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NFL sources told ESPN's Field Yates that Charles Clay is among the biggest offensive nightmare matchups.

There's a bit of hyperbole going on here as Clay is joined on Yates' list by the likes of Calvin Johnson, Jimmy Graham, Adrian Peterson, Rob Gronkowski etc. But it speaks to the underrated value Clay brings to the Dolphins as a versatile pass-catcher (69-759-6 last season), blocker and situational ball carrier. Fantasy owners should be wary of a regression as new OC Bill Lazor focuses more on the run game and getting Mike Wallace involved.

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The Dolphins are considering a contract extension for TE Charles Clay.

Clay is coming off a career-best 69/759/6 line in 2013 and graded out as a top-10 receiving tight end by Pro Football Focus. A former Jeff Ireland sixth-round pick, Clay has no ties to new GM Dennis Hickey, but is expected to be in Miami's long-term plans. The Dolphins have a history of letting players reach free agency, so there's still a good chance Clay plays out his rookie deal without a new contract.

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ESPN Dolphins blogger James Walker considers TE Charles Clay a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.

A 2011 sixth-round pick, Clay significantly outperformed his contract this season and is set to make only $645,000 in the final year of his rookie deal. The Dolphins may not want to risk losing Clay to free agency in 2015, so he could be extended this offseason. Clay has shown good rapport with Ryan Tannehill and is expected to be part of Miami's long-term plans.

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Charles Clay caught four passes for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Clay secured four of the six passes thrown his way, but dropped his lone red-zone target. He also failed to convert on a critical fourth-and-inches carry in the third quarter. Despite the down game, Clay still managed to put together a nice breakout season -- finishing with 69 receptions, 763 yards, and six touchdowns. He'll be on the TE1 radar in 2014 fantasy drafts.

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Charles Clay caught one pass for six yards in Miami's Week 15 win over the Patriots.

Clay was targeted only twice, and out-produced by Michael Egnew. It was a baffling day against a Patriots' linebacker corps that's struggled in coverage this season, but OC Mike Sherman likely won't be asked about it after a win. Fantasy owners have to shake off the dud heading into the final week of the playoffs. Clay entered Week 15 as fantasy's No. 7 tight end on the season. He'll be a mid-range to low-end TE1 against the Bills.

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Charles Clay caught seven passes for 97 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 14 win at Pittsburgh.

Clay went toe-to-toe with Troy Polamalu and won. His first touchdown came on a goal-line play in which he started inside, blocked and then leaked out for an easy 6-yarder. His second score came on a simple out pattern in which he pulled a Houdini on two tacklers and coasted up the sideline for a 12-yard score. The red-hot Clay will be a TE1 candidate in the Week 15 game against the Patriots. He has 14 catches, 177 yards and two touchdowns across the last two weeks and is now averaging 52.1 yards per game on the season.

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Charles Clay caught four passes for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Panthers.

Clay tied for second on the team with seven targets, but Ryan Tannehill just missed him in the end zone once and he ran all his routes short. It's the fifth time in the last six games that Clay has been held under 40 receiving yards. He'll be a borderline TE1 against a Jets defense that gave up six catches for 79 yards to Ed Dickson/Dallas Clark Sunday.

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Charles Clay caught six passes for 90 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers.

Clay was a beast. In the third quarter, he took a simple 5-yard out from Ryan Tannehill and somehow ran through/around roughly six Chargers defenders for a 39-yard score. You don't see many tight ends capable of that. Clay is an inconsistent box-score performer because of the Dolphins offensive issues, but he has TE1 talent. He'll be a borderline top-12 play against the Panthers in Week 12.

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Charles Clay caught four passes for 21 yards in Week 10 against the Bucs.

Clay saw eight passes come his direction. He and Ryan Tannehill were on different pages on one target, while Clay ended up dropping another. Clay also carried the ball twice for zero yards. Clay hasn't topped 37 yards receiving in four weeks and is starting to look more like a high-end TE2 than low-end TE1. The Dolphins will host the Chargers in Week 11.

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Charles Clay had three catches for 22 yards in Thursday night's Week 9 win over the Bengals.

He added one carry for 13 yards. Clay was a non-facor in the passing game and targeted just three times by Ryan Tannehill. He's on pace for 64 catches, 726 yards, and six touchdowns this season and will be a low-end TE1 option for Week 10 against the Bucs.