Fantasy Football Profile: Dwayne Bowe

Aug 12, 2009

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I was expecting big things out of Bowe this season, but I wasn’t expecting it to be his waistline.  Thankfully Bowe, who was overweight and out of shape dropped the weight and reported to camp lighter than he played last year.  So far Bowe likes his new build.  The goodwill didn’t last long though as new Coach Todd Haley isn’t pleased with Bowe’s conditioning.  Mark Bradley and Devard Darling practiced with the first team on Monday. Bowe is easily the best weapon on the Chiefs, but it could be a long, frustrating year for Chiefs fans and Bowe owners if he continually clashes with Haley.

Bow had a solid, not spectacular, season with 86 receptions for 1022 yards and 7 TDs, which came on the heels of a 70 reception, 995 yard, 5 TD rookie season.  He finished with just two 100+ yard games and only had four 90+ yard games.  He was more of a force in PPR leagues than traditional leagues. 

This year is different though as Todd Haley brings a more offensive mindset, and it appears as if Matt Cassel will be an upgrade at QB, although it remains to be seen if he was simply a product of New England’s system or if he can flourish elsewhere.

With the questions that surround Bowe I would prefer to have Bowe as a WR2.  I would look to draft him in the late third or early fourth round.  I’m predicting 90 receptions for 1100 yards and 7 TDs.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 2009 Third Year Receivers
    August 25th, 2009 at 4:51 am #

    [...] Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs – Already has two solid season under his belt.  Not a candidate. [...]

  2. Fantasy Football Preseason Heroes – Wide Receivers/Tight Ends | Fantasy Sports Blog
    August 27th, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    [...] Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs – For all the talk of Bowe not fitting into the Chiefs’ system or being at odds with Todd Haley, he has looked good in the preseason games with 8 catches for 107 yards and a TD. If you moved him down in your WR rankings, you may want to move him back up. [...]

  3. Fantasy Football Preseason Heroes – Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
    August 29th, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    [...] Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs – For all the talk of Bowe not fitting into the Chiefs’ system or being at odds with Todd Haley, he has looked good in the preseason games with 8 catches for 107 yards and a TD. If you moved him down in your WR rankings, you may want to move him back up. [...]

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