Dwayne Bowe Fantasy News

Monday, July 6, 2015, 6:35pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Former Kansas City Chief Dwayne Bowe is among a host of new wide receivers hoping to make up for the suspended Josh Gordon, or so he told the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

“When Josh was here he was the touchdown man and I’m here to fill his shoes,” Bowe told NEOMG during minicamp. “It’s my job to do that in this offense and I believe I can do that.”

“If I get (a touchdown) in the (home) opener first quarter, the floodgates are open and the Dawg Pound is going crazy,” he said. “It’s going to be awesome. Once I start that, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I might go crazy.”

Fantasy Impact:

The 6-foot-2, 222-pound Bowe has the right attitude, and he seems optimistic that last season was an anomaly, the story said. Bowe has totaled 532 catches for 7,155 yards and 44 touchdowns, all with Kansas City, but last year he put up a 60-754-0 line. Every one of the Chiefs’ 18 touchdown catches last year went to a running back or tight end. We rank Bowe just 58th on our WR list heading into camps.

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Browns WR Taylor Gabriel could 'shatter' 2014 production

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 2:16pm

Cleveland Browns - [Full Article]

Cleveland Browns Daily hosts Nathan Zegura and Matt Wilhelm did not sugarcoat their feelings for Taylor Gabriel: They both think he’s been the best wide receiver on the team during the offseason program and that he could shatter the 621 receiving yards he posted as a rookie.

Fantasy Impact:

Gabriel is penciled in as the team's fourth receiver behind Dwayne Bowe, Brian Hartline and Andrew Hawkins. He's going to have to move up the depth chart to beat his 2014 numbers. We should have a better idea what sort of playing time he's looking at once training camp begins.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin sitting out with foot inflammation

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 12:04am

Terez A. Paylor, Twitter - [Full Article]

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has foot inflammation and is day to day.

Fantasy Impact:

Maclin was the #9 wide receiver in both standard and PPR formats last season, though he faded down the stretch. Now he’ll have Alex Smith as his quarterback and should dominate the targets along with up-and-coming TE Travis Kelce. HC Andy Reid is very familiar with Maclin, so we would expect his transition to be a smooth one, though this is a system downgrade. Maclin averaged 4.6 catches for 61 yards and 0.50 TD (solid WR2-type numbers) from 2010-2012, while playing for Reid. One concern: Chiefs’ WR1 Dwayne Bowe only averaged 6.3 T/G in 2014, while Maclin averaged 9.0 T/G for the Eagles. Maclin is a much better player, so the Chiefs should target him more than they did Bowe, but it’s something to weigh when evaluating his fantasy value.

Browns WR Dwayne Bowe tweaks knee

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 8:53pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Receiver Dwayne Bowe threw a minor scare into the Browns Tuesday when he went up for a pass, got tangled up with a defender and came up limping about midway through the two-hour OTA practice.

Bowe was taken into the facility for an exam, and never returned to the field. But coach Mike Pettine said it's nothing major.

"We might hold him out Thursday,'' Pettine said. "I'll wait to see the results of it. It wasn't anything serious, but especially in the spring with anything, we're going to tend to err on the side of being conservative."

Fantasy Impact:

Bowe will likely lead the Browns in targets if he's healthy. He's not much of a fantasy asset at this point, but his ADP is in the tank, and owners will be hard-pressed to find another receiver who's likely to see 100 targets in the 14th round.

Browns OC: Johnny Manziel's work ethic has been 'fantastic'

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1:44pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo's intro to Johnny Manziel has been encouraging.

"Johnny's been great,'' DeFilippo said after the second rookie camp practice Saturday. "He's been fantastic. What he wants to talk about, before he stepped foot back in this building is his business. All I know is Johnny the football player, and he's been awesome. He's been working hard, very hard with myself and (quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell), and doing what we want him to do on the field."

Hard enough to become a successful NFL quarterback?

"All I know is this: From the moment he stepped in this building from the last two weeks, he's been nothing but a consummate professional,'' DeFilippo said. "He's spent every hour that he's been allowed to spend in this building. We give them worksheets every Tuesday and every Friday, and they're done to the unbelievable detail that we need an NFL quarterback to do. From that standpoint, like I said I can't predict the future, but all I can do is tell you right now Johnny Manziel is putting himself in a position to be a quarterback in the NFL."

Fantasy Impact:

There is certainly opportunity in Cleveland for playing time, but it isn't a great situation for a young quarterback given the unexciting receiving options (namely Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline, who combined to catch two touchdowns last season). By all accounts, it does appear that Manziel is on his way to turning his career around. He finished a rehab program, moved to the suburbs and has earned praise from his teammates and coordinator.

