week against the Steelers, which was the most among all Browns' tight ends. Both Dray and Gary Barnidge each saw two targets in the passing game as a result of Cameron's absence, but Dray was the more effective option, hauling in both passes for 30 total yards receiving. Prospective fantasy owners should temper their expectations, however, as other than a five-catch effort in Week 2 of 2013, Dray has never logged more than three receptions in an NFL game.

Jim Dray TE CLE 5 Months

Dray sat out Tuesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Dray remains behind Pro Bowler Jordan Cameron and Gary Barnidge on the Cleveland depth chart that was released Tuesday. He'll attempt to climb to the No. 2 position by the end of the preseason, but isn't expected to see many targets in the offense this season serving behind Cameron.