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Dexter McCluster 2013 Season Outlook


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#1 slaughterrt

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

Mccluster has definitely shown flashes, especially as a WR/RB hyrid. Chiefs were big on him coming out of college. From what I hear, bringing in Andy Reid is going to raise Mccluster's stock. Is he worth grabbing and stashing away in a dynasty format?
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:21 AM

You can pray that Charles gets hurt again for any shot for McCluster to produce consistently, but even when Charles went out for the yr in 2011 McCluster didn't really take advantage of his opportunities and produce....with Ried in town, you never know I guess. However, I'm not optimistic.

I've seen his flashes that you speak of, but I've also seen him not take advantage of golden opportunities when guys ahead of him in the depth chart go down. I'll pass.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

True about him not taking advantage of opportunities...but i could see him as a 3rd down / passing down kind of back. Possibly a Percy Harvin type of utility player as well.

Also...i dont really see Peyton Hillis returning.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

i could see WR3 value next year ... he's too tiny to ever be a stud WR or starting RB , but he's definitely got the talent worth getting 5-10 touches a game.

especially if/when bowe leaves ... not much else to throw to.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

i could see WR3 value next year ... he's too tiny to ever be a stud WR or starting RB , but he's definitely got the talent worth getting 5-10 touches a game.

especially if/when bowe leaves ... not much else to throw to.


True...his limited value, well-stated. He should be cheap in drafts if you want to take a chance on him.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:21 AM


i could see WR3 value next year ... he's too tiny to ever be a stud WR or starting RB , but he's definitely got the talent worth getting 5-10 touches a game.

especially if/when bowe leaves ... not much else to throw to.


True...his limited value, well-stated. He should be cheap in drafts if you want to take a chance on him.


i've owned him every year ... pretty much given up hope of him ever truly breaking out ... just too tiny to break any tackles and his speed is somewhat negated by the speed of NFL defenders

but i think reid can draw up a few creative ways to get him the ball, and if bowe leaves he's pretty much gonna have to.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

i've owned him every year ... pretty much given up hope of him ever truly breaking out ... just too tiny to break any tackles and his speed is somewhat negated by the speed of NFL defenders

but i think reid can draw up a few creative ways to get him the ball, and if bowe leaves he's pretty much gonna have to.


Yeah a new coach, and a smart and innovative one at that, in Andy Ried is definitely the best silver lining to find in his outlook for next year. It's possible he finds a way to find him a productive and consistent role...he wasn't taken at the end of the first round for no reason, he's supposed to be an electric little guy that can be a back breaker, maybe the Chiefs had some Sproles-like aspirations when drafting him.

He's shown his flashes, but gets the good part of the blame for never really emerging with his chances. I do like Ried there though, and to McCluster's credit he's never really had the solid QB to throw him the ball as he's primarily a pass-catching RB. He's still younger in his career, and has at least a few reasons to be a late round pick next year. Chiefs have a long way to go to be a competent offense, which has a lot to do with McCluster's value, but we'll see.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

In Reid I trust on this one, I think he can maximize production out of a player like McCluster. For me he will hold way more value if he keeps his RB/WR designation on the platforms I'm on as I would want him as flex or to use if I have major injuries at either RB or WR.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

yup, good point, the RB/WR tag has a lot to do with his value. If he's listed as such he can go anywhere on your roster which is great. While Ried, I'm sure, will be most focused on utilizing Charles correctly, he won't be overlooking McCluster's speedy talent that has yet to be unleashed in the NFL.

I realize now, McCluster is more than just a mere lottery ticket in drafts, some real potential wr3/flex potential here, despite seemingly being a bit of a long shot. He's at the very least worth a look in the late rounds, especially if you're running out of ideas there's no reason to shy away from this bench spot investment next year. And I don't really see a hype train getting started on this guy, he'll be a true bargain.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Update: Ried will officially be the OC in KC also, as recently reported.

Additional mention: Ried very much prefers a 3-down back in his offense. So I believe Ried will likely give Charles the heaviest workload of his career, leaving the amt of carries for McCluster to very few.

It's appearing that McCluster's best shot at fantasy relevance rests as almost exclusively as a WR. Maybe a not-as-extensive Cobb/Harvin role in his offense is something possible. Moving to a near full-time slot WR, getting bubble screens and shorter routes, and maybe a reverse or two a game. If there's a viable QB under center in KC next year, like I said, he's on my late-round radar.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:23 PM



i could see WR3 value next year ... he's too tiny to ever be a stud WR or starting RB , but he's definitely got the talent worth getting 5-10 touches a game.

especially if/when bowe leaves ... not much else to throw to.


True...his limited value, well-stated. He should be cheap in drafts if you want to take a chance on him.


i've owned him every year ... pretty much given up hope of him ever truly breaking out ... just too tiny to break any tackles and his speed is somewhat negated by the speed of NFL defenders

but i think reid can draw up a few creative ways to get him the ball, and if bowe leaves he's pretty much gonna have to.


Yeah I have given up on him also

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I think he is what we think he is. I don't think he has much more upside than he already has. Reid likes to throw the ball down the field and dump off to rbs. I don't really see a place for the mc luster type player. He's a smaller less athletic Harvin and don't think he is worth more than at best 50 yards a game.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

Yeah like i said, I'm not optimistic. I don't see him being fantasy relevant. The few cases that he could be are stated well here, however. WR3 ceiling, if he's lucky.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Yeah. I was being optimistic when i started this thread. There is always the chance that he could break out and be a decent flex. Definitely 2nd the notion of him keeping the wr/rb designation. Definitely helps his stock. Hope Reid can do something with him. It would be a waste of a high round pick.
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:31 PM

McCluster is listed as the #1 KR and PR on the KC depth chart. I'm in a return heavy return league (1pt.-10yds PPR), and he's on the WW. He's projected to get something like 270 pts in this league this year but that would be only if he was KR/WR. Anybody know anything helpful?
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:49 PM

got him super late in a league that values KR/PR.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:24 PM

McCluster is listed as the #1 KR and PR on the KC depth chart. I'm in a return heavy return league (1pt.-10yds PPR), and he's on the WW. He's projected to get something like 270 pts in this league this year but that would be only if he was KR/WR. Anybody know anything helpful?


I'm in a similar league, and lo and behold his projections have him outscoring all but my top half dozen picks. I double-checked, too. He is still listed as the primary KR and PR on their depth chart.
POS FIRST SECOND THIRD OTHER P Dustin Colquitt Ryan Succop K Ryan Succop Dustin Colquitt KO Ryan Succop Dustin Colquitt LS Thomas Gafford H Dustin Colquitt Chase Daniel PR Dexter McCluster Devon Wylie KR Dexter McCluster Devon Wylie


http://www.kcchiefs....epth-chart.html

Needless to say, I added him. ;)

Edited by Golden Ratio, 29 August 2013 - 06:25 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:57 AM

Anybody have any thoughts on McCluster this year? Projections? Just trying to gage his value this year.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:21 AM

In my league service hes only listed as a wr. I can safely say unless he turns into wes welker then he will remain on waivers. The flexibility of his position status was his best attribute.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:26 AM

Reid turned "small" players into stars before. See Westbrook, Brian.

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