I’m on my tight end kick right now because it’s such a key component in gaining an advantage in your league. That is, if you can find a consistent player that scores week in and week out, you’re at an advantage every week because odds are your opponent does not have that position as solidified.
- Clark can stretch the field and make the tough over-the-shoulder catch.
- He’s a big-play threat with soft hands and can line up anywhere. In essence, Clark is another tight end who plays like a receiver.
- His role should expand with wide receiver Marvin Harrison now officially gone.
- Last season he totaled 77 receptions and 848 yards, career highs. His touchdowns (six) were the second most he’s scored in his career.
- He was the fourth most targeted tight end with 107 targets (100 targets in 2007). He was No. 1 in the red zone with 21.
- Despite a perception of being injury prone he has been durable the last two playing 15 games each year.
- He caught at least five passes in eight games last year.
- In the last four regular season games of ‘08 he tallied 30 receptions, 335 yards and three touchdowns.
- He received only four goal line targets.
- Despite two 15-game seasons in the past two seasons, he has yet to play a full 16-game season.
- Teams may now focus on him despite the belief that Harrison’s departure will help him. Harrison’s loss could have a backlash effect.
My projections for a 16-game season:
(There is a high / low, but I just want to present the raw numbers)
- Receptions: 72
- Reception Yards: 823
- Reception Touchdowns: 9
I view Clark higher than Atlanta Falcons Tony Gonzalez because everything is lining up for him this season. On the other hand, Gonzo is going to have to learn a new offense, is on a run-first team and is going to do a lot of blocking.
What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree?
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