Dexter McCluster Fantasy News

Chargers release RB Andre Williams

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:14pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

There was little question this weekend the Chargers would promote tight end Asante Cleveland from their practice squad, needing help at the position with Antonio Gates expected to be sidelined Sunday against the Colts.

It was a matter of how they’d create the roster room.

On Saturday, Andre Williams was notified. It’s him.

San Diego waived the former Giants running back to sign Cleveland to its 53-man roster. Williams theoretically could return next week, but he first must clear waivers Monday afternoon. Gates officially is listed as doubtful to play Sunday with a hamstring injury.

Related players: Melvin Gordon, Dexter McCluster, Kenneth Farrow

Fantasy Impact:

Kenneth Farrow gained some positive press this summer and is shaping up to be the team's RB2 behind Melvin Gordon. The Bolts also signed Dexter McCluster this week.

Chargers to sign RB Dexter McCluster

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:14pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Looking for a replacement for injured running back Danny Woodhead, the San Diego Chargers have found their man.

The Chargers announced on Tuesday they have signed former Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster.

Related players: Melvin Gordon

Fantasy Impact:

McCluster makes sense for the Chargers because of his familiarity with the team's offensive scheme from his time with the Titans when San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt served as that team's head coach. And like Woodhead, McCluster is a change-of-pace back who can be used in passing situations and in the return game.

Titans plan to rotate their running backs on third down

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 10:38am

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

On the topic of the Titans' running backs, DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry:

“When DeMarco needs a blow, then it will be Derrick,” HC Mike Mularkey said. “If I feel like we need a change of pace, I’ll put in a change of pace. But right now, there’s no set (rotation). … They’re going to both get opportunities, that’s for sure.”

And don’t expect a specific third-down back, the kind of role Dexter McCluster often played in the past. Murray and Henry are both capable pass-catchers and pass-protectors.

“It’s going to be the rotation as we’re going,” Mularkey said. “It won’t be like it’s designed he’s going in because it’s third down.”

Fantasy Impact:

Henry wasn't used much in the passing game at Alabama, but he has shown well enough in the preseason to earn the trust of the coaching staff. The release of McCluster opened up a lot of playing time for both Murray and Henry.

Mularkey: Titans RB Dexter McCluster 'clearly has a role here'

Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:06pm

Titans Online - [Full Article]

Titans HC Mike Mularkey has spoken highly of Dexter McCluster on numerous occasions this offseason.

“I think I’ve said it before: He clearly has a role here,’’ Mularkey said of McCluster. “The offense is multi-faceted, and he will be parts of many different packages to try and attack defenses.”

Related players: DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry

Fantasy Impact:

If McCluster has a sizable role in the passing game, it will put a dent in the upside of DeMarco Murray, who is a solid receiver out of the backfield.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14. McCluster could help in the passing game, especially with Kendall Wright out.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. McCluster could help in the passing game.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. McCluster could help in the passing game if he returns this week.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee) did not practice Wednesday. McCluster is going to miss Week 12, which opens up some passing game work for Antonio Andrews.

David Cobb eyes more chances

Monday, November 23, 2015, 4:54pm - [Full Article]

Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said he expects David Cobb will play more in upcoming games, beginning with Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Antonio Andrews has been the workhorse for the Titans in recent weeks – he had 78 yards on 15 carries against the Jaguars – and Bishop Sankey is also expected to be active on Sunday with Dexter McCluster out with a knee injury.

Cobb said he’s looking forward to more chances, and for an opportunity to be more productive.

“The preseason is nothing like the regular season, and practice is nothing like a real game. Just getting my feet wet, it was good,’’ Cobb said. “I know they are not going to give me anything, so I have to go out and earn it. I have to go out and work hard and when I get opportunities I have to do well."

Fantasy Impact:

Cobb finished with four carries for minus-3 yards last week. He'll be a risky fantasy start until we start to see more of a workload.

Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 10.

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

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