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Chase Claypool Showing Consistency At OTAs

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Chase Claypool has been the most consistent receiver through OTAs so far in Buffalo, according to Bills beat writer Matt Parrino. Claypool signed a one-year contract with the Bills earlier this month and is expected to have a depth role in the offense in 2024. However, the 25-year-old has performed well through the early part of OTAs and is making a strong case to not only make the 53-man roster but have a steady role in this offense. Currently, the Buffalo wide receiver room consists of Khalil Shakir, veterans Curtis Samuel and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Florida State rookie Keon Coleman, who was drafted with the 33rd overall pick this spring. This is a story to monitor over the course of the offseason, as Claypool could be an enticing late-round pick in deeper leagues if he earns a starting role in this offense.

Jun 5, 2024 7:00 PM EST


Bills Impressed With Chase Claypool At OTAs

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Chase Claypool has seen his stock steadily decline since his 11-touchdown rookie season in 2020 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last year with the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins, he caught just eight passes for 77 yards. He signed with the Bills on a one-year, $1.1 million deal this offseason, giving him another chance to revive his career. So far at Bills' OTAs, he's making a good impression. "Very impressed with Chase. Really just starting with his approach, here's a veteran receiver, former high pick, that has been on a journey, right, through the course of recently in his career," head coach Sean McDermott said. "I applaud Chase for coming here to see where things go. And so he's very focused, he's working extremely hard day in and day out." The former Notre Dame wideout has an uphill battle to re-enter the fantasy radar in 2024, but a wide receiver group consisting of Khalil Shakir, Curtis Samuel, and rookie Keon Coleman isn't the most daunting group to compete with. Still, he's likely to be a non-factor if he makes the team's 53-man roster, barring a surprise.

May 27, 2024 5:04 PM EST



Bills Sign Chase Claypool

The Buffalo Bills signed former Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool to an undisclosed one-year deal on Friday. Even with the departures of Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis this offseason, Claypool could face an uphill battle to crack the top three in Buffalo after the addition of rookie Keon Coleman with the first pick of the second round of this year's draft. The 25-year-old former second-rounder by the Steelers in 2020 out of Notre Dame had a career-low eight receptions on 21 targets for 77 yards and one touchdown in 12 games (two starts) with the Bears and Miami Dolphins in 2023. Claypool could connect on some deep plays down the field with quarterback Josh Allen in 2024, but unless injuries open up a starting spot for Claypool, he's a long shot for consistent fantasy production.

May 3, 2024 2:00 PM EST


Chase Claypool Limited By Knee In Wednesday's Practice

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chase Claypool (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday ahead of his team's Week 13 matchup against the Washington Commanders. Claypool has not taken the field since Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs but he could be heading in the right direction as Week 13 approaches. Stay tuned to his participation in practices on Thursday and Friday.

Nov 29, 2023 9:44 PM EST


Chase Claypool Ruled Out On Friday

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Chase Claypool (knee) and Robbie Chosen are inactive for the Week 12 contest against the division-rival New York Jets on Friday. Chose, who was re-signed this week after temporarily being cut, is a healthy scratch. Claypool has played in only three games since the Dolphins acquired him in a trade with the Chicago Bears. He's been a non-factor, catching one pass on two targets for a 15-yard gain. Both Claypool and Chosen aren't anywhere near the fantasy radar and probably won't be for the rest of the year as receiving depth for Miami.

Nov 24, 2023 1:54 PM EST



Chase Claypool Officially Ruled Out For Week 11

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chase Claypool (knee) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Las Vegas Raiders after undergoing a minor knee procedure. Head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters on Friday that Claypool was week-to-week after the surgery and now he's been officially ruled out for Week 11. He's made little to no impact as a member of the Dolphins, hauling in just one reception (two targets) for 15 yards in three games since being traded from Chicago. It's highly unlikely that he will recover any sort of fantasy value this season and can be left on the waiver wire.

