Fantasy Football Profile: Dwayne Bowe
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.