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As much as I’m sure Dwayne Bowe would like to be playing for another team right now, he isn’t, and won’t be until next season.
Until then, he’ll have to cope with his situation and try to make the best of it, which he’ll at least have a chance to do fantasy-wise now that Matt Cassel is back under center.
Cassel can at least pass the ball (yes, that was a knock on Brady Quinn), and does so to Bowe on a regular basis, as Bowe was in the top five in targets and top-10 in WR fantasy points before Cassel went down in Week 5.
Back in Week 4, with Cassel at the helm, Bowe caught seven of his 12 targets for 108 yards and a touchdown for his second-best fantasy week of the season.
San Diego can be beaten through the air, and because I believe it’ll be down in this game, I expect the Chiefs and Matt Cassel to throw Bowe’s way quite a bit by the end of the game.
His fantasy points might not come until garbage time, but he should end up with double-digit targets, six to eight catches, somewhere close to 100 yards and maybe a touchdown.
With the ineptitude of the Chiefs coaching staff, I can’t guarantee this happens, so I’ll call him a high-end WR3 for this game with upside ranging up to a low-end WR1.
In his 17-game career, two of Baldwin’s three best fantasy weeks came against this San Diego Chargers team.
His lone career touchdown was grabbed against them last year, while back in Week 4 of this season, Jon snatched four of his five targets for 50 yards.
One of these days, Jonathan Baldwin is going to show the NFL world why he was a first-round selection in the 2011 NFL draft.
However, it won’t be in this game, though if you are desperate enough, he could be slotted in your flex position on the chance he just happens to love playing against this Chargers team.
Dexter McCluster is such an enigma that I hardly even know what position he plays anymore, so I’m slotting him in as a wide receiver this week.
Not only is he a mystery in real life, but he’s also a complete crapshoot as a fantasy player and should only be started on your team if you feel lucky…punk.
Ten targets, four catches, 44 yards. It’s nice to see that line from your flex player in some weeks—but that’s Breaston’s entire season.