Nov 17, 2023 6:26 PM EST


Chase Claypool Week-To-Week After Having Knee Surgery

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chase Claypool (knee) had a "minor procedure" on his knee during the bye last week and is considered week-to-week, according to head coach Mike McDaniel. Claypool hasn't practiced this week and will most likely be officially ruled out on Friday's final Week 11 injury report. The Dolphins acquired Claypool midseason from the Chicago Bears, but the 25-year-old has just one catch on two targets for 15 yards in three games for Miami. The former second-round pick in 2020 out of Notre Dame by the Pittsburgh Steelers has been a disappointment ever since putting up nine touchdowns in 16 games in his rookie campaign. Claypool remains well off the fantasy radar, although it appears he has a chance to play again in 2023.

Nov 17, 2023 12:18 PM EST


Chase Claypool Set To Play On Sunday Night

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chase Claypool (knee) is officially active for Sunday's meeting with the Eagles. The 25-year-old hasn't played since the Bears traded him a few weeks ago. But Claypool will have a fresh start in Miami after a disastrous tenure with the Bears, so fantasy managers hope he'll return to form. However, with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle the primary pass-catchers for Tua Tagovailoa, it's tough for other wideouts to stay involved consistently.

Oct 22, 2023 7:52 PM EST


Chase Claypool Practices Fully On Wednesday

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chase Claypool (knee) practiced fully on Wednesday. Claypool has yet to make his debut for the Dolphins after they acquired him from the Chicago Bears on Friday, October 6. He has been a DNP coach's decision over the past two weeks and could remain on the sidelines until Miami determines that he's up to speed. If and when Claypool ultimately ends up suiting up for the Dolphins, he will be behind Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle in the target pecking order.

Oct 18, 2023 9:34 PM EST


Chase Claypool Inactive For Week 6

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chase Claypool (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Week 6 versus the Carolina Panthers, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The former second-round pick was acquired by Miami less than two weeks ago. He was inactive last week, too, though that was due to the fact that Claypool hadn't been afforded enough time to learn the offense. It's unclear if his Week 6 absence can also be blamed on a quick turnaround for the former Steeler and Bear.

Oct 15, 2023 11:11 AM EST


Chase Claypool To Remain Inactive For Week 5

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chase Claypool will be inactive for Sunday's game against the New York Giants, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Claypool was traded from the Bears to the Dolphins on Friday, and while Miami seems intent on incorporating the young receiver into its offense, it's too quick of a turnaround to expect him to play after just one practice. He'll be inactive, which means fellow depth option Robbie Chosen should log some snaps for the third consecutive week.

Oct 8, 2023 8:43 AM EST


Dolphins Acquire Chase Claypool From Bears

The Miami Dolphins acquired wide receiver Chase Claypool and a seventh-round draft pick in 2025 from the Chicago Bears on Friday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2025, according to league sources. Claypool quickly wore out his welcome in Chicago after being acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers midseason last year. The 25-year-old Notre Dame product was a healthy scratch each of the last two games for the Bears and four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown in three games this year. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are the two unquestioned leaders of the receiver room in Miami, but Claypool offers intriguing size and speed to an already explosive offense. He will be competing with Braxton Berrios, Robbie Chosen and Cedrick Wilson Jr. for playing time once he gets up to speed.

Oct 6, 2023 11:12 AM EST


Bears Could End Up Releasing Chase Claypool

Several NFL teams think that the Chicago Bears will end up releasing wide receiver Chase Claypool. "I think that's where it's trending," one NFL executive said. The Bears would prefer to get a late-round pick for Claypool, but his locker-room presence will be a strong consideration for any prospective team after he outstayed his welcome in both Pittsburgh and Chicago in the last two years. In 10 games in Chicago, he went over 30 yards receiving just twice. The 25-year-old has size and speed, though, so he might attract some interest from a few contending teams. Claypool's fantasy value has now hit rock bottom, and he shouldn't be rostered in the majority of single-year leagues. However, a trade to a contender could make him slightly more attractive the rest of the year.

