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Dexter McCluster & The Kansas City Chiefs Offense | 2010 Fantasy Projections

Ole Miss's Dexter McCluster in the AT&T Cotton Bowl

The Kansas City Chiefs put up a curve ball early in the second round when they selected receiver slash running back Dexter McCluster. At first I thought they drafted him as a running back and that made absolutely no sense to me as they already have Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones.

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Then the news broke that the Chiefs’ plan on using McCluster as a slot receiver and this selection made much more sense.

McCluster is a gifted player, and he has the kind of home run ability that would make a team jump up to select him on draft day. Going into the draft, McCluster was thought to be a third round pick because of his size (only about 164 pounds) and that was just way to small to be an NFL running back.

This player probably won’t have fantasy value early in his rookie season, but if they use him all over the field and he is successful, fantasy owners will quickly pick him up off the waiver wire.

Don’t be surprised if the Chiefs’ return to scoring over twenty points a week and maybe put up a string or two this season of over thirty points. Now, in McCluster, Dwayne Bowe, Chris Chambers, Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones, quarterback Matt Cassel has some good players around him.

The Chiefs are also a good bet to protect better up front as they have an offensive line that got better as the season moved along. Watchout for McCluster and the Chiefs’ offense this up coming season.

NFL fantasy football player rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com

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