News: Eagles tight end Clay Harbor was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of a lower-back contusion suffered Week 15 vs. Cincinnati.
Analysis: Harbor managed a career-high 25 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns in 2012, but it's not like he made big headlines in Fantasy leagues. Harbor was one of those players far more important to his real team than Fantasy owners.
News: With Brent Celek out with a concussion, Eagles tight end Clay Harbor got the start but was hardly a factor against the Bengals in Week 15. Harbor caught just one pass for a short 6-yard gain in the first half and finished with three catches for 30 yards on six targets in a 34-13 defeat. He also lost a fumble in the fourth quarter. Harbor was the third-leading receiver on the team behind Jeremy Maclin (73 yards) and Jason Avant (44 yards).
Analysis: Harbor was unable to take advantage of the extra playing time on Thursday. He has cooled off a bit after scoring a touchdown last week against the Buccaneers. Harbor has racked up 82 yards and a touchdown on nine catches in his last two games. Celek has passed his concussion test, but he remains in Phase 1 of his recovery. He is still needs to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can have a chance to play at all this season, so we'll keep an eye on that. He'll try to get back on track against a Washington defense that has allowed two touchdowns to opposing tight ends in the last two games, entering Week 15. If Celek can't make it again in Week 16, then consider Harbor as low-end stopgap option at home against the Redskins.
News: The Eagles have already ruled out tight end Brent Celek for the Week 15 Thursday night game against the Bengals. That means more looks for Clay Harbor from quarterback Nick Foles. Harbor will be facing a team that has given up some production to tight ends this season. The Bengals are allowing the 11th-most Fantasy points per game to the position with 723 yards and five touchdowns given up. Unfortunately, the Bengals haven't allowed a TE to score since Week 9.
Analysis: Harbor certainly came on strong last week once Celek suffered his concussion on the game's first play. The backup tight end ended up with six grabs for 52 yards and a touchdown for easily his best production on the season. The Eagles will game plan this week with Harbor as the No. 1 tight end on the depth chart and he should continue to see plenty of targets after getting six last week. That said, he has a tough matchup and shouldn't be counted on for Fantasy production at this late juncture in the season. Only owners who had Celek and are short on replacement options should consider Harbor's use.
News: Eagles tight end Clay Harbor caught six passes for 52 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, successfully converting all six of his targets. Harbor was filling in for starting tight end Brent Celek, who left after suffering a concussion on the game's first play.
Analysis: The touchdown was the second of the season for Harbor, who scored in Week 1 against the Browns, while the 52 receiving yards were the second-most of his career (behind a 55-yard performance last October). If Celek were medically cleared to bang his head against a desk, that is what he'd be doing right now, as he has scored just one touchdown all year and the 52 yards would have been the fifth-most of the season for him. If Celek doesn't return, Harbor could be considered a low-end TE option, rosterable only in leagues of 18 teams or more.
News: Eagles tight end Clay Harbor saw some decent playing time in Week 9 against the Saints. He gained a season-high 20 yards on three catches in the 28-13 loss. Harbor was targeted four times by quarterback Michael Vick in the contest.
Analysis: Harbor continues to see minimal work behind Brent Celek in Philadelphia and is not much of an option in Fantasy. Continue to ignore him in all formats at this point.
News: Eagles tight end Clay Harbor had one catch for 8 yards Sunday at the Steelers in Week 5. He had just one target in the game.
Analysis: Harbor is a low-end Fantasy tight end in the majority of leagues. He is only worth using in most formats if Brent Celek gets hurt. Ignore Harbor in all leagues in Week 6 against the Lions.
News: Eagles tight end Clay Harbor caught one pass Week 2 against the Ravens. It went for 19 yards. Harbor was targeted twice in the game by quarterback Michael Vick. That said, Brent Celek, the starting TE, went for 157 yards on eight catches to lead the team.
Analysis: Harbor caught a touchdown pass Week 1 against the Browns. He could find the end zone randomly throughout the season, but is not going to be a recommended Fantasy start. He can just as easily go without a catch. We don't recommend his use heading into Week 3 at Arizona.
News: Eagles tight end Clay Harbor had what would prove to be the game-winning touchdown catch on Sunday against the Browns. He caught three total passes for 16 yards and the TD.
