According to reports, Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has been suspended for one game for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy; Bowe also has a badly-injured finger. “His finger is shot,” Reid said Thursday. “It’s been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he’s not catching the ball. But he’s getting his work done. You can practice with that type of thing.”
SMITTY: There are a couple reasons now to avoid Dwayne Bowe, at least as anything more than a 3/4 fantasy wide receiver (with hopes for more, of course). Jamaal Charles just got a decent bump on our Week 1 Power Rankings – he faces the Titans in Kansas City.
According to kansascity.com, Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe “looked great during offseason workouts.”
SMITTY: Dwayne Bowe has kind of vanished from fantasy relevance over the last two seasons, but it’s not because he isn’t talented. He went from being a strong-to-outstanding fantasy WR2 in 2010/11 to dropping 59/801/3TDs in 2012 and 57/673/5TDs in 2013. Hopefully Kansas City can get him the ball in 2014… at 9th-11th-round ADP, there is almost no risk in drafting Bowe as your WR4 this year, as you might get back unexpected high-end WR3-type numbers (or greater). Need 2014 fantasy football cheat sheets and projections? Launch this bad boy:
According to ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky, Titans WR Kendall Wright “is the Titans’ best offensive player heading into his third season” and should see his “career yards per catch of 10.8 to jump under Ken Whisenhunt and Jason Michael.”
SMITTY: Kendall Wright just dropped 94 receptions for 1,079 yards and 2TDs, with an average of 11.5 YPC (10.8 is on his career). Those are fantastic numbers for a sophomore receiver that was handed awful quarterback play last year. While the health of Jake Locker is still a concern, Locker appears fully healthy at this point, and we might see Wright finally pull in some good touchdown production, possibly something in the 6-8TD range. Wide receivers usually breakout during their third season in the NFL, and even though Wright already had what I’d call a semi-breakout campaign as a sophomore, it appears that he did so under the radar, as his ADP is in the 8.03-8.09 range, which is next to receivers like Reggie Wayne, Terrance Williams, Hakeem Nicks and Dwayne Bowe. That’s a big-time steal, as the kid has fantasy WR2-type appeal. On a side note, Justin Hunter could have a nice second season as a Titan. Want 2014 full-season fantasy football cheat sheets?
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