Browns say QB Josh McCown is the heavy favorite to start

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:03am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

In a radio interview on Monday, Browns head coach Mike Pettine said what we all knew was true: Josh McCown is the heavy favorite to be the team's starting quarterback.

Johnny Manziel is fresh out of a 10-week stay in a rehab facility. McCown is a stable veteran with a career completion percentage near 60. This wasn't difficult.

"We just look back to when he was in Chicago, when he had a pretty good supporting cast around him, and he was able to be more than functional. He had a very successful year," Pettine said on WKRK-FM, via the Beacon Journal. "When you build the team right, it minimizes the importance of the quarterback."

Fantasy Impact:

The problem here is that while in Chicago, McCown was throwing to Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett and now he'll be targeting Dwayne Bowe, Brian Hartline and Rob Housler. That's a serious downgrade at all three positions. McCown didn't play particularly well with Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans in 2014, there's no reason to believe that he's going to make a passing game go with Bowe, Hartline and Housler.

Browns' new offense will feature more receptions for the running backs

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:02pm

Cleveland Browns - [Full Article]

Even though the Browns have revamped their passing game with wide receivers Brian Hartline and Dwayne Bowe, coach Mike Pettine has been clear Cleveland will go as far as Crowell – and fellow rookie Terrance West – can take them.

Instead of developing a rivalry for who gets the most carries, Crowell and West have embraced each other, and have even made a pact together. Somehow they kept it under the social media radar, but Crowell flew up to Baltimore this offseason to get some workouts in with West, and, in turn, West flew down to Atlanta.

That pact? Both Crowell and West want to rush for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Crowell said the offense is generally similar to last season’s scheme, but there will be distinctions.

Two hints from Crowell: The pass protection is different and we will see him more as a receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Impact:

Once the Browns were done with Ben Tate (Week 11), Crowell out-touched Terrance West 90 to 68 over the final seven games, but West had the last laugh, turning 20 touches into 106 yards and a TD against the Ravens in Week 17. (A seemingly healthy Crowell touched the ball five times for 22 yards.) The Cleveland running backs averaged 26.6 carries per game, so if the new offense does indeed feature the backs as receivers, there should be 30 or so touches for Crowell and West to split each week. Last season, HC Mike Pettine was handing out touches based on practice performance, so Crowell's current ADP (in the 5th round) seems steep given his uncertain workload and Cleveland's projected offensive struggles.

Browns sign WR Dwayne Bowe

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 3:59pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Browns are signing WR Dwayne Bowe, source said. Cleveland is giving him a two-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Bowe should start opposite Brian Hartline with Andrew Hawkins manning the slot. He hasn't finished in the top 40 since 2011, and while his QB play in Kansas City wasn't great, it's not like Josh McCown is an upgrade over Alex Smith. We're expecting more disappointing numbers from Bowe in 2015.

Report: Chiefs will release WR Dwayne Bowe on Wednesday

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2:22pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs are moving on from Dwayne Bowe.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Chiefs are expected to release Bowe on Wednesday, according to a source. Bowe became expendable when the team locked into an agreement with Jeremy Maclin on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Bowe's production has been on the decline since 2011, though the last two years (with QB Alex Smith) have been particularly ugly.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (shoulder, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. Bowe is expected to play against San Diego on Sunday.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (illness, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 16. Bowe should be fine to face Pittsburgh in Week 16, though it’s not a good sign that he didn’t practice at all this week.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (illness) missed practice again Thursday. Bowe should be fine to face Pittsburgh in Week 16.

Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:56pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

For the second time this season, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he was guilty of not getting the ball enough to running back Jamaal Charles. The Chiefs failed to get the ball to Charles on any of their final 10 plays of Sunday's 22-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

At his Monday news conference, Reid said he particularly regretted the failure to utilize Charles on a possession late in the third quarter, when the Chiefs led 17-16. The Chiefs ran five plays on that drive, four passes and a scramble by quarterback Alex Smith, before punting.

On their first possession of the fourth quarter, the Chiefs had a third down and one. Instead of giving the ball to Charles, they threw an incomplete pass to Dwayne Bowe and then punted.

"If we had that to do over again, and this is hindsight, but I'd probably come back and hand it to him and give him an opportunity to make that play," Reid said.

Fantasy Impact:

This is nothing new for Reid if you've followed his coaching career. He often said the same about Brian Westbrook in Philadelphia after games the Eagles gave up on running the ball. While there is a good chance the Chiefs come out in Week 6 and run more, there will be future games when Reid probably says something similar after abandoning the run.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. Bowe should be fine for a not-so-great matchup against the Dolphins.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadricep) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bowe should be fine to face the Dolphins.

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