Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Who Would You Rather Have - Charles Clay or Jordan Reed

In 2013, the tight end position saw the Miami Dolphins Charles Clay and Washington Redskins Jordan Reed emerge.  This season, fantasy football player will be targeting them in their drafts, but which players average draft position makes them the smarter, more valuable pick?


Clay was not supposed to be Miami's top option at the TE position, but free agent signing Dustin Keller suffered a season ending injury during the preseason.  Clay ended up seeing the 3rd most targets (103) from QB Ryan Tannehill, behind Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline.  That can be expected again in 2014, as well as leading the Dolphins in receiving TDs for a second consecutive season.  He even added a rushing TD, which pushed him above Greg Olsen in total fantasy points.  The only TEs with more points were Jimmy Graham, Vernon Davis, Julius Thomas, Tony Gonzalez, Jordan Cameron and Jason Witten.  He even outscored WRs Torrey Smith, Marques Colston, Michael Floyd and his own teammate Wallace!


Reed played just 9 games for the Redskins in 2013, but managed to catch 45 of his 59 targets for 499 yards and 3 scores.  Reed was effective on a Redskins offense without DeSean Jackson.  With DJax and Pierre Garcon getting a lot of attention from the defense, as well as linebackers having to account for Alfred Morris and spying Robert Griffin III, Reed could see a lot of open field down the middle.

Check out our Washington Redskins Fantasy Football Outlook.

Average Draft Position


Original Post 7/10
Updated ADP 7/30

Charles Clay


FFC
  • 15th TE (↓1)
  • 147th overall (↓10)
  • Drafted before Ahmad Bradshaw
  • Drafted after Bengals Defense
Yahoo
ESPN
  • 12th TE
  • 127th overall (↑10)
  • Drafted after Mike Evans
  • Drafted before Patriots Defense
CBS
  • 16th TE
  • 151st Overall
  • Drafted after Jonathan Stewart
  • Drafted before Johnny Manziel
NFL

Jordan Reed


FFC
Yahoo
ESPN
CBS
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All the experts will rank Reed higher than Clay, and Fantasy Pros Who Should I Draft? machine gives Reed a 90% victory over Clay.

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