Croom was on the field for 60 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Jets but was not targeted in the passing game. Croom's playing time went way up with Charles Clay shelved with a hamstring injury, but nothing much came of it even with the Bills having their biggest offensive day of the season. The Bills are taking a good look at many of their younger players in what's turned out to be a rebuilding season, so Croom will continue to have a small role even if Clay returns to action following the team's Week 11 bye. That role won't yield more than a few sprinkled catches, however.
Croom and Logan Thomas will share tight end duties Sunday against the Jets with Charles Clay (hamstring) out of the lineup, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Clay's practice reps have been impacted from time to time this season, but the veteran TE still suited up in each of the Bills' first nine contests before his current bout with a hamstring injury. Before Clay was knocked from this past Sunday's loss to the Bears, Croom and Thomas earned regular snaps weekly, a number that increased to season-highs (42 and 47 on offense, respectively) in that contest. Croom himself caught three of five passes for 36 yards working with Nathan Peterman, so his production could increase if Josh Allen (elbow) is cleared to play Sunday.
Croom caught three of five targets for 36 yards during Sunday's loss to the Bears. Croom ended up seeing the field for a career-high 42 offensive snaps, mostly due to a hamstring injury suffered by starter Charles Clay. Croom and Logan Thomas would be in store for an increased workload should Clay's injury carry over to this week's blockbuster showdown against the Jets, though almost no one in Buffalo's offense carries ownership worthiness right now. Croom does have a good set of hands, and his learning curve is worth tracking, considering the Bills seem likely to move on from the injury-prone and highly paid Clay at some point.
Croom (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Packers. While Croom will be ready to play despite logging a few limited practices, fellow tight end Charles Clay (shoulder/hip) will also be healthy enough to suit up for the Week 4 matchup. Croom does have a catch in all three games this season, but his fantasy upside will always be limited with a relatively healthy Clay ahead of him on the depth chart.
Croom was listed as limited for Thursday's practice due to a knee issue, the Bills' official site reports. Assuming he can work through the issue, Croom -- who scored his first pro TD in Week 3 -- could have a decent Week 4 workload in store if starting tight end Charles Clay is limited or has to sit this week. Clay missed practice Thursday due to shoulder and hip issues.
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