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The Kansas City Chiefs have suffered the worst start to their season imaginable. A year removed from making the playoffs, and the Chiefs are sitting in a 0-2 hole with their best player on offense and best player on defense out for the season.
Maybe it's the consequences of fantasy football becoming a nationwide addiction, but my second thought after hearing that Jamaal Charles went down with an ACL injury was "Thomas Jones, waiver wire."
Several fantasy owners have already jumped at the chance to snap up Jones, but Yahoo! Sports still reads that he is only on 47 percent of teams.
His ownership jumped 12 percentage points this week, but pending on how astutely alert your fellow league mates are, he could be available. The San Diego Chargers have given up the 24th most points to running backs through two weeks, and the Chiefs are desperate for a win.
If you cannot grab Thomas Jones, I suggest taking a shot with Dexter McCluster. The small speedster is currently the Chiefs leading rusher and leading catcher going into Week 3. His touches will be limited to roughly 20-25 per game, but he has all the skill needed to break one.
McCluster is only on 45 percent of rosters, up from 25 percent a week ago. Grab one of these two guys quick and consider them as a flex spot for your third choice running back or wide receiver. It just might pay off big dividends.
Oh, did I mention that the Chargers have given up an average of 252 yards on the ground through the first two weeks.