Analysis: Harbor's value is hindered by the presence of Brent Celek, who is undoubtedly the No. 1 tight end in Philadelphia. However, while Celek was targeted eight times, Harbor was targeted six, a stat that makes them look far closer than their 49-yard discrepancy in receiving yards does. Although Harbor's TD catch will have him at the top of most waiver wire tight end searches this week, Celek is still the man in Philadelphia, and Harbor should be left as a free agent.
News: Philadelphia tight end Clay Harbor broke out on Monday night in preseason action at New England. Harbor, who did not make a catch in the first preseason game against Pittsburgh, led the team with six grabs on Monday night. He finished with 30 yards receiving and two of his catches from quarterback Nick Foles found the end zone. Harbor scored on a 1-yard TD pass in the second quarter and added a 3-yard TD catch in the third. He was targeted six times, second on the team behind only DeSean Jackson.
Analysis: Harbor displayed excellent hands on Monday night and with Brent Celek only catching one pass for 13 yards on two targets, there could be a changing of the guard as far as tight ends go in Philadelphia. That said, we wouldn't read too much into a preseason game. Harbor caught 13 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown last year in his second season out of Missouri State. His Fantasy appeal is low for now, but that could change if the Eagles keep looking his way.
News: Eagles TE Clay Harbor recorded one catch for 25 yards in Week 12 against the Patriots. It was his only target in the 38-20 loss.
Analysis: Harbor now has nine catches on the year for 125 yards and a touchdown. But since his production will continue to be sparse as long as Brent Celek is healthy, continue to ignore him in the majority of Fantasy leagues.
News: Eagles TE Clay Harbor had his second career touchdown and first of the 2011 season in Week 4 against the 49ers on a nifty play by QB Michael Vick. After connecting with a variety of targets, Vick was about to go down at the San Francisco 16 when rushed by Ahmad Brooks and Ray McDonald. Both had open shots at him, and both missed. Vick scrambled right and found Harbor in the back right corner of the end zone to make it 7-0. Harbor finished with three catches for 55 yards.
Analysis: Harbor had just one catch for 17 yards through three games coming into Week 4, so it's not like anyone say this performance coming. However, it's going to be interesting to see how he performs moving forward since Brent Celek isn't getting it done as a pass-catching option anymore. Don't waste a waiver claim on Harbor, who remains just a wait-and-see option heading into Week 5 against the Bills.
News: With Philadelphia resting most of their starters, TE Clay Harbor saw a larger role in Week 17 against the Cowboys. He was targeted for six passes from QB Kevin Kolb, catching five for 17 yards in the 14-13 loss. Harbor averaged 3.4 yards per catch and had a long reception of 8.
Analysis: Harbor finished the regular season with 10 catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. He does not pose much Fantasy value going forward so plan on ignoring the rookie in the majority of leagues on Draft Day in 2011.
News: Philadelphia TE Clay Harbor recorded the first touchdown of his NFL career in the Week 16 Tuesday night loss to Minnesota. Harbor made the 3-yard touchdown reception early in the first quarter for the game's first score. He was only targeted once in the game.
Analysis: Harbor didn't just make his first touchdown reception of his career, it was his first catch altogether. Clearly, Fantasy owners do not have to consider him as a viable Fantasy option for Week 17 in the regular-season finale against the Cowboys.
News: The Eagles and rookie TE Clay Harbor agreed to a four-year contract on Tuesday. Harbor will now be in camp on-time with the Eagles and battle for a spot along the team's tight end depth chart. In 44 games at Missouri State, Harbor caught a school-record 150 passes for 1,906 yards and 10 scores.
Analysis: Harbor has the skills the Eagles' brass looks for in their tight ends, but he won't sniff the field this season without injuries befalling the guys in front of him. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.
News: The Eagles drafted TE Clay Harbor in Round 4 of the NFL Draft at No. 125 overall. Harbor, from Missouri State, will compete with Cornelius Ingram to be the No. 2 TE in Philadelphia behind starter Brent Celek.
Analysis: Harbor will get a lot of snaps in minicamp and summer workouts with Ingram limited coming off last year's torn ACL. But Harbor won't see many targets this season as long as Celek is healthy. Ignore him in the majority of leagues on Draft Day.