Dexter McCluster Fantasy News

Freak injury for Chargers RB Dexter McCluster, out for year

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 5:16pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Dexter McCluster was injured Friday evening. It was maybe the freakiest of them all when it comes to Chargers injuries.

The veteran running back fractured his forearm during a household accident involving the movement of luggage, sources said Saturday.

Fantasy Impact:

He underwent an X-ray Saturday morning that confirmed the diagnosis. A source said that he’s been placed on the reserve/non-football injury list and will miss the remainder of the 2016 season. Wide receiver and kick returner Isaiah Burse was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster in a corresponding move.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Chargers RB Dexter McCluster (hamstring) took full practice reps all week.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Chargers RB Dexter McCluster (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Chargers RB Dexter McCluster (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:42pm

Chargers RB Dexter McCluster (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

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.

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