Jim Dray TE CLE 25 Days
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 2 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 2 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 3 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.
Jim Dray TE CLE 8 Months
Browns signed TE Jim Dray.
At 6'5/255, Dray can be a nice blocking complement to move tight end Jordan Cameron. Dray set career-highs with 26 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns for Arizona last year.
Jim Dray TE CLE Oct 06 '13
Cardinals TE Jim Dray caught two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against Carolina.
The Cardinals are using more two-tight end sets than expected under historically two-receiver coach Bruce Arians. Dray isn't a fantasy option, but he has benefited with more playing time opposite Rob Housler, and reached pay dirt from seven yards out in garbage time against the Panthers.
Jim Dray TE CLE Sep 15 '13
Cardinals TE Jim Dray caught five passes for 31 yards in Week 2 against the Lions.
Dray's first Rotoworld blurb since November of 2010! A former seventh-round pick out of Stanford, Dray saw seven fluky targets on an odd day for the Cardinals' passing game. The Cards tentatively expect Rob Housler back from his high ankle sprain in Week 3, which will ensure Dray remains fantasy-irrelevant.
Jim Dray TE CLE Jan 29 '13
Cardinals TE Jim Dray's 2013 base salary increased from $575,000 to $630,000 after Dray hit escalators in his rookie deal.
Dray has appeared in 39 games over his first three seasons, catching just seven passes for 87 yards. As the third tight end in Arizona, he's mainly used as a blocker and on special teams.