Oct 4, 2023 3:46 PM EST


Chase Claypool Officially Out Against Commanders

Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool (healthy scratch) has officially been ruled out of the Thursday Night Football contest against the Washington Commanders. The 25-year-old was traded to Chicago for an early second-round pick in the middle of the 2022 season and has caught just 17 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown in 10 games. Head coach Matt Eberflus said Claypool was asked to stay away from the team, so it looks like his time as a Bear is coming to a close. Claypool was critical of his usage when speaking to the media last week and is now a healthy inactive for the second straight game.

Oct 4, 2023 2:18 PM EST


Chase Claypool Not Practicing Tuesday, Unlikely To Play On TNF

Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool (other) did not practice on Tuesday, per beat writer Brad Biggs. Claypool was inactive for Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Denver Broncos and was not with the team on Monday either. A DNP on Tuesday most likely means he won't play on Thursday Night Football for the Bears' Week 5 game against the Washington Commanders. This has been an odd situation, to say the least, and at this point, it feels more than likely that Claypool won't take another snap for the Bears this year. Last season, Chicago traded away what became a first-round pick to the Steelers to acquire Claypool. In 10 total games with the Bears, the 25-year-old wideout has caught just 18 balls for 191 yards and one score.

Oct 3, 2023 6:09 PM EST


Chase Claypool To Remain Away From The Team

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus told ESPN1000 in Chicago that wide receiver Chase Claypool will remain away from the team this week as they prepare for their Week 5 matchup against the Washington Commanders on Thursday Night Football. The Bears made some changes to their offense heading into the Week 4 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the biggest of which was making the struggling Claypool a healthy scratch. A report on Sunday also surfaced that the Bears are seeking to trade the 25-year-old wideout to a team that is in need of receiver depth. In the first three weeks this year, Claypool has just four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets. His fantasy value has hit rock bottom at this point, but a change of scenery could do him some good.

Oct 2, 2023 11:21 AM EST


Bears Looking To Trade Chase Claypool

The Chicago Bears are looking to trade wide receiver Chase Claypool and are asking for a fifth- or sixth-round draft pick in return, according to sources. It comes after the Bears made Claypool a healthy scratch for their Week 4 tilt on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. General manager Ryan Poles has been actively calling teams he thinks are in the market for a receiver. The Bears acquired Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a trade last season, but he has fallen flat in 10 games with the team up to this point. In the first three weeks of 2023, Claypool has just four receptions on 14 targets for 51 yards and one touchdown. A trade out of Chicago may help his fantasy value, but that's not a guarantee. With Claypool seemingly out of the picture in Chicago now, Equanimeous St. Brown should serve as the No. 3 wideout behind DJ Moore and Darnell Mooney.

Oct 1, 2023 12:46 PM EST


Chase Claypool Inactive For Week 4

Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool (coach's decision) is inactive for Week 4 versus the Denver Broncos, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's a healthy scratch for the first time this season. The 25-year-old's absence on Sunday could certainly the product of a season that has already been marred with negative storylines. Just this past week, he made public comments questioning the Bears' coaching staff, and he's also just a few games removed from a Week 1 performance that critics described as lazy. Rapoport notes that Equanimeous St. Brown will be active in his place, making his season debut after a great week of practice.

Oct 1, 2023 8:47 AM EST


Chase Claypool Catches Touchdown In Loss

Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool caught three passes for 36 yards, including one touchdown, in the team's 27-17 loss to the Buccaneers in Week 2. The much-maligned Claypool came into the game under the microscope of Bears fans and delivered a nice 20-yard touchdown catch to pull Chicago within three points in the fourth quarter. But Claypool's performance was also marred by penalties and missed block assignments. The talented, but inconsistent, receiver put a foot forward in the right direction, but is a long ways away from being a viable fantasy option.

Sep 17, 2023 8:26 PM EST


Chase Claypool - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool's playing status may be in jeopardy heading into Week 2 against the Buccaneers. After a completely inept performance from Claypool against the Packers, several Chicago reporters have suggested that the receiver could be in danger of being inactive this Sunday. Claypool dropped both of his targets but it was his lack of effort as a perimeter blocker that has drawn the ire of the Bears coaching staff. Claypool's fall from grace has been swift over the last season-plus and should not be on fantasy teams at this time.

Sep 14, 2023 4:13 